Ohio residents visit Letcher County

Hello everyone! As I start this column it is a clear crisp morning in the Harrison area. I think I would feel refreshed if it was 0 degrees. I have so much I want to say that you may see a ‘continued until next week.’ Polly Maucher and I headed for the mountains of eastern Kentucky, Roxana and Kingscreek that […]

DAR to host workshop

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Pine Mountain Chapter will host a membership workshop on June 10. The workshop will be held on lower floor of the Harry M. Caudill Library. Registration will end at noon, Thursday, June 9. The class will begin at 9:30. There is a registration fee of $15, which will cover coffee, all material for the […]

Services are held for Sherri Wells

Sherri Lynn Naylor Wells, 49, died June 4 at her home in Hanover, Ind. She was a daughter of Russell E. ‘Cap’ Bilz of Madison, Ind. and the late Ottie Mae ‘Ginger’ Centers Bilz. She attended Ivy Tech nursing program, and had resided in Louisville for 16 years where she was employed by the Arthur Murray Dance Studio and danced […]

Letcher County blighted and deteriorated law abandoned?

The old saying goes, ‘ Rome wasn’t built in a day.’ Apparently, Letcher County’s abandoned, blighted and deteriorated houses will not be leaving in a very timely fashion, either. There is a law on the books in Kentucky which is in place for the purpose of protecting its citizens from the danger of such houses being left standing. It is […]

Compliance down at Ky. strip mines, but rises in W.Va., government says

The U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement reported a drop in coal strip miners’ compliance with federal laws and regulations in Kentucky in the last three years. The compliance rate in the state “dropped from 87 percent of surveyed mining sites in 2007 and 2008 to 65 percent in 2010,” reporter James Bruggers of The Courier-Journal in Louisville […]