County wants utility firms punished if coal dumped

The Letcher Fiscal Court has voted unanimously to adopt a resolution asking state legislators who represent Letcher County to work to deny any state financial incentives to electrical power companies in Kentucky that move away from coal to natural gas. The motion for the resolution was introduced at the court’s April meeting this week by District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming, […]

Budget cuts would hurt teachers, staff if okayed by board

The Letcher County Board of Education is expected to discuss at next week’s board meeting what items might be cut from the district’s operating budget. Board Chairman Robert Kiser said he has fielded between 30 and 40 phone calls from school employees and others concerned about possible budget cuts after a statement listing 10 items being considered for reduction was […]

Alleged power thieves among 18 indicted

Four people have been named in indictments by the Letcher County Grand Jury on charges of theft from Kentucky Power Company. Earnest Ray Adams, also known as Ernest Ray Adams, 39, of 41134 Hwy. 588, Whitesburg, and Eric Scott Frazier, 31, and Kristie Frazier, 24, both of 83 Harbor Drive, Whitesburg, are each charged with complicity to theft of services […]

Court embroiled in new rec center dispute

Controversy involving the Letcher County Recreation Center has broken out once again at a meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. The issue resurfaced at the court’s April meeting Monday night when District Two Magistrate Terry Adams introduced a motion to allow all school-age children in the county to attend the center at no charge four days a week. Although […]

Plan for Letcher prison receives boost forward

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is moving forward with plans to build a prison in Letcher County, commissioning an environmental impact study on potential sites here. U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers said one site is 584 acres in Roxana and the other 753 acres in Payne Gap. The plan to build a federal prison in Kentucky has been in the […]

Best ways to do business with Social Security

Many people save time by going online to take care of everyday tasks. For example, they shop online to avoid going to crowded malls or stores. They pay bills and check their account balances online to save a trip to the bank. It’s true of Social Security business, too. You can save a lot of time by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov. Here, […]

Education Foundation raising funds on April 24

On April 24, thousands of Kentucky residents will support their favorite charity during Kentucky Gives Day. On that day, the Southeast Education Foundation will be raising funds on kygives.org to support the Student Emergency Fund at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Beginning at midnight on April 24 and continuing until 11:59 p.m., donors can go online to kygives.org, connect […]

Kiwanis Club bringing circus

The Kiwanis Club of Jenkins will host the Lewis & Clark Circus at the Kiwanis Mini Park in Jenkins at 5 and 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22. The circus includes clowns, aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, goats and camels. Pony and camel rides will be given before the shows. Two children age 14 and under accompanied by an adult who purchases […]

Services set for Johnson

Memorial services for Raymond Denny Johnson of Texas, will be held at 10 a.m., April 20, at Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine. He died November 7, 2012. He was a son of the late Clyde and Della Fleming Johnson, formerly of McRoberts, and had been a longtime resident of Arbook Nursing Home in Arlington, Texas.

Budgets are very important for students to keep

One financial goal for students is to have money at the end of every month. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help you set up a budget to track the money you make versus the money you spend. Knowing how and when you get your money and where you spend it is the foundation of […]