School board plans to discuss budget matters in private

The Letcher County Board of Education has agreed to “put at rest” the idea of cutting employee health insurance and life insurance from next year’s district operating budget. “I got to looking over these and employees work so hard and we’re going to be asking more and more out of them,” Board Member Will Smith said during a meeting of […]

Jenkins hopes to avoid layoffs

Jenkins Independent Schools Supt. Deborah Watts said cuts in funding are forcing the school district to consider teacher layoffs. However, Watts said while teachers without tenure have not been rehired for 2013-14, the district still hopes to be able to retain them. “We hope to bring everyone back,” Watts told the Jenkins Independent Board of Education at its April meeting. […]

Four small meth labs discovered at Burdine

Four methamphetamine labs were found in a wooded area near an apartment complex in Jenkins on Sunday about 50 yards away from where children often play. “One of the residents was out looking for dryland fish and came across it and notified a manager,” said Jenkins Police Sgt. Jim Stephens. “I’m sure kids pass through there five or six times […]

LCC field still not ready

The Letcher County Central High School softball team may soon get to play on the new softball field located adjacent to the Letcher County Area Technology Center. “Everything is complete on the softball field except the sod,” said Charlie Thompson, construction manager of the LCC softball field project. “They just cannot get the sod dried.” Letcher Schools Supt. Anna Craft […]

‘Fish’ hunt a success

Hoops star visits

John L. Lewis made a difference in coal miners’ lives


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s been a busy week for me, but a good one. We didn’t get to have our revival last week because of sickness. Bro. Jimmy Jewel’s sister had a stroke. We hope we can have the revival at a later date. We were really looking forward to it. Some of our family […]

Roy Kiser succumbs at 81

Roy L. Kiser, 81, of Neon, died April 14 at the East Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard. Born in Whitaker to the late John and Oma Barnes Kiser, he lived most of his life in Dayton, Oh. He worked for the federal government for the Department of Defense as a criminal investigator with top security clearance, and was retired as […]

Showing set

” The Mormons Next Door” will be presented at the Perry County Library auditorium in Hazard at 7 p.m., April 26, by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hazard. Everyone is invited.