Damron indicted; case at standstill

Criminal charges have officially been filed against former Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy Brian Damron, but the case will remain at a standstill until a special judge is appointed. Damron, 38, of Jenkins, was indicted by the Letcher County Grand Jury last week on eight theftrelated charges. The indictments were handed up to Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright on May […]

Jenkins gets 4G

By expanding its 4G LTE network in the City of Jenkins, AT&T is providing more customers with the latest generation of wireless network technology, said Cathy Lewandowski, senior public relations manager of AT&T Strategic Communications. “High speed broadband is essential to operations on the job and activities at home, and the expansion of 4G LTE in Letcher is key to […]

Sally Caudill buried at Letcher

Sally Jane Caudill, 62, of Isom, died May 16, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was a daughter of the late Monroe and Rainie Hampton Caudill. Surviving are a son, Allen M. Fugate of Blackey, and her companion, Curt Cornett. Funeral services were held May 19 at the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was […]

Vitamin B3 may cut skin cancer risk

For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths. In a study in Australia, people who took a specific type of vitamin B3 for a year had a 23 percent lower rate of […]

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‘Legal’ moonshine still arrives

Neon council approves grant

In a called meeting Monday evening, the Fleming-Neon City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution that will allow the city to accept a planning and design grant from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA). The grant is for the design and planning for improvements to the Fleming-Neon Water and Sewer System. The completed design and plan will then be used […]

Rites set for Cora Lou Eversole

Cora Lou Sexton Eversole, 59, of Isom died May 17 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was a daughter of the late George and Margie Adams Lowe. Surviving are four sons, George Rubin Lowe and Jennifer Cooper of Walton, Johnathon Hopkins and wife Misti of Whitesburg, Johnny Sexton and Christy Quillen and Gary Sexton and Megan […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1930 Senior play a great success Friday night, May 9, the senior class staged one of the most successful annual dramatics in the history of WHS. There were more than a dozen laughs each minute and no one could go away sad. Those having parts in the play were Bernice Flynn, Lola Campbell, Homer Yonts, Elizabeth Doyle, Elmer Bert Crites, […]

Fiscal court wary of plan to mine lake

The Letcher County Fiscal Court declined to hear a presentation from TECO regarding a small parcel of county-owned land in the Webb Branch area that sits between Skyview Park at Haymond and Fishpond Lake at Payne Gap. As the court’s May meeting was coming to a close, Letcher Judge/ Executive Jim Ward told the court he had been contacted by […]