Another water setback for Cumberland River area

An attempt to provide a temporary water source for some residents of the Cumberland River area has failed. Tests were conducted to ensure that the City of Cumberland could provide water for a portion of the area until a water plant can be built to provide water for the entire Cumberland River area of Letcher County. However, testing revealed that […]


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Shirley Taylor dies at 73

Shirley Taylor, 73, died August 15, at her home in Whitesburg. She was a daughter of the late John and Edna Mullins Johnson. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Bates of Whitesburg; three brothers, Bill Johnson of Jackhorn, Phillip Johnson of Wyoming, and Johnny Johnson of UZ; six sisters, Wilma, Amanda, Pauletta, Phillis, Janice, and Patricia; three grandchildren, Kristy Caudill, Ricky […]

Jury wants meth dealer to serve 10-year sentence

A Letcher Circuit Court jury recommended that a Pistol City man be sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted late Tuesday afternoon on two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine. The jury found Dwight Gibson, 24, guilty of selling less than two grams of meth on two separate occasions, the first of which occurred on May 23, 2017. […]


— In the back row are Thomas Howard, Roger Howard, Alan Howard, Russel Howard, Jim Howard, and Cecil Howard. In the front row are Imogene “Jean” Adkins, Bernie Howard, Wanda Hasty, and Sharon Hasty.

Series about missing Ky. woman has few answers

BARDSTOWN, Ky. The search for evidence that could point to Crystal Rogers’s whereabouts turned up fruitless in its third hour Saturday of a nationally broadcast cable TV show. “The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers” aired its second episode on Oxygen Network over the weekend, at its conclusion reaching the halfway point of the sixhour series. The second episode focused on the […]


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