Roads to be fixed, fiscal court is told

Several of Letcher County’s major roads are scheduled for resurfacing sometime this year, a Kentucky Department of Transportation official told the Letcher County Fiscal Court this week. At the fiscal court’s March meeting Monday night, the DOT’s Ken Mullins said US 119 and KY 805 are near the top of the list of roads to get new paving. Mullins said […]

New book by D. Charles Dixon is in the works

“Historical Perspective of Jenkins/McRoberts”, by D. Charles Dixon. There have been five books written about the history of Jenkins. The first book was complied for the 60th anniversary Homecoming Celebration published in 1973. Elizabeth Dramcyzk Hall was the organizer of the book, and much of the information was researched by D. Charles Dixon. The typists were Shanna Yonts and Lanna […]

Beware of tourney upsets

LAS VEGAS Picking a perfect bracket has become a nearly impossible act, the ritual of ripping up brackets an annual rite of the NCAA Tournament. UMBC proved the point early last year by beating Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to topple a No. 1 in tournament history. Loyola-Chicago proved it late by taking Sister Jean all the […]


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Weather is teaser of spring

Hello and happy spring everyone! At the present time it doesn’t feel very much like spring in this part of the Ohio Valley area. One day it is beautiful and is a teaser of spring, the next day we are back in winter. Oh well it can’t stay cold forever, or can it? The beautiful daffodils were just beginning to […]

Two lives well lived

Den and Pel: Two Lives Well Lived is a two-volume book about the lives of two people who were successful because of their determination. Dennis and Pelma Dixon were born in the early 1900’s. Despite the many hardships they faced, they were able to earn college degrees, raise their children (while both taught school), be involved in community service and […]

Spring weather makes us more energetic

Hello everyone, welcome to spring. Spring means renewal time to me. I always feel more energetic in spring. If the weather cooperates, it will be great. On March 9, my mother in-law, Linda Wenning of Coldwater, Oh., passed away. We knew her time was coming to an end but it was quicker than we expected. She had been in a […]


NOTICE OF INTENTIONTO MINEPursuant to Application Number 867-0515Renewal No. 1In accordance with KRS 350.055, notice is herebygiven that Wilmay Land Holdings, Inc., 1421 NorthUS 23, Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653, has applied for a renewal of a permit for a surface coalmining and reclamation operation located approximately 0.30 miles southeast of Flint in LetcherCounty. The proposed operation will disturb 65.00surface acres and […]

Two enter military service

Cadet Molly Collins has signed a three-year contract into the Army for a job as a 92R, Rigger. She will depart for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on July 8, then report to Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. Upon completing Airborne School she will attend Rigger School at Fort Lee, Va. Cadet Caleb Thomas has signed a four-year […]

Neon Fire Dept., Little League will start paying fees for trash pickup

After discussing options with representatives of the Fleming-Neon Volunteer Fire Department and the Fleming-Neon Little League, the Fleming-Neon City Council voted unanimously to begin charging the fire department the same $50 a month fee that other businesses in the city pay to have Dumpsters serviced. Until now, neither the fire department nor Little League has been charged for servicing the […]