2019-05-01 E-Edition

Students sing to Lexington baseball crowd

Members of the Arlie Boggs Elementary School Glee Club are pictured at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, where they recently sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the start of a Minor League baseball game between the homestanding Lexington Legends and the Columbia Fireflies. “This is just another great example of how we really are the little school that does big things,” […]

Emergency road repairs underway all across county

KY 1103 at Linefork could be closed as long as another week and a half as contractors attempt to repair a section of the highway that sunk across both lanes during heavy rains in February. The road is one of many in Letcher County that suffered severe damages as a result of the weather. Several of those are slated for […]

Coming soon: An improved Fishpond Lake

Bigger recreational vehicle camping sites, improved bathrooms, showers, overlooks and a country store are among the changes the Letcher County Tourism Commission hopes to make at Fishpond Lake. The county turned over the development of the lake, formerly run by the county recreation committee, to the tourism commission last month, and the commission is gearing up to make it more […]

Cousins search for ancestor’s graves

Hello everyone, I hope you are ready for May. The flowers of April have been beautiful and I have high expectations for flowers in May. I love seeing the wisteria in bloom and wisteria is now on my list of things to plant. Mike and I did get the free trees from AEP and they are planted. I’m looking forward […]

20-mile yard sale, gazing at stars from atop Pine Mountain are open to public

You talk about some talented and fun-loving members of Letcher County Senior Citizens, we surely have some. Remember Letcher County took first and second place in the Rook tournament last month, well Friday of last week they took first and second place in the Corn Hole Singles Tournament, also. Rose Collier took first place and Sue Miles took second place. […]

Girls sing National Anthem

The Arlie Boggs Elementary School Glee Club performed the National Anthem at a recent Lexington Legends baseball game. According to MacKensie Kvalvik, teacher and club sponsor, Arlie Boggs Elementary was selected to sing at Whitaker Banks Ballpark after an audio recording was sent in to the Legends, a Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, for review. “This was […]

Clerk’s office asking for help in getting ‘Donate Life’ stories

Each person who has a connection to organ and tissue donation and transplantation has walked a unique path. To honor that special path, the Letcher County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office is planning to feature a “Hero Wall” as a way to share local Donate Life stories. The office is seeking local people who have been touched by donation and transplantation […]

Woman praises volunteers who tried to save her house

Letter to the Editor:

To the Editor: About a week ago my house on Burton Hill at Letcher burned to the ground. Even though I did lose my house and belongings, I would like to thank all the firefighters involved. They responded in record time and fought the house fire tirelessly until the end. It is my understanding that both the Letcher and Sandlick […]

State government is shirking responsibility on fixing pension crisis

Kentucky’s pension problem is largely a problem created by the state, not local governments and school districts. Yet instead of shouldering the responsibility for the extra money needed itself, the state is shoving that responsibility off onto local agencies. The results? More painful cuts to local services, and probable tax increases from local governments, which have fewer options and less […]