2019-10-23 E-Edition

Letcher County cooks make chowchow for new PBS show

The city of Whitesburg and the nation of India might have more in common that you might think. That’s the premise of one episode in a new PBS food documentary hosted by chef Vivian Howard. The chef, whose series “Chef’s Life” aired on PBS for five years, is now working on a second series called “Somewhere South,” and she was […]

County will start charging fees on bad checks, cards

Fiscal court votes to stop absorbing check, card fees

Letcher County will begin charging customers for returned checks and debit card overdrafts used to pay county garbage bills. The fiscal court voted unanimously this week to levy the charges. Judge/Executive Terry Adams explained that most of the overdrafts came from returned checks for sanitation fees and debit charges for sanitation customers with autopay. The debit overdraft charges occur when […]

Indictments name 11

A 47-year-old Whitesburg man has been charged with first-degree rape and other charges involving children who were under 12 years of age and under 16 years of age when the incidents are alleged to have occurred. A Letcher County Grand Jury indicted Demas Lucas of 178 Alaska Avenue in Whitesburg after testimony from Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields, Nurse Practitioner […]


— The Letcher County Central High School JROTC recently participated in the Belfry Raider Competition. The team competed against six teams from surrounding counties and came in third place overall and bought home five trophies. Pictured are (bottom left to right) Cadets Jesse Haley, Isaiah McCall, Hannah Taylor, Rebecca Bailey, Hannah Bormes, (back roll left to right) Cadets Layla Bormes, […]

Halloween activities at Hemphill

Halloween Safe Night will be held on Halloween Night as always. Neighbors and community partners/ businesses/agencies are invited to be with us. Venders should be there by 4 to 5 p.m. Candidates, elected officials, and businesses are encouraged to come treat our little ones. Parents/ guardians should bring the children from 5:00-8:00 pm. Event will be held rain or shine! […]

Make sure your horses have enough hay for the winter

With winter just around the corner, and after a hot and extremely dry fall, hopefully horse owners have secured sufficient hay supplies. If you have not, you need to estimate the amount of hay you will need. If you have mature horses at maintenance level, you would want to feed a mainly forage diet. The estimate would be similar to […]

Services set for Brenda Hopkins

Brenda Kay Kennedy Hopkins, 61, died unexpectedly on October 15 in Jeremiah. Born in Pontotoc, Miss., she was a daughter of the late Tommie Beaver Kennedy and Arthur Franklin “Bud” Kennedy. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Franklin Kennedy, and her grandparents, Floy and Arthur Kennedy of Pontotoc, Miss., and Leona and Westwood Beaver of Town […]

Holiday online shopping savvy

The holiday season is upon us, and many of us are going to shop online for at least some of our holiday purchases. Being smart when and where you shop online can help keep you from falling victim to cybercrime. Only shop online when you know you have a secure Internet connection. Shopping with an unsecure connection can make you […]


A Disaster Preparedness Evacuation & Bug Out Bags workshop will be held at 5 p.m., October 29, at the Letcher County Extension Service Office in Whitesburg. Participants will learn the essentials to have on hand in a to-go situation. To register or for more information, call 633-2362.