2019-11-27

2019-11-27 E-Edition

New store full of Christmas cheer

Christmas store ‘pops up’

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Letcher County. Every store, it seems, has Christmas aisles with decorations and wrapping paper, and businesses and homes are starting to come alive with Christmas trees, twinkling lights and plastic likenesses of jolly ol’ St. Nick. And in the corner of a shopping center in Whitesburg, something new has popped up […]

Plans for prison water system still moving forward

Water plans move ahead

Whether a new federal prison will be built at Roxana remains a question, but efforts to build a water and sewer system to serve the facility, as well as the surrounding community, are still moving forward. At the November meeting of the Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District, Alan Bowman of Bell Engineering reported that […]

Free meals are offered

Letcher County residents in need of a Thanksgiving meal are invited to participate in a free community dinner Wednesday (today) at Cane Kitchen, located atop the old Whitesburg High School cafeteria/ library building. Serving for the November 27 dinner will begin 11 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. The dinner is being organized by employees with Whitesburg-based Mountain Comprehensive Health […]

Nursing home case brings indictment

Nursing home supervisor among 6 indicted recently

A Letcher Grand Jury has indicted a nursing home supervisor on charges he assaulted an employee by injecting her with an unknown type and amount of insulin while at work. William Lacy Stanley, 65, of 442 Racking Rock Rd., Clintwood, Va., a nurse/supervisor at Letcher Manor Nursing Home, was arrested in the early morning hours of October 4 and charged […]

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Strange but true


• It was Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran who made the following sage observation: “I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” • Those who study such things have determined that one out of every four alcoholic drinks consumed in the world has vodka in […]

Top ten movies

1. Ford v Ferrari (PG-13) Matt Damon, Christian Bale 2. Midway (PG-13) Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson 3. Charlie’s Angels (PG-13) Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott 4. Playing With Fire (PG) John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key 5. Last Christmas (PG-13) Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding 6. Doctor Sleep (R) Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson 7. The Good Liar (R) Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen 8. Joker […]

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Much work to do for state’s children


What is life like for the children of Kentucky? An annual report released this week aims to answer that question and indicates there is still much work to do to improve the lives of Kentucky’s children. The 2019 KIDS COUNT report was released last week and provides information on the overall well-being of children in each county, through 17 measures […]