2020-03-18

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Jury indicts 14, two on attempted murder counts

A man and a woman have been named by the Letcher Grand Jury in indictments charging them with criminal complicity to attempted murder. Dennis Roger Niles, 38, address unknown, and Patrenia Tackett, 45, of 271 Bee Tree Fork, Whitesburg, are accused in separate indictments with repeatedly beating Shannon Bentley and leaving her seriously injured, semi-conscious and in need of medical […]

5 face ‘organized crime’ charges after assaulting fellow county jail inmate

Five Letcher County Jail inmates have been named in indictments by the Letcher Grand Jury charging them with engaging in organized crime. The five — Derek Monroe Smith, Dalton Sturgill, Eddie Ryan Profitt Jr., Roger Lee Miles Sr., and Roger Alan Miles Jr. — are accused of criminal complicity to intimidate a participant in the legal process, Benjamin Franklin Caudill, […]

Hotel project advances

City moves a step closer to qualifying for needed grant of $5.2 million

The next step for the City of Whitesburg to qualify for a $5.2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Authority is now complete. If awarded, the grant would mostly finish the restoration work on the Daniel Boone Hotel. At the beginning of last week’s city council meeting, Mayor James Wiley Craft called a recess just after the meeting was […]

Passport application services are available at Whitesburg Post Office



The post office offers postal customers the convenience of applying for a passport when they purchase postage products or services, saving a trip to a passport agency. The Postal Service has made it more convenient for customers to travel internationally by increasing the number of post offices that process passport applications nationwide, including the Whitesburg Post Office. Customers can go […]