2021-02-17 E-Edition

A sign of the times

A coat of ice covers this roadsign marking the eastern border of Letcher County at the Pound Gap of Pine Mountain near the Kentucky-Virginia state line. While the weather forecast was calling for a two-day break from snow and ice on Wednesday and Thursday, more snow is expected Friday. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Kentucky Power still looking for way to raise customer costs

Kentucky Power is appealing a decision by the Kentucky Public Service Commission to lower rates from the amount the company had requested and accelerate distribution of $40 million in customer credits accrued as a windfall from the 2017 federal tax cut. Despite the cuts in what the company requested, it will still make more money. The rates approved by the […]

Fiscal court offers COVID fund help to businesses here

Small businesses in Letcher County will be eligible for business relief grants up to $5,000 to aid in their recovery from damages incurred through COVID-19. The grants are available through the overall Small Business Relief Program that will allocate a total $110,000 through the general operating fund of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. The grants were added to the federal […]

Three are sentenced

A Sandlick man charged in 2019 with first-degree sexual abuse has pleaded guilty in Letcher Circuit Court. Glen Evan Gross Jr., 32, of 5033 HWY 931 N., was sentenced last week to one year in prison after entering a guilty plea December 2, and has already served out his sentence before it was passed down. Gross was indicted in November […]

Maxey makes believers of Philly fans

Vaught’s Views

His playing time dropped when Philadelphia got its full roster healthy, but former Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey has not complained because that’s just not what he does. “People love him,” said Amy Fadool Kane, Emmy award winner sports/anchor report for NBC Sports Philly. “This is a pretty rich basketball area. I didn’t know that as much until I moved up […]

Struttin’ Time:

Good friends make hunting great

As time moves along, I want to thank the men and women who have taken time from their busy life to walk some of this journey with me. We are now on week four of talking about these people, and I hope you have enjoyed reading about them as much as I have writing about them. Our stories about these […]

Hoops action returns to Jenkins

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