2021-12-22

2021-12-22 E-Edition

Helping hands

Volunteers from across Letcher County helped deliver early Christmas dinners to the county’s elderly on Saturday as part of the annual Feeding the Soul dinner. Assisted by the Mountain Shrine Club, the event helped provide more than 500 dinners, some being delivered to even the most remote areas of Letcher County. The effort is entirely through donations. Co-organizer Kristi Williams […]

Locals start up six new businesses across Letcher Co.

New and unique shops are now open here

Bing Crosby dreamed of White Christmas, Elvis Presley had a Blue Christmas, but some new business owners are hoping their Christmas will be green. Green like money, that is. At least four new retail businesses have opened in Whitesburg in the past two months, and two in Jenkins this fall. In Neon, non-profits are giving the town a facelift, and […]

Election drawing few candidates

With the filing deadline for the 2022 county elections just 17 days away, some offices still have no candidates. So far, there is no candidate for Letcher County Coroner and no candidates for three of the five constable posts. The process for filing has changed and that could explain the changes. So far, the candidates who have filed at the […]

Suspected heroin dealers are among 14 indicted

Fourteen people have been named in 17 indictments in Letcher Circuit Court including three Dayton, Ohio men and a Blackey woman charged with criminal complicity to trafficking methamphetamine and heroin. The four, Diauzarae Curry, 19; Diangelo Kerley, 25; and Dhandre Wright 20, all of Dayton, and Jina Back, 52, of 3887 Woodrock Rd., Blackey, are each charged with criminal complicity […]

Bonds set for assault suspects

Bonds have set for three men charged with robbery in the beating of a Cowan man nearly two years ago. The last of the three to be arrested, Christian Collins, 22, of 701 College Drive in Whitesburg, was picked up last week and taken to the Letcher County Jail. Though he is listed as “released” on a popular mugshot application, […]

Cable firm addresses W’burg council’s concerns


The City of Whitesburg’s primary cable television and Internet provider says colder weather may be to blame for outages the Whitesburg City Council called it to a public meeting to discuss. At a special meeting on Tuesday, representatives from Knott County-based TVS Cable addressed complaints regarding service outages voiced by the members of the Whitesburg City Council during its November […]

Help for W.Ky.

Kindness was evident in Jenkins over the past week, as collection efforts at Jenkins Independent Schools and at Jenkins City Hall netted two school bus loads of donated items for victims of the deadly western Kentucky tornadoes on Dec. 10 and 11. The school district collected more than 500 cases of bottled water through the “Stuff The Bus” campaign and […]

SOAP updates

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke shared her concern about Ridge and Taylor with Deacon and Hope. Taylor made an admission to Ridge as he unburdened his frustrations about Brooke. Later, Brooke put Taylor on the spot when they finally came face-to-face. Deacon delivered the news of Taylor’s return to an unhappy Sheila. Sheila decided to take matters into […]

AARP survey: We want to grow older at home

Senior News

We want to stay home as we age. That much is clear from a recent survey by AARP. The 70-question survey touched on all types of topics about home and community preferences, with responses broken down by age. Here are some of the answers from seniors age 50 and older: 77% of us want to stay in our own homes […]