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Wednesday | Lexington Herald-Leader

Letcher man who starred in snake-handling TV show is charged with a drug crime

A man who once appeared in a reality TV show about snake handling was among several suspects arrested in a county drug roundup, the Letcher County Sheriff's Department confirmed Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Letcher, KY, Mayking, KY, Whitesburg, KY

Wednesday | Examiner.com

Verlin Short, 'Snake Man of Appalachia' arrested for drug trafficking

Police arrested Verlin Short, from the TV reality show, "Snake Man of Appalachia" for drug trafficking.

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Related Topix: Mayking, KY, Eastern, KY

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WKYT

2013 unemployment up or same in half Kentucky counties

While the annual unemployment rates were lower in 51 Kentucky counties in 2013 than in 2012, the rates went up or stayed the same in more than half of the state's counties.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Leslie County, KY, Magoffin County, KY, Knott County, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Straight pipes still a planning, leadership problem in E. Ky.

The Millstone sewer system in Letcher County has been shut down by the Letcher County Water and Sewer District.

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Related Topix: Millstone, KY, River, KY, Eastern, KY, Whitesburg, KY

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WKYT

Mountain Eagle publisher Pat Gish dies

Patricia Gish, who along with her husband Tom Gish ran The Mountain Eagle of Whitesburg for a half-century, died Sunday at her home in Letcher County.

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Related Topix: Whitesburg, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky state park remains closed Monday from weekend forest fire

A forest fire at Kingdom Come State Park in Harlan and Letcher counties forced officials to close the facility until at least Monday.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Cincinnati.com

Column: Cooperative extension celebrating 100 yearsColumn:...

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 codified into federal law and provided funding for outreach endeavor at the land-grant universities.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Kentucky, University of Kentucky

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Kentucky State Police

Armed Robbery at Letcher County Business

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at approximately 4:06 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call from an employee with the Isom Double Kwik, advising that the store had been robbed at gunpoint.

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Related Topix: Hazard, KY, Isom, KY

Fri Mar 28, 2014

Harlan Daily Enterprise

SKCTC, Arlie Boggs students begin community garden

Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College biology students this spring have joined with pupils from Arlie Boggs Elementary School, located in the Letcher County community of Eolia, in planting vegetable seeds as part of a community garden project between the two schools.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Vegetables, Eolia, KY

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Hillbillies: Natives of eastern Kentucky

I've had numerous emails from folks complaining that "We don't talk like that" in reference to some quotes I attributed to my old pal, the late Truman Caudill.

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Related Topix: Isom, KY

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