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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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.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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.
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.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.