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Fatal fire in Letcher County

Posted: 09/06/2013 - Coroner Marty Baker has told WYMT that 66-year-old Bettie Joe Fields died this morning after a single-wide trailer she was in caught fire.

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Half marathon held on Pine Mountain

Updated: 08/24/2013 - Saturday marked the first annual Master of the Mountain Half Marathon Trail Run on Shepherd Trail on Pine Mountain.

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BBQ restaurant to open in Whitesburg

Updated: 08/05/2013 - Hillbillies BBQ Restaurant opens Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Whitesburg. Co-owners say they are proud to start a business downtown.

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Community reacts to triple shooting and suicide

Updated: 09/10/2013 - Friday’s shooting not only affected four families, but an entire community. We talked to folks in downtown Jenkins about what some call the worst crime in recent memory.

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Letcher County facing school nurse cutbacks

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Students in Letcher County with asthma, diabetes or other health concerns may notice a change when returning to school. Budget restraints are forcing the district to cut five school nurses, affecting nine schools in the county. Nurses at the Letcher County Health Department and Superintendent Tony Sergent said student health is their main concern.

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Radio program sends messages to those incarcerated

Posted: 07/22/2013 - Every Monday night in Letcher County WMMT's Hot 88.7 takes music requests and messages from family members and friends of those who are in jail. One DJ says the calls from children are difficult to hear, but they are making an impact.

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Man dies following chain saw accident

Posted: 07/17/2013 - Friends and family are mourning the loss of one Letcher County man who died during a chain saw accident. Officials say 39-year-old Charles F. Yeary died when his chain saw kicked back and killed him. The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 16th on Harrison Branch Road.

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