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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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Family needs help adopting child from Africa

Updated: 07/07/2013 - A Whitesburg family adopted a child from Ethiopia last year, and there will be fundraisers to help them adopt another child from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Flash flood threat increases as heavy rains move in

Updated: 07/04/2013 - Steady rain continues to fall across the area, and the WKYT First Alert Weather team expects it's only going to get worse as the night goes on.Heavy rain will continue to pound much of the region through Friday.

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Alcohol sales fund fireworks show

Updated: 07/03/2013 - It wouldn't be a 4th of July celebration without fireworks, and the city of Whitesburg is ready for Independence Day. Yet, this fireworks show is using money from what some say is controversial source.

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Dozens of Kentucky schools raise dropout age

Updated: 07/26/2013 - Within two days of a new state law going into effect, 54 public school systems in Kentucky voted to raise the dropout age to 18. See a list of which schools have voted in favor of the change.

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Students say Mountain Music School a success

Updated: 06/25/2013 - Close to 100 banjo, fiddle and guitar players are filling the Cowan Elementary School for a lesson in mountain music. The 12th annual Cowan Creek Mountain Music School is a weeklong program with 20 instructors.

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Jenkins city pool coming soon

Posted: 06/15/2013 - Those living in Letcher County are going to be a lot cooler come July thanks to a new outdoor facility. Construction is continuing for a new pool in Jenkins. Officials say the pool will include a 20 foot pool deck and two slides, one of which will resemble a piece of coal.

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Whitesburg business owners throw block party

Posted: 06/14/2013 - Local business owners in Letcher County say their "Downtown Summersburg" block party is just a taste of everything Whitesburg has to offer. The owners of one bakery are hoping live music, food and other family friendly games bring new faces to their community.

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New superintendent for Letcher County

Posted: 06/14/2013 - The Letcher County Board of Education selected Tony Sergent as their new superintendent. Sergent says his previous experience as both a principal and a teacher prepared him for the new position.

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