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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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Education director visits Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 05/29/2013 - Teachers, school officials and Kentucky Education Association members met in Letcher County Wednesday to host the National Education Association Executive Director, John Stocks.

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Pair arrested for indecent exposure

Updated: 05/29/2013 - Two people in Letcher County sit in jail because police say they were walking down the road… drunk and naked.

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Tips for hikers hitting the trails

Posted: 05/27/2013 - While many of you are firing up your grills others are taking advantage of our local trails with a relaxing day hike. You probably remember when around 40 hikers were rescued on Pine Mountain in early March. Many hikers say this is not deterring them from taking advantage of their day off and enjoying the great outdoors.

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Big horned owl quite a hoot

Updated: 05/24/2013 - The next time you drive down the Whitesburg bypass you might notice something that is quite a hoot! The 12 foot big horned owl is part of the Letcher County Wildlife Rehab and Education Center Interactive Arts Festival which began one month ago.

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Walmart employee arrested for stealing

Posted: 05/22/2013 - Whitesburg police tell us Lenville Hendrix, 22, stole laptops, speakers and 20 iPads valued at $300 a piece from the Walmart in Whitesburg.

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Rehab facility gives injured birds a second chance

Posted: 05/15/2013 - When people get hurt, they can go to a hospital and receive treatment. But what happens when birds get hurt? There is a facility in southeastern Kentucky for that.

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Letcher Elementary School remembers Melanie Cooper Blair

Updated: 05/15/2013 - Compassionate, caring and full of energy. Melanie Cooper Blair's coworkers say she was the epitome of a teacher. Blair died of cancer on Tuesday and teachers are celebrating her life and sharing memories.

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