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Ky. court rejects parole for prison lifer

Posted: 03/21/2013 - The Kentucky Supreme Court has declined to order a man serving a life sentence for a murder in Letcher County be paroled from prison, concluding the law doesn't allow it and the inmate misunderstood his plea agreement.

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Officials say post office is a "disgrace"

Posted: 03/18/2013 - Mayor Susan Polis says if it is not cleaned up after a new post master is appointed, she will contact Congressman Hal Rogers and the U.S. Postal Service.

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Rescue prompts changes to Bad Branch Falls trail

Updated: 03/14/2013 - After around 40 hikers were rescued on Pine Mountain earlier in the month, officials say they might be making some changes and improvements on the trail to Bad Branch Falls.

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Updated: Rescued Pennsylvania students heading home

Updated: 03/09/2013 - They came to Eastern Kentucky on their spring break to help those less fortunate, but dozens of college students from Pennsylvania, ended up in a scary situation when they got lost on a hike.

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Hikers travel the Great Eastern Trail

Updated: 03/07/2013 - Two hikers are attempting to hike the entire Great Eastern Trail, which begins in Alabama and ends in New York.

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Former coal miner training for new career

Updated: 03/06/2013 - Thousands of miners have been laid off across the region in the past couple of years, but one Letcher County man is finding a new life above ground after 13 years of hard labor digging coal in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

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College campus remained closed Friday after threat

Updated: 02/22/2013 - On Thursday a student at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College's Whitesburg campus overheard other students complaining about not receiving financial aid and threatening to use guns.

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Students make mock bus crash look, feel realistic

Posted: 02/21/2013 - People driving through Letcher County on Thursday might have noticed firefighters, paramedics and the coroner on the scene of a bus crash. But, no worries. It was all fake.

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