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Letcher Schools superintendent announces retirement

Updated: 02/11/2013 - A long time Eastern Kentucky school superintendent announces her retirement. Anna Craft says she will step down as head of the Letcher County school system at the end of June.

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Program offers discounted spay/neuter services in eastern KY

Posted: 02/09/2013 - If you have a dog or cat that needs to be spayed or neutered but you are unable to afford it, there is a program to help you. The KY River Regional Animal Shelter in has received a grant that will help low-income folks have their pets spayed or neutered.

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Road construction planned on U.S. 119

Posted: 02/08/2013 - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded two construction projects in the next steps of a long-term project to widen and straighten a portion of U.S. 119 (Harlan-Whitesburg Road) in Letcher County.

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Students participate in earthquake drill

Updated: 02/07/2013 - Millions of people including students and staff at a local elementary school participated in an earthquake drill called "The Great Shakeout."

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Snow hits Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 02/04/2013 - Some areas of Eastern Kentucky got up to three inches of snow, and many roads were the first to be covered.

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Big Sandy RECC severe storm advisory

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Big Sandy RECC is making preparations for restoration of possible power outages caused by strong winds and severe thunderstorms that are expected in our area.

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Oily sheen discovered on Letcher County stream

Posted: 01/28/2013 - An oily sheen on a stream in Letcher County has nearby residents scratching their heads, but officials with the Kentucky Division of Water say there is no cause for alarm.

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Elderly woman dies in Letcher County house fire

Updated: 01/26/2013 - There has been another death following a house fire in Eastern Kentucky. It happened Friday afternoon in Letcher County. Fire officials say 73 year old Virginia Lowe of Thornton was trapped inside her home.

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Snow blankets parts of Letcher County Thursday

Updated: 01/18/2013 - There was no snow in Hazard, but just down the road in parts of Letcher county this afternoon, it was a completely different story. County road crews were called in around 2 p.m., as the first flakes began to fall.

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Letcher Central marching band close to fundraising goal

Updated: 01/15/2013 - In less than one week the Letcher Central Marching Band will be performing in the Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C. The band held a benefit Tuesday at the high school to hopefully bring in the rest of the funds needed to pay for the trip.

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