Looking For Cemetery Vandals

Looking For Cemetery Vandals People who live in a small community in Letcher County were angered to see a cemetery in town vandalized.Dozens of grave markers were knocked over and now police are trying to find out who is responsible for the damage at the Thornton Cemetery.A group of volunteers spent hours yesterday trying…

Re-Branded Ambulance Service

Re-Branded Ambulance Service American Medical Response (AMR) recently announced Trans-Star Ambulance Services has been rebranded as Lifeguard Ambulance Service. All ambulances are in the process of being re-branded over the next few weeks. AMR has started providing services in the areas formerly serviced by Trans-Star.The change began a few days ago. This will expand…

Job Opportunities In Eastern KY

Job Opportunities In Eastern KY Coal miners and health care workers in Eastern Kentucky may be able to find jobs today and Wednesday.P&P Construction is hiring coal miners to work in Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee. Letcher Manor, a nursing and rehabilitation facility, is also hiring for multiple positions.The job fair is Tuesday…

Kohl’s Is Coming To London

Kohl’s Is Coming To London Kohl’s is coming to London.The department chain will set up shop in the old Kmart building, according to London-Laurel Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Paula Thompson.“I began working to get Kohl’s to come to London in 2009,” Thompson said. “Our community needs a department-type store for affordable family clothing…

Soldiers Headed To Ukraine

Soldiers Headed To Ukraine Dozens of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division are deploying to Ukraine this month for a scheduled nine month tour.Fort Campbell said more than 150 soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” will advise the Ukrainian Armed Forces with development of a combat training center.The soldiers will replace the…

Cemetery Vandalized

Cemetery Vandalized The Letcher County Sheriff says Thornton Cemetery was vandalized.Deputies do not know when the cemetery was vandalized but said they were made aware of it on Sunday.Several headstones were knocked over.At this time, no arrest have been made. Kentucky State Police are investigating.Anyone with information is asked to contact KSP Post 13…

Shelter Receives Grant Money

Shelter Receives Grant Money WestCare Emergency Shelter officials say a project is a long time in the making. “It has been a passion and desire of WestCare to do this for over a decade now,” said WestCare Regional Vice-President Stephen Wright. Since 2008, shelter officials set their eyes on the old Lookout Elementary School…

Fire Destroys Local McDonald’s

Fire Destroys Local McDonald’s Early Sunday morning, a fire destroyed the McDonald’s in Manchester.Several crews responded to the call.Officials say they got the call around 5:17 Sunday morning.Firefighters say a grease fire spread, catching the rest of the building.”When we went in we initially tried to use foam on it and that didn’t help…