Letcher County

Letcher County, Kentucky

156 Main St Suite 102
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-2432
Fax: (606) 632-9282

On southeastern border of KY; organized Mar 3, 1842 from Harlan and Perry counties. Name Origin: For Robert Perkins Letcher (1788-1861), U.S. representative from KY (1823-33; 1834-35), governor (1840-44), and U.S. Minister to Mexico (1849-52)

Area (sq mi):: 339.12 (land 339.04; water 0.07) Population per square mile: 72.10
Population 2005: 24,434 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 -6.40% Population 2000: 25,277 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.50%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 37.90
Income 2000: per capita $11,984; median household $21,110; Population below poverty level: 27.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,177-$19,367
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 25.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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David Narramore, 54, served as the chair of the Letcher County Republican Party and was a member of the Republican Party of Kentucky.
We collected salamanders over a 75 m sampling transect on a ridgetop (locally known as Whitaker Branch, 37[degrees]5'16.73"N, 82[degrees]59'16.99"W) within the forest of Eastern Kentucky University's Tilley Cornett Woods Appalachian Ecological Research Station (LCW), Letcher County, Kentucky.
For instance, the prisons bureau's 2015 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposed prison on a former mountain top-removal mining site in Letcher County, Kentucky, fails to consider environmental impacts on the estimated 1,200 people who will be held at the new prison if it is built.
(14) This Comment contends that the doctrinal basis upon which advocates have challenged the conditions at SCI Fayette is equally applicable to the forthcoming construction of the United States Penitentiary Letcher County (USP Letcher), a new federal prison in Kentucky, also destined for construction atop a coal mine.
(NYSE: ACI) is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex situated in Wise County, Virginia and Letcher County, Kentucky.
Diversity, substrata divisions, and biogeographical affinities of land snails at Bad Branch State Nature Preserve, Letcher County, Kentucky.
In response to this, in December 2002, representatives of the faith community and environmentalists across Appalachia gathered atop a mining site in Letcher County near McRoberts to voice our concern over the loss of mountains and community.
For seven years, the best old-time musicians in Kentucky have come to the school, in Letcher County near Whitesburg, to spend the last week of June teaching old-time tunes to mixed classes of children and adults.
A man from Letcher County, Kentucky, began work as an underground coal miner in 1972, at age 18 years.
"I grew up in a coal town in Letcher County, Kentucky, and the devastation--especially the environmental devastation--was incredible.
"Every coal miner knows when he enters the mine that there's a large risk he'll never see daylight again," Alan Bates, a former coal miner in Letcher County, Kentucky, told JS.