Emergency Information, Notices and Closings


There are no emergency notices at this time.

PLEASE NOTE:  Scroll to the bottom to view a PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE concerning Water Treatment Facility

and  distribution lines in the Cumberland River Water Project Phase 4 area.

Dial 911 in ANY Emergency!

Follow this link to enter your phone number into the Letcher County Emergency Notification System.

Local Emergency Contact Information

Colson Volunteer Fire Department
Terry Anderson, Chief 606-855-9977

Cumberland River Fire Department
Farley Lewis, Chief 606-633-7782

Gordon Volunteer Fire Department
Alan Cornett, Chief 606-589-9104

Jenkins Fire and Rescue
Rick Corbett, Chief 606-832-2141

Kentucky State Police
Post 13 Hazard, KY 606-435-6069

Kingscreek Volunteer Fire Department
Nolan Roark, Chief 606-633-9632

Letcher County Sheriff's Department
Danny Webb, Sheriff 606-633-2293

Letcher County Emergency Management
Paul Miles, Director 606-633-0182

Letcher County Rangers
Paul Miles, Chief 606-633-0182

Letcher Fire and Rescue
Gary Rogers, Chief 606-633-0119

Mayking Volunteer Fire Department
Tony Fugate, Chief 606-633-2697

Neon Fire and Rescue 
Carter Bevins, Chief 606-855-7303

Sandlick Volunteer Fire Department
Chris Sexton, Chief 606-633-5551

Whitesburg Fire Department
Gary Mullins, Chief 606-633-2126

Whitesburg Police Department
Tyrone Fields, Police Chief 606-633-3714


To all interested citizens of Letcher County, Kentucky:

The Kentucky Department of Local Government is accepting application material under the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The Letcher County Fiscal Court intends to apply for assistance to construct a Water Treatment Facility and distribution lines in the Cumberland River Water Project Phase 4 area.  The Letcher County Fiscal Court will hold a public hearing prior to the submission of the application form. The public hearing will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Letcher County Courthouse District Courtroom, 156 Main Street, Whitesburg, Kentucky. The purpose of this hearing is to obtain views on housing and community development needs, review proposed activities, review the proposed application and solicit public comments.  Technical assistance is available to help groups representing low and moderate income persons in developing proposals.

The following information concerning the CDBG program is available for public inspection at the office of Kentucky River Area Development District, 941 North Main Street, Hazard, KY 41701 during regular business hours:

A. Amount of funds available and range of activities that may be undertaken.

B. Estimated amounts of fund proposed to be used for activities benefiting persons of low and moderate income.

C. Plans for minimizing displacement of persons as a result of activities associated with CDBG funds and plans for providing assistance to those persons to be actually displaced as a result of CDBG-funded activities.

D. Records regarding the past use of CDBG funds.

E. A summary of other important program requirements.

Comments on Application

A copy of the CDBG application material will be on file at the Letcher County Judge's Office, 156 Main Street, Suite 107, Whitesburg, KY 41858 for citizens' review and comment during regular business hours from March 29, 2017 through April 17, 2017.  Comments on the proposed application may be submitted to the attention of Judge/Executive Jim Ward until the close of business on April 17, 2017.

Non-Discrimination Clause

The Letcher County Fiscal Court does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability.  The Letcher County Fiscal Court provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation, including auxiliary aids and services, to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs and activities. Any persons requiring special needs assistance or services for non-English speaking residents should contact Judge/Executive Jim Ward at 606-633-2190 at least five days prior to the meeting. The TDD number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-648-6057.

NOTE; Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Contacts

Department for the Blind                                      1-877-KYBLIND        www.kyblind.state.ky.us                                    

American Printing House                                      1-800-223-1839       www.aph.org

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing     1-800-372-2907      www.kcdhh.org                                              For Interpreter Directory                          www.hcdhh.org/access/interpdir.html                                                            

State Relay TDD Number                                     1-800-648-6057

Division of Forestry

Forest Fire Hazard Seasons - KRS 149.400

Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season:
February 15 - April 30.

Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season:
October 1 - December 15.

During fire seasons, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the hours of 6am to 6pm.

Letcher County Fire Truck