WSWV News Archive

Terry Kilgore meeting about hospital

There will be a public meeting with Terry Kilgore and others at the Jonesville Courthouse steps on Thursday, July 24 at 1:00.  The meeting is about the opening of the Lee County Hospital.  

American Graffiti

1950's and 1960's will be coming alive at the Lee Theatre on Thursday, July 24, at 7:00 pm. Roger and Tiger's Deli is sponsoring the movie, American Graffiti. The Deli will have activities beginning at 3 pm with a special $5 plate lunch.  The Cruise-In and rock & roll reunion will move to the Lee […]

27 individuals convicted this week

This week at the Lee county Courthouse, There was nearly 80 percent of secured convictions from individuals who was a part of a large-scale drug roundup. 27 of the 36 individuals indicted back in the March grand jury, which made 72 felony drug offenses total. The work for the roundup was done by Lee County […]

Continuous to the Pennington meeting

The Lee County fair is August 27-30. The Lion's Club will have a BBQ and ATV event on August 23. Also the town will have a tent or booth will have information about projects going on within the community.  Members of the board will be present to answer questions. The Police department will be retiring […]

Lee County PSA

The Lee County PSA held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 22 at 5:30 pm. The director is still working on plants maintenance and operations. There was major leaks in the Eastern and Western Lee and along other service lines.  In the Eastern Lee, they had previously done repairs, which allowed them to detect the […]

July Pennington Gap meeting

The town of Pennington Gap held their monthly meeting on July 21, at 6:00 pm at the Community Center. Presentations of tourism was a big discussion at the meeting. Rance Garrison, presented a proposal that the town consider a community cultural arts program.  He proposed having an art gallery, a small recording and editing studio, […]

Coal mine shut down

Another coal mine will be laying off employees in Wise County.  Cumberland River Coal's Pine Branch #1 of Arch Coal and a second mine in Letcher County, KY will be shutting down. Employees will have 60 days severance pay and 90 days of insurance coverage. One of the employees was told that cheaper price of […]


The Wise County Remote Area Medical (RAM) was held on July 18-20.  Governor Terry McAuliffe visited the clinic to discuss health care issues and concerns in the region. McAuiffe stated that his teams is working hard to close the coverage gap, and also stated that where Lee County lost the hospital, that this isn't about […]

37 projects funded

The Harlan Fiscal Court approved 37 projects that will be funded through single county coal severance funds for the fiscal years 2015/16. The court approved to move all senior citizen centers to the top of the list, and the other projects will be followed with the same amount of disbursements for the fiscal year 2016 […]

Hospital Authority Website

The Lee County Hospital Authority has a website that gives information about the loss of Lee Regional Hospital.   The site will allow citizens to sign a petition, like about on Facebook and also get up dates about the hospital.   The websites are