WSWV News Archive

Lee Theatre

At the Lee Theatre this weekend November 29 at 7:00 pm. The Appalachian Express Chorus will be performing "A Virginia Mountain Christmas" Admission is $10 On Saturday, December 6th, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Nathan Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys will be performing.  This will be an Evening with the King and Prince of Bluegrass Music. […]

IDA recess meeting

The Lee County Industrial Development Authority will hold a Recess Meeting, Tuesday, November 25 at 6:00 pm in the second floor conference room Room 208 of the Lee County Courthouse.

Hospital granted certicate of public need

Lee County was granted the certificate of public need for the hospital. This will allow for the hospital authority to re-open a 25 bed critical access hospital for Lee County again and the authority is still working on the purchase of the building from Wellmont. This puts the hospital, with 25 inpatient beds, a 24/7 […]

Cumberland Mountain Music Show

At Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) The Cumberland Mountain Music Show will be on Saturday, November 22. Bluegrass artists  Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley and other local artist will be preforming The final show of 2014 will take place on December 20. Bradley is a five-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the year, and has released […]

Santa Train

The Santa Train will be on November 22, Saturday stopping at the following cities. For more information visit KENTUCKY • Shelby: 6:30 a.m. train departure • Marrowbone: 6:45 a.m. train arrival; 7 a.m. train departure • Elkhorn City: 7:25 a.m. train arrival; 7:45 a.m. train departure VIRGINIA • Toms Bottom: 8:05 a.m. train arrival; […]


The Hospital Authority met on November 14 and is working hard to set an agreement with Wellmont to have the former Lee Regional purchased by Lee County. There are five conditions in the option agreement with Wellmont that need to be agreed on. 1) each party needed to obtain the relevant regulatory approval 2) the […]


Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will be presenting  William Shakespeare’s beloved A Midsummer Night’s Dream Friday and Saturday, November 21-22. The three public performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday. Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased online at Http:// or by […]

Harlan meeting

At the Harlan City Council meeting agreed at their meeting that property tax will increase 0.3 cents on every $100 of value. For homeowners, an increase from 0.452 cents to 0.455 cents per $100. Personal property will increase from .438 cents per $100 to .440 cents — a 0.2 cents on every $100 of value […]

Two vehicle accident

A two vehicle accident occured on U.S. 421 on Pine Mountain on Tuesday, November 18 afternoon. Kaylin Collins, 24 of Putney, was driving northbound and Bernd Gruner, 60, of Helton was driving southbound. Gruner slid on a patch of ice and lost control of the vehicle, hitting Collins head-on. Collins was transported to Harlan ARH […]

2 year old ate a narcotic pill

A woman from Ages, KY is facing charges after her 2 year old granddaughter allegedly ate a narcotic pill. Christy Worthington, 38, neglected failed to watch over her granddaughter, when the 2 year old got Suboxone pill out of the purse. The Suboxone pill was wrapped in a plastic, cigarette pack wrapper and was inside […]