Category: News

The Fishpond Project

Fishpond Lake is a beautiful, 43-acre county-owned lake at Payne Gap in Letcher County. It has picnic areas, primitive camping and is a popular fishing spot. Unfortunately, the Head of Three Rivers Project has discovered low, but detectible levels of…

The Blair Branch Wetlands Project

Fecal coliform bacteria counts as high as 150 times the limit for human contact have been recorded in Blair Branch, a second-order stream near the community of Isom. Part of the problem is straight pipes that send sewage directly into…

The Historic Highlands Trail

The Great Eastern Trail extends 1,800 miles from the Florida Panhandle to the Finger Lakes of New York. The Pine Mountain Trail State Park is a linear Kentucky State Park that passes through Letcher County and makes up a portion…