Copper thefts continues in Letcher Co.
Copper thieves strike Letcher County again. Thousands were without phone service last week after thieves stole copper just off of Highway 15. The sheriff's office has been combating copper thieves for several months.They've made some arrests, but the thefts keep happening. Ronnie Burns lives in Letcher County.--he said last week his phone service was out for three days. So far police have arrested eleven people in connection to copper thefts this year, but the sheriff says it's like fighting two problems. At the root of most thefts lies a drug habit. Sheriff Webb says the best way to prevent copper thefts is for community members to call police if they see anything suspicious.