The U8 Letcher Soccer team won the Eastern Kentucky Soccer Cup, held Nov. 14 in Letcher County. The team competed against Belfry, Johnson County, and Breathitt County to win the title. The members of the team are 6 and 7 years old. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Bodie Bentley, Brooklyn Bates, Matthew Craft, Caden Holbrook, Caleb Dollarhide, Canaan […]

Hunters must report deer harvest

Hunters this season have already have reported taking nearly 70,000 whitetailed deer — with most of the harvest occurring during the first week of Kentucky’s 2009 firearms deer hunting season. Kentucky’s firearms deer season, which opened statewide Nov. 14, ended Nov. 23, in Zones 3 and 4, and closes Sunday, Nov. 29, in Zones 1 and 2. Conservation officers with […]


Brooks is making sure Wildcats worry only about beating Vols

LEXINGTON Rich Brooks isn’t ready to talk about the future. The present is more than enough for the Kentucky coach to handle right now. Coming off the first win at Georgia in more than three decades, Kentucky (7-4, 3-4 SEC) can put together its best finish ever in the SEC East with a win over rival Tennessee (6-5, 3-4) on […]

Sports in Kentucky

A ‘gorgeous’ win

Amid the fickle peculiarities in sports is the short memory. Two years ago, Mark Richt was Mahatma of Athens, Georgia. This week, he’s a bum. Kentucky? Punctuating the victory chants after beating Georgia, analysis was about style points and winning ugly. Laughable? Yes. Not so many autumns ago the common UK coach complaint was, “… we need to be better […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing creates lifelong memories

There are special events and things that happen in some people’s lives that leave everlasting good memories For people who grew up spending a lot of time in the outdoors, I am sure there are fond memories of fishing trips with family and friends. These are memories that will stay with them all their days. Some things in life like […]

Cougars ‘marooned’ as Pulaski advances

After impressive wins over Mercer County and Harlan County in the opening rounds of the Class 5A playoffs, the Letcher Central Cougars moved on to the Elite 8 for a date with the Pulaski County Maroons. The Cougars, 10-2, traveled to Somerset for the game and, as usual, they took a bunch of fans. Pulaski County (also 10-2) was fresh […]

Making some racin’ history

Everyone who follows the sport of Sprint Cup Racing has his or her own way of ranking the greatness of a driver. Some will look no farther than a driver’s win total as the basis of where that driver’s place is in the history of the sport, while others will say that the only thing that really matters is how […]

Struttin’ Time

Readers say rut is for real this year

I guess I was wrong. After last week’s Struttin’ Time I have received several calls about the rut. Everyone I talked to said the rut was indeed going on, and I must be living on another planet. Oh well, can’t always be right, can we? I saw several bucks that had been hit by cars along the road, which told […]


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