Wet/dr y issue will be decided by voters in Jenkins



Voters in the City of Jenkins will decide during the May Primary Election whether the sale of alcoholic beverages should be permitted in restaurants that seat at least 50 people. Mason Gibson, of Jenkins, has spent the last three months collecting signatures to get a petition filed in time to be placed on the ballot for the May 17 election. […]

Drug indictments still sealed



Indictments naming thirteen people charged in a police roundup of drug trafficking suspects will remain sealed until those named in the indictments are arrested. Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education) officials announced March 15 that police arrested seven of 21 persons named in 35 felony indictments related to drug trafficking. Dale Morton, UNITE communications director, said the other […]

UK’s Knight surging when needed most



LEXINGTON Kentucky freshman Brandon Knight has spent all season trying to live up to the high expectations that come with playing point guard for John Calipari. The expectations don’t come from Calipari, but from Knight himself. The straight-A student is well aware everything he does will be compared to the other electric playmakers who have directed Calipari’s sometimes freewheeling dribble-drive […]

Pitino accuser denied new trial



LOUISVILLE The woman convicted of trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has lost her latest bid for a new trial. U. S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III on Tuesday rejected arguments from Karen Cunagin Sypher, saying there’s no new evidence that would warrant granting her second request for a new trial. Sypher was convicted in […]

Bristol home to Busch bros.



When the Sprint Cup Series made its annual stop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway a couple of weeks ago, much was said about it being the hometown of the Busch brothers, Kurt and Kyle. They spent their youth there, racing in several different series before heading to the southeast to make their name in NASCAR. While Las Vegas may lay […]

Struttin’ Time

Now here’s a true story for you!

As I travel the highways and byways of this great country of ours, I am ever mindful of the people of Letcher County. They are in the seat next to me by way of Struttin’ Time, telephone calls, and of course Facebook. I am amazed at the number of people who tell me they read Struttin’ Time each week. From […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Big fish do come from small ponds

The first day of spring is finally here and not any too soon. It has been a long winter, and most anglers are ready to go fishing. Most of the area lakes are rising daily and are looking pretty good, but much of the water is still cold and murky and can make for some slow fishing. So if you […]

Boys (and girls) of spring return



Phillips, Wildcats, fired up for spring grid drills



LEXINGTON Kentucky coach Joker Phillips spent a few days in Arizona with his wife earlier this month, even getting a pedicure during a trip to the spa. Phillips had one request: Don’t mess with his hands. He plans to get them plenty dirty over the next few weeks as the Wildcats begin spring drills. It wasn’t the smoothest transition for […]

Wildcats are part of Ky. ‘Final Four’



Beyond “bracketologists,” pep bands and painted faces, the deep beauty of the NCAA basketball tournament is its suspense. We know shockers and surprises are coming, but who, when and where they will occur is the fun part. Last week, Morehead State supplied the shocker, sending home Final Four-ambitious Louisville. It was a punch in the gut for the Cardinals, but […]


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