C-plus not always bad



Ever have a weekend when, to borrow a horse racing analogy, all your picks hit the finish line first? Sure you have. • No. 2 ranked Kentucky beat Tennessee in Knoxville and put the Wildcats atop the SEC standings again. The occasion brought to mind a declaration by a reporter a decade ago, “Kentucky’s reign over the SEC is over.” […]

Daytona test brings changes



Daytona’s annual preseason testing has always been a time for teams to shake down their equipment in preparation for the Daytona 500. The 2012 version of preseason testing that just ended last weekend again served that purpose, but it appears that NASCAR might have gotten more use out of the results than the individual teams. The sanctioning body has been […]

Struttin’ Time

5-year-old gets first gobbler

His small hand reached out to shake mine as his father told him who I was, I could see the excitement in his little face and I looked at his dad with a puzzled expression. We were at a Jenkins Kids Day event, Raymond “Pap” Brown and myself, and we had our wildlife exhibit set up showing people around. I […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Hair jigs catch fish every month

The cold days of winter can be tough on anglers who like to fish for largemouth bass. The largemouth is not very active in water temperatures below the 50-degree range. However, there is is a good lure choice for both small- and largemouth bass in the winter. It is the hair jig. The hair jig has long been a favorite […]

Stambaugh reaches milestone



Girls fall to Lady Bears



The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars had their sevengame winning streak snapped 41-35 by a tough road loss at highly regarded Harlan County Saturday afternoon. With the loss to the Lady Bears, the second-ranked team in the 13th Region, the Lady Cougars dropped out of this week’s Dave Cantrall top 25 poll, which appears in the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Lady […]

Tourney unkind to Letcher boys



For the first time in the 25- year history of hosting the WYMT Mountain Basketball Classic, the host Knott County Central Patriots took home the championship trophy. The Patriots easily defeated Belfry in the opening round Jan. 10, rallied late to edge Hazard in overtime Friday, and then defeated Buckhorn in the championship Saturday. Sheldon Clark, the top-ranked team in […]

Davis stars in Kentucky victory



LEXINGTON Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis made no secret of his strategy. “I remember one time he just told his guys, ‘Just bring him in here, I’m going to block everything,’” Arkansas guard Mardracus Wade said. Davis scored a career-high 27 points and blocked seven shots to set a school season record in the second-ranked Wildcats’ 86- 63 victory over the […]

Top students named



Jenkins Elementary School has named students to the honor roll for the third six weeks of school. Those named to the All A Honor Roll are: Fourth grade: Trinity Beauparlant, Jacob Bentley, Jonathon Branham, Katie Breeding, Tristin Cantrell, Caitlin Eldridge, Tamara Isom, Anthony Newman and Lindsey Tackitt. Fifth grade: Keiley Bentley, Trevor Hardin, Breaunna Rose and Josh Wright. Sixth grade: […]

Services held for Okera Huff



Okera Huff, 84, died January 7 at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility in Michigan. Born in Letcher County to the late Floyd and Cora Amburgey Huff, he was a brother of the late Cornellius Huff, Delmas Huff and Orville Huff. He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran. Surviving are his wife, Bernice Caudill Huff ; a daughter, Linda […]


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