City’s water line near Craft’s Colly may break soon

The main water line that serves Letcher County residents living east of the Craft’s Colly Bridge is in danger of breaking. If the line breaks, it will cut water off for everyone between the bridge and Mayking, who gets water from the city of Whitesburg, including Letcher County Central High School. Water Maintenance Director Chris Caudill told the Whitesburg City […]

Man surrenders after leading police on chase

Authorities say a 34-year-old Whitesburg man damaged two police cruisers while evading arrest Sunday evening. Police say Ken Trent Jr., of CSX Drive, was observed traveling south on US 119 near Mayking at speeds of up to 71 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone around 4 p.m. on January 6, and did not stop when Kentucky […]

Police: Suspect’s car a meth lab

A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Thursday for a Knott County man charged with making methamphetamine in the truck of his car. Denver L. Gibson, 47, of 79 Mahala Lane, Sassafras, was arrested at 11:34 p.m. on January 4 in the parking lot of the Isom Double Kwik. Kentucky State Police and the Letcher County Sheriff ’s […]

Cougars to host Leslie

The Letcher County Central Cougars, ranked fifth in this week’s Lexington Herald-Leader rankings of 14th Region teams (behind Perry County Central, Hazard, Knott County Central and Breathitt County), hosts 5-7 Leslie County this Friday night before going on the road to play at 2-11 Prestonsburg on Saturday night. The Cougars continue on the road next week with games at Shelby […]

Louisville now state’s sports ‘gold standard’

The price of bullion is up, way up. The gold standard, as defined by Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart last year, has been reset and belongs in Jefferson County. As we head into mid-winter, University of Louisville athletics is on a hot streak that dazzles the mind of even the most ardent fan in Big Blue Nation. • UofL has a Sugar […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie fishing is still going good

Most fish are now holding deeper waiting for spring and shallow water to grow warmer. However, some fish such as crappie and smallmouth bass and trout will stay in shallow water just about year-round. Crappie will hold on wood cover most of the time and on vertical cover like standing flooded timber. They will hold over deeper waster, but will […]

Can Edwards bounce back?

Carl Edwards entered the 2012 season as one of the favorites to not only drive his way into the Chase, but to also win the title. After all, the 2011 season ended with Edwards tied in the points with Tony Stewart after the final race, but he ended up finishing second after Stewart won the tiebreaker by posting the most […]

Struttin’ Time

Thieves should be dealt with harshly

As we start a new year together, I am already saddened, and this is only the ninth of January. I recently saw where our sheriff , Danny Webb, and a great one I will add, is asking everyone to take pictures and write down serial numbers of items in their homes. As I have stated before, I remember when all […]

Make the best of every day and enjoy life


Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. Welcome to a brand new year! I hope it will be a great one. Last year went by so fast! A lot of things happened — some good, some bad, and some just passed. I’ve always tried to make the best of every day and enjoy life, and I really do. I’m […]

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