Attorney says state should put people before mining firm

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is more concerned with protecting the coal company that destroyed the water supplies of 41 Letcher County citizens than it is with looking out for the interests of those citizens, said an attorney who filed a lawsuit on their behalf last week in Letcher Circuit Court. “There are only two logical explanations that can […]

Constable posts may end

Counties could abolish their constable offices under a bill that cleared a House panel this week. The proposal, which state lawmakers have been trying to pass in various forms for years, was approved by the House Committee on Elections, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs. The bill will now proceed to the full House for consideration. The measure would amend Kentucky’s […]

Neon water problems may be solved Friday

Water problems continue for about 10 percent of Fleming-Neon Water Company customers. A valve at a pump station needs replacing and Fleming-Neon Mayor Susie Polis said parts were ordered February 15 and should be delivered by Friday. “They will be installed as soon as parts arrive,” said Polis. “We are still juggling.” Three estimates were needed before the valve could […]

UK learning to survive without Nerlens Noel

The dark cloud that hung over Kentucky following Nerlens Noel’s season-ending knee injury has given way to a silver lining in the form of a modest two-game winning streak. The initial forecast wasn’t encouraging after the Wildcats (19-8, 10-4 Southeastern Conference) were drilled at Tennessee in their first game without their defensive anchor 10 days ago. But they’ve boosted their […]

Lady Cougars advance

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars continued their late season surge by beating June Buchanan and Knott County Central to claim last week’s 53rd District championship. With last week’s pair of victories, the Lady Cougars will enter this week’s 14th Region Tournament riding not only a 14-game winning streak, but also occupying the region’s top ranking with a record of […]

And it’s on to Phoenix!

Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) is a lot like a traveling carnival in that you love it when it is in town but you are not really sure what you saw once the last truck — or in this case the last hauler — has pulled out onto I-95 heading north. The 10 days that NASCAR called DIS home […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

‘Flipping’ for bass can pay off well

There are several types of casting presentations for bass. Some work best at certain times and some will work almost any time. One type is called flipping. This is by far my favorite way to present a bait to a bass on or around cover any time of the year. And there are several reasons for this. First , it […]

Struttin’ Time

Readers make it all worthwhile

This has been a great week for me, and I hope ya’ll also. First, I want to thank all the Struttin’ Time readers for taking time from your busy lives to sit down and read what we have written. I am thrilled to get e-mails like I did this week and learn that people in Dayton, Ohio, read Struttin’ Time […]


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