Accused killer found not guilty by Letcher jury

A Georgia man has been found not guilty of murdering a friend who died in Jenkins from a gunshot wound in March 2011. After deliberating for an hour and a half Tuesday afternoon, a Letcher Circuit Court jury made up of 11 women and one man acquitted Alfred “New York” White, 46, of Jonesboro, Ga., in the shooting death of […]

Jenkins school tax worries city

Last week’s decision by the Jenkins Independent School Board to raise its property tax rate to 79.9 cents per $100 has led to questions and a letter of concern from the Jenkins City Council. At the city council’s October meeting, council members questioned School Board Member Eileen Sanders and voted to send a letter to the school board expressing their […]

New health care law appears popular here

A middle-aged woman who works for one of Letcher County’s two public school districts walked into Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation’s Whitesburg Medical Clinic earlier this week hoping the new federal health care law would offer some type of affordable insurance coverage for her jobless husband. The woman, whom we’ll call Jane Doe for the purpose of patient confidentiality, walked into […]

Grid Cats showed signs of improvement

The good news: The Wildcats play Alabama. The bad news: The Wildcats play Alabama. To the first, UK fans will see how a synchronized and efficient football machine executes. Mark Stoops’ team gets to measure itself against the best. The bad news: With a trip to Mississippi State following next week’s open date, this stretch demonstrates the respect level Kentucky […]

Cavs fall to 1-5

Above, the Jenkins defensive line tried to stop a Knott Central ball carrier in the Cavaliers’ 46-20 loss to the Patriots on Friday. The loss drops the Cavaliers to 1-5 on the season, as they go on the road for the next two weeks. At left, the Cavs’ Andrew Oliver breaks a tackle. (Photos by Chris Anderson)

Struttin’ Time:

Good friends are never forgotten

How time has flown by this year. As the miles go by in this journey we call life I catch myself thinking more of my past than I do of my future. If you will indulge me in this edition of Struttin’ Time, I would like to reflect on friendships that are still happening and those that have long gone. […]

Harvick leaving in style

Just when we thought the fight for this year’s Sprint Cup championship was going to be among three drivers, Kevin Harvick sits on the pole and goes on to win the fourth race of the 10-race Chase. It was a maximum point day for the Richard Childress Racing driver who moved into third place, 25 points behind points leader Matt […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Light tackle needed at this time

There are times during the year when fishing smaller and lighter tackle and baits will catch more fish than larger full-sized tackle. Right now is one of those times. This is a fall pattern that can hold out for weeks or not depending on fast changing water and air temperatures and water levels dropping quickly. Fish prefer stable long-term weather […]

Bottom Fork Cleanup Coalition honored

A group of Letcher County citizens has been recognized for teaming up to keep their community clean. The Bottom Fork Cleanup Coalition, led by Nathan Polly, earned the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award for October 2013. The award is given monthly to one person or group in a 42-county region of southern and eastern Kentucky. “These concerned citizens are […]

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