Police say one suspect held victim while other stabbed him eight times



A 24-year-old Whitesburg man who was killed in an early New Year’s Day knifing was held down on the ground by one suspect who has been charged in the case while another suspect stabbed the victim eight times, authorities say. Kentucky State Police say Patrick Smith, 27, of the Greasy Creek area of Pike County, pinned Michael Shane Hogg to […]

MCHC teaming with UK, ARH for cardiologists; Pikeville docs still here



The Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare Corporation (MCHC) and the ARH Cardiology Associates kicked off the New Year with a new partnership that is now offering MCHC patients local access to cardiovascular care backed by the UK Gill Heart Institute. The new arrangement means MCHC patients can now stay close to home for even the most complex cardiology care, health providers say. […]

Louisville has become ‘Stepping Stone U.’




Happy 2014, Charlie Strong. Football in Texas is like football in Brazil, nationalized and a little nuts. Texas is a nation, isn’t it? And basketball is Little Brother too. Meanwhile ( most) Louisville football fans were gracious, wished their ex-coach well on his job jump. Media-types went along. Paid homage to a 25-million dollar-man. Just business, man. Strong helped elevate […]

Boys keep getting better



Fresh off a respectable showing in the Pikeville Invitational last week, the Cougars appear to be making progress and are much improved from the opening week of the season. With no starters back from last season, Letcher County Central is now 7-6 after last Saturday’s impressive 71-50 victory at home over Union (Va.). The 53rd District is loaded with talent […]

LCC girls on road again



With their victory last Saturday at district foe Knott County Central, the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars are back on the plus side of the ledger with a 6-5 overall mark and 3-0 in district play. Monday’s game at June Buchanan School was rescheduled for Jan. 8. Weather permitting, the Lady Cougars will visit dangerous and highly competitive Harlan Jan. […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Tube baits catch bass in winter

Tube baits are a great for catching winter bass, both smallmouth and largemouth. Versatile and productive, the tube bait is one of few you can fish with all year long and in every situation. There are many different rigs for tube baits that will allow you to fish on the top with a floating rig or work it in the […]

Test sessions at Daytona



The 2014 Sprint Cup Series will not see a green flag wave to start a points race for a little over a month, but this coming week at Daytona international Speedway preparations will kick into another gear as the speedway plays host to Preseason Thunder. NASCAR will host its first test session of the new season beginning on Thursday with […]

Struttin’ Time:

Forget problems, let’s talk hunting

Well another year has started and it’s not been good so far. My computer crashed and Social Security raised my payments on my Medicare because they said I made too much money and was able to pay more. Although I don’t even need Medicare because I have UMWA Health insurance, the law says if you’re 65 years old or older […]

Political Cartoon



More good news for independent judiciary system



My friend Greg Jarrett from Fox News was the first to point out the irony. A few days earlier, I had made the point that it was a George W. Bush appointee on the federal bench who struck down the National Security Agency surveillance program that the Bush administration (as well as the Obama administration) relied upon. Three cheers for […]


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