Floor talk



Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville, conferred with House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, DSandy Hook (left), in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Combs is calling on the state’s Senate to pass a House Bill increasing the minimum wage.

Girl, 4, tells police her father, granny are snorting pills



Authorities say a four-year-old girl told a Jenkins police officer that her father and 73-year-old grandmother crush and snort pills. Police and social workers found in plain sight drug paraphernalia and prescription medicines — some of which were narcotics — inside a house located at 74 Cottage Row in Jenkins, according to Jenkins Police Sgt. Jim Stephens. Robert Michael Wright, […]

Church’s heat pump stolen

Sunday service still goes on

A Jenkins church held services Sunday, despite its heat pump being stolen the day before. Thieves pulled a power meter before using a hacksaw to cut the lines to a heat pump belonging to the New Freedom Worship Center, according to Jenkins Police Sgt. Jim Stephens. The heat pump was removed sometime after midnight and before snow began to fall […]

Neon police chief says he’ll look into report of gunfire



Police Chief Mike Dingus told the Fleming-Neon City Council at its February meeting that he will address a complaint concerning gunfire in city limits that came in this past weekend. Dingus said he would deal with that issue and also address complaints about dogs running loose. The gunfire was not directed at another person and no one was injured in […]

‘The Kentucky Rifle’ returning to Knott




The roll call of college coaches in Kentucky who underestimated, ignored or simply could not see past a McDonald’s all-star list when it came to homegrown high school basketball stars worthy of college ball would be too long and embarrassing. One of the finest who got away was Glen Combs at Carr Creek in 1964. The son of Coach Morton […]

Season is winding down



The Letcher Central Lady Cougars were scheduled to enter the final week of the regular season with Wednesday night’s visit to Perry County Central. The 15-6 Lady Commodores are the top-ranked team in the 14th Region. LCCHS is on the verge of yet another 20-win season and has a legitimate shot at successfully defending its regional crown despite losing four […]

Boys set to play last 3 scheduled



The 14- 11 Letcher Central Cougars wrap up their season with three straight games beginning Thursday evening against 17-5 Breathitt County. The Cougars host 15-7 Buckhorn Feb. 18, and then close out the regular season against 12-7 Pike County Central Feb. 20. The boys’ 53rd District Tournament gets underway the week of Feb. 24 in Hindman at Knott County Central. […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie reported active in region

Only a few fish types of fish remain active during the colder months. The crappie is one. Most fishermen think of early spring as the best time to fish for crappie and it is one of the best times. But for those of us who cannot wait that long we are in luck, as I have several reports of good […]

‘Deterrence system’ in place



Each new Sprint Cup Series season always brings changes and it seems that this column has done nothing but report those changes since the beginning of the new year. The 2014 season will have a new qualifying procedure and the system that has been used in the Chase will be replaced with a format that will give four drivers the […]

Struttin’ Time:

Has my brother had enough?

I don’t know if my hunts were always planned so far ahead, or if I just started to notice. Last April, an outfitter friend of mine contacted me about putting together an annual hunt — this being the first — as a way to stop us hunters from completely losing our minds between the end of deer season and the […]


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