Ernie “Turtleman” Brown Jr. and his pet Lolly Dog stopped by the office of Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb last week while driving through eastern Kentucky. Brown is the star of Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman,” which features Brown, a resident of Lebanon, Ky., rescuing animals that have become nuisances. (Eagle photo)

Dad charged with assisting son, 15, in beating of boy

Father, 39, is one of 8 indicted here

A 39- year- old Isom man is charged by the Letcher County Grand Jury with helping his 15-yearold son severely beat another juvenile at the Letcher County Recreation Center in Whitesburg last week. The grand jury charges that Lewis Brock, of 141 Stampers Branch, committed complicity to seconddegree assault when he helped his son in planning and committing an assault […]

Funeral set for wreck victim, 37

Funeral services will be held Friday for a 37-year-old Burdine man who died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Neon early Sunday morning. Kentucky State Police say a 1994 Ford F-250 pickup truck went off KY Highway 805, hit a tree and overturned. Police notified of the wreck at 1:16 a.m. on March 2. Police have not determined […]

Isom store is robbed

After demanding money from an Isom Double Kwik employee early Sunday morning, a man armed with a hammer left the convenience store on foot with a cash register drawer containing $404.59, Kentucky State Police say. The suspect entered the convenience store located at 9722 Highway 25 South at 2:08 a.m. on March 2. The robber, who was last seen heading […]

Player ‘mans-up’ in coach’s absence

The future of the Kentucky Wildcats? Projections came last week not from a coach, but from a kid who did the “man-up” thing and offered Big Blue fans hope. Aaron Harrison, the rookie who solos too much on-court, faced the music off it with a sunny if fanciful forecast. “It’s going to be a great story,” the kid told reporters […]

Girls survive district tourney

The Letcher Central Lady Cougars struggled but still managed to claim their third straight 53rd District title last week in Hindman by outlasting both June Buchanan School and Knott County Central. The 21-7 Lady Cougars, the defending 14th Region champions, were scheduled to play highly-regarded Leslie County at the home of the Lady Eagles on Tuesday evening in the opening […]

Rolling the dice for a win

It only took the second stop on the Sprint Cup schedule to figure out that the new format for determining who would make it into the Chase would change what we would see on the track. Basically, if a driver wins a race during the first 26 races on the schedule he will all but automatically move into the championship […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Be on the lookout for clear spots

I was noticing the other day that the water in Carr Creek Lake was very muddy — except for the back ends of the feeder creeks. Any angler who has fished much should know that cold muddy water is almost impossible to fish in. The muddy water has a very low oxygen level plus the cold water and the lack […]

Struttin’ Time:

Thoughts of friend who left too soon

As we prepare to start a new wild turkey season, my mind wanders back to some of my friends who will no longer be hunting with us. These were people just like you and I. They were also your friends, neighbors, and hunting buddies. Do you ever think of them? I do. I want to tell you about a friend […]

Officials fear effects of new painkiller

A new narcotic pain pill is being released to the market this month, and critics are begging the Food and Drug Administration to reverse its decision, fearing its addictive qualities and overdose potential. Zohydro ER is an extended release hydrocodone medication made by Zogenix. It is a highly addictive drug only meant for patients with pain severe enough to require […]

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