Miss Kentucky USA 2014 Destin Kincer of Little Cowan was honored last week on the floor of the Kentucky State Senate. Pictured with Miss Kincer, a Letcher County Central High School graduate and current student at the University of Kentucky, is Senator Johnny Ray Turner, D-Prestonsburg. Miss Kincer is the daughter of Stephen and Mitzi Kincer of Little Cowan and […]

Ousted Jenkins police chief feels like he was ‘used’

Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer has announced that Police Chief Roland Craft is no longer an employee of the city. Kincer did not elaborate on the reason Craft left the police department, saying that city policy does not allow him to comment on personnel issues. At Monday’s meeting of the Jenkins City Council, Kincer asked the council to approve his nomination […]

County looks to sell Isom site

A divided Letcher County Fiscal Court voted at its March meeting to explore the possibility of selling what has become the controversial industrial park site (the old South East Coal tipple) at Isom, which is currently occupied by Process Systems and under lease to Process Systems owner Doug Sizemore. In the four-to-two vote, Fifth District Magistrate Wayne Fleming and Second […]

Funeral set for man killed in shooting near Letcher

Funeral services were to be held Wednesday for a 37-year-old Blackey man who was shot and killed early Sunday night during an argument at Boothill Road in the community of Letcher. Kentucky State Police say David Clayton Richie was shot and killed after Richie assaulted a 47-year-old Cornettsville man, Milburn Glover, near the home of William Banks. The shooting was […]

Change needed at Bristol

NASCAR should revamp schedule and race in April

Of the many things NASCAR can’t control, the weather is at the top of the list. NASCAR can’t make it be warm and sunny every race day and NASCAR can’t stave off rain showers or cold fronts. What NASCAR can control is the schedule. After rain delayed a second Sprint Cup race in this four-week-old season, it’s time to consider […]

NCAA Men’s Bracket

Crappie fishing heats up

Gabby’s fishing fever

Almost every fisherman I know or have talked to is ready for warm weather and early spring fishing. I have received reports of good crappie fishing on Carr Creek Lake in the past couple weeks, where anglers are catching good limits of crappie in the 13- to 14-inch range. This is a normal early spring crappie pattern. As the water […]

Struttin’ Time:

Gobbling like music to the ear!

The wild turkeys were gobbling wide open nearly every morning last week. That, my friends, is music to the ear. It doesn’t get any better than that. Youth season opens on Saturday, April 5. Be in the woods before sunrise, you won’t be sorry. Take a kid hunting, and get them away from all the cell phones, and computers. It […]


The sixth grade boys’ basketball team at E. J. Hayes Middle School in Lexington won six consecutive games on March 1 to win the sixth grade district tournament championship, which was held at Bryan Station Middle School gymnasium. E. J. Hayes Elementary School defeated Morton Middle School in back-to-back games in the finals of the double elimination tournament to win […]

Early spring pruning tips

As spring approaches, many homeowners begin to think about their yard’s landscape. The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs. To ensure healthy spring plants, homeowners may want to prune the trees and shrubs around their home. But do not just prune for the sake of pruning, make sure you have a valid reason for pruning before you […]

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