2014-03-26 E-Edition

Gabby’s fishing fever

Hair jig is go-to bait for bass anglers

If I had to pick one bass bait to use 12 months a year and in any type of conditions or temperatures for bass, it would be a hair jig for sure. Now jigs come in hair jigs and rubber skirted jigs. I also fish the rubber jig a lot and it is a great bait to catch bass most […]

It’s all in the asphalt

When Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., opened in 1997, NASCAR hoped that it would become a cornerstone for West Coast fans. The track was located 52 miles outside of Los Angeles and was the benefactor of that great southern California weather. It had all of the intangibles to be a successful track, but it could never produce the kind […]

KHSAA votes to allow Letcher Central’s grid squad into Class 5A

Letcher County Central High School will be the fourth-smallest member of the 5A grouping category of football teams in Kentucky. Letcher Central is one of nine Kentucky High School Athletics Association member schools approved by the organization’s Board of Control at its March meeting to voluntarily play into a higher classification in the 2015- 2018 football alignment and nine member […]

Lady Cavs take 2 of 3

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers opened the 2014 softball season with a win. They faced off with the June Buchannan Lady Crusaders, who are playing their first season in several years. The Cavaliers picked up the district win 15-0 in three innings. In the first inning, Jenkins put eight runs on the board with four hits and six walks. Two hits […]


Willie Cauley-Stein and the Kentucky Wildcats will meet the University of Louisville in the NCAA Tournament. The game will air Friday from Indianapolis at 9:45. (AP)

Killer pleads guilty, but refuses to accept blame

James Ray Maggard, the Neon man accused of murdering Dradrick “Drad” Fleming in June 2012, entered an “Alford guilty plea” in Letcher Circuit Court Friday that will protect him from the possibility of being sentenced to death by lethal injection. “He admits there is sufficient evidence to try to persuade a jury to convict him,” said William Lewis Collins, one […]

Snow total now at 35.8 inches

While the 2013-14 winter season continues to be one of southeastern Kentucky’s most severe in recent years, the region has been downright lucky when compared to the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States, where snowfall totals have more than doubled those here. In fact, aside from students in most mountain counties missing nearly a month of school because […]

House plan would allot $64 million to Letcher

A two-year $4.5 billion road plan being debated in the Kentucky General Assembly includes almost $64 million for Letcher County, with much of that going to the U.S. 119 relocation in the Cumberland River area, says 94th District Rep. Leslie Combs. Another $8 million would be used to ease traffic congestion in and out of KY 805 in Jenkins, Combs […]

Must drivers pay more at pump?

Gas tax showdown is expected

Kentucky drivers could find out this week if they will pay more at the pump this summer. House Democrats have approved a 1.5 cents-per-gallon increase. It would give the state an extra $107 million during the next two years to build new roads and fix the broken ones. But Senate Republican leaders rejected the gas tax increase Tuesday, arguing Kentuckians […]

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