Rare nerve disease can’t keep LCC student away from prom



When 19-year-old Richard Andrew Mullins told his parents that he wanted to go to prom this year, they had just one week to help him get ready for the big event. “It wasn’t something I thought he would want to do,” said Andrea Dawn Mullins, Andrew’s mother. The Mayking youth, who suffers from an unknown neurological disorder, has been a […]

New Jenkins council, mayor will get raises



The Jenkins City Council has approved salary raises for the mayor and council members who will take office in 2015. The mayor’s annual salary was increased from a base of $28,000 to $31,000 per year. The raise does not affect incentives already in place that, if met, can raise the mayor’s pay by $4,000. Council salaries were doubled to $50 […]

Jenkins board rejects all bids for old school



There will be another round of bidding before the fate of the old McRoberts School building is decided. At its April meeting, the Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education met in closed session before voting to reject all bids submitted. While the decision to talk about the bids behind closed doors came as a surprise to audience members, Board Attorney […]

Grand jury charges 8 in true bills



The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned eight new indictments, one of which charges a Thornton man with making methamphetamine. The grand jury says William Daniel Bentley, 39, of 79 Golden Rod Drive, Thornton, possessed meth precursors on February 4, which he used in manufacturing methamphetamine. He is also charged with being a persistent felony offender. Letcher County Sheriff ’s […]

‘40-0’ may not be a ridiculous thought now




Recalibrate the mind – critical mass free throws become critical finish exacta, furlong times, the jockey and mile-anda quarter. Names on our mind’s marquee change too. Julius, Cauley- Stein, Russ and Luke give way to horse owner imaginations – Vicar’s In Trouble, Chitu, We Miss Artie and Uncle Sigh. Question/suspense: “Who’s coming back?” and “What’s the recruiting news?” More May […]

Jenkins Lady Cavs go 1-3 in state All ‘A’ tournament



The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers won one game and lost two during “pool play” of the Touchstone Energy All ‘A’ Classic fast-pitch softball tournament held Saturday and Sunday. The first game for the 14th Region All ‘A’ champion Lady Cavs ended in an 11-9 win over Middlesboro. Jenkins opened the scoring in the first inning after Melissa Bartley was hit by […]

Short tracks, short tempers



Saturday night at Richmond in the closing laps it looked as if Matt Kenseth was in a position to claim the second win of the season for Toyota. Kenneth, who is winless on the season, was battling another driver looking for his first win in Jeff Gordon in the final laps with the intensity level being jacked up as a […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Buzz baits are bass-catching machines

The spring fishing season is in full swing and so is the top water fishing action for bass. I have received reports about all kinds of good bass being caught on top water baits in Kentucky and Tennessee lake, most of them on buzz baits. Buzz baits are bass-catching machines and are very deadly when the bass are on an […]

Struttin’ Time:

As season ends, memories begin

As another turkey season draws to a close, we can’t help but reflect on the memories — good and bad. It was a great season for me in Kentucky, bagging a monster longbeard on opening morning at 10:06 and then repeating myself on April 21 at 6:05 pm. Although some of the good memories include taking some youth hunting and […]

Jenkins dominates cross-county rival Letcher Co. Central



What began as a tense game turned into a 16-5 rout by Jenkins when the Lady Cavaliers met the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars last week in a 53rd District and 14th Region matchup. In the bottom of the third inning, the first two batters for LCC reached base as Jenkins committed two throwing errors. Seanna Coots got an infield […]


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