Train hits, kills Isom man, 35



Police are investigating the death of a 35-year-old Isom man who was hit by a train Sunday afternoon. Michael “Shaun” Fields was lying between railroad tracks near Tipple Road in Isom when a train struck him at 2:42 p.m. on May 11, said Kentucky State Police Det. Randy Combs, who reviewed surveillance footage of the incident captured from a camera […]

Sheriff candidate jailed after failing to appear at trial



A Democratic candidate for Letcher County Sheriff has been jailed on a contempt of court charge with less than a week remaining until the May Primary Election. “Walking Tall” Jon Hall, 36, of Neon, was arrested April 28 and charged with contempt of court after he missed his jury trial, which was set for 10 a.m. that day. Hall said […]

Bicycle accident is fatal to 8-year-old Jenkins boy



Funeral services were held at Jenkins High School this week for an eight-year-old boy who died last week from head and chest injuries he suffered in a bicycle accident that authorities have called “freak.” Trenton Paul Carty lost control of his bicycle while riding down a hill on Williams Street in the Mudtown community of Jenkins around 8 p.m. on […]

State says ‘Bike Nite’ can’t go on until permit is obtained



The Whitesburg City Council and Mayor James Wiley Craft are looking for a way to bring the city’s highly successful “BikeNite” into compliance with state law. At the council’s May meeting Tuesday, representatives of the Whitesburg Bike Nite committee asked the council for a letter of support from the mayor to include as part of an application to the Kentucky […]

Two from LCC sign scholarship offers



Above left, Letcher County Central High School golfer Gracia Wright (front row, second from left) signed a scholarship offer at a recent ceremony at LCC to play golf for UVAWise. Photo identification released by LCC was incomplete, but the school did say that those attending Wright’s signing included her grandmother, Jackie Rutherford, LCC Golf Coach Bobbie Whitaker, and LCC Director […]

Craziness dominates sports landscape




The sports landscape is a screwball swirl of craziness, and the NBA is still going with draft day still a month away. Observations … v NFL Draft. A month ago Johnny Manziel warned the Texans they’d be sorry if they didn’t draft him. A week ago ex-Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, (three national title rings in his pocket), and projected to […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass are now tired — and hungry

Most lakes have now wormed up enough for bass to be finished spawning and are again looking for food. Bass are now tired and hungry from being on the beds so long, and they will be active. It is not unusual to catch a bass with a big mouth and a slim body right now. The bass are feeding to […]

A one-million dollar victory



This season has been all about winning and this past Saturday night at Kansas Jeff Gordon joined the winners’ list by capturing his first checkered flag of the season and with it a spot in the Chase. He joined seven other drivers that have already punched their ticket to the championship round of 10 races, but this Saturday night at […]

Struttin’ Time:

Spring squirrel season opens May 17

Well here we are with spring squirrel season dead in our sights. The season opens May 17 and runs thru June 20. If you can stand what will soon become hot and humid mornings, it is a great time to hone your skills — and an even greater time to get into the woods with some young people. When I […]

Jenkins wins 19th



The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers picked up their 19th win over a tough Perry County Central team last week. Both teams had a slow start. In the top of the fourth, PCC’s Evans reached base on a fielding error, moved to second on a fielder’s choice and to third on a single, and scored on a passed ball. Jenkins answered in […]


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