Kincer will vie for Miss USA crown on live TV Sunday

Little Cowan resident Destin Kincer will represent Kentucky in the 63rd annual Miss USA Competition Sunday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The three-hour telecast begins at 8 p.m. on June 8 live on NBC. With the extended format, viewers will learn more about the contestants in a segment called “Road to the Crown.” An NBC film crew visited 21-year-old Kincer […]

Jenkins looking for new school superintendent

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education met Monday evening to accept the retirement of Superintendent Deborah Watts and to establish the guidelines for its search for a new superintendent. Watts announced her intention to retire at the board’s May meeting last week, and the board accepted her retirement letter, with regret, this week. The board also voted to allow […]

School is sold to Neon man; vo-tech pupils going to Wise

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education has sold the McRoberts Elementary School property and voted to pull the district’s students out of the Letcher County Vocational School and send them to Wise County. After serving as the center of the McRoberts community for about 100 years, the McRoberts school is now in the hands of a private businessman. The board […]

UMW says EPA proposal kicks miners ‘to the curb’

The United Mine Workers of America is blasting the Obama administration’s new proposal for controlling greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, which will likely contribute to the loss of coal mining jobs. “The UMWA has not and does not dispute the science regarding climate change,” Cecil Roberts, the group’s international president, said in a statement this week. “Our dispute […]

Kentucky baseball player among best

If professional baseball is your passion, then reserve a time slot in front of the TV, as Major League Baseball’s annual draft is Thursday through Saturday. Top prospects in the Commonwealth waiting for a telephone to ring are A.J. Reed, University of Kentucky first baseman, and pitcher Nick Burdi at University of Louisville. Reed, college National Player of the Year, […]


James Crowe celebrates his bomber feature win with crew and family in victory lane at Mountain Motor Speedway at Isom. (All photos by Brandon Meyer)

Johnson is back in form

Only two weeks ago, Jimmie Johnson — according to so many in the media — was in a horrific slump with no signs of regaining his old form that made him a sixtime Sprint Cup Series champion. Of course, all of that started to change in Charlotte over the Memorial Day weekend when he and his Hendrick Motorsports team broke […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Catching bluegill offers fun for all

This is a great time of year to get out and have some fun fishing with friends and family. One of the most fun and simple ways to enjoy this is to bluegill fish. The bluegill is a great little fish that is practically everywhere. From the largest lakes to the smallest streams and ponds, bluegill can be found and […]

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So when is sandhill crane season?

Well my loyal and faithful readers, this week we are again taking on the sandhill crane hunting season. The sandhill crane, which is a large bird which most of my readers have probably never seen, or have just read about it here, had its season opener about four years ago. To get a permit, if you recall, you had to […]

LCC Choir Spring Concert was amazing


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. This week has gone by so fast and I’ve been staying in with allergies and haven’t really been anywhere. My son Billy and wife Sandra and I went to the Pine Mountain Grill for breakfast the other day. There weren’t very many people there. It was good seeing Lester Tindle there, and […]

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