Fleming-Neon Middle students rank among Kentucky’s highest

Fleming-Neon Middle School scored higher than 95 percent of middle schools statewide and Letcher County Public Schools reached proficiency, according to Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results released by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). With an overall score of 73.5, FNMS is the first school in the Letcher district to be classified as distinguished, the highest […]

Rec center needs work to cut energy costs, court is told

Members of the Letcher County Fiscal Court were surprised to learn recently that the three-year-old Letcher County Recreation Center is among the county-owned buildings where changes need to be made to improve energy efficiency. Mark Saunier of Comfort & Process Solutions (CPS) presented the court with an energy audit of county buildings during a recent meeting. Saunier told the court […]

Jenkins scores are low

The Jenkins Independent School District has the seventh lowest score in the state, according to Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results released by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE). With an overall score of 58.8, Jenkins is classified as a focus district that needs improvement. Jenkins has a percentile ranking of 21. “Test scores do not always […]

Bad address fixed

Confusion over who is charged with doing what has led Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright to order the address of a defendant who was indicted recently by the Letcher County Grand Jury to be corrected. The order amending the address was issued last week because a Kentucky State Police arrest file included the wrong address for accused felony offender Kevin […]

Cavs blast Patriots to notch first win

The Jenkins Cavaliers were on the road last weekend as they traveled to Knott County Central to take on the Patriots. Coach Daniel Sexton and the Cavaliers were coming off of a bye week and hungry for their first win of the season. The Patriots opened the game with an onside kick, which they recovered for first possession of the […]

Kansas became wild card

Kansas became the wild card The Contender Round of races at Kansas, Charlotte and Talladega got underway on Sunday at the mile-and-a-half track of Kansas Speedway and the results now have many of the favorites to win the title scrambling with just two races left before the Chase field is reduced to eight. Kansas and Charlotte were expected to keep […]

Stoops, Cats earn signature victory

Sports in Kentucky

Five games in, Kentucky owns its most significant football win in decades. Happened on a Saturday when SEC powers scrambled the standings, left us to see Tennessee and Vanderbilt at the bottom and, ahem, that basketball school near the top. In Lexington there is revelry in the land this week. Mid-October and Kentucky folk are abuzz with Air Raid … […]


Gabby’s fishing fever

Plastic worms work well right now

One of the top baits to use for catching bass this time of year is the plastic worm. The worm bait has been around for a long time and for good reason; it is one of the best bass catching baits you can use. Bass love to check out any type of bug or worm falling into the water, and […]

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