Girls’ star puts up 54 points



Jenkins High School star Whitney Creech flew across the paint on her way to scoring two of her 54 points against Pikeville during the Lady Cavaliers’ 76-71 opening night win at Pikeville. In other action, the Jenkins boys won, while the Letcher County Central girls lost in a close one. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Coal stocks slide while others rise



Coal company stocks took another dive Tuesday even though other energy companies led major stock indexes higher. The decline in coal stocks was led by Alabama-based Walter Energy, which fell 29.2 percent to $1.94 after BB&T Capital predicted the company would fall into bankruptcy in 2015. Walter has fallen from its 2014 high of $17.42. Elsewhere, the stock price for […]

Board criticized for lack of playing field



A frustrated parent of a Letcher County Middle School Cougars softball player told the Letcher County Board of Education at its recent meeting that the middle school softball and baseball teams don’t have a field to play ball. “What the middle school softball and middle school baseball teams are facing is just like if you went to any school in […]

Jenkins board wants parents’ help



Officials with the Jenkins Independent Schools have enlisted parents to serve in a partnership role with educators to help students achieve their educational goals and improve their test scores. Jenkins High School Principal David Lee told the Jenkins School Board that parents had been invited to meet with school staff and administrators to look at the recent test scores, which […]

Cats vs. Cards proves it’s best late




Iron Bowl . . . Egg Bowl . . . never mind. Football in Kentucky over the weekend was prime. Perception being reality, was second to none. The weekend was full of nobathroom break suspense, drama to the wire and yes, agony of defeat, too. Friday and Saturday were all that. Friday night in Goshen in Oldham County: Owensboro High’s […]

Lady Cavaliers win opener



CAVALIER CRUSH – Jenkins defenders Taylor Johnson, Lexi Stambaugh and Whitney Creech converged on Pikeville’s Alexxa Gearheart during the Lady Cavaliers’ 76-71 opening night win on the road Monday night. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

LCC girls drop opener



The visiting Johnson Central Lady Eagles went the length of the floor in the final three seconds to hit a trey Monday night and edged the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars 53- 51 in the seasonopener for both squads. Johnson Central, the preseason top-rated team in the 15th Region, dominated the Lady Cougars for much of the first half with […]

Hendrick way continues



Every organization that fields cars in the Sprint Cup Series has its own way of doing business. Each has experienced success in the sport, but none can compare to that of Hendrick Motorsports. Hendrick’s giant operation that fields four teams goes about its business in what it likes to refer to as the Hendrick Way. Now exactly what the Hendrick […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Having fun with carp fishing

This was a long weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday and gave most people some time to do things like fishing. This is what I got to do while we were visiting with family in Georgia. There is a lake there that I have fished several times over the years and have always done well there. Most of the time I […]

Struttin’ Time:

Saying so long until early next year

As we look back at our hunts together this year, we realize it has been another wonderful year of hunting. We traveled together to Texas, where we took a nice deer in anybody’s book along with a big wild boar that I am still eating on. We turkey hunted in North Carolina, with the Rosebud Indians in South Dakota, and […]


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