Sign honors Miss Kentucky USA

As Destin Kincer’s whirlwind year as Miss Kentucky USA comes to an end, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has erected road signs in Letcher County in her honor. “It’s a great Christmas present,” said Kincer, of Little Cowan. “I’m so appreciative.” The 22-year-old University of Kentucky student credits her mother, Mitzi Kincer, and Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward for initiating the […]

Mayor, councilmen at odds in Jenkins; New Year fireworks show won’t happen

Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer said he has decided not to hold a New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration after two members of the Jenkins City Council complained about the cost of the event. Kincer said he made the decision to stop the fireworks late Monday afternoon after Councilmen Rick Damron and Robert Adams telephoned him while he was out of town […]

Jury indicts 12

The Letcher Grand Jury has named 12 people in indictments, including two men charged with theft. Joshua D. Revels, 30, of 36 Caramel Drive, Whitesburg, is accused of acting with Christopher Allen Bates on Nov. 2 in the theft of a coal truck axle valued at $500 or more belonging to Charlie Ralph Sexton. The grand jury says Revels was […]


Jenkins High School softball star Caitlynn Estevez, pictured third from right, has signed to continue her softball career at Union College. In the last two years as starting pitcher, Estevez compiled a 58-13 record, 446 strikeouts, was 2014 Pikeville Medical Leader Player of the Year, two-time 2nd team All-State, 1st team Academic All-State, three-time All-District, two-time All-Region, and two-time team […]

Bring on UK vs. UofL

Joy to the world — and Planet Basketball too. In the Bluegrass State, this Christmas is more than Jingle Bells, Here Comes Santa Claus and going to Grandma’s house. Family revelry is okay. Mother’s chocolate-covered peanut butter balls and candlelight service on television is appropriate. But here in The Nations (Big Blue and Cardinal), Kentuckians will open Christmas gifts with […]

LCC girls to hit road

The Letcher Central Lady Cougars will take their 7-3 mark to Bowling Green this weekend to compete in the Farmers National Bank Holiday Bash, a three day round-robin affair that pits the Lady Cougars against Glasgow (7-2) at noon on Saturday, Dec. 27, followed by Adair County (8-2) that evening. The Lady Cougars will play Franklin-Simpson (2-5) at 1 p.m. […]

Boys’ streak ends

The Letcher Central Cougars saw their five-game winning streak snapped in the opening round of the two-day, three-game Hyden Bank Christmas Tournament Dec. 19. After missing several free throws in losing to Meade County 43-40 in the opening game, the Cougars rebounded to hammer winless Red Bird 70-31 Dec. 20, and then followed that up with a convincing 57-46 win […]

A letter to Santa Claus

It’s time for one of my favorite Christmas traditions that I have been enjoying long before Jimmie Johnson ever won his first title or NASCAR’s introduction of its Chase. I took on the job of writing a letter to Santa for those that make a living in the Sprint Cup Series so long ago that one of my first requests […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

The calendar says it’s wintertime

Well, the calendar now says it is wintertime. Even though we are having mild weather, the fish will still relate to basic early winter patterns. But for some fish, this does not change things much and for some it brings much change. Fish like crappie will not be as affected as most fish because crappie like the cool water just […]


The Letcher County Central High School cheerleaders recently participated in the KHSAA State Cheerleading Competition in Lexington at the Alltech Arena. The team was first runner-up in the state in the medium varsity division. The cheerleaders also competed at the UCA Regional Smokey Mountain Competition in November and received first place in the small varsity division. The team received a […]

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