Man reunited with coon hound after rescuers arrive here to help

Letcher County was the scene of a “Christmas Day miracle” when a group of 11 volunteers — one of whom had driven 10 hours from Missouri — rescued a hound dog that had been trapped under Black Mountain for nearly six days. Jane, a three-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound who had last been seen on the night of December 19, was […]

Jenkins will get fireworks show New Year’s Eve

The citizens of Jenkins will get to ring — or blast —the New Year in with a fireworks show after all. Carl “King” Addington, whose delivery of $2,100 worth of fireworks was turned down by city officials last week, now says he will donate enough pyrotechnics to put on the second show of what he hopes will become an annual […]

Arson is suspected

Kentucky State Police are investigating a house fire on Christmas Day as a suspected arson. Greg Kincer, of 388 Licking Rock Branch, Craft’s Colly, was attending a family gathering at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg when a neighbor called Kincer at 8:27 p.m. on Dec. 25 to notify him of the fire at the ranch-style home. A neighbor broke down […]

40-0 is now possible

It’s official now you can commence with the 40–0 talk and you can attach the name of ”The Unselfish Cats” to this 2014-15 UK team and more than likely the Monday after the first weekend in April you can tweak that to “The Unselfish Undefeated Cats.” After the UK dominance of UCLA on Dec. 20, there was an NBA general […]

LCC drops three

The Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars lost all three games scheduled in this past weekend’s FNB Holiday Bash in Bowling Green. The Lady Cougars lost 68-64 to Russell County in the first game Dec. 27 and then lost 36- 28 to Glasgow in the second game Saturday night. LCCHS lost 44-39 to Franklin- Simpson in the final game […]

Magical team

Mixing metaphors. If there is a Secretariat out there today — talent, poise, flowering personality and national attention, it’s housed in Lexington. Kentucky’s basketball team is big, powerful, smart, showy, with a heart two lions large, and can run too, 10-at-a-time, on 20 legs, all day. That ESPN analysts declared to the world in the last week or so that […]

Top 10 stories of 2014

The 2014 Sprint Cup season will always be remembered as one of the most exciting to take place in many years. NASCAR’s introduction of a new Chase format not only made each checkered flag more important, it also increased the tension level both on the track and on pit road. Drivers and crew chiefs suddenly found themselves in a battle […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing in mild winter weather

So far it has been a pretty mild winter and pretty warm a lot of days. I sure am not complaining. I wish it would stay this way. But this nice weather this late in the year or in the early winter period does bring on some changes to fishing patterns and some of it is good for some anglers […]

Political Cartoon

There can be no letup in protecting the lives of miners

What others are thinking

Since 29 miners died April 5, 2010, in the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia, federal safety officials say the coal industry is on pace for an all-time low in workrelated deaths. It is our fervent hope that continues to be true. Recent stories quoted U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor Joe Main as saying […]

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