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A ribbon cutting for Advance Auto Parts near Pine Mountain Junction in Whitesburg took place Tuesday. A $1,000 donation to United Way and Salvation Army was presented by store representatives. Pictured are Karen Burns, Whitesburg Police Officer Justin Hunsaker, Jack Tackett, Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields, Tyrone Caudill, Melissa Quillen, Tony Hensley, John Gray, Jenniffer Everidge, Jeff Everidge, Justin Hall, […]

Court meets to re-up staff



The Letcher County Fiscal Court met briefly on Monday to reappoint Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward’s administrative staff and one of the county’s longest serving officers. The court voted unanimously to approve Ward’s request to reappoint the staff, and a question from Fifth District Magistrate Wayne Fleming revealed that the court will soon adopt a new “model” personnel policy that […]

Wrecks kill four here



Last week’s traffic fatality at Kona was Letcher County’s fourth highway fatality of 2014, Kentucky State Police say. That is one fewer than the five traffic deaths the occurred here in 2013 but two more than 2012. Statewide, there were 661 wreckrelated fatalities in 2014, a signifi- cant increase over the 638 that occurred in Kentucky in 2013. Letcher was […]

Police Beat



Tuesday, December 23 • At 12:37 p.m., the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department receives a call from a Camp Branch man who was recently the victim of identity theft. The man, who lives on KY 931N, reports that he received a statement from the PayPal ecommerce company advising him that he owes $977.32 on an account opened in his name. […]

Biggest class since 1955 headed to Hall of Fame





Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz dominated in an era of offense, each in their own way. The 6-foot-10 Big Unit became the tallest of 215 players elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame and the 5-foot-11 Martinez the shortest pitcher picked for Cooperstown since Whitey Ford in 1974. Smoltz, who found unusual success both as a starting pitcher and […]

Lady Cougars struggle after injury leaves bench shorter



Since winning their own Christmas tournament two weeks ago, the Letcher Central Lady Cougars have fallen upon hard times — losing four of their last five games including a tough one, 58-56, in overtime January 3 at Knott County Central. LCCHS, which has struggled with a “short” bench all season, found itself with an even “shorter” bench when senior forward […]

Big test ahead when LCC travels to Knott



The Letcher Central Cougars take a surprising 8-4 record into the new year after winning three of six games during the past two weeks in holiday invitational tournaments at Leslie County and down in Orlando, Fla. The Cougars host 3-11 South Floyd tomorrow night, January 8, and 3-7 Jenkins the following night, January 9. LCCHS travels to Prestonsburg Saturday evening […]

NASCAR’S business



NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series is a sport just like the National Football League, Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. All four have lengthy schedules and playoffs that eventually crown a champion. The difference between NASCAR and the other three is that the governing body relies on a series sponsor to help with the cost of putting on a […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie like cooler water the best

Crappie are at home in the summer months and in the colder of winter. They are very versatile and can adapt in many types on waters. Crappie prefer the cooler water and love to hold next to some form of cover like wood, rocks or weed beds. They will follow and feed off of minnows and shad schools most of […]

Struttin’ Time:

Big fun ahead during the year 2015

Welcome to 2015, my friends and readers of Struttin’ Time. Several readers have asked when Struttin’ Time would return. Well, here we are. And believe me, we have a fun-packed year ahead. My friend Dwayne Blair contacted me about a wild boar hunt — he flung a cravin’ on me — so I booked myself a hunt on March 19 […]


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