Booker, Cats too much for Vols

Devin Booker had 18 points and seven rebounds as No. 1 Kentucky picked up its defense in the second half and extended the best start in school history Tuesday night with a 66-48 victory over Tennessee. Kentucky is 26-0 for the first time, though the Wildcats finished the 1953-54 season with a 25-0 mark. It also matches the best start […]

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Wild turkey season grows nearer

I really believe you could put me in a cave with just a computer, and I could tell it is close to turkey season. My friends start sending me updated reports about turkey movement. I got pictures from Candice Fleming this week of turkeys feeding in her yard, a message from my lifelong friend Ricky Adams about hearing hens, and […]

Colder weather coming

County and state workers continued to clear roads Tuesday in anticipation of more snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures. “We’re trying to get as many roads cleared as we can today,” Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward said Tuesday afternoon. “We’re doing everything we can. It’s so much snow.” One to three more inches of snow was expected by early Wednesday, […]

Analysts believe 2015 poised to be coal’s worst year

The coal industry’s woes are likely to continue throughout the year with companies remaining in the red, according to a new round of mining industry earnings reports, says Environment and Energy News. E&E reporter Manuel Quinones reports that Alpha Natural Resources Inc., which has operations in Letcher County, reported a net loss of $122 million for the last three months […]

Meeting postponed

The Kentucky Department of Highways has postponed a public meeting that had planned for Thursday night to give the public the opportunity to comment on proposed solutions for the “intersection congestion/safety improvement project” on Main Street, at the foot of School Hill, in Whitesburg. “We are postponing the public meeting set for Thursday evening at the extension office about the […]

This UK team on path to ‘greatness’

February. The rodent in Pennsylvania didn’t see his shadow … some of us forgot the Valentine’s Day thing … Jerry Tarkanian’s name made it into same sentence with Dean Smith … and pitchers and catchers reported to spring training. Closer to home, a mammoth stampede on supermarkets Maysville to Bardwell preceded a mammoth snowstorm. … Mr. Lincoln’s birthday came and […]

Blair to play college ball at UVA-Wise

ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL — Letcher County Central senior Zane Blair (center) signed a scholarship offer February 11 with the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA-Wise) to play Division II football. Blair threw for 22 touchdowns and 1,891 yards during the 2014 season at Letcher County Central High School. He also had eight rushing touchdowns. Pictured with Blair […]

Dixon signs with West Virginia State

Hazard High School senior Hilton “Ray Ray” Dixon has signed a letter of intent to play football at West Virginia State University in Dunbar, near Charleston. Dixon is the son of Victor and Johnette Gainer of Mayking and the grandson of Shirley and the late Eugene Gainer. During Dixon’s high school career, he has been a part of four district […]

It’s time to start engines

The Sprint Cup schedule has a total of thirty-six points paying races plus a couple of non-points races in the Sprint Unlimited and the Sprint All-Star Race but make no mistake this Sunday’s Daytona 500 is “THE” race on the entire schedule. Sprint Cup racing is the only major sport that opens the season with its biggest race and unlike […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Getting your tackle box in order

During this cold weather there is not much you can do outside as far as fishing. But decent weather is a few weeks away, so one thing you can do indoors is to go through your fishing tackle and organize it and put all of it in some type of order. Now while this might seem like a boring job […]

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