Nation’s top scorer looks ahead



Jenkins High School basketball standout Whitney Creech is already focusing on next season after the Lady Cavaliers’ season came to an end last week after losing to Knott County Central in the district tournament. “The day after she was back in the weight room,” said Ashley Addington, JHS girls’ basketball coach. “Then she goes to softball practice. She never slows […]

Accused killer found in Texas; son, 8, is okay



Police in Texas have found an eight-year-old boy and his father who haven’t been seen in Letcher County since October. The father is wanted in the November murder of a Floyd County man. Police found Nicholas Sexton and his father Floyd Junior Sexton, 33, in Potter County, Texas on March 3. Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Eugene Slone said Nicholas […]

Man arrested after dispute inside county judge’s office; wife says he was the victim



A 65-year-old Little Cowan man was arrested at his home Monday night after being accused of shoving Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward in Ward’s office earlier that day. Jack Cornett, of 310 Highway 2035, was arrested at 6: 34 p. m. March 2 after Letcher District Judge Kevin R. Mullins electronically signed an arrest warrant requested by Ward. Cornett is […]

LCC girls take district, win in regional



Despite shooting just 28 percent, the defending 53rd District champions, the Letcher Central Lady Cougars, turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and then converted 7/9 from the charity line late to turn back upset minded Jackson City, 52-41, in the opening round of the girls’ 14th Region tournament Monday night in Hindman. The Lady Cougars, now 16-10, […]

LCC boys end drought



For the first time in three years, the Letcher County Central Cougars (17-11) returned to this week’s 14th Regional Tournament hosted by Powell County High School. The vertically challenged Cougars (one player over 6’2”) overcame many obstacles this season from their season opener to last week’s district tournament. The Cougars have struggled offensively. Other than sophomore guard Torell Carter, there […]

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Kentucky needs its own wild boar season

As you can see from the picture I had an awesome wild boar hunt. In hunting camp with me were three men from Georgetown, who were also hunting wild boar. I cannot figure for the life of me why the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife won’t allow us a wild boar season. When I was a young man we […]

Gordon’s early bad luck



When Jeff Gordon announced that this was going to be his last season in the Sprint Cup Series, he made it very clear that he didn’t want a “retirement party” at every stop on the schedule. While he has made some great memories at every stop on the schedule, this last trip to Atlanta brings his career full circle. It […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie now biting in region’s lakes

Carr Creek Lake is mostly frozen over and just about impossible to fish right now. However, I have had a few reports about crappie on some lakes in Tennessee and parts of Alabama — areas not hit as bad by the weather as we were. A few lucky anglers got to fish some of these lakes in the past few […]

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March. Kentucky’s basketball team has laid claim to a peak where Big Blue fan expectations live. Full summit. A high place where 46 SEC titles brings more yawn than yea! Smothering quick-and-cocky Arkansas in the surgical way it was done moves the blue team to a place that transcends RPI, wins and polls. Perfect rhythm and harmony among men and […]

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