City says dog owners could face $500 fines

Dog owners in the City of Whitesburg will have to keep their animals on a leash or in an enclosure or face the consequences. At the Whitesburg City Council’s March meeting Tuesday, Mayor James Wiley Craft directed the Whitesburg Police Department to enforce a longstanding ordinance (No. 90), which mandates a penalty of $500 per day for dog owners who […]

Slide ruins magistrate’s home

When loud thumping sounds awoke District Four Magistrate Keith Adams around 5 a.m. on March 5, he was hoping dogs were chasing cats on a lumber pile. “ It sounded like somebody stomping their foot on the floor,” said Adams, of Blacksmith Drive in the community of Letcher. After he saw his dogs lying outside as they normally would, he […]

Alleged Neon robber caught

Police have arrested a 33-year-old Neon man accused of putting a convenience store clerk in a chokehold and demanding money from the store’s cash register in January dark clothing and had a ski mask over his face when he “dragged the clerk around in a chokehold and demanded she open the register (drawer)”shortlybefore9pm on taking an undisclosed amount of cash. […]

Public being urged to show up at high school to support bringing prison to county

When U.S. Bureau of Prison (BOP) officials last held a public meeting in Whitesburg, more than 500 citizens showed up at Letcher County Central High School to show their support for the construction of a new prison here they are in favor of the prison and 119 citizens le supporting the plan. In a two petitions of support w sented […]

Girls take region in OT at Hindman

The shorthanded Letcher County Central Lady Cougars battled through injuries to two starters and gutted it out the last two months to cap off an improbable finish on a season by edging Knott Central Sunday for their second 14th Regional title in the past three years and the third championship in school history. This team has overcome all season, this […]

Boys lose regional opener

All-State junior guard Braxton Beverly’s team-high 22 points, including 11 in the first half, keyed the Commodores’ convincing 61- 48 victory over the Letcher Central Cougars in the opening round of the 14th Region tournament Saturday in Stanton. The Commodore’s defensive pressure dominated the Cougars early and allowed them to open the game with a 9-0 run that grew to […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s hard to catch fish in muddy waters

Thank the Lord springtime and warmer weather appears to be on the way soon. But for now we are left with all this muddy flooded water and the lakes and rivers are a mess and very swift and muddy. There is one thing you can bet your favorite rod and reel on, and that is that the hardest type of […]

Is NASCAR racing better? It’s way too early to know

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Two races is just too early to form a definitive opinion about NASCAR’s new rules package, which was tweaked as part of a concerted effort to improve the racing. Has the 2015 rules package made things any better? No, not really. Especially if it’s being compared with the high-stakes racing that punctuated the end of last season, when […]

Struttin’ Time:

Why it’s called ‘hunting’ and not ‘killing’

We are headed to Florida in just a few more days. We will leave March 17, arrive to hunt about noon in San Mateo, get with the God’s Country Outfitters, and start our wild boar hunt. If things go as planned, we will be in the swamps by one o’clock and bayed with the dogs no later than 3 p.m. […]

UK players not fearing loss in SEC tournament

LEXINGTON These Kentucky Wildcats have the chance to reach heights no team in the program’s history has ever achieved — become undefeated national champions. Losing seems unthinkable. On the other hand, a loss in this week’s Southeastern Conference tournament might not be the worst thing in the world for the top-ranked Wildcats. Kentucky coach John Calipari seems unfazed by the […]

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