Results of Damron probe now in hands of special prosecutor



The results of an investigation into illegal activities allegedly committed by a former Letcher County Sheriff ’s deputy have been presented to a special prosecutor for “his review and recommendation,” Sheriff Danny Webb said. According to Sheriff Webb, at least 30 potential witnesses were interviewed during an in-house investigation into allegations against Sheriff ’s Lieutenant Brian Damron, who was fired […]

EXTINGUISHING FLAMES



Jenkins hopeful of call center jobs



Progress is being made on the possibility of a obtaining a call center that could bring 50 to 120 possible jobs to the City of Jenkins. Mayor Todd Depriest told the Jenkins City Council that in a recent visit to Frankfort, he learned the possibility of a Florida call center expanding into the old Gauley Sales building in Jenkins is […]

Grand jury say woman taking drugs while child was burned by flames



The Letcher County Grand Jury has charged six people in new felony indictments, including a woman accused of endangering her three-year-old daughter while taking drugs illegally when her home caught fire. The grand jury says that Shelia K. Lewis, 31, of 1404 KY Hwy. 806, Eolia, endangered her daughter when she failed to notice a fire that resulted in the […]

Fans still angry over tourney loss



Fans across the Commonwealth are still incredulous, angry, blame-game mindset and (some) have gone hateful. Kentucky didn’t win the NCAA championship and (arrrrggh!) the Dookies did. UK LAST SUPPER? Officially, the Kentucky Wildcats’ last supper-like gathering in Joe Craft gym last week was less than it could have been. Athletic department troops missed a chance to be creative, soften the […]

Jenkins takes 8th All ‘A’ title



The 14th Region All ‘A’ championship game was held Saturday at Hazard High School with the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers seeking their eight consecutive title. Jenkins jumped out early on Hazard when Charity Niece led off with a single to center, followed by Lexi Stambaugh with a double to right field. Melissa Bartley hit a deep shot to right to get […]

Sports in Kentucky



This week, among e-mails received was this sobering one, followed by a perspective from the late Jim Valvano. v “I agree UK fans should be angry,” wrote Gerald Bone in Elizabethtown, “but we aren’t good losers either. Everyone (in Kentucky) is a coach. I’ve been disappointed before, only one team isn’t (disappointed in the end). But I’ll take 38-1 every […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Why bluegill are a fishing favorite

Now is the time many anglers are going after the feisty little bluegill. Bluegill is one of the smallest fish, but has one of the strongest fighting spirits, like a little smallmouth bass. For many anglers, me included, bluegill was the first fish we ever caught. To this day it is still one of my favorite fish to try to […]

Struttin’ Time:

Our youth are out hunting again

I love parents who take time out for their children, period. For the ones who take their children hunting, I am so proud I feel as though they have won the lottery. At this time last year we wrote about Rebecca Bailey, who is the hunting buddy of her dad, Randy Bailey. Rebecca had just killed her first turkey, and […]

Bristol finally gets wish



When NASCAR announced changes to the 2015 Sprint Cup schedule last season, one of the first things to jump out was that Bristol Motor Speedway finally got its March race date moved back to later in the spring. For many years, Bristol has been one of the best stops on the entire schedule because its high speed half-mile track always […]


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