MCHC gives highest bid for old WHS



The Letcher County Board of Education has accepted a bid from Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) for the purchase of the Whitesburg High School campus. After accepting MCHC’s offer of $427,673 during a special board meeting on May 7, the proposal was submitted to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) for approval. As of Tuesday afternoon, Letcher County Public Schools […]

Petition seeks more visit time if custody is shared



Frustrated because his son doesn’t have the same visitation rights as the child’s mother, a Sergent grandfather has started a petition asking the Kentucky legislature to modify time-sharing guidelines. “If a man is willing to raise his child and is a good person, he should get 50 percent custody and 50 percent visitation,” said Buddy Sexton, whose son sees his […]

There is joy in Mud(ville)



Commercial vehicle officers targeting regular motorists; 90 tickets issued over 5 days



With fewer coal trucks now on the roads, Kentucky’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers are targeting regular motorists in Letcher County. In a five-day period ending May 6, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) officers issued 90 tickets for speeding, failure to wear seat belts and other violations to Letcher County motorists. A majority of the tickets were issued on U.S. 119 in […]

Political feud stirs up bad UK memory

Sports in Kentucky

Christian (@&%$#!) Laettner? A candidate for governor of Kentucky added another 15 minutes of fame to former Duke star Laettner’s legend last week. It began at little past 10 o’clock on Saturday 23 years ago. Hal Heiner is “… the Christian Laettner of Kentucky politics,” chortled gubernatorial candidate James Comer about his Republican rival. For those who have long since […]

Pirates take tourney



Fleming-Neon won the Letcher County Middle School baseball tournament May 9 at Letcher. In the first game, Fleming-Neon defeated Letcher, 21-3. Trevor Hardin was the winning pitcher. Manny Gibson had three runs batted in. Trevor Hardin had four RBIs, and Dakota Mullins had five. In the final game, Fleming- Neon beat the Central Cougars, 6-3, to win the county championship. […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Linefork Creek offers good fishing

I am starting to see several anglers fishing in our area streams and rivers. We are blessed to have some nice stream and river fishing in our area. I have seen some fisherman already wading the streams. Wading is by far my favorite way to fish a river, although I am sure the water has to still be a little […]

NASCAR’s stars will shine in Charlotte



The Sprint Cup Series will call Charlotte Motor Speedway home for the next two weekends as the track will host the Sprint All-Star Race this weekend followed by one of the crown jewels on the schedule in the Coca-Cola 600. Both events are unique in their own way as the Sprint All-Star Race has its own unique format and the […]

Struttin’ Time:

Fishing trips bring surprises

This past week has been a very busy one. While fishing on Herrington Lake with my daughter, Nema, we happened upon Letcher County Central High School Football Coach Mike Holcomb. It brought back years of memories, as I was friends with Coach James Gose, Coach Buddy Roe, Coach Raymond Isaac, and many more of the coaches from back in the […]

Letcher Co. Police Beat



Saturday, May 9 • At 8:45 p.m., the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office is informed about the death of a man inside a house at Big Blue Blvd., Isom. EMS workers confirm the death and Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker is notified. • At 11:54 p.m., sheriff ’s deputies are en route to the ARH Psychiatric Center in Hazard with […]


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