Damron indicted; case at standstill

Criminal charges have officially been filed against former Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy Brian Damron, but the case will remain at a standstill until a special judge is appointed. Damron, 38, of Jenkins, was indicted by the Letcher County Grand Jury last week on eight theftrelated charges. The indictments were handed up to Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright on May […]

‘Legal’ moonshine still arrives

Fiscal court wary of plan to mine lake

The Letcher County Fiscal Court declined to hear a presentation from TECO regarding a small parcel of county-owned land in the Webb Branch area that sits between Skyview Park at Haymond and Fishpond Lake at Payne Gap. As the court’s May meeting was coming to a close, Letcher Judge/ Executive Jim Ward told the court he had been contacted by […]

Isom woman is charged with 15 thefts by grand jury

An Isom woman has been charged in 15 indictments reported out by the Letcher Grand Jury on May 13. Megan Rena Adams Brock, 30, of 202 Low Gap Branch Road, is accused in the indictments of cashing checks on the account of Jeanette Adams at Community Trust Bank. She is also charged with being a persistent felony offender in each […]

Knott reader speaks for many UK fans

Sports in Kentucky

“Born and raised in a house full of basketball talk,” an E-mail message said. William Sparkman is among those who have lived longer, witnessed the parade of winning teams at Kentucky longer and watched from a special place on our map. “I was born and raised in Mousie, Kentucky (Knott County).” Sparkman wrote. A typical citizen in Big Blue Nation, […]

Lady Cavs open with win

The Jenkins High School Lady Cavaliers whipped Cordia High School Monday, 15-0, to win their first-round game in the 2015 53rd District Fast Pitch Softball Tournament at Letcher County Central High School. In Monday’s second game, Knott County Central edged Letcher Central, 5-4, for the right to face Jenkins in Tuesday night’s district final. Monday night’s win in a game […]


Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing shallow with crank baits

Bass are now moving shallow to look for spots to nest and lay their eggs for the spawn. However, as the bass prepare for the spawn they will feed on prey including schools of baitfish and minnows. Crank baits work great for shallow water bass because they look and act just like a real baitfish. The crank bait comes in […]

Struttin’ Time:

What’s happened to outdoor sports?

I just was relaxing from another week of nonstop “honey-do” projects and turned the hunting shows on television to rest a bit before writing Struttin’ Time. Two of three hunting channels were showing “long-range hunting.” I am not comfortable with that method that people are calling “hunting” so I just came ahead to do Struttin’ Time. Is it really hunting […]

Hamlin’s crew secures win

Even with all of the suspense that the Sprint All-Star race built going into the final 10-lap segment, every driver said before the race that the driver with the clean air to begin the final segment would be difficult to pass. Denny Hamlin was that driver with clean air and he rode it to win his first-ever All-Star race win, […]

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