‘Truck cops’ keep all their focus on automobiles here

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers are continuing to target everyday citizens in Letcher County. Within the last nine days, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) officers electronically submitted more than 100 traffic citations to the Letcher Circuit Clerk’s office. The majority of the citations noted failure to wear seatbelts. Some speeding tickets were also issued. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety’s participation in […]

$1.3 million budget OK’d; Letcher water workers to get 2.3% wage hike

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District has completed the 2015 budget, which has operating expenses of $1,317,938.14 and includes a 2.5 percent across-theboard wage increase for all employees. The district will soon gain 375 additional customers when paperwork is finished that will allow it to take control of water lines in Cowan in exchange for new sewer lines in […]


Damron charges affect other cases, but how much?

Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks II said he has an ethical responsibility to notify defendants in cases that former Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Brian Damron served as lead investigator. “There are many cases (in which) Brian is a potential witness,” said Banks. Soon after Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb announced the firing of Damron in January, Banks said […]

Can Calipari stay out of the spotlight?

Sports in Kentucky

American Pharoah’s hold on media headlines had gone on long enough. Having put asunder Kentucky Derby and Preakness contenders and now within mileand a-half of being first triple crown winner since 1978 (Affirmed), Pharoah was forced out as media darling last week when the University of Kentucky issued a news release. Perfect, I thought, for a little pop quiz. Did […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing has plenty of true tales

I think everybody that spends a lot of time outdoors has had some funny of unbelievable thing happen to them. I think that I have had more than my share of big adventures over the past many years. Some of you might remember when I had my fishing show from 1997 till 1999. We filmed every weekend and sometimes during […]

Lady Cavs win district; soph’s first start perfect

The championship game of the 53rd District Softball Tournament was a pitchers’ duel as the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers and Knott County Central Patriots were nohit through four innings. In the fifth inning, the Lady Cavs’ Charity Niece led off with a single and Rachel Spangler reached on an error. Both advanced on a fielder’s choice before McKenzie Gibson connected for […]

Struttin’ Time:

Trey Barber loves to go hunting

Well, sometime we are a little slow, but we still get the job done. I have had this story on my desk for a few weeks, but never seemed to get it written. But things are about to change, starting now. Larry Barber III, known as Trey, lives in Morehead and is well on his way to being a great […]

She’ll pole vault at Union College

Jenkins woman honored

The faculty at Hazard Community and Technical College has awarded its highest teacher honor to Andrea Johnson of Jenkins by naming her the recipient of the John Brown Outstanding Faculty award. Mrs. Johnson was announced as the winner recently during HCTC’s commencement. She also received the Division Award for her excellence. “I always consider my accomplishments to be student success,” […]

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