Letcher County’s ‘60 Minutes’ man



On weekday nights at 6:30, the voice of Letcher County native Robb Webb can be heard introducing news anchor Scott Pelley to the 6.1 million viewers who have tuned in to watch “The CBS Evening News.” On Sunday nights, Webb’s voice addresses 12 million viewers who watch the CBS News magazine, “60 Minutes.” And remember those “Get rid of cable […]

AG investigator says sheriff, staff did nothing wrong



The Office of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has reviewed the 2013 financial statement for the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office and determined that a $23,009 deficit reported by state auditors is not the result of any criminal wrongdoing on the part of Sheriff Danny Webb or any member of Webb’s staff. The financial statement was among five audit statements […]

Jenkins man, 37, is nearly beaten to death with tool



Police say a 37-year-old Jenkins man remains unresponsive and in critical condition after being beaten with a metal bar last week. Eighteen-year-old Dawson Montana Hall, of 119 Amazon Road, Ermine, is accused of striking Wayne Mullins Jr. with a metal hood prop near the Jenkins Post Office around 2 a.m. on August 29. Mullins sustained several skull, facial and jaw […]

Can Rex seize new opportunity?

Sports in Kentucky

Build ‘em up, so we can tear ‘em down. A popular, if twisted little myth we hear too often in sports. Truth is, gifted sports heroes elevate themselves to pedestals where success lives and fan love does too. Sports stars merely forget where they came from, how they got uptown, and the inevitability of falling back to earth. The fall […]

Struttin’ Time:

‘His summer of despair’ continues

In adding to my “summer of despair,” I must now correct a wrong that I wrote about last week. My longtime friend Will Connelly does not, has never, nor does he plan on ever owning a fishing guide service. Oops, my bad, and I am sorry that I misled everyone. Will contacted me as soon as he read that he […]

This race was won by math



Kyle Busch was in a position to win his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup race on Sunday at Pocono. Busch was in the lead on the final lap at the giant 2.5-mile triangle when his Toyota began sputtering as he ran out of Sunoco fuel. Busch wasn’t by himself, as he actually had inherited the lead when Joey Logano’s Ford ran […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Spinner baits are a good bet now

Several baits work well for catching bass during this time of summer, and the spinner bait is one of them. I have heard some anglers say that spinner baits do not look like nor act like anything a bass would see in the lake. I do not really agree with this. When the bait is not moving it may not […]

Police say sex offender from Neon was ready to rob Pound pharmacy



A registered sex offender living in Neon is facing felony charges in Virginia in connection with the attempted robbery of a pharmacy. Pound, Va., Police Officer Dustin Folk said William Roscoe Million, 63, of Neon, was arrested Saturday morning after a passerby reported a man, later identified as Million, loitering in an area behind the Wildcat Pharmacy in Pound. Folk […]

3-county chase ends after wreck



A Lincoln County man led police through three counties before the van he was driving overturned on a one-lane road in Perry County. Whitesburg Police Officer Wayne Adams said he saw a white van driving in the wrong lane at Ermine at the intersection near Letcher County Central High School at 4:40 a.m. on July 29. When Adams tried to […]

Golf course gets new ownership



TECO Coal Company has been unable to sell its mining operations, but has sold its Letcher County golf course. Integrity Golf Company, one of the leading golf course managers in the world, announced August 1 that it has purchased Raven Rock Golf Course in Jenkins. The lease agreement represents Integrity Golf’s second course in Kentucky. Overall, Orlando, Floridabased Integrity Golf […]


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