Ex-Cash In a Dash workers facing 55 new indictments

Cash In a Dash owner Judy Strong was “devastated” when she discovered two women allegedly had conspired to steal several thousands of dollars from the small lending company she owned in Whitesburg. A Letcher County man believed to have been victimized by the two women — Christy Lee Sexton, 38, and 48-year-old Shelly Lynn Salyers — said if the charges […]

P.E. teacher is among five indicted here by grand jury

The Letcher Grand Jury has named five people in six indictments including a former Fleming Neon Middle School physical education instructor charged with using an electronic device to ask a 13-year-old female student for pictures of herself before showering or while she used a tanning bed. Chester Adams, 39, of 955 Bill Moore Branch, Whitesburg, is accused of unlawful use […]

A.G. probe of sheriff is officially closed now

As had already been expected, an investigation of the 2013 financial statement for the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office was officially closed Tuesday morning after no evidence of criminal activity was found, a spokeswoman for Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said. Allison Martin, communications director for Conway’s office, said the review, which had been requested by the Office of Kentucky […]

Injured man was aggressor, had weapon, attorney says

An 18-year-old Ermine man charged with first-degree assault claims he hit a 37-year-old Jenkins man twice with his fists after the man had swung a metal rod at him, according to Jenkins Police Chief Jim Stephens. “(Dawson) Hall stated that he lifted him (Wayne Mullins Jr.) up and body slammed Mullins in the parking lot and then hit him two […]


School start debate is back again

The questions have been debated in Kentucky for years: Should public schools start in early August or after Labor Day? Should the school year end by Memorial Day or in mid-June? School districts in some states start after Labor Day, but Kentucky districts, over time, have started the year earlier and earlier. Many districts start during the first or second […]

McRoberts Reunion

Squirrel season near; are you ready?

Struttin’ Time:

There’s nothing more refreshing than going to a 50th high school reunion and talking with old friends, better yet, old friends who read Struttin’ Time. I was amazed at the people who spoke to me that said they never miss a Struttin’ Time — friends from Ohio to the shores of Virginia. I want to thank you, and to let […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Get out and catch crappie now!

This is the time of year that crappie fishing gets good and you can fish all day long for them by changing depth or switching spots on the lake. Crappie normally like cooler water and will hold in deeper water during the day. But early and late and at night they will move much more shallow to feed. This is […]

Only four chances left

Kyle Busch’s second-place finish at Watkins Glen completed his remarkable climb to break into the top 30 in driver’s points that when coupled with his four wins on the season makes him eligible for the Chase. Of course, he has to remain in the top 30 over the next four races, but for some drivers it made getting into the […]

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