Damron’s request for early release is denied at hearing

Judge said he ‘went back and forth’ before ruling against the ex-deputy

Special Letcher Circuit Judge Johnny Ray Harris has denied a motion that would have granted “shock probation” to former Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy Brian Damron and freed Damron from prison after having served only 83 days of a five-year sentence. Harris denied the motion in Letcher Circuit Court Tuesday morning after hearing arguments from Whitesburg attorney Daniel F. Dotson […]

Cavaliers get a taste of victory!



Jenkins to sell delinquent taxes



The City of Jenkins voted unanimously at its October meeting to take action that will lead to selling delinquent taxes to third-party purchasers. After some discussion about making certain there will be ways to allow delinquent taxpayers to negotiate a plan to pay their taxes, the council approved the second reading of the ordinance that was introduced in the August […]

Wreck in Clay County kills one Letcher man, injures another



A 26-year-old Mayking man died at a Manchester hospital Sunday after suffering multiple blunt force injuries in a wreck on the Hal Rogers Parkway, according to Clay County Coroner Danny Finley. Funeral services for Michael Ray Hall Jr. are set for 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Michael Ray Hall Jr. and close friend, Eli Gover, […]

Cavaliers put a stop to long losing streak



This win was a long time coming for Jenkins. Running back Audie Fields scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to put away Phelps as the Cavaliers spoiled homecoming with a 42-20 win in a game played at Johns Creek on October 1. The victory snapped a 10-game losing streak for Jenkins, which played to a 0-0 score against the Hornets […]

UK’s Murray says he can play where he is needed most



Others can rave about Jamal Murray all they want — and most college basketball analysts are — but the Kentucky freshman doesn’t pay attention to that or forecasts that he could be a top five pick in the 2016 NBA draft. “It is a lot to have that said about you, but I have not earned anything yet. I just […]

Moving on in The Chase



The Challenger Round of the Chase ended on Sunday with a triumphant Kevin Harvick standing in Dover’s victory lane knowing that his win assured him the opportunity to move to the Contender Round with the opportunity to repeat as series champion. A trip to victory lane was the only option for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver to advance through to the […]

LCC looks to rebound from disappointment



The Letcher County Central Cougars (4-3) must regroup quickly from last Friday’s disappointing 45-35 loss to rival Harlan County. The Cougars will be in London Friday, where they will take on unbeaten district foe North Laurel High School. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Against Harlan, the Cougars were dominated in the trenches on both sides of the ball as […]

It was ‘the hunt of a lifetime’

Struttin’ Time:

I have been to the top of the mountain and seen the world with rose-colored glasses. In 2010, I flew to Washington State for a pack-mule hunt. We were hunting the nocturnal Blacktail deer, also called a Sitka deer. They are native to that area, as well as Alaska. Out of 10 hunters, we saw a grand total of two […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Early fall fishing nearly perfect

Well, it is getting that time of year again that most anglers love — the early fall fishing season. And it is for a good reason that fishermen like crappie anglers look forward to this time of year. The air and water temperatures have cooled to a comfortable level and the anglers can get out and crappie fish all day. […]


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