Ex-workers say call center cuts weren’t proper



Several former employees of a Jenkins call center that opened in September said they are picketing the facility to protest what they call “unlawful practices” by the center’s management. Former National Healthcare Marketing employee Amber Fugate said she and a number of other former employees and their friends and supporters will begin picketing the Jenkins call center this week to […]

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‘They must have really needed it,’ police chief says after food theft



Police say whoever broke into the Letcher County Food Pantry most likely stole about $800 worth of food for self-consumption. Tom Watko, co-director of the food pantry, said about two weeks’ worth of food was stolen. “They didn’t take everything, but they took enough items to feed about 20 families,” said Watko. “It’s always the hope that it was for […]

Suspect described stabbing



A man accused of stabbing his wife multiple times Tuesday afternoon in Floyd County was arrested at his parents’ home on Kingdom Come Creek. Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields arrested the man, who he could only identify by his last name of Sturgill, at 120 Paradise Lane in Kingdom Come Creek. Fields said the man told him that he killed […]

Top recruit loves visiting Kentucky to play

Vaught’s Views

No one enjoyed being at the Marshall County Hoop Fest last week more than 6-10 power forward Billy Preston of Advance Prep International of Dallas. “I love playing in Kentucky. We came last year came to play at McCracken County. I loved both experiences. I love how the fans and whole city comes out,” said Preston. “Playing on ESPN is […]

3,997 points and more to come



Slow start for LCC girls



Letcher County Central Coach Dickie Adams’s prediction that his team would struggle to score points early in the season proved correct in the Lady Cougars’ back to back season-opening losses at Jackson City and at Powell County last weekend. “It’s hard to beat anyone when you score just 33 and 23 points,” said Coach Adams, referring to his team’s 47-33 […]

Cougars now 2-1 after opening loss



The Letcher Central Cougars easily defeated the visiting Eastside Spartans 71-37 for their second straight win. LCC, which improved to 2-1 after Monday night’s contest, used a smothering three-quarter trapping zone defense in the third quarter to break the game open. The Cougars led 14-11 after the first quarter and 33-22 at the half. The Cougars’ third quarter defensive pressure, […]

NASCAR’s top stories of ’15



It took until the last lap of the last race of the season at Homestead-Miami to determine the champion of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series. That kind of competition, which featured a total of 12 different winners, produced so many story lines for us to follow throughout the season that it’s worth revisiting a few of them. Here are 10 such […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing tips for the warmer weather

The calendar says it is almost mid December, but the warm beautiful weather feels like midfall. This unusually warm weather has kept the largemouth bass fishing going well for several weeks now. Normally by now, bass would be deeper and suspending on main lake cover. But until it turns cold you can still fish baits like crank baits and spinner […]


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