Judge says $3 more is needed on bills to save recycling



The $3 a month raise in sanitation bills that was approved at the November meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court will not be enough to keep the Letcher County Recycling Center in operation, says Judge/Executive Jim Ward. Ward told four of the county’s five magistrates who attended a special session of the fiscal court on December 11 that without […]

All eyes are on Santa Claus



James W. Craft II, Darrell Hall interested in replacing Wright



Two Whitesburg attorneys have expressed their interest in replacing Sam Wright as Letcher Circuit Judge. The two are James W. Craft II and Darrell Hall. Below is a look at the paths each would have to take to be appointed to a shortened term on the bench early next year, and then to win an election to serve the remainder […]

And the walls came tumbling down …



Towles never thought he’d be leaving UK

Vaught’s Views

From the time he started playing sports, Patrick Towles was never a me-first athlete. No matter what sport he was playing, he was always team-first. Now for the first time, he’s had to make a selfish decision and put what is best for him first. That’s why he decided when the University of Kentucky’s football season ended that he would […]

Breaking the 4,000-point barrier



Girls improve to 2-3



The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars have posted a 2-3 mark after the opening two weeks of this season against teams with a combined 14-4 mark. The Lady Cougars still have a long path with a steep learning curve to navigate before they can expect to successfully defend their 2015 14th Regional title. This Friday night, the Lady Cougars visit […]

Cougars reel off five straight wins



The Letcher County Central Cougars defeated Jenkins 88-22 last Friday to raise their record to 5-1. The Cougars will now take their five-game win streak on the road. After playing last night (Tuesday) at winless Belfry, the Cougars play this weekend in the two-day Kentucky Bank Challenge hosted at Rowan County in Morehead. The Cougars tangle with 3-3 East Carter […]

Struttin’ Time:

Young women did well deer hunting

In life we sometime need to back up and punt; this is one of those times. Although the Struttin’ Time readers know we had said our fond farewells for this season, another story came to me that I just had to write. It is about two young ladies, who both got their big bucks, after the fact. Because I am […]

The very worst toys of 2015



With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to buy toys. This year, some are moving faster than others. And then there are the ones not moving at all: Arm-Os: These are just like Legos, except they’re shaped like arms. Kind of hard to snap together — and disturbing once you do. Grown-Up Mutant Ninja Turtles: Still living in a […]


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