W’burg council OK’s plan to run recycling center

City also approves request to allow alcohol sales on Super Bowl Sunday

Recycling is not dead in Letcher County, as many had feared after the Letcher Fiscal Court said it could no longer afford the operate the county recycling center at Whitco. At its January meeting Tuesday night, the Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously to take over operations at the recycling center. The council’s vote came after a special meeting of the […]

State police announce roadblocks for January

Kentucky State Police are warning residents of Letcher County and other counties in the KSP Post 13 area that police roadblocks and “moving patrols” will be held during the month of January. Officials at Post 13 in Hazard issued a press release this week saying that officers will conduct “traffic safety checkpoints and moving patrols” this month in the counties […]

Turner touts resolution asking Virginia to drop new ‘conceal carry’ rule

Kentucky State Senator Johnny Ray Turner says Democrats and Republicans can work together in Frankfort, citing as an example a new resolution introduced into the Senate that, if passed, would oppose the state of Virginia’s recent decision to stop recognizing concealed handgun permits held by residents of Kentucky and several other states. “Last week in an early example of bipartisan […]

Holcomb resigns post as LCC football coach

One of Kentucky’s winningest high school football coaches has resigned from his position at Letcher County Central High School. LCC Coach Mike Holcomb told the football team of his decision January 7 afternoon and officially resigned the next morning. “I made the decision to spend more time with my family,” said Holcomb. “This was the perfect time to step down […]

Former star still high on UK football

Vaught’s Views

Former University of Kentucky standout Craig Yeast is returning to the college coaching ranks. He’s the new offensive coordinator at Division III Franklin College, which is located just south of Indianapolis. He had been head coach at Freemont Ross High School in Ohio after previously coaching wide receivers at Tiffin College in Ohio. Franklin runs a spread offense that Yeast […]

Big Blue Nation speculation

Sports in Kentucky

Speculation and suspense stoke the scuttlebutt fires in wintertime around rumor-loving Big Blue Nation, don’t they? Part of the entertainment. On Monday an Internet headline blared: Calipari tells Nets he wants $120 million to return to NBA. In spite of Calipari denials, Yahoo columnist Adrian Wojnarowski’s piece was an intriguing chain-of-events. Though it amounted to more Monday morning what-if than […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Smaller tackle can bring results

There are several times during the year you will do better fishing with lighter lures and tackle. Several things can affect the need to use lighter tackle — major weather changes like cold fronts, fishing pressure, heavy boat traffic on the water, and real clear water. Light penetrating into the water can also make fish skittish and move deeper water. […]

Struttin’ Time:

The cost of hunting keeps going up

Having some down time between hunting seasons is a good thing, but then again not so go. We have built Struttin’ Time around you and me going deep into the Everglades to hunt wild boar, or Osceola turkey, to hunting the Rockies out west. Those are exciting times, but when we need to talk about getting ready to go on […]

Testing begins the year

Last season NASCAR introduced a new method of testing in the Sprint Cup Series that did away with private testing and focused on a more unified testing schedule that featured Goodyear tire tests that were often followed by an open day of testing. The sanctioning body also scheduled extra practice time at certain tracks last season to give each team […]

Season’s first half good to LCC boys

With the high school basketball season now at the halfway point, the 10-4 Letcher Central Cougars are ranked second in the 14th Region behind Perry County Central this week in the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Cantrell boys’ basketball poll. The Cougars began the first of a four-game home stand Tuesday night against the defending 14th Region champion Knott County Central. The Patriots, […]

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