Letcher students lose spring break



The Letcher County Board of Education has canceled spring break to make up five of 17 school days missed because of bad weather. “We are trying to determine or guess or predict if we are going to have any more bad weather,” Superintendent Tony Sergent said during the board’s February meeting Monday night. “There is a really good chance that […]

Man hopes to remodel, open historic Jenkins music store



A 25-year-old Pike County man believes music is the answer to bridging a gap between older and younger generations in Letcher County and the town of Jenkins. Thomas Anderson, of Shelby Gap, is determined to restore a 96-year-old building located on the outskirts of Jenkins and turn it into a place where music can again be celebrated. “Music draws people […]

Restaurant/bar to close, but may reopen in April



After nine years of operating as a restaurant, bar and concert venue that has attracted visitors from 41 states to Whitesburg’s Main Street, Summit City will close down later this week. However, the business could reopen in two months, owner Joel Beverly said this week. Beverly announced the closing of Summit City on February 19, citing “regulations and constraints” that […]

Rugby helped Humphries’s game

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky freshman Isaac Humphries grew up playing rugby in Australia — and he thinks that has helped him be a more physical basketball player. One thing Humphries can do is play physical, something that UK’s other big men have not done consistently this year. Humphries joked that what he did best in rugby was run down the field with the […]

Ref’s call was wrong

Sports in Kentucky

It was an incident Issac Humphries will never forget. Saturday’s pinnacle moment in the teenager’s athletic life became a big ole sucker punch to the solar plexus. Game official Pat Adams decided Humphries had committed an unsportsmanlike act in violation of Rule 10, Section 3, a Class A Unsporting Technical Infraction. Flash! Fifth foul on Humphries, two free throws for […]

Struttin’ Time:

Yes, you do really need a turkey choke

This week we are going to touch on one of the least thought of things in our hunting chest — the choke tube. When I was growing up you bought your shotgun with the choke built in for the game you were hunting. Full choke and modified were by far the most common. They were used for small game, such […]

Hamlin makes history



Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin finished off a record setting Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway by winning his first-ever Daytona 500. Even though he had led a race high 94 laps going into the last lap, Hamlin found himself trailing his teammate Matt Kenseth as the field took the white flag. Daytona has turned into a track that if you […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

The good news? Spring comes soon

During this time of year the color of water in lakes is changed by rain and snowfall run off. Fish will not use cold muddy water to hold or feed in for several reasons. There is very low oxygen in muddy and cold water and baitfish will not use this type of water so game fish have no need to […]

Top-seeded LCC boys advance in 53rd



The Letcher County Central High School Cougars, the top seeded boys’ team in the 53rd District Tournament, easily defeated fourth-seeded Jenkins 65-25 in the tourney’s opening round February 22 at Jenkins High School. The Cougars will next meet the winner of the June Buchanan/ Knott Central matchup for the district championship. Knott County Central High School will host the boys’ […]

Lady Cougars advance; Lady Cavs play tonight



The Letcher Central High School Lady Cougars easily defeated the Cordia Lady Lions 80-32 in the opening round of the girls’ 53rd District Tournament Monday night at Jenkins High School. Fourth-seeded Letcher Central advances to play top-seeded Knott County Central at 6 p.m., on Wednesday (tonight). No. 2 seed Jenkins plays June Buchanan at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Cougars raced […]


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