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Whitesburg removes ‘alcohol tax’ on food



The Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously this week to remove a highly unpopular three percent additional tax on food that only applied to restaurants that sell alcohol, and was levied in addition to the state’s six-percent sales tax on food. Mayor James Wiley Craft recommended the move at the council’s March meeting Tuesday night, saying the tax is unfair because […]

Jenkins officials call for cleanup



The City of Jenkins will focus on long- and short-term clean-ups this spring. In the short term, the city will conduct its annual spring clean-up, which will begin on April 25 and will last until May 20. However, removing blighted and deteriorated houses, cleaning up unsightly property, and generally putting a better face on the city also features prominently as […]

Vitale says UK may take title



Most years ESPN analyst Dick Vitale believes 12 to 15 teams might have a reasonable chance to win a national championship. This year he thinks as many as 25 teams could have a chance to win six straight games in NCAA Tournament play and a national title depending on pairings. He believes Kentucky, which has been to the Final Four […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Tips for catching bass in early season

With the weather starting to warm up a little it is time to start getting ready to do some early season bass fishing. The lakes are slowly being raised toward summer pool and new areas over land and cover are becoming usable by bass. On most area lakes the water temperature is still in the low 50’s and the bass […]

Ulis deserves the praise

Sports in Kentucky

That Tyler Ulis is first team All- American is as surprising to Kentucky fans as the Commonwealth’s Republican caucus outcome. If John Wooden were here he might say, “Ulis is my guy. Knows how game should be played!” With attitude as a starting point, Kentucky’s starting point (guard) is embodiment of why we watch this game, shout at the TV, […]

Ready, aim, fire …



Neither rain, nor wind …



When NASCAR announced a couple of seasons ago that it would be putting a western swing in the schedule early in the season, it was done so with an eye toward getting away from the uncertain weather of the South during this time of year. Stops at Las Vegas, Phoenix and California were intended to be safe destinations at this […]

Struttin’ Time:

Long-distance hunting is ‘sniping!’

Well I have made up my mind. You may not agree, but it is settled in my world. The people that are shooting animals at a thousand yards are not hunting. They, my friends, are sniping game. For the longest time I have debated the issue, written Struttin’ Time columns about it, taken input from hunters, and thought long and […]

Lady Cavs come close; LCC boys fall early



Proving that tiny schools can still field good basketball teams, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers advanced to the final game of the girls’ 14th Regional Tournament at Powell County last week, but fell to Leslie County, 76-59. Before Saturday night’s loss, the Lady Cavaliers were the last county team left in post-season play after the Letcher County Central Cougars suffered a […]


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