Jury names man in 17 indictments after church funds are found missing



A Deane man has been named in 17 indictments by the Letcher Grand Jury, and is charged with possession of a forged instrument (second degree) in 15 of the indictments and theft by deception (more than $500) in the other two indictments. Joey N. Stidham, 29, of 275 Shelby Fork, is accused of possessing forged checks for $200 on December […]

Neon water said to be safe



Water supplied by the Neon Water Company is safe to drink despite a letter about faulty equipment that was mailed recently to water customers in the Fleming-Neon area. The Fleming-Neon City Council was told at its March meeting this week that the letter was mailed to customers for the sole purpose of complying with a state request to correct a […]

UK’s odds of winning tournament title? 4%



Kentucky should have been a No. 2 seed. Statistics genius Nate Silver has calculated the chances of each of this year’s NCAA Tournament participants winning it all, and the Wildcats are ranked seventh with a four percent chance. Based on that, they should easily have been a two seed. The biggest mismatch of all, though, is Oregon, which is ranked […]

Ulis continues great play in post-season

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky freshman Isaac Humphries says as much as he watches Tyler Ulis, he sometimes still is surprised by what his 5-9 teammate does for Kentucky. “ He’s just amazing. He’s so much fun to watch,” said Humphries. “We all see him do some incredible things, and then we see something new. You just never know what he’s going to do.” […]

Cats would please Rupp

Sports in Kentucky

One Commonwealth team left standing. Flagship U. Again. Things to make it juicy … v Kentucky is playing, as Adolph Rupp would say with elegance, “beeee-uuuuti-fully.” Tyler Ulis has no peer and an overtime three against A&M by who? Derek Willis IS symbol of March Madness! v State University of New York at Stony Brook. First time to The Show, […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s time to pull out the crank baits

It is the time year when bass are following the shad and baitfish close to shore line cover and around rocks. One of the best baits you can use now is a crank bait. Crank baits look and acts just like a live baitfish and come in many different colors and finishes. They also are made in smaller and larger […]

Harvick owns Phoenix



Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick once again showed why he is the driver to beat any time the Sprint Cup schedule makes a stop at Phoenix International Raceway. Some drivers in the series have tracks where they always seem to run well, but Harvick’s history at Phoenix is one of domination and his win in Sunday’s Good Sam 500 (k) did […]

Struttin’ Time:

Can you hunt with a bent barrel?

I got a call from my cousin and friend Robert Wagner, who said last week’s Struttin’ Time brought back memories from his younger days and hunting with his dad, Dave Wagner of Mayking. I could sit for hours and listen to the old hunting and fishing stories. We learn a lot when we sit and listen to people like Robert, […]

Kentuckians have right to know who gives to lawmakers



We’re pleased that discussions have been initiated during this legislative session on the role of political action committees (PACs). As a side note, we’re glad the discussion was initiated by one of Franklin County’s representatives, James Kay (D-Versailles). A PAC is a type of organization that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against […]

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