City approves ‘May Festival’

New alcohol ordinance is read

The City of Whitesburg will soon see an expanded seasonal festival lineup, with a new May Festival that will be held on May 14 in downtown Whitesburg, beginning at 5 p.m. The concept of the festival will be based on the hugely successful Oktoberfest, which was first held last fall. Like Oktoberfest, the May Festival will be an open-air event […]

Jenkins drugstore reopens café many see as ‘landmark’



The city of Jenkins regained one of its favorite old gathering places this week with the reopening of a café that was in business for nearly 68 years before it was closed three years ago. The Cavalier Drugstore & Café on Main Street officially reopened for breakfast at 7 a.m., Wednesday. Large crowds — including some customers who said they […]

Man charged with 2 felonies after car wreck causes injuries



A 38-year-old Letcher County man faces two felony charges after a two-vehicle accident at Dry Fork Tuesday afternoon. Rocky Lee, of Isom, was charged with second-degree assault and wanton endangerment after the accident, which resulted in minor injuries to his 12-year-old daughter and a passenger in an SUV that was “clipped” by Lee’s out-of-control Hyundai automobile. Letcher County Deputy Sheriff […]

Death investigation opened



The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office opened a death investigation this week after finding the body of a 25-year-man in a wooded area at Little Colley, near Isom. The investigation into the death of Cody Blair was opened at 3:30 p.m. Monday after a neighbor who had been four-wheeling at the head of Allen K Hollow discovered Blair’s body and […]

Love for Tyler

Vaught’s Views

Tyler Ulis was about more than the numbers at Kentucky. Not that his numbers were not brilliant, but UK fans loved him for a lot more than his statistics. Keely Potts, the girlfriend of UK junior Derek Willis, got a call that her grandmother had Alzheimer’s this year right after she let Willis out of the car and he had […]

No-hitter helps propel F-N Pirates to 5-3 start



The Fleming-Neon Middle School baseball team entered play this week with a won-loss record of 5 and 3. The Pirates opened the season with an 18-0 win over Wolfe County, with Manny Gibson pitching a no hitter for the win. In the second game of the season, Fleming-Neon traveled to Leslie County and came away with a 17 to 3 […]

‘Colossus’ awaits at Bristol



Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch had to overcome a lengthy rain delay to start the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway before he could notch his second consecutive win of the young season. The trip to victory lane was the 36th of his career, but it was not like many of his wins where he had the […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s time to fish in shallow waters

Carr Creek Lake is nearing summer pool, even though the water level is slowly going up. This makes several new opportunities for anglers to look for feeding fish in shallow areas close to the bank. As the water comes up and covers new land, the active fish will quickly move into this area looking for bugs and worms to feed […]

Trophy bass caught at Fishpond Lake kicks off new effort



April 4 was a day of firsts for Letcher County fisherman Bobby Webb, local bait shop owner Bill Vanover, and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. For Webb, that Monday marked the first time he had caught an 8 pound 2 ounce largemouth bass from Fishpond Lake at Payne Gap and kept the fish alive for inclusion in the […]

Kelah Eldridge expected to star at UPike next year

Letcher Central grad played well in Kansas City

Sometimes the biggest stage brings out your best performances. This was the case of UPike guard Kelah Eldridge. She has been one of the most talented players on the Bears’ roster all season, but she shined brightest during the NAIA National Championship Tournament in Independence, Mo. Eldridge dazzled in the tournament with her sharp shooting three point skills, but also […]


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