Meth-related cases on rise

9 of 15 new indictments are related to meth crimes

Nine of 15 people named in new felony indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury face charges related to the manufacture or possession of the extremely addictive stimulant methamphetamine. Four of the nine named in the most recent indictments handed up to Letcher Circuit Judge James W. Craft II are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a car in West […]


Man charged with DUI after he was found driving with head out window

If you’re driving around a hospital parking lot with the hood of your car sticking through its windshield you are probably drunk. That was the conclusion drawn by Whitesburg City Police Officer Sara Damron when she arrived at the Whitesburg hospital about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday to find a man driving around the parking lot with his head stuck out the […]

5 charged in just 3 days with making meth here

While many Letcher County residents hadn’t even awakened to their first cup of coffee early Tuesday morning, three people were gathered in a pickup truck in downtown Whitesburg starting their day — or continuing their night — by manufacturing the highly addictive stimulant methamphetamine. Whitesburg City Police say they found Michael Douglas Rayburn Jr., 39, Erica Nashea Banks, 33, and […]

Cougars hold on for win over Pike Co.

The Letcher County Central Cougars won their 2016 season opening game by a final score of 28-20 after a dramatic goal line stand as time expired. Pike County Central was stuffed twice from the two-yard line by the LCC defense in the final 30 seconds of the contest. Without any timeouts remaining, the clock ran out before the Hawks could […]

Five questions

Five questions with LetcherCounty Central senior PrestonMaggardQ: Discuss what it is like playingfor Coach Matthews.A: I love playing for him andlove him as a coach. I think he wasthe right guy for the job.Q: What is your favorite memory playing football for LetcherCentral?A: When we won the Coal Bowlsophomore year and hope to do itagain this season.Q: What was it […]

Talking with Coach Matthews

Following are comments from Letcher County Central head football coach Junior Matthews about his team’s opening performance against Pike County Central and what the Cougars will have to do to win against defending state champion Pikeville in the Coal Bowl this weekend. On last Friday’s win at home over Pike County Central, Matthews said: • He is “pleased about the […]

Ohio ranch almost like a safari

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We talk often about our Struttin’ Time readers and how diverse they are. We have hunters and fishermen (that also includes you women), we have those who have grown too old to hunt, and then we have readers who just love to read Struttin’ Time — people who are sick or shut in, or people who just like to get […]

HMS looks to its future

Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, opened more than a few eyes last week at Bristol when he announced that he had just signed Camping World Truck Series driver William Byron to a multi-year contract for the 2017 season. Bryon has all of the makings of one of the stars in the series as the youngster has already won five […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fish deep to catch crappie now

During the hot weather of late summer, crappie will move to deeper water at times to find cooler and more oxygenated water to hold and feed in. All the surface activity that comes with summer also has crappie seeking quieter water in the depths. Crappie really like to hang around vertical-type cover so they can go from deeper to shallow […]

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