Jenkins takes step toward saving lives should students OD



The Jenkins Independent Board of Education has moved a step closer to adopting a policy that will allow qualified personnel to use the anti-overdose drug naloxone in case a student overdoses on heroin or a narcotic painkiller while at school. The issue of whether to equip the Jenkins High School with at least one of the free two-dose boxes of […]

Weather experts see a mild winter for our region, but …



winter storms and arctic outbreaks are still possible. While the seasonal outlook does not project snowfall amounts, there is a weak signal for above average snowfall across eastern Kentucky during La Nina winters. “This is the time of year when many folks start wondering about the winter ahead,” said Tony Edwards, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service office […]

Judge orders man to pay $239,781 in timber case



A recent ruling in Letcher Circuit Court shows the perils of ignoring the timber anti-piracy laws in Kentucky. Plaintiff Kentucky River Properties brought a case of alleged timber theft and trespass against Gregg Hogg and others. The property in question is in Big Branch, Linefork, and Kentucky River Properties owns the left side. Coy Hogg, Dwight Hogg, and Roland Hogg […]

‘No one understands this back home’

Vaught’s Views

Rather than take a chance on delaying Isaac Humphries’s return from what has been described as a minor leg/knee issue, Kentucky coach John Calipari did not play his sophomore in last week’s Blue- White Game. That is an indicator that Calipari believes Humphries is ready to make solid contributions to this team as freshman center Bam Adebayo’s backup. “His swelling […]

Logano’s ‘jacked up’ win



Early in Sunday’s Hellman’s 500 from Talladega Superspeedway, Joey Logano pulled into what he thought would be nothing more than a routine pit stop. Everything seemed to go as planned when Logano pulled out, with the exception he was dragging his jack that was stuck under his Ford when the jack man dropped the car down at the completion of […]

Struttin’ Time:

Four-year-old hunts like he’s 30

This is one cool story about a four-year-old who acts and hunts like a 30-year-old man. His name is Levi Noe, and he is the great-grandson of my lifelong friend, Yvonne Bentley of Jackhorn. She and I have been friends since high school. He is also the grandson of Yvonne’s daughter, Tara Johnson, of Jackhorn, and David Osborne of Pound, […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Lakes dropping, but fish are biting

This is the time of year the lakes are slowly being drawn down to winter pool. This sudden drop of water will make some backwater areas and some shallow areas all but dry. With all this water movement, it will cause fish to move to keep from getting landlocked or left in too shallow of water. This will cause fish […]

LCC wins 53rd District; sports 14th Region’s best record



Test your sports knowledge



1. When was the last time the Pittsburgh Pirates played in the World Series? 2. How many players have hit 200 or more home runs for the Chicago White Sox? 3. New England’s Tom Brady set a record in 2015 for most NFL victories by a quarterback with one franchise. Who had held the mark? 4. When was the last […]

Loss leaves Cougars as 4th seed



The Letcher County Central football team fell to a record of four wins and five losses after a 44-12 defeat at Whitley County in the final district game of the season. The Cougars ended up 1-3 in district play and will get the fourth seed in the first round of the playoffs in two weeks. In last Friday’s loss, Letcher […]


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