New trial date is set in Hogg case

A new trial date of December 4 has been set for James R. Huffman IV, nearly four years after the stabbing death of Michael Hogg on January 1, 2014. Huffman is charged with murder in the death. Special Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson, who set the new trial date, will hold the final pre-trail conference November 17. The case had been […]

Police: Bypass accident could have been much worse

Jury indicts eight

The Letcher County Grand Jury has handed up indictments of eight people on a variety of charges. Those indicted and the charges against them are: • David Eugene Halcomb, 53, of Stinking Branch, is charged with second-degree assault. According to the grand jury report, Halcomb is charged with intentionally causing serious physical injury to B.J.H. on March 14, 2017. Sgt. […]

City of Jenkins will advertise and then sell delinquent taxes

The City of Jenkins will advertise a list of delinquent taxpayers soon and will then offer their tax bills for sale to third party purchasers on June 28. Jenkins Mayor Todd Depriest announced the plan to sell the back taxes at the June meeting of the Jenkins City Council on Monday, and urged citizens who owe them to make arrangements […]

Dad tells why Kevin Knox Jr. chose Kentucky

Vaught’s Views

Kevin Knox Sr. was a football player at Florida State University and thought for many years that his son, Kevin Jr., might be an even better college football player than he was. Kevin Knox Jr. was a quarterback who could throw the ball 85 yards in the air, according to his father. “He could move and throw on the run,” […]

Playing the percentages in fishing

Gabby’s fishing fever

This is the time of year when most of the fish like crappie will start moving in and out of the shallow water areas and going toward deeper water. As the water temperatures start to rise as summer weather warms things up, the crappie will look for cooler deeper water in most lakes. As this happens, new patterns and fishing […]


Don’t live in fear of black bears

Struttin’ Time:

We are the scariest people on earth. Everything, it seems, sends us into a state of panic. I am being notified, not once or twice a day, but sometimes three times a day, about people in Letcher County seeing black bears. I tell everyone the same thing: They won’t hurt you, the only exception being a mother with cubs. She […]

Trying to catch a legend

It is beginning to seem like every win or championship that Jimmie Johnson has in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series has some historical significance and Sunday’s win at Dover in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism put the Hendrick Motorsports driver in the company of one of the sport’s all-time greats. The win was the third of the year […]

Two good options for early summer fishing

June is one of the best months for outside activities such as fishing. However, many predator species, such as largemouth bass, have already completed their annual reproductive ritual and kind of sulk through June. It can be a tough month for fishing in lakes and reservoirs, but two options will produce fishing that compares to the marvelous weather. Largemouth bass […]

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