County taxes are going up

1st increase in many years

Letcher County residents will see the first increase in their property taxes in several years, following a five-to-one vote taken at Monday evening’s October meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. The vote followed a lengthy discussion of the reasons for special taxing districts in the county to set the rates where they are, and although the districts did not […]

Police chief says juveniles thought it ‘would be funny’ to vandalize on Pine Mtn.



Charges are pending against two teenagers police say painted their initials and the date on a new observation deck on Pine Mountain. Police did not release the names of the teens because they are juveniles. Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields said police obtained information about the vandalism last Tuesday, then interviewed the 17-yearolds and obtained confessions. “They thought it would […]

Food and drinks on tap Saturday in Whitesburg



The second annual Oktoberfest will be held in downtown Whitesburg beginning at noon on Saturday, October 21. The event will include food by local eateries, a wide selection of beer, mixed drinks by Kentucky Mist Distillery and face painting. Local vendors will also line Main Street with their merchandise. Six live bands will perform: 12:00-1:00 Bak2Bak 1:30-2:30 Sunrise Ridge 3:00-4:00 […]

Three women, one man held on meth charges after search of alleged shoplifters, others



Three women and one man have entered pleas of not guilty to methamphetamine-related charges filed against them. All four defendants, two of whom are charged in separate cases, entered the pleas before Letcher District Judge Kevin Mullins. • Michella Ann Sandlin, 45, of Pert Creek is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. According court documents, Mrs. […]

Lady Cougars capture district championship



The Drake Jackson story



He patiently waited on his chance to play, and never complained. Now redshirt freshman offensive lineman Drake Jackson of Woodford County has worked himself into the playing rotation at center and likely will only continue to play a bigger and bigger role in the seasons ahead for the Wildcats. “The energy is really good around here. I am enjoying everything. […]

Lady Cavs fall in tourney



Gabby’s fishing fever

Cranks baits can do it all in fishing

Last week I talked about surface and top water baits and this week I want to cover crank baits. Crank baits have been around for a long time and have caught countless bass for many anglers over the years. I consider this bait one of my best bass catching baits that I have in my own bass fishing tackle box. […]

Struttin’ Time:

Exciting, but sleepless, nights

When my dad took me into the woods to squirrel hunt at the age of six, I could not sleep the night before the season opened. I still can’t. I was thrilled to watch the night creatures go to bed, and the day creatures wake up. I still am… I leave for North Carolina on the 15th of October to […]

Five named in latest indictments



Five persons are named in new indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including one man charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. Jimmy “Scrappy” Cook, 37, of Sugar Run Road at Camp Branch, is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance ( two grams or more of methamphetamine) on May 11, possession of a controlled substance (first degree, first offense […]


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