The same old arguments




Sometimes, the Democratic Party amazes me. And not in a good way. Here is a party fresh off a series of big election triumphs all over the country. The nation faces unprecedented challenges while Republicans are pushing through the most reactionary tax bill since the 1920s. And what do leading Washington Democrats want to do? They would have us engage […]

Actress Della Reese dies




LOS ANGELES Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the longrunning television drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86. Reese’s co-star on the series, Roma Downey, said in a statement that the actress died peacefully Sunday evening in her home in the Los […]

New road should be finished by second week of December



The valley section of new U.S. 119 at Eolia is on schedule and is expected to open to traffic in the next three weeks, according to the Kentucky Department of Highways. Paving began last month on the road, which replaces the highway www.themountaineagle.com www.itscreams.com originally built in the late 1920s. The new section will take cars from the previously reconstructed […]

Man involved in chase is suspect in burglaries



A Premium man suspected in a string of burglaries is one of two people arrested after he allegedly hit a Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department cruiser during a traffic stop and led police on a high speed pursuit on winding back roads near Isom. The pursuit left at least one cruiser badly damaged, and the fugitive vehicle hung up on […]

Star Bol Bol will play twice in Kentucky

Vaught’s Views

Bol Bol not picking a college during the early signing period had to a positive for Kentucky basketball. Bol is the gifted 7-3 center who is ranked No. 1 at his position in the 2018 recruiting class. At one time he was thought to be a UK lean until he failed to make the U.S.A. team coached by John Calipari […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crank baits imitate baitfish

By GREG ‘GABBY’ CAUDILL Smallmouth and largemouth bass and crappie are now following schools of baitfish and fattening up on them for winter. This makes fishing with baits that look and swim like real baitfish a good lure choice. The bait that does this best is a crank bait. These baits have been around for a long time and have […]

Struttin’ Time:

Hunting plans were ‘siderailed’

Well, my plans almost got really siderailed. I had to have surgery, and never knew if I would recover enough to hunt for my “bighorn ram” or not. I could see a $2,000, once-in-alifetime tag flying out the window. But as my friends say, I am a tough old bird, and I leave as planned. Of course, every Struttin’ Time […]

State police raid Little Colley home



Kentucky State Police have charged an Isom man with multiple drug trafficking charges after a raid on Saturday. Troopers served a search warrant on the property of Mark Wayne Adams, 49, of Little Colley, about 1:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving information that he was selling drugs. According to the citation, police found 55 30mg oxycodone pills inside the back of […]

Services are held for Helen Kathryn Pace



Helen Kathryn Pace, 86, died November 17 at her residence in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Tom and Elizabeth Boatwright Williams, she was the widow of Robert Pace and a sister of the late Ruth Banks. Surviving are a son, Tommy Pace and wife Janet of Whitesburg; a daughter, Cathie L. Day and husband Ronnie of Lynch; a sister, […]

No, turkey doesn’t make you sleepy




‘Tis the season for giblets, wattles and snoods – oh my. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans consume about 68 million turkeys – one for about every five of us. In fact, 29 percent of all turkeys gobbled down in the U.S. are consumed during the holidays. And where turkey is being eaten, there is inevitably talk of tryptophan – a […]


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