Defense attorney should apologize for remarks, says local prosecutor



Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison Banks is demanding an apology from defense attorney Robert Wright, after Wright blamed the victims of a knife attack for their own murder and attempted murders at the hands of Wright’s client, James R. Huffman IV. Huffman was convicted last month of complicity to murder, three counts of complicity to attempted murder, and one count of […]

Truck wrecks, strews trash



County workers are cleaning up a mess out of Millstone Creek after a tractor-trailer dump truck loaded with garbage overturned beside Millstone Road shortly before noon Tuesday. The 18-wheeler belonging to Watco LLC of London, a contractor for the county, was traveling from the county garbage transfer station to a landfill at London when it overturned in a curve just […]

More candidates file as deadline date nears



With a week left until the filing deadline, candidates are slowly adding their names to the list for the May Primary Ballot. All county offices are up for election this year. The deadline for filing for races in the primary is January 30. The primary will be held May 22. At least three county officials have announced retirement or have […]

Is UK in danger of missing NCAA’s?

Vaught’s Views

Could Kentucky be in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament, something that no one even thought was a possibility when the season started? Kentucky’s home loss to Florida dropped the Wildcats to 14-5 overall and 4-3 in SEC play. The Cats play at West Virginia Saturday and still have SEC road games at Auburn, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas A&M and Florida. […]

Letcher Central loses two games ending in overtime



The Letcher Central Cougars, who have suffered through a pair of tough overtime losses in the past week, are at home this weekend. The Cougars will host Jenkins Friday evening, January 26, and Eastside High (Va.) on January 27, before traveling to Harlan January 30. Not counting any rescheduled games, the Cougars have nine games remaining on their schedule before […]

LCC girls sport 10-8 mark



The Letcher Central Lady Cougars (10-8) host Central (Va.) tonight (Wednesday) in a game rescheduled from January 17. LCCHS will visit Perry County Central tomorrow evening, Jan. 25. The Lady Cougars will host Floyd Central Jan. 29, and then visit Hazard Jan. 31. Knott County Central 57 Letcher Central 36 The Letcher Central Lady Cougars had a three-game winning streak […]

Struttin’ Time:

Resignations should be required

As much as I would love to say every Struttin’ Time, is about happy things, it just isn’t so. Here we go again, trouble with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, and once again, it is right at the top. Jimmy B. Bevins, Chairman and Commissioner from the 6th District, has been charged with obstructing legal hunting near his […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Take advantage when days are warm

If there is one thing that has a big impact on fishing this time of year, it is the weather and temperatures. We have had some very cold record lows in the past few weeks, but we are seeing a big warm-up now. This will help some in the fishing on most lakes. Bass and other fish will move around […]

Chow Down on Championship Snacks



When the clock ticks down toward game day and you’re putting together a snacking plan of attack, turn to recipes like these that you and your guests can savor for all four quarters of action. With different choices to draft from, there’s no need for a superstar main course at the center of the meal. Instead, rely on options like […]

Families love this ‘hotdish’



Here’s our tasty, family-friendly version of a “Minnesota Hotdish.” Hotdish, you say? If the term is new to you, think “casserole,” which is really the same thing — a baked main-dish combo of vegetables, meat and rice or potatoes, all mixed together with a cream sauce or canned soup. This satisfying recipe melds tradition and taste in every bite with […]


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