63 are running for local offices in May primary

Sixty-three candidates have filed to run for county offices in the May primary election. The filing deadline for partisan races was Tuesday. Incumbent Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward has no opponent in the primary, but will face Republican opposition in the fall. Incumbent County Attorney Jamie Hatton, a Democrat, has no opponent in primary or general elections. County Surveyor Richard […]

Want to know who ‘Stiller Bill’ was? This group can tell you

Midwives, schoolhouses, Stiller Bill. Coal camps, Revolutionary War veterans’ graves, and antiques. If it was between Isom and the Perry County line, there’s probably someone at the West Letcher Oral History Society who can tell you about it. “I opened up a can of worms on the Caudills,” said Bill Caudill, a retired high school art teacher, after showing around […]

Grand jury names 17 on list of indictments

A former Letcher County man found passed out in a car has been indicted on drug and gun charges. A Letcher County grand jury charged Eric Edward Shuffler, 36, of Jasper, Ala., with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, while being in possession of two loaded guns. He is also charged with two misdemeanor offenses, possession of drug […]

Experts like Kentucky’s three recruits

Vaught’s Views

Now that Zion Williamson is definitely not coming to Kentucky, maybe it’s time to focus more on the three players that UK coach John Calipari has already signed in his 2018 recruiting class. Not only did UK not get Williamson, he went to Duke to give the Blue Devils the top three players in the 2018 recruiting class. However, FoxSports/247Sports […]

LCC boys salvage week with wins over Buckhorn, Jenkins

The Letcher Central Cougars posted a 2-2 record last week to raise their overall mark to 6-16. The Cougars started the week with a 64-48 loss at home to Knott County Central on January 23. LCC then posted back-to-back wins at home over Buckhorn and Jenkins on January 24 and January 26, respectively, before losing 61-55 at home to Eastside […]

Proof we are never too old to learn

Struttin’ Time:

We never, I repeat, never get too old to learn. I learned some really good news this week while in a meeting with my friend, Cecil Adkins, owner of Voodoo Custom Calls. Cecil said he was sorry to read in Struttin’ Time that I would not be buying a Kentucky hunting and fishing license this season because of the projected […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Live bait hard to find now, but works

Well, it is warm one day and cold or snowing the next. This is just normal winter weather. It makes it tough to get out and find good fishing spots so anything you can do to put things in your favor is very good. One of the biggest things is the use of live bait this time of year. Locally […]

Lady Cougars lose two

The Letcher Central Lady Cougars dropped a pair of games at home last week to Central High (Va.) and Perry Central to lower their record to 10-10. Of the Lady Cougars’ final six regular season games, five are on the road and all six games are against outstanding teams. The Lady Cougars visit 13-8 Knott Central February 2, followed by […]

Jenkins hopes to get first win

Lady Cavs lose at home

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