J & T Fencing

Black Sheep Brick Over Bakery


Isom store has been serving county residents for 72 years

Electric lights were far from universal in Letcher County in the 1940s, but there was always one light burning in the pre-dawn darkness near the mouth of Little Colley. At 4 a.m. it was time for John B. Adams to open his store for miners on their way to work in the truck mines. He’d keep it open until 10 […]

Principal, coach leaving Jenkins

Students at Jenkins Middle High School will see several new faces when the doors open for their first day of class on August 15. At Monday’s meeting of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education, Superintendent Mike Genton announced that Middle High School Principal Eddie Whitaker has retired and will be replaced by Burdine Elementary Principal Stacy Collier. Whitaker notified the […]

Hitchin’ a ride

UK is trying to sign Shelby Valley star

Vaught’s Views

Once Cassidy Jo Rowe got a scholarship offer from Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell, things got a little “crazy” for the Shelby Valley freshman. “The local (TV) news channels starting making stories about me. It’s just crazy that so many people know me. It shows the hard work I put in and it was just an honor to get that offer,” […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Big fish from smaller places

If you have fished for as long as I have then you have probably fished around a lot of different types of cover. And some are better than others at times and some are good just about all the time. One of these types of cover is a boat dock. Boat docks come in many sizes and shapes. Some are […]

Struttin’ Time:

It’s always better with friends

Because of many different reasons, I haven’t been myself lately. This is the first Struttin’ Time I have felt like writing in many months. I feel good, and yesterday reflected me getting better both physically, and mentally. We all remember as kids getting the old 22 rifle, a new box of 22 shells, and going out back to shoot the […]

Charlene Mason, granddaughter sing together

You know the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”? Well, in case you all haven’t noticed by now, our family is kind of hung up on pictures. We have some of my Papaw’s uncles that are so old they are made of tin. My Papaw Tacket owned a camera as far back as I could remember and […]

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