UPSIDE DOWN IN NEON —

Work to begin soon on project to fix old hotel


The Whitesburg City Council heard some good news this week in reports from Whitesburg architect Bill Richardson, the project architect for the restoration of the Daniel Boone Hotel building on Main Street. At the council’s September meeting Tuesday night, Richardson said there has been progress on the project and reminded the council that the hotel is on the National Register […]

Bears are subject at Jenkins

The Jenkins City Council was joined by two representatives from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife at its September meeting to discuss the situation with black bears in the city. Herbie Adams of Jenkins, who is now retired but still represents the agency on some matters, and Wildlife biologist Trystan Curry told the council there really isn’t much that […]

Inmates facing 130 counts after jail fire; among 11 indicted

Two Letcher County Jail inmates are named in felony indictments charging each of them with 129 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of third degree arson. Michael Dylan Rayburn, 20, of Isom, and Joseph D. McLemore, 35, of Morehead, are two of 11 people named in indictments handed up last week by the Letcher County Grand Jury. The […]

Neon Area Days a success once again!

Letcher County’s fall festival season stopped in downtown Neon over the weekend for the annual Neon Area Days festival. Next up on the list of the early autumn gatherings is the Mountain Heritage Festival, which begins on September 24.

Bouvier started at UK as a walk-on

Vaught’s Views

One of the best moments of Kentucky’s season will be have to when senior receiver David Bouvier caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in the opening win over Central Michigan. Or maybe it will be his touchdown catch against Florida last week when the Wildcats ended that 31-year losing streak to the Gators. He came to UK as a walk-on from […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing in unfamiliar waters

We all have our favorite places to fish we know like the back of our hand. Some anglers call great spots honey holes. These are the places that seem to always have good fish in them. We go back to these spots over and over looking for fish. There is nothing wrong with this, but sometimes we find ourselves fishing […]

Stoops says it’s time to move ahead and look to next game



LEXINGTON Mark Stoops is used to a short memory and the Kentucky coach is ready to put aside his team’s upset win at Florida last weekend in Gainesville. The Wildcats broke a 31-game losing streak to the Gators with a 27-16 victory Saturday, ending more than three decades of misery against Florida, despite three near misses during the past five […]

Struttin’ Time:

Returning to Maine for black bear

I am almost there already, at least in my mind. It is time for our Maine black bear hunt again with Gary Harper, a name you may remember from our spring turkey hunts to Nebraska and Kansas — the trips that earned him the nickname of “Doomsday.” Last year we moved our hunt in Maine to the middle of the […]

Moments and Memories of WHS


1990 Jacket Journal debuts With the beginning of the 1989-90 school year, WHS students will notice a change in many things including: new principal; new classes, the first golf team; and two new teachers. With all those changes, you may think there is not room for even one more. However, we, the newspaper staff, have just that in mind. In […]


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