— Jenkins High School’s Serenitee Doderer went to the floor to bump the volleyball back into play during the Lady Cavaliers’ 3 sets to 0 win over the Piarist School earlier this week. The regular volleyball season ends on October 3. The Lady Cavs compete in the 15th Region. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

County officials fear the spread of hepatitis A

Members of the Letcher County Fiscal Court voiced concerns this week about the possible spread of hepatitis A and received information about efforts that are currently underway to combat the spread of the disease. At the court’s September meeting Monday night, Letcher County Health Department Coordinator Katrina Jones said that while there are 17 reported cases of hepatitis A in […]

Family seeks answers two years after murder

Nearly two years after Michael Lowe was found brutally murdered in the Burdine community of Jenkins, family members continue to hope the case will be solved sometime soon. Lowe, who had just recently turned 50, was stabbed to death inside his apartment in the Mountain Breeze complex, apparently on the morning of October 4, 2016. Officials said at the time […]

Why teams want Wandale Robinson

Vaught’s Views

Just in case Western Hills football star Wandale Robinson didn’t know how big a recruiting priority he was for Kentucky, he found out Friday night. That’s when Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops came to watch him play and got to see plenty, including a 96-yard punt return for a touchdown in Western Hills’ win over rival Frankfort. The 5-9, 175-pound […]

Cougars blast Pike Central for first win of the season

The Letcher County Central High School Cougars did not look like a team with a losing record in their 50 to 0 dismantling of Pike County Central. Jonathan Sergent rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Cougars’ offense in its homecoming night win at Ermine last Friday. Four other running backs — Hunter Campbell, Sam Little, Zachary Hall and Kane […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fall weather brings better fishing

It is still warm outside but it is slowly cooling down some and the fishing is starting to get better. As the fall season continues the fishing will get better all the way up to early winter. Many anglers look forward to this time of year, including me, and for several good reasons. The weather is milder and not so […]

Struttin’ Time:

How will we handle black bears?

When I was heading out the door to Maine for my annual black bear hunt, something I was told had me steaming after it came back to what little mind I have left. While talking to a person I had just met, he said, “Well I hear you are heading to Maine black bear hunting. I told him, “I try […]

Cavs fall to Lynn Camp, travel to Harlan this week

Jenkins High School’s Jordan Bates (15) looks for a way around the Lynn Camp defense on a kickoff return last Friday. Following the 60-0 rout by Lynn Camp, the Cavaliers are still looking for their first win, and will travel to Harlan this Friday. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Exchange leads to trip to France

My dear friends, I am honored, humbled, and ecstatic as I prepare to go on my greatest adventure to date. I want to share this wonderful news with you and to share a little of how I believe this kindness to my community and me came about . . . I was a part of a cultural exchange with another […]


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