Women are the top cops at state police Post 13

Given the attention that often comes with being two of only 15 Kentucky State Police officers who are women, Jennifer Sandlin and Jackie Joseph jokingly refer to themselves as “the unicorns.” While the two longtime friends may not be quite as rare as an elusive unicorn, they do have the unusual distinction of being the only two women who hold […]

Outgoing court OK’s $2 per hour increase in wages for county workers, other costs

The new Letcher County Fiscal Court will begin 2019 with higher costs, after the outgoing fiscal court voted to give an across-the-board $2 per hour raise to county employees, increase the salary paid to coroner’s assistants, pick up expenses for constables, and resume paying retirement and health insurance premiums for the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department. Judge/Executive Jim Ward also […]

Chase ends after shots are fired at pickup truck

An attempted traffic stop for an expired license plate turned into a four-mile police chase that ended after the Whitesburg Police Chief shot the pickup truck as it drove toward him, police said. No one was injured in the incident, but the driver was arrested and charged with 13 criminal counts related to the chase, including firstdegree wanton endangerment of […]

Mike Pratt looks at Green’s transfer

Kentucky Radio Network basketball analyst Mike Pratt doesn’t think Quade Green’s transfer last week is something that will wreck the season for coach John Calipari’s team. However, he thinks not having the sophomore point guard might take more time for UK to adjust to than some understand. “You just don’t change roles, rotations immediately,” Pratt said. “In the long run, […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fly-fishing can catch more than bass

There are a few fish not affected by the colder water and trout is one of them. As with crappie and smallmouth bass, trout will feed and remain active in colder water. Trout actually prefer milder temperatures all year long and will move to cooler streams and rivers. Trout, in a natural stream, hold in areas with a current and […]

Letcher Central boys defeat Belfry and Jenkins, then fall to Magoffin

Letcher County Central High School’s boys’ basketball team entered play this week with a record of five wins and two losses after victories last week over Belfry, 63 to 51, and Jenkins, 84 to 42, and a 64 to 53 loss to Magoffin County in the Buffalo Wild Wings Shootout at Pike County Central High School. Tyler Boggs scored 21 […]

Things now different from Christmas past

I was thinking the other day about all the differences between Christmas present and Christmas past. I wish we had some videos of our Christmas pasts when we were all pre-teens. Filming of not only the presents, but also the way Daddy and Mommy acted when we saw our presents. I can’t remember how old I was before they started […]

School board to meet

The Jenkins Independent School District Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 4 p.m., December 20, to consider adoption of a resolution authorizing the issuance of building revenue bonds. The bonds, not to exceed $150,000, would be used for the construction of improvements and renovations to Burdine Elementary School and Jenkins Middle High School. The meeting will take […]

Credit card debt can cause college students financial headaches

Students can get into trouble with credit card debt if they don’t take time to think about what they’re doing, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). One quick way to get into trouble is to carry a high balance and pay only the minimum payment each month. If you have a $1,500 balance, your minimum payment might […]

State’s high court did the right thing


“Liberal.” “Activist.” The Supreme Court of Kentucky? Nothing could be more ridiculous than calling an elected court in a state that voted overwhelmingly for the past three Republican presidential candidates “liberal” and “activist.” It would be even more ludicrous if those statements were made by the governor and the majority leader of the state Senate. Wait a minute — they […]

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