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Guard could be real ‘Treasure’ for UK

Vaught’s Views

She’s a top 10 national recruit and has participated in USA Basketball events. However, Kentucky signee Treasure Hunt always had one other dream. “My whole life I dreamed of making the McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic,” she said. “Now that I have done it, it’s a bit unreal. I guess when I get to Chicago (for Jordan Brand) and […]

Lady Cougars will play in title game

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars defeated the June Buchanan School Monday night, 75 to 40, to advance to Thursday night’s final game of the 53rd District Tournament at Alice Lloyd College. The title game, which tips off at 7 p.m., will pit the Lady Cougars (21-10) against the Knott Central Lady Patriots, who advanced the finals of the four-team […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Area lakes are starting to look better

After all the rain and snow we have had recently there was a lot of flooding of creeks rivers and lakes as muddy runoff caused all the waterways to come out of their banks. There is nothing during this time of year that will kill the fishing action faster than cold and high muddy water. And that is just what […]

Struttin’ Time

Change is not always for the better

In normal times I would now be ready to head to Florida to open my spring turkey season. These are not normal times. After I hunted on the Water Melon Pond Plantation for the past 18 straight years, its owner, Miss Kate, has sold the plantation to the State of Florida, which has closed the land to do a survey […]

Basketball season ends for LCC and Jenkins boys

Letcher County Central High School defeated cross-county rival Jenkins 89 to 54 last week to wind up its regular season with a wonloss record of 6-19. The Cougars entered 53rd District Tournament play at Alice Lloyd College last night (Tuesday) against the Cordia Lions, a team that defeated Letcher Central twice before — in December and on February 13. The […]

JHS girls bow out of tourney

The host Jenkins Lady Cavaliers fell to Pikeville in Monday night’s opening round of the girls’ 59th District Tournament, 84 to 66, to end their season with a won-loss record of 7-23. Game statistics were not available. Pikeville (23-6) will return to Jenkins High on Friday night to meet the winner of Tuesday night’s Shelby Valley-East Ridge game in the […]

Auburn transfer says UK is ‘on a roll’

Vaught’s Views

After Joey Gatewood decided he was leaving Auburn and put his name into the transfer portal, he got a call from Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow urging him to make a visit to Kentucky. Gatewood, a four-star quarterback in Florida when he was a top 40 rated recruit nationally, had a good first visit to UK. His host was quarterback […]

Lady Cougars will meet JBS in opener

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars will face June Buchanan next Monday (Feb. 24) in the opening round of the girls’ 53rd District Basketball Tournament at Alice Lloyd College at Pippa Passes. LCC will meet the Lady Lions in the second game of the opening round. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The tourney’s first game will feature Knott County […]

LCC to face Cordia in district tourney

The Letcher County Central High School Cougars will play in the opening round of the boys’ 53rd District Tournament next Tuesday against the Cordia Lions at Alice Lloyd College at Pippa Passes. The winner of the Cougars vs. Lions tilt, which is set to tip-off at 7 p.m. on February 25, will return to Alice Lloyd College on February 28 […]

JHS hosting tourney

Jenkins High School is hosting the boys’ 59th District Basketball Tournament, beginning at 8 p.m. next Monday (Feb. 24) when the Cavaliers meet Shelby Valley in the opening round at 8 p.m. Pikeville and East Ridge will meet the following night at 8 p.m. Winners of the first two games will meet on February 27 for the district title game […]


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