Sports

Cavaliers, Cougars compete in state cross-country meets

The Jenkins High School Cavaliers girls’ cross country team (above, left) competed in the KHSAA Girls’ Cross-Country Championships held this past Saturday at Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington. The Lady Cavs competed in the Class 1A meet. Competing in the Class 2A title meet, also held at the Horse Park, were the Letcher County Central Cougars boys’ and girls’ teams. […]

LCC dominates Floyd; Johnson Central awaits


Letcher Central defeated Floyd Central 41-14 in a dominating first half performance. Hunter Campbell and Hayden Brashear had two touchdowns apiece and the LCC defense shut down the Jaguar offense to get a much-needed victory heading into the playoffs this week. Floyd Central received the ball to begin the game. After a first down conversion, on 2nd-and-12, LCC linebacker Zach […]

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More on the road to Canada …

As we left the Motel Six and headed in the direction of what we hoped would be our final hunting destination in western Canada, the first thing I noticed was that despite the snow the night before, the high winds had kept the snow from sticking on the roads. The second thing was a giant sign that said, “We love […]

Landon Young has helped change Kentucky football

Vaught’s Views

Until he mentioned it to me, I had forgotten that it was almost seven years ago when Landon Young gave his verbal commitment to play football at Kentucky. Now he’s in his fourth season at UK — he missed the 2018 season with a knee injury — and has become a fixture in a UK offensive line that helped Benny […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Bass action can get wild — quickly

The water temperatures have dropped and the bass have moved shallow and are feeding on schools of shad. They are now waiting for weak and injured shad to stray away from the school so they can pick them off. This makes using top water baits the top choice when fishing this time of year. Bass will strike top water baits […]

Dead last: Bengals return from bye as only winless NFL team

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The Bengals returned from their bye week with their overriding questions answered: How far would they fall? All the way to the bottom, it turns out. The Dolphins’ win over the Jets on Sunday left Cincinnati (0-8) the only winless team in the NFL. The Bengals are two losses away from matching the longest losing streak in franchise history. They’ve […]

Cougars are looking for momentum


The Letcher County Central Cougars are looking to rebound from a 48-0 loss to Johnson Central last week and gain some momentum as they head into the post-season. The Cougars, now 3-6, will host Floyd Central this Friday at Cougar Field. Johnson Central played like the undefeated powerhouse they are in last Friday’s game, which had a “running clock” the […]

Opposing coach likes what he sees in UK’s future QB

Vaught’s Views

Boyle County head coach Chuck Smith has won six state high school championships and also spent eight years as an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky, where he coached linebackers such as Wesley Woodyard and Danny Trevathan — who are both still playing in the NFL. One of his former Boyle players, Jacob Tamme, also played at UK and […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Bass are moving closer to lake banks

We are having some of the best bass fishing of the year right now. Bass are on the move and are feeding up for the winter ahead. They will follow the baitfish schools and pick off the weak and wounded ones. They will go on feeding runs and make fishing very exciting at times as the baitfish schools leave the […]

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Stuck in an elevator, far from home

The blizzard that hit us just before we crossed the border into Canada was really putting a cramp into our plans, but reminded me how the best of plans sometimes go wrong. This was one of those cases. MapQuest had told us it was a 40-hour trip to our destination; we were now around the 60-hour mark and not there. […]


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