PJ Washington’s surge continues, scouts impressed

Remember back earlier this season when many speculated that Kentucky sophomore PJ Washington was hurting his NBA Draft stock with his play? Amazing how that changed with three straight double-doubles (the first by a UK player in five years) and five 20-point games in a six-game stretch after scoring 23 points in the win at Mississippi State last Saturday. “The […]

Career milestones

Several Letcher County basketball players reached milestones for scoring and rebounding recently. They include Jenkins sophomores Jerrica Thacker (bottom right) and Kristen Thacker (bottom left) and Letcher Central’s Greg Kincer (top right) and Emma Maggard (top left), all of whom eclipsed 1,000 career points scored this season. Jenkins freshman Lindsey Rose (right) also achieved a milestone, pulling down her 500th […]

Struttin’ Time:

There’s room in truck for a passenger

As we get closer to Florida’s opening day of turkey season, the more I feel the need to remind you hunters that my truck is heading down that way on March 12 to the Watermelon Pond Plantation. If you need to get your wild turkey “grand slam” you are welcome to ride with me. The season opens in Florida March […]

Cougars take 2 of 3 to improve to 17-9 as season nears end

The Letcher County Central Cougars improved their record to 17 wins and nine losses on the season Friday with a 56 to 52 win on the road at Stanton in Powell County. The Cougars hope the win keeps them on the winning track again after their six-game winning streak was stopped just one night before in Paintsville, where the Tigers […]

NASCAR is pushing its chips on sports gambling

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a sporting event. Heck, Gaughan once bet on himself in Las Vegas to win the 2004 Daytona 500. Gaughan got a stern talking to from NASCAR back in the day when gambling was […]


WRESTLER — Bryson Frazier of Georgetown recently competed in the 2019 Kentucky Youth State Wrestling Championship in Louisville, where he took first place in the Bantam Super Heavyweight class. Bryson, 7, is a second grader at Anne Mason Elementary and wrestles with Scott County Youth Wrestling. He is a son of Caleb and Rachel Frazier has two brothers, Gage, 12, […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Weather may put big bass on move

The recent warm weather has been a welcome change to all the ice and snow and bitter cold weather we have had. The old groundhog said we will have a early spring and I sure hope he is right. I am ready for warm weather and fishing and camping and hiking and just all outdoors activities. I think most people […]

LCC boys win fifth straight

The surging Letcher County Central Cougars defeated East Ridge High School Monday night, 65 to 52, marking their fifth straight win and their eighth victory in the 11 games they had played in 2019, going into Tuesday night’s game against Cordia. The Cougars also recorded wins last week against Estill County, 61 to 31, and Pike County Central, 49 to […]

Struttin’ Time:

A fun visit with friends and readers

I was proud to be able to spend time last week with some hard line Struttin’ Time readers. I sent in a picture we took together to The Mountain Eagle (see bottom right, this page). It has been a lifetime of friendship. There were Harold and Sue Winchell, who told me they read every Struttin’ Time. They live in Tennessee […]

Wildcats are now part of NCAA title talk

ESPN analyst Jimmy Dykes thinks there are seven teams that can win the national championship, and Kentucky is now one of them. He has Duke, Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan, Michigan State and Gonzaga on his list along with the Wildcats. “I really think the national champion will come from those seven teams,” Dykes, a former UK assistant coach, said. “If PJ […]

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