Sports

Campbell, Adams help lead Cougars to big win


The Letcher County Central Cougars evened their record at 3-3 with a comeback victory against district rival Perry County Central by a score of 21-20. Trailing by 7 late in the fourth quarter, LCC receiver Alex Blair scored a 7-yard touchdown on counter rush. Quarterback Carson Adams converted the two-point attempt on a sneak on what would be the game-winning […]

Trouncing at South Carolina stirs up criticism of Kentucky

Vaught’s Views

After Kentucky’s 24-7 beat down at South Carolina last week, criticism was leveled at UK coach Mark Stoops and his players since it was UK’s third straight loss. Not only was it a third straight loss, but it was a second straight loss where UK really was not competitive physically. Yet former UK quarterback Reese Phillips, who transferred to Montana […]

Struttin’ Time:

Taking a break for a 40-hour drive

You readers know each and every week that I sit down to do our Struttin’ Time, I am just like I am about hunting. If that thrill leaves, so will I. Unless my lifelong friends at The Eagle pull on some stories from the past, there won’t be any. I leave for Canada the day this story hits the streets. […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Be patient, good fishing to come soon

We are in an unusual weather pattern for this time of year. We should be talking about the start of the cool down and lower water and air temperatures and the start of early fall top water fishing. But here we are going into October with air and water temperatures still in the 90-degree range. We also are in a […]

UK’s Hagans working on offense, leadership as hoops season nears



LEXINGTON Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans showed he was one of the most promising guards in college basketball last year, playing tough onball defense and his ability to distribute the basketball. Now, he needs to be a better scorer and the Wildcats might need his leadership more than anything else. The Southeastern Conference’s co- defensive player of the year is Kentucky’s top […]

Cougars fall late in heartbreaker


Letcher County Central, coming off a heartbreaking last-minute loss to Pike County Central, opens up district play this week when it hosts Perry County Central at Cougar Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Cougars lost at Pike Central, 40-35, as the Hawks scored a touchdown in the final minute for a come-from-behind victory over the Cougars. Pike […]

Dad says Kentucky coaches have honor

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky freshman defensive back Jalen Geiger’s parents spent close to a combined 50 years in the military, lived on four continents and learned to judge character pretty well. That’s why what Tony Geiger, the UK freshman’s father, says about Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow and other UK coaches, is so significant. “We met a lot of coaches during Jalen’s recruiting […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Streams, rivers are yielding big bass

After a long hot summer it is getting into the cooler early fall season now and the fishing is doing great most places. The most reported action I keep receiving is from anglers fishing streams and rivers. I have had several reports of some great smallmouth bass action. In several streams in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, a lot of good […]

Turnovers hurt LCC in loss to Union


The Letcher County Central Cougars will travel to Pike County Central High School in Pikeville Friday night with hopes of getting back on the winning track. The Cougars are coming off a 42-20 loss to visiting Union High School of Big Stone Gap, Virginia in a game that was much closer than the final score indicates. The Cougars got the […]

Struttin’ Time:

Lifelong dreams can come true

Please allow me a few minutes this week to reflect on my past and to think about my “now” and my future. As a kid growing up in a coal camp — McRoberts — I was born to hunt and fish. Camping those days expanded our hunts for days. My dad gave me a book on hunting when I was […]


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