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 […]

Dad: P.J. is much more than just a scorer

Sometimes Paul Washington Sr. admits he gets a bit frustrated when his son, P.J. Washington, seems to be judged just by how many points he scores in a game. “You can look at scoring, but he’s just a winner. If his team needs him to score 20, he’ll do it. If it needs five points and eight rebounds, he’ll do […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Be careful if you’re out there fishing!

We are in that time of year when it will be sunny and 50 degrees one day and snowing with the temperature dropping into the teens the next day. Weather like this makes it hard to plan any type of fishing trip. You have to be very careful and safe when outdoors in the winter, as cold water and air […]

LCC boys take two in a row

The Letcher County Central Cougars boys’ basketball team improved their record to 12 wins against eight losses after winning games against Magoffin County at home (56 to 52) on January 28 and at Leslie County (63 to 51) on January 25. LCC’s Gregory Kincer scored a team-high 23 points, pulled down five rebounds, and dished out four assists to lead […]

Struttin’ Time:

This turkey hunt will cost you nothing

Time is flying by, with the month of January almost in the history books. First, some unfinished business: As of this writing, I have been unable to get the facts about the rumor that many of the black bear hunters in Letcher County last year were arrested after being accused of hunting over bait. I have sources looking into this […]

Lady Cougars improve to 12-5 on season

Letcher County Central Lady Cougars (from right) Autumn Wampler, Hannah Stidham, and Cammie Collins battled with June Buchanan High’s Jorden Tackett for possession of the ball during LCC’s 62 to 22 win over the visiting Lady Crusaders last Friday. Twelve LCC players scored during the game, Brooke Bates’s 13 points leading the charge. On Saturday, the Lady Cougars defeated Sheldon […]


Letcher County Central High School student Abby Meade, daughter of Mitchell and Crystal Meade and granddaughter of Ricky and Sherry Lucas of Whitesburg, has signed to play softball at the University of Pikeville. Pictured are (top, left to right) LCC athletic director Michael Melton, LCC Principal Gracie Maggard, LCC Asst. Principal Rodney Craft, (seated) UPike coach April Damron Cranes, Mitchell […]

Lady Cavs get win

CLUTCH SHOTS — Jenkins High School’s Lindsey Rose shot a clutch foul shot late in last week’s game against the visiting Eastside High School Lady Spartans of Coeburn, Virginia. Rose, a freshman forward, also made the other free throw to put the game on ice, and give the Lady Cavs the 68-65 win. Rose scored eight points in the game. […]

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