Sports

The road to Rupp Arena was not easy

Letcher Central’s road to this week’s Girls’ Sweet Sixteen Tournament at Rupp Arena in Lexington was often a rough one, especially as it wound it way through the 14th Region Tournament at Ermine. As these photographs of Lady Cougar players Loren Boggs (24, above) and Kaylee Banks (below) show, the region semifinal between the Lady Cougars and Hazard was not […]

Hagans still key to post-season hopes for Cats

Vaught’s Views

He might be struggling with his shooting and turnovers. He might have even had confrontations with both coach John Calipari and teammate Nick Richards during UK’s loss to Tennessee that apparently led to him missing last week’s win at Florida. Yet one former Kentucky point guard still believes Ashton Hagans is the key to what success UK has or does […]

LCC falls in semifinal

Letcher County Central’s strong finish to the 2019- 20 basketball season came to an end Saturday with the Cougars falling to region-power Hazard, 65 to 38, in the semifinals of the Boys’ 14th Region Tournament at Hindman. The win ended LCC’s season with a won-loss record of 9-20, while Hazard (28-5) moved into Tuesday night’s region final against Wolfe County […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Crappie fishermen suffer spring fever

It is most definitely getting close to spring, and to a lot of anglers that means the start of crappie fishing. This is a big deal to many anglers. I have for many years looked forward to the start of crappie season and would most of the time have good trips and catch a lot of crappie. I always went […]

Struttin’ Time

Revisiting wild turkey transition times

Over the past few weeks I have attempted to share with you how wild turkeys act during certain times called transition periods. We took one week off to talk about other things, but got back on track last week with transition period number four. If you are planning on hunting somewhere beside Kentucky (our season ends May 10) this next […]

14th Region Champions: Letcher County Central Lady Cougars

Members of the 2019-20 Letcher County Central Lady Cougars basketball and cheerleading teams posed for photographs with their coaches and support staff after the Lady Cougars defeated Knott County Central High School on Saturday, March 7 to win the championship of the Girls’ 14th Region Tournament and advance to the Girls’ Sweet Sixteen tourney at Rupp Arena in Lexington. (Photo […]

LCC boys gel at right time; take crown from Patriots

The Letcher County Central Cougars upset the Cordia Lions and Knott County Central Patriots to win the 53rd District Boys’ Basketball Tournament and advance to this week’s opening round of the 14th Regional Tournament. The Cougars (8-19) will meet Owsley County (11-16) in Thursday night’s second game. Tipoff is set for 8:15 p.m. at Knott Central in Hindman. In defeating […]

Lady Cougars top Knott to win 53rd District title

Third time was the charm for the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars, as they defeated the Knott County Central Lady Patriots for the championship of the girls’ 53rd District Basketball Tournament. Sophomore guard Kaylee Banks scored 20 points and Brooklyn Collins added 15 points to lead the Lady Cougars to the 55 to 41 victory last Thursday at Alice Lloyd […]

A baker and UK playmaker?

Vaught’s Views

Since he grew up in Columbus, Ohio, talented receiver Kalil Branham’s dream was to play football in the Big Ten. He originally committed to Michigan but later had a change of heart and signed with Kentucky. “I felt like I could play really anywhere (in the country) and I felt like this was the place I needed to be,” said […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Bass are starting move to shallow areas

It has been a wild time with the weather the past couple months. We had warm weather early. Weeks of cold and snow and all kinds of hard rain and flooding. This really took a toll on the early spring bass fishing. This is not the time of year you want a lot of high, cold, muddy water. That is […]


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