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McRoberts woman gets nine-pointer

I have said over and over, “Thank you, women, for saving hunting.” I love to get stories of women hunting, and bringing home the bacon, or meat. Here is a story I got this past week from McKaye Collins, who stepped up and — although she didn’t bring home any bacon — did bring home a nice nine-point buck. McKaye […]

LCC awaits much-improved Perry Central


The Letcher County Central Cougars will host Perry County Central this week in the opening round of the 32-team KHSAA Class 4A state football playoffs. When the Commodores vs. Cougars game kicks off Friday at 7 p.m., it will mark the second time in five weeks that Perry Central has played on LCC’s home field at Ermine. While the Cougars […]

14th Region volleyball champs

Letcher Central volleyball seniors Randi Kincer, left, and Kaleigh Tilley, right, show some love for the 14th Region Tournament championship trophy after the Lady Cougars defeated Knott Central to reclaim the region crown. Kincer filled in during the championship match on Oct. 28 for Tilley after Tilley suffered a knee injury earlier in the tournament. LCC fell in KHSAA State […]

Robinson says Wildcats will bouce back

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky fans were mad after the Cat’s 31-17 loss at Mississippi State that was filled with turnovers on offense and missed tackles on defense. Coach Mark Stoops and his players were mad, too. “Any time you lose you are mad. We know what we can do and we didn’t do it,” Stoops said. Now Kentucky has to try to find […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Drawdowns boost crappie catches

Anglers look forward to this time of year to do some great crappie fishing, as most of the lakes are close to or at the winter pool drawdown level. The lakes are starting to turn over and are looking good and the fishing will get good as soon as everything settles down and stabilizes. The water and surface temperatures are […]

Struttin’ Time: Women hunt gators


As you know, I love doing stories that I get from people who think outside the box. I got a couple of e-mails this week from readers who said they are going after their “Grand Slam” for wild turkeys in 2022 just because we are always talking about hunters who, well, think outside the box. This week I choose to […]

Cougars seek return to winning ways


The Letcher County Central Cougars hope to gain momentum for the KHSAA football playoffs when they travel to Bourbon County this Friday for their final game of the regular season. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The Cougars (7-2) lost to perennial powerhouse Johnson Central by a score of 48-18 at Ermine last Friday in a game that saw them […]

Tough choice ahead for top UK football recruit

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky’s top-rated recruit, Frederick Douglass High School receiver Dane Key of Lexington, is scheduled to make his college choice Thursday and has narrowed his list of 20 nationwide offers to Kentucky, Oregon, Michigan, and South Carolina. Key’s father, Donte, played linebacker at Kentucky in the 1990’s. Two former Frederick Douglass teammates, receiver Dekel Crowdus and offensive lineman Jager Burton, are […]

District volleyball champs advance

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars volleyball team, seen here celebrating after winning the 53rd District Tournament last week, won its fourth game in a row Monday to advance to the semifinals of the 14th Region Tournament in Hazard, where they were set to meet Powell County late Tuesday. The Lady Cougars entered the semifinal game with a record of […]

Post-season honors for 4 Lady Cougars

Letcher Central’s 2021 All-53rd District volleyball representatives are (from left) Bailey Kincer, Calista Adams, Autumn Wampler and Keeka Sexton. The four helped lead the Lady Cougars to the district championship and the semifinals of the 14th Region Tournament.


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