Man pleads guilty

David Slaven also agrees to testify when ex-wife's trial begins in April

A 32-year-old Letcher County man charged with helping to murder his landlord in August 2006 has agreed to spend the rest of life in prison and to testify against his exwife when she goes on trial in April. Under an agreement reached this week between David Shawn Slaven, Slaven’s attorneys, and Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks II, Slaven will […]

Father, son held in timber case

A father and son have been arrested by the Letcher County Sheriff ‘s Department and charged with illegally cutting and removing standing timber from two properties at Cowan. George Roy Logan, 48, of Kingscreek was arrested February 27. Josh Logan, 22, also of Kingscreek, was arrested March 4. Both were charged with two counts of second-degree criminal mischief. The Logans […]

Toyota donates to Cowan group

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) has given $2,500 to the Cowan Community Action Group, Inc. (CCAG). The donation will go towards a partnership CCAG has formed with Cowan Elementary School to conduct theatrical plays, which will be put on by the school’s fifth- and eighth grade students. Students will use their classroom lessons to create musical productions that will […]

Sports quiz

1. Name the three pitchers since Lew Burdette in 1957 to win at least three games in a World Series. 2. Boston’s Ted Williams twice won a Triple Crown without winning the American League MVP award in the same season. Name the two players who beat him out for the award. 3. Who was the first receiver in Tampa Bay […]




Scholarship offered

A scholarship is available from the Amburgey Family Association. Students seeking information about the scholarship application should contact Margery P. Lammers, 7230 6th St., Booneville, MO 65233, (660) 882-2496, e-mail mjlammers@undata.com. Applicants must show relationship to the Amburgey family, and applications must be completed and postmarked no later than May 1. A self-addressed, stamped envelope should be included with the […]

Hot ‘Lanta promises fast action

This week’s stop on the Sprint Cup schedule takes us to Atlanta Motor Speedway for what will be some of the fastest racing action we will see all season long. Like any other of Bruton Smith’s Speedway Motorsports’ seven tracks, Atlanta is definitely fan friendly, but unlike the rest of the Smith’s tracks this one has a hard time selling […]

Icy road conditions led to overnight guest

Southern Ohio

Hello from the deep freeze of Harrison, Ohio. I am still thinking more and more about heading south for a few weeks, months and maybe years! These old bones aren’t going to take much more of this cold weather. Folks, don’t mind me teasing. Actually I wouldn’t move away from the changing of the seasons even if I could afford […]