Wife agrees to life in pen for helping lover kill husband

Must serve 20 years before parole chance

In pleading guilty earlier this week to her role in the brutal slaying of her husband in June 2012, a Millstone woman will avoid the possibility of being sentenced to death, or to life in prison without the possibility of parole, if she follows through on her promise to testify against her lover and another friend who are also charged […]

Restaurant will be first with alcohol in Jenkins

The Las Peñas restaurants will soon expand into the City of Jenkins. Charles Caldwell, who owns and operates the Las Peñas in Whitesburg, made the announcement Monday at a meeting of the Jenkins City Council. Caldwell said the restaurant will be located in the city community center next to the new Jenkins Swimming Pool. Caldwell praised Jenkins City Manger Todd […]

Neon chief wants citizens to address police directly instead of using Facebook

Fleming-Neon Police Chief Mike Dingus wants the town’s citizens to contact the police department when they have a law enforcement issue rather than posting it on social media websites such as Facebook or Topix. Dingus said he recently learned of dog problems in the city because some residents had posted it on Internet sites. He told the Fleming- Neon City […]

Schools move closer to getting 10 snow days forgiven by state

A House committee has approved a bill that would forgive public schools up to 10 missed school days because of winter weather. State Rep. John Will Stacey, DWest Liberty, said only school districts that missed at least 10 days would qualify for the waiver. Most state lawmakers were eager on Tuesday to approve the bill. They were concerned a longer […]

NASCAR changing qualifying rules

Moving swiftly to address driver safety concerns, NASCAR on Tuesday banned cool-down laps and will start allowing teams to hook up cooling units to their engines on pit road — the first major changes to the popular new knockout qualifying format unveiled this season. The decisions were made during a conference call with crew chiefs. Several people who participated told […]

Dean’s Cougars to hit diamond here March 19

The state high school baseball season starts March 13, but the defending 14th Region champions, the Letcher County Central Cougars, will not open their season until March 19 when they play at home against Leslie County. Since beginning in his first season at newly consolidated Letcher County Central in 2006, Coach Bryan Dean has established arguably one of the best […]

Simple call by crew chief led to win for Keselowski

Sometimes it is a daring move pulled off by a driver in the closing laps of a Sprint Cup race that propels a driver to victory lane, while other times it can be a simple call by a crew chief as the laps wind down that captures the checkered flag. Brad Keselowski entered Sunday’s race at Las Vegas as the […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass, crappie being caught in area

As the weather has gotten better I have had reports of a few fish being caught here and there. Bass and crappie and a few bluegill are being caught. As the weather warms and the water temperatures start to rise, fish such as largemouth bass and crappie will slowly start moving to more shallow water and become more active. Using […]

Struttin’ Time:

Few dads now teach about outdoors

Just what are dads teaching their kids these days? That question comes to my mind more often these days when I see an ad on television where the dad is playing some video game with his son, or daughter, and he has become addicted to Xbox, or PlayStation himself. When I was six years old, I already knew that my […]

Bath Co. star has Letcher ties

A Bath County High School girls’ basketball player with strong ties to Letcher County has signed a letter of commitment to play at Kentucky Christian University. Sierra Shae Sparks-Noble is the daughter of Shelia and Billy Noble (Billy is a 1986 graduate of Fleming-Neon High School) and the granddaughter of Bill and Norma Noble of Deane and sister to Trevor […]