Letcher County Central High School’s Tanner Lucas battled two South Laurel defenders and held on to catch the pass during a scrimmage between the two teams at Ermine on August 15. Letcher Central will open its 2014 football campaign this Friday at home against Berea. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Home will always be Jenkins

John Shook was born at Burdine on June 4, 1941. His parents were John D. and Maxine Shook. John reminisced, “Very early in my childhood I realized that I had the greatest parents in the world. During my first six years we lived in Burdine, Kentucky, Phoenix, Arizona, and Jasper, Alabama. My parents moved to Arizona because a local doctor […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Labor in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Ecclesiastes 4:9, how many are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor? Two, Three, Five, Seven 3. In 1 Kings 5: 13- 14, how many thousand men comprised the labor force that King Solomon raised? 1, 5, 10, 30 […]

Diabetes workshop planned

The Letcher County Extension Service will offer a monthly diabetic workshop. The August workshop will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20, at the extension office, which is located off Stone Ave. and the Whitesburg By-pass. Jackie Fraley, a registered dietitian from Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, will host the workshop. Call 633-2362 for more information. This workshop is […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Cooler temps heat up fishing action

This unusually mild weather the past few weeks has really cooled the water temperatures down several degrees, causing bass to move shallow. When bass are in shallow waters they become more active and will move around and follow baitfi sh schools and chase bait to feed. The crank bait is a great choice to fish for bass when they are […]

Services held for Audra Duty

Audra Estill Duty, 77, of Fleming- Neon, died August 12 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. Born at Sheas Fork, McRoberts, he was a son of the late Carl and Maxie Ramey Duty, and a brother of the late Bea Trent, Janie Hampton, Albert Duty, Don Duty, Billy Duty and Tony Duty. He was a U.S. […]


Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Gail Dean Campbell was anwering a unrelated complaint August 13 when he saw these marijuana plants growing in plain sight near an abandoned mobile home at Elaine Road at Premium. The marijuana was seized and placed into evidence, said Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb. Police are investigating who may have been living in the trailer. Webb […]

Political Cartoon

Ruby Combs marks her 73rd birthday

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping everyone had a great week. Happy birthday to Ruby Combs this week. She will be 73. She is such a sweet lady and is a regular at the Hemphill Friday Nite Pickin’. She was a nurse at Jenkins Hospital for many years. Cake and ice cream was good. Love you, Ruby. Looking forward to hearing Dawson Creek […]

Wood Bros. still tough

Wood Brothers Racing traces its roots back to 1950 when Glen Wood started his own race team in Stuart, Va., making it the oldest active operation in the Sprint Cup Series. During the seven decades of competing at NASCAR’s highest level, the Wood Brothers have established themselves as one of the most successful teams in the history of the sport, […]