Cougars finish Eagles; Maroons next

Letcher County Central’s running backs both outgained the nation’s top-rated runner to lead the Cougars to a 49-18 playoff win over Madison Southern. LCC will now host Pulaski County on Friday night at 7:30 as the state’s 5A playoffs continue. The Cougars took control of last Friday’s game immediately when Hunter Hall took the opening kickoff 92 yards for a […]

Evangene Adams going home this week


Just a quick column this week since I don’t seem to know much to write about. I must not have talked to many neighbors and friends. Election Day has passed, and I hope everyone got out and supported their candidates. It’s always good to see and talk to our Doty election workers and neighbors and friends who are there voting. […]

Joe Vanhoose buried at Ermine

Joe A. Vanhoose, 88, died November 9 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Johnson County to the late Orear and Mollie Osbourne Vanhoose, he was the widower of Evelyn Mae Rash Vanhoose. Two sisters and a brother also preceded him in death. A U.S. Army veteran, he enjoyed gardening, watching Westerns and spending time with family and friends. Surviving […]

As coal jobs vanish, miners are looking for new careers

When 61-year-old Glen Turley lost his job as a coal company truck driver, he did what many people his age shudder to consider: He went back to school to find a new career. Turley took advantage of free classes offered to laid off miners and got certified as a HVAC technician. But like many of the jobs taught at career […]

Shooting match planned

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16, at the American Legion. Straight guns only, no barrels over 36 inches, no scopes, no peep sites. All guns will be checked before each match. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.

Gabby’s fishing fever

Remember to check the fishing report

During the course of a year I keep up with many fishing reports from the lakes in the Kentucky and Tennessee area. You can find fishing reports from several good sources. One is from the local fishing and outdoor guide you see at some gas stations and stores. Also, some newspaper sports sections carry reports and you can find several […]

Preparing for play at Cowan Center

Big Cowan

Hello friends and neighbors and those afar off. How is everyone? I have had a good week, bit has been busy, but good. I have been getting involved in the play that the Cowan Community Center will be putting on Dec. 5. Not sure what part I will have in it yet, but it has been lots of fun. Several […]

Phoebe Craft dies at 89

Funeral services for Phoebe Craft, 89, were held November 9 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Lexington. Born in Letcher County to the late Dewey and Susan Adams Hall, she died November 6 at the Good Shepherd Village in Springfi eld, Ohio. She was the widow of Rex B. Craft, and a sister of the late Inis […]

Sen. Paul still faces ballot question

The Republican tidal wave that swept Democrats out of office nationwide didn’t solve U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s potential quandary in Kentucky, where the tea party favorite could become entangled in a state election law if he decides to run for president and another Senate term in 2016. Legislation tweaking the onceobscure law to ensure Paul could appear on Kentucky’s ballot […]

Breakfast with Santa

The Letcher Elementary School PTO will host a pancake breakfast with Santa at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the school. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12, those planning to attend should pre-register. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for an additional cost. For more information, visit the LES PTO on […]