Andrew Harrison gets 23 in Cats’ win

Not long ago, Andrew Harrison hesitated to take the shots that are now falling for Kentucky’s sophomore point guard. Karl-Anthony Towns’s main issue recently has been finishing off his promising starts. Both players’ determination to progress resulted in huge efforts that kept the top-ranked Wildcats unbeaten. Harrison scored a season-high 23 points and combined with Towns for key baskets down […]



THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke shocked everyone in the room when she demanded that Rick forgive Caroline so that they might piece their marriage back together. Bill told Katie about his visit with Brooke and made his intentions regarding the direction of his future very clear. The bond between Liam and Steffy resurfaced as they discussed the possibility […]


Paul Edward Helton III, son of Barbara Ann Hurd and Paul Edward Helton Jr. of Sandlick, was the first baby born at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital in 2015. He was born at 12:46 p.m. on January 4 and was deliver by Dr. Isabella Nyan. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18.3 inches long. He has an older […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Days gone by while at Whitesburg High School By Hal On a tour last weekend, Whitesburg defeated Booneville 30-29 on Friday night and was defeated 25- 18 by Beattyville on Saturday night. The game with First Creek was cancelled last week on account of bad weather and is to be played Wednesday night of this week. The Whitesburg Yellowjackets will […]


Jenkins’ Lexi Stambaugh blocked a shot underneath during the Lady Cavs’ 72-67 win over Pikeville last week. Stambaugh scored eight points. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Congratulations to the LCC Archery Team

Blair Branch

Hello, everyone. I hope this finds each and every one of you happy, healthy, and warm. I’m sorry I have been missing-in-action for so long. I really don’t intend to go on these long hiatuses, but life happens I suppose. Mom encourages me to write pretty often and I always plan to do just that, but then I find myself […]

Grant Horn, Helen Cooper mark birthdays

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping all is well with you and your families. Late happy birthday to Grant Horn on Jan. 31 and Helen Cooper on Jan. 30. I hope you both enjoyed your day. I saw Helen, her husband Glen and one of their grandsons in Pikeville last week. Glen was seeing the same foot doctor as Mike. Happy birthday to […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Jeremiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. The villains, Sanballat and Geshem, are mentioned in only which book (KJV)? 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther 3. From Ephesians 5, what did Paul recommend as a substitute for wine? Water, Laughter, Love, Holy Spirit 4. Who condemns drinkers who start early in the morning? […]

LCC notches No. 2 spot

The Letcher Central Cougars (13-8) secured second place in the 53rd District standings with their victory last Thursday at Jenkins. The Cougars host Hazard (10- 12) tomorrow before going on the road for back-to-back games at Union (Va.) on February 6, and at Buckhorn (14-7) on February 7. The Cougars return home to host Allen Central (11-11) Tuesday, February 10. […]


Emilie F. J. Spangler is the recipient of the $250 spring semester Mountain Heritage Festival Scholarship. She is the daughter of Alvin and Juanita Spangler and is a graduate of Letcher County Central High School. A junior at Eastern Kentucky University, she is majoring in forensics with a concentration in chemistry and hopes to work in the state crime laboratory […]