Gabby’s fishing fever

Getting your tackle box in order

During this cold weather there is not much you can do outside as far as fishing. But decent weather is a few weeks away, so one thing you can do indoors is to go through your fishing tackle and organize it and put all of it in some type of order. Now while this might seem like a boring job […]

Health Coalition meeting set

The first meeting of the Letcher Extension and Public Health Expanding Community Team (EPHECT) Community Health Coalition will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 4, at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. A light lunch will be provided and the public is invited to attend. The coalition is part of the Collaborative Environmental Approaches to Reduce […]

Storm brings fun, beauty


George Johnson of Dunham, and Sondra Johnson of Jenkins, announce the engagement of their daughter, Natisha Johnson, to Clint Wetherill, son of Rick and Joan Wetherill of Rockport, Ind. The couple will be married in March in London, Ky. After a honeymoon trip, the couple will live in Indianapolis, Ind. (Photo by Cindy Dover Photography)

Struttin’ Time:

Wild turkey season grows nearer

I really believe you could put me in a cave with just a computer, and I could tell it is close to turkey season. My friends start sending me updated reports about turkey movement. I got pictures from Candice Fleming this week of turkeys feeding in her yard, a message from my lifelong friend Ricky Adams about hearing hens, and […]

Winter driving tips

Kentuckians are being dealt a wintery weather blast and Kentucky State Police are asking motorists to be aware that weather conditions may change rapidly over the next few hours. “ Winter weather provides new challenges and responsibilities to the public and the Kentucky State Police,” says KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb. “ We ask drivers to be prepared to meet […]

Valentine’s pea planting didn’t happen

Points East

Since several dozen readers of this column either called or emailed me on Sunday to see if I had planted peas on Saturday, and because the question has been posted on social media, I figure I should tell everybody who didn’t get in touch or may still be curious that I did not. In fact, I called my brother Keith […]

Shooting match planned

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, at the American Legion. Barrels under 36 inches only. 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.

Booker, Cats too much for Vols

Devin Booker had 18 points and seven rebounds as No. 1 Kentucky picked up its defense in the second half and extended the best start in school history Tuesday night with a 66-48 victory over Tennessee. Kentucky is 26-0 for the first time, though the Wildcats finished the 1953-54 season with a 25-0 mark. It also matches the best start […]

Snow blankets area


We have been blanketed by a few February snows the last few days and as I write this we are predicted the biggest snow in 10 years, maybe 8-12 inches. And we may get it, it’s snowing hard at this writing. A few February birthdays I remember are Lena Dixon, Harvey and Vicki Campbell, Alma Rose Blair, Joanne Adams, Barbara […]