Can hotel help bring visitors? Study will ask

Proclaiming “doing nothing with the Daniel Boone Hotel is no longer an option,” Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft announced the beginning of work on a federally-funded study that will determine what can be done with the 100-year-old hotel building on Main Street. Craft told the Whitesburg City Council at its September meeting Tuesday night that he and a number of […]

Fowler is new coroner

Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward appointed Perry Fowler coroner after Marty Baker resigned from his elected position. In Baker’s resignation letter dated September 1, Baker said his stepping down is in the best interests of him and his loved ones. “I’ve enjoyed serving the people of Letcher County and will always appreciate the opportunity that I was given to do […]

Prison review ends, process goes forward

The 30-day review period has ended for the Federal Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) regarding the construction of a proposed federal correctional facility to be built in Roxana. The record of decision has been given to the BOP director. As of Tuesday afternoon, Tom Webber, BOP chief of Capacity Planning and Construction Branch, said the record […]

LCC tries to get back on track after loss

The Letcher County Central Cougars hope to even their record at 2-2 when they host Norton, Virginia’s Central High School Warriors at Ermine Friday at 7:30 p.m. Letcher Central’s record fell to 1-2 last Friday after the Cougars lost a hard fought battle against the Hazard Bulldogs. The offense consistently moved the ball, but unfortunately could not put up enough […]

This dove hunt won’t be forgotten

Struttin’ Time:

September 1, 2015 is a day that will be forever burned in my heart and in my mind. The opening day of dove season found me at the farm of my lifelong friend, Raymond “Pap” Brown, who was having his annual dove hunt on a day that couldn’t have been more beautiful. Not only was the weather cooperating, Pap met […]

‘Throwback’ was a success

The long-awaited Labor Day return to Darlington for the running of the Southern 500 more than lived up to all of the hype as the entire weekend quickly turned into an event unlike any other stop on the Sprint Cup schedule. Everything about the Darlington track screams old school, from the unusual egg-shaped oval racing surface to the aging grandstands. […]

Good crappie fishing now in area

Gabby’s fishing fever

I have had several reports of good crappie fishing on most lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee. Some of the lakes are slowly being drawn down to winter pool. When the lakes are in this stage of the drawdown the fish move to deeper and more stable areas, but will hold and move much more shallow as the surface temperatures begin […]

Parade, rides and games at Isom Days

Finally, Hillary gives apology

WASHINGTON It took three interviews and five days for Hillary Rodham Clinton to say “I’m sorry.” After resisting apologizing for using a personal email account run on a private server to conduct government business as secretary of state, Clinton shifted course Tuesday. “That was a mistake,” she said of her email practice. “I’m sorry about that. I take responsibility,” the […]