Gabby’s fishing fever

Wade fishermen are having success

I have talked to several fishermen who tell me they have been doing well wade fishing. One guy was telling me of several big smallmouth bass being caught in a stream around Linefork. One bass was in the four-pound range and close to 20 inches long. That is a nice bass anywhere. Just about all these bass are being caught […]

MHF baby pageant winners

Mountain Heritage Festival Baby Pageant winners are: 0-six months female: Ava Lee Collins, winner, and Mallori Webb, runnerup; seven-12 months female: Paislee Shae Combs, winner; seven-12 months male: Cullen Breeding, winner and photogenic, and Jamison Blacke Reynolds, runner-up; 13-18 months female: Joscelyne Kruize Hairston, winner, Macie Faith Taylor, runnerup, and Callie Cheyenne Smith, photogenic; 13-18 months male: Gabriel Roberts, winner, […]

Doctors selected as parade grand marshals

Physicians who have served Letcher County for 15 or more years as health care providers are grand marshals of the Mountain Heritage Festival Parade. Twenty doctors and 15 late doctors will be recognized during the pre-parade program at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, in front of the Letcher County Courthouse. The grand marshals are: • Dr. Antonio M. Abalos, […]

Lots of options available for new, ‘better’ flu shot

WASHINGTON Give flu vaccine another chance: This year’s version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter’s misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus. Don’t let a fear of needles stop you. Beyond the traditional shots, the squeamish for the first time could try a needle-free injection, or choose the nasal spray or tiny […]

2015-09-23 E-Edition

Police Beat

Friday, August 28 • At 11:26 a.m., a male caller from Highway 1103, Cornettsville, reports to the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office that someone has removed several large trees from his property. • At 11:38 a.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a call from a female in Jenkins who complains that her uncle assaulted her around 8:30 the night before. […]


Baby is battling leukemia

Six months ago, Jessica and Michael Webb noticed their two-year-old daughter McKenzie wasn’t eating well, bruised easily, and that her skin looked pale. On March 30, McKenzie was diagnosed with leukemia and spent two weeks, including Easter, at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington. Since then, the Webbs have made weekly trips to the Lexington hospital. If their […]

Panel: Low-dose aspirin could help certain adults

WASHINGTON A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke — and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued draft guidelines recommending aspirin only if people meet a strict list of […]

Painting the town of Whitesburg