MCHC testing computerized school checks

Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) is experimenting with telemedicine in an effort to expand coverage in 12 schoolbased clinics located in Jenkins and Letcher County school districts. “We have three providers that rotate through the school system, so it is hard to have someone in every school every day all day long,” said Dr. Van Breeding, a family practice physician […]

Police expect to charge man who was found trapped under vehicle

Police say a Fleming-Neon man who was pinned under a car while trying to steal car parts has been released from Pikeville Medical Center and is expected to face criminal charges. Paul Hall is accused of stealing a catalytic converter from Edge of Town Motors in Neon on Thanksgiving evening. While Hall tried to steal a second catalytic converter, the […]


Funeral held for Mrs. Webb

Funeral services for Elizabeth Dudley “Dottie” Combs Webb, 95, of Lexington, were held December 1. A longtime resident of Letcher County, she died November 28. Mrs. Webb was a daughter of the late Eli Lovell and Georgia Ann Cornett Combs, the widow of Woodford “Dude” Webb and the mother of the late Donald Webb. Survivors include a son, Dudley Webb, […]

Students to perform ‘Grinch’ at LCC

Fleming- Neon Elementary School students are growing their hearts three sizes by performing Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” this weekend. Public performances are set for 7 p.m. on December 4 and December 5 in the Letcher County Central High School auditorium. Tickets will be on sale at the door. General admission is $10 and reserved seating is $15.

Coach says fans will love new UK signee

Vaught’s Views

Wenyen Gabriel thought it would be “intriguing” to play at Kentucky after having coach John Calipari personally recruit him for months. That’s why the 6-10 forward from Wilbraham & Monson (Mass.) signed with the Wildcats as part of Calipari’s No. 1 recruiting class for next season. “The positionless basketball he talks about is exactly what I wanted. I believe in […]

Lady Cougars are young

By winning two of the past three 14th Region titles, the Letcher Central Lady Cougars’ program testifies to the strength of the basketball program under the guidance of longtime coach Dickie Adams and his long-serving assistant coaches George “Bumper” Adams and Amy Maggard Kincer. During this three-year run, Coach Adams’s teams were led by a core group of seven seniors […]

Carter expected to lead LCC boys

Coach Robert Hammonds is beginning his sixth season at the helm of the Cougars boys’ basketball team and hopes that returning four starters from last year’s 17-12 squad will help the Cougars be competitive this year in a very tough 53rd District and 14th Region. The heart of this year’s team will be returning 6-1 junior Torell Carter, who averaged […]

‘New’ Busch begins reign

When Kyle Busch crawled out of his Toyota under the lights of Homestead-Miami after clinching his first Sprint Cup championship, something unusual happened. Busch, who would never before have been mistaken for one of the most popular drivers in the sport, was met with a rousing reception from the fans. It was indeed a new day for both NASCAR and […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing made Thanksgiving trip great

We were in Georgia to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. As normal we fished all we could and had a great time and caught a lot of fish. We caught around 40 of a wide variety of fish — bass, bluegill, catfish and trout. I was bluegill fishing and kept seeing big carp swimming, so I rigged […]