2016-03-09

Struttin’ Time:

Long-distance hunting is ‘sniping!’

Well I have made up my mind. You may not agree, but it is settled in my world. The people that are shooting animals at a thousand yards are not hunting. They, my friends, are sniping game. For the longest time I have debated the issue, written Struttin’ Time columns about it, taken input from hunters, and thought long and […]

Pancake breakfast March 19



Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg will sponsor a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on March 19 at a price of $5. The breakfast will include pancakes with fresh maple syrup, made with the maple syrup production at the Extension Office, sausage and a drink. There will also be a tour of the maple lines and evaporator system. […]

Matthews introduced as LCC football coach



Letcher County Central High School’s new head football coach isn’t a stranger to the Cougar program. Junior Matthews, 45, of Whitesburg, was introduced as Letcher Central’s head coach Friday in the LCCHS library. He thanked football players, school staff and the community for the support and warm welcoming he has received. “All these voices of support and love, I appreciate,” […]

KRCC to go tobacco-free



The use of tobacco products at Kentucky River Community Care clinics, including the one at Mayking, will be restricted after April 1. KRCC CEO Mary Meade- McKenzie says the issue is personal. Having grown up surrounded by smokers and having children who are pre-asthmatic, she has seen firsthand what smoking can do to a person’s health and quality of life, […]

Lady Cavs come close; LCC boys fall early



Proving that tiny schools can still field good basketball teams, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers advanced to the final game of the girls’ 14th Regional Tournament at Powell County last week, but fell to Leslie County, 76-59. Before Saturday night’s loss, the Lady Cavaliers were the last county team left in post-season play after the Letcher County Central Cougars suffered a […]

Services set for Colette Tolliver



Colette Remlein Tolliver died March 6 at her home near Whitesburg. Born in Burgsinn, Bavaria, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Franz and Anna Remlein. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fritz and Karl of Euerdorf, Germany; a sister, Kaethe Nickel of Thungersheim, Germany; and a daughter, Linda Carol Tolliver. Mrs. Tolliver was a licensed […]

GOP candidates for representative meet public here



The four Republican candidates seeking the state representative seat for the 94th District had a chance to introduce themselves March 3 during a forum sponsored by the Letcher County Republican Party. The hour- and- a- half debate was held at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Whitesburg. Wesley Doughman, one of two Republican candidates from Letcher County, is a […]

Our 50th high school reunion



I was invited to attend the 50th high school reunion by my cousin, Jack Brummett, a fellow Air Force retiree. During my short time at Jenkins High School, I did not know Jack was my cousin. I was one of the three reunion members to come from California. I would have been in the 1948 graduating class. I had left […]

Ex-miner critical of bill to weaken coal mine safety



September, 29-year-old old Ricky Thorpe lost his life in a Webster County mining accident. In January, 36-year-old Nathan G. Phillips of Hopkins County lost his life in an underground mining accident. Just a month from Phillips’s death, Sen. Brandon Smith, RHazard, at the request of the Kentucky Coal Association, sponsored Senate Bill 224, which guts safety training for mine foremen. […]

Cowan play group is seeking new members



Hello friends and family. Hoping all had a good week. I was so sorry to hear that R.C. Day died. He will really be missed and was a great storyteller. He has gone home to be with his lovely wife Frances and to be with the Lord. My prayers for his family. So many people are sick at this time, […]