Barker’s dad says he still loves Wildcats

Vaught’s Views

Terry Barker knows he can’t control how University of Kentucky fans will remember his son, Drew Barker. He just hopes a couple of off-field incidents during his son’s freshman year will not distort what fans remember about him now that he decided to trans- fer after spending four years at UK. “I hope a couple of off-field incidents will not […]

Community calendar

January 11 — The Letcher County Tourism Commission will hold a second countywide town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pine Mountain Grill banquet room. The purpose of the meeting is to open communication between all facets of tourism and plan for a successful 2018. Everyone is invited to attend. . January 13 — Benny Jones & […]

AA to meet

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism and addiction. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Isom Presbyterian Church.

Voodoo Calls custom made locally

Struttin’ Time:

Welcome back, friends. Our last Struttin’ Time column was about our hunt in Texas, where we were looking for Axis deer. Although we tagged, it was not what we really wanted, but it put meat on the table. This year, we will start hunting in mid-March for another Osceola turkey in Florida. We will be hunting again with Ms. Kate, […]

Services held for Kennith Hall

Kennith Gene Hall, 71, of Jenkins, died January 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. He was a son of the late Andy and Ada Cook Hall, and was preceded in death by a granddaughter. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Davis Hall; a son, John Adams of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two daughters, Ramona Stamper of Premium and Robin Craft of […]

ACLU: Kentucky schools’ Bible course may violate Constitution

LOUISVILLE The American Civil Liberties Union says “Bible literacy” classes being taught in some Kentucky public schools may violate the Constitution. The Courier-Journal reports the state chapter of the ACLU sent a letter to the Kentucky Department of Education requesting it develop teaching guidelines for the classes. Education Department spokeswoman Rebecca Blessing says the agency is working to promote statewide […]

Wildcats hold off A&M

LEXINGTON PJ Washington made a steal that led to Kevin Knox’s goahead layup with 2:28 left, then added four points down the stretch to help No. 21 Kentucky rally past Texas A&M 74-73 on Tuesday night. Trailing 59-53 with 8:43 remaining, the Wildcats clawed back to tie the game three times before Washington stole a high pass and fed Knox […]

Rites held for Phillip Meade

Phillip Randy “ P. R.” Meade, 38, of Medora, Ind., died December 31 from injuries sustained in a onevehicle accident in Washington County, Indiana. Born in Harlan, he was a son of Jerry and Phillip Meade, and the late Tammy Meade. He was the widower of Hope Meade and was also preceded in death by a loved one, Sabrina. Mr. […]

Meeting next week will address US 119 plans

A public meeting will be held in Whitesburg next Tuesday to discuss proposed spot improvements to US 119 between Whitesburg and Jenkins. The project begins near the intersection of US 119 and KY 15 in Whitesburg and ends near the intersection of US 119 and US 23 at Jenkins. The purpose of the meeting, scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. […]

Jig is bait to help you through winter

Gabby’s fishing fever

There are few baits that are truly effective for catching fish year round, but the jig is one bait that can really claim that title. The jig, when fished right, can catch bass on the hottest or the coldest day of the year. This makes this bait a top choice of cool weather anglers. This is one of my all-time […]