LCC girls squeeze in win

After returning from their Florida road trip on Dec. 31, the Letcher Central Lady Cougars were forced to cancel Harlan’s visit on Jan. 5 and their district game at Cordia on Jan. 8. The Lady Cougars won easily 64-35 at district foe June Buchanan (2-7) on Jan. 10, to improve their record to 8-7 overall. The Lady Cougars are unbeaten […]

Shufflers have new baby girl

I need to ask you all to pray for my mother-in-law, Evelyn Yonts, again. She is having a really hard time getting her strength back. She’s also not sleeping very well. She will go three or four days without sleeping. She was admitted to the Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center on the 15th for rehab. Hopefully, she will be able […]

Services set for Kletta Frazier

Funeral services for Kletta Frazier, 79, will be held today (Wednesday) from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home in Louisville, and January 19 at 2 p.m. at the Letcher Independent Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Burton Hill Cemetery. Born in Oscaloosa to the late Gilby and Imogene Caudill Frazier, she died January 12 at […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Fish await your bait in deep waters

Most fish will move to much deeper water in the middle of winter to hold until the spring warm-up starts. But some fish, such as smallmouth bass and crappie, will hang around in the cooler shallow water all winter, as they are not as affected by colder water and will be fairly active and continue to feed. Most fish will […]

School nutrition and activity public hearing set for Jan. 22

A public hearing regarding the plan to improve school nutrition and physical activity in the Letcher County Public Schools will be held at 6 p.m., January 22. The hearing will take place in the Lendell Smith Memorial Conference Room in the Maintenance Building, Highway 15, Hazard Rd., Whitesburg. For more information, call (606) 633-4455.

Janet Tucker dies at 77

Funeral services for Janet Young Tucker, 77, formerly of Neon, were held January 10 at the Fleming Baptist Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery. Born in Lowmansville to the late Elbert and Oakie Chandler Young Johnson, she died January 5 at the Solaris of Bayonet Point in Hudson, Fla. The widow of James M. “Jimmy” Tucker, she was a […]


Highlights of F.N.H.S.

By BENNETT WELCH 1954-55 Class news The speech class presented a 30-minute play Dec. 11, entitled “Short of Murder.” The characters were Arville Kiser, Patty Reed, Bob McKinney, Ralph Holbrook, Bernease King, Frances Combs, Ida Cureton, Johnny Spicer, and Peggy Burkich. Seniors The senior class has been working very hard to raise money for the senior trip. They are now […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of January 22 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? You’re about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might […]

Dale Jr. to help NBC with Super Bowl and Olympics

Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else. Now that he has retired from full-time racing, he’s got time to experience new adventures. Just last weekend, he went to brunch — his first brunch ever — […]