2019-05-15 E-Edition


HEAVY(ER) TRAFFIC — A repaving project that began May 8 on the Whitesburg bypass is bringing unusually heavy traffic downtown as motorists try to stay away from even longer delays on the bypass itself. This photograph of Webb Street was taken Tuesday afternoon. The work is expected to last two more weeks.

Trump budget plan won’t stop prison, Rogers’s office says

The Trump administration’s 2020 budget request calls for taking away a half a billion dollars appropriated but still unused to build a federal prison in Letcher County. Congress appropriated $444 million for the prison here in 2016, and the Trump administration began trying to kill the project in 2017. The Record of Decision for a site was completed more than […]

Federal plea says 2 men conspired to bring meth here from Louisville

A Jeremiah man has pleaded guilty to a federal drug conspiracy and to weapons charges and his codefendant will have a new arraignment today in U.S. District Court in London, where he also is expected to file a guilty plea. Shiloh Cody Adams, 34, of Black Bottom Road, pleaded guilty May 7 to conspiracy to trafficking more than 50 grams […]

Fleming-Neon tax rate will be addressed soon

Taxpayers in Fleming-Neon will be able to make their voices heard on the subject of a probable increase on city property taxes during a public meeting to be scheduled for summer. At the Fleming-Neon City Council’s May meeting, Mayor Susie Polis said she has spoken with City Attorney Angie Hatton about the issue, and when Hatton’s schedule is clear the […]

Pikeville receiver hopes to prove critics wrong

He’s never met Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel, but Pikeville High School junior Jackson Hensley admits he is “inspired” by what Daniel has done in college. “I think we have similar qualities. No matter where we go, we are going to succeed because we both work to make big things happen,” said Hensley. “I have never talked to him but I […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Use a rattling crankbait for success

There are many types of crankbaits for bass. One of the most widely used and most popular is a rattling style crankbait, and there are several reasons for this. One reason is most are a little heavier and can be cast a long way and have better feel on the retrieve. Also by having the rattles, they put off a […]

Struttin’ Time:

Spring squirrel season and mulberries

Do you remember as a kid growing up in Letcher County, when about all we had to hunt were bullfrogs, rabbit, raccoon, groundhog, grouse, quail, and, of course, squirrel? Things have changed over the years. One thing the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife did right was to start stocking game in our Commonwealth. Now thanks to their programs, we […]

UK hopes newest star recruit can replace void left by Herro

LEXINGTON Johnny Juzang will start chasing his dream at the University of Kentucky. “I’m a dream chaser, go-getter, always will be,” he said. The four-star perimeter guard from Studio City California’s Harvard Westlake, announced his college choice in Instagram on the night of May 10. Juzang chose Kentucky over defending national champion Virginia. “I’m going to Kentucky,” Juzang told 247Sports. […]

Letcher Seniors rock Senior Games

You talk about some excited seniors at the rec center Friday, we surely had them. Letcher County Senior Citizens rocked the Senior Games in Knott County last week at the Sportsplex. They came in first place overall. The cheer team took first place, the Rook players took first and second places, the cornhole singles took first and second places, and […]