2019-06-26 E-Edition


New state laws will take effect later this week

Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 session will go into effect this week — and that includes one allowing law-abiding adults in Kentucky to carry concealed firearms without a permit. Other legislation taking effect this week, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission, covers topics such as sex with animals and trying to […]

Rattlesnakes are showing up in some unusual places here

Copperheads are always common in the eastern United Stated, but wet weather this year seems to have brought them — and rattlesnakes — out of the woodwork. Residents are reporting timber rattlers all over Letcher County. While there are normally reports of rattlesnakes a handful of times a year here — usually on isolated hiking or four-wheeling trails — this […]

Star gets stay-at-home pitch from UK

Growing up in Lexington, it is no surprise that Jager Burton says he’s always been a Kentucky football fan. What is a bit more perplexing is that he also grew up an Oregon fan. “I saw their uniforms and liked watching them when I was little,” said Burton about his fascination with the Oregon. Now he is a 6-4, 280-pound […]

Struttin’ Time:

Reflecting on loss and retirement

A Struttin’ Time with nothing but good news this week! Where has this year gone? I know many are not into hunting right now, as there is nothing to hunt. Squirrel season has closed for another spring, waiting for the third Saturday in August for the fall season to begin. Deer and turkey season with archery is still a few […]

Calipari reflects on draft, Johnson’s fall to 29th pick

LEXINGTON John Calipari was surprised Keldon Johnson slid down the charts during the NBA Draft last week. Johnson was the last of three former Kentucky players selected in the yearly draft last week and was chosen late in the first round as the No. 29 pick by the San Antonio Spurs. “They said he was a Top 10 pick when […]

Jury indicts man in meth-at-school case

A Letcher Grand Jury has returned three indictments against a man accused sending methamphetamines to be sold in Letcher Middle School. Bobby W. Heiston, 21, of 3568 Ky. Hwy. 1148, Whitesburg, is accused of sending “well in excess of 2 grams” of methamphetamine to the school with a student on May 11 of this year. He was arrested five days […]

Gunshot wounds are fatal to Cowan man and woman

A Cowan couple died last week in a double shooting at their home near Bo Fork. No funeral services were held for Ronnie Frazier and Debbie Foss. Kentucky State Police say they do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident, and do not think there is a threat to public safety, but they have not clarified whether the […]

Celebration will mark local center’s 30th year of helping out children

The Sonshine Children’s Center will have a public celebration of its 30th year beginning Friday at 5 p.m., and continuing on Saturday and Sunday. Mary Bennett said she has taken in more than 100 children, many with disabilities, since she founded the home in 1989. The events begin with dinner and gospel music at 5 p.m. Friday, and will end […]