2019-12-18 E-Edition

4 charged in scheme to get meth from hospital into jail

Four people charged under the state’s organized crime statute for an alleged scheme to smuggle drugs into the Letcher County Jail have pleaded not guilty and waived their rights to preliminary hearings. Their cases will go straight to a grand jury for possible indictment. Anita Vickie Baker, 58, of 352 Pine Creek, and her daughter, April Anita Baker, 40, of […]

Ex-governor frees woman convicted in murder case here

Prosecutor demands investigation into actions by Bevin as he was leaving office

A Jeremiah woman convicted in a 2003 murder at Spring Branch has been released from prison after former Gov. Matt Bevin commuted her sentence from life to time served. Kathy Walters Williams was convicted in Letcher Circuit Court in April 2005 for the murder of Forrester Caudill, 19, on November 30, 2003, at Jeremiah. Williams was sentenced in May 2005, […]

Sheriff warns of counterfeit bills in county

Residents of Letcher County are being warned to watch their money closely as they do their Christmas shopping. That $20 bill you get in change, or the $100 you’re using to buy gifts might be counterfeit. Sheriff Mickey Stines said he got a call last week from a store that started to accept a $100 bill in payment for merchandise, […]

Ex-UK hoops player is fighting for his life

Vaught’s Views

Former Kentucky basketball player Cameron Mills says that a lot of UK basketball fans don’t know the story of Reggie Warford — something he hopes will change Christmas Day when his company’s newest documentary, “Reggie Warford: Fight of His Life,” airs on WKYT-TV at 4 p.m. Mills’s production company has done documentaries on UK’s 1996 and 1998 national championship basketball […]

Cavs come up short

Payton Rose scored 23 points and Jeremy Potter, who was perfect from the field, added 13 points to help the Jenkins Cavaliers come within two points of winning their first basketball game of the young season. Potter hit both of his two-point attempts and connected on all three of his three-point shots on his way to his perfect night of […]

LCC boys fall again

Dylan Webb scored 24 points and hauled in 24 rebounds in Letcher County Central’s onepoint, 74 to 73, loss to Belfry December 13 that left the Cougars 0-4 on the season. Webb hit 10 of 13 two-point field goal attempts and connected on four of six free throws in the game played at Belfry. Ryan Lebrun scored 15 points for […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

For the angler on your Christmas list

I am sure there is an angler somewhere on everyone’s Christmas list. I get some type of fishingrelated gift most every Christmas and always use it sometime during the year. Fishing gifts are like everything else — you can spend a little or a lot on someone. For example you can buy single count lures like a jig for only […]

Lady Cougars (6-1) will be on road for tourneys

The final two weeks of December will be a busy time for the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars, who have started the 2019-20 basketball season with a 6-1 record. Fresh off a 64 to 50 win at Leslie County earlier this week, the Lady Cougars will be in Gatlinburg, Tennessee tomorrow night (Thursday) for the start of the three-day Smokey […]

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