2020-01-29

2020-01-29 E-Edition

Organ donor is newest hero

Shawn Addington is honored as hero

One of Letcher County’s early young organ and tissue donors has been added to the “Our Heroes” wall in the Letcher Circuit Court Clerk’s office. A poster-size photograph of the late Eric Shawn Addington, formerly of Jenkins, was dedicated earlier this week during a courthouse ceremony attended by Shawn’s mother, Ellen Addington of Jenkins. Shawn Addington died November 29, 1997 […]

Grand jury wants driver’s licensing to stay in Letcher

Members of the Letcher County Grand Jury have officially announced their opposition to any plan that would require residents here to drive elsewhere to get their driver’s license renewed or take their driver’s test. In their final report released earlier this month after being in session for 10 months, the grand jurors say they are “concerned with the possibility” that […]

Police seeking suspects in home-invasion case

Police say Day heard loud noise before he was attacked, beaten into unconsciousness by robber

Police are looking for suspects in a home-invasion robbery Monday morning that left a Cowan man seriously injured after being struck repeatedly in the head, possibly with a hammer. Scott Day, 60, of Cowan, is in the University of Kentucky Medical Center after being struck repeatedly while lying on his living room sofa. Kentucky State Police said Day was asleep […]

Could Kentucky football look overseas?

Vaught’s Views

Could Kentucky look overseas again to add a player to its 2021 recruiting class? All-American punter Max Duffy came to Kentucky from Australia as a sophomore and has been sensational. West Virginia signed cornerback Jairo Faverus of the Netherlands in December and has a commitment from Swedish tight end Victor Wikstrom for next year. Now Kentucky might be looking at […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

More on using live bait during winter

During this time of year the fishing can be tough and anything you can do to put things in your favor is a big plus. One of the biggest things most anglers do while fishing in the winter is to use live bait. There are many types of live bait an angler can use from small and large minnows and […]

Struttin’ Time: Yes, you can tie this music CD to hunting


Sitting here drinking a cup of black coffee and listening to one of my favorite Letcher County people, Carla Gover, sing her latest songs on her new CD. Listening, remembering, and maybe wishing things were as simple now as they were then. Carla was one of the first kids I coached in Little League softball. Carla was the start of […]

Neon man is facing 1,000 counts in child-porn case

A Neon man charged with 1,000 counts related to child pornography will face preliminary hearing today in Letcher District Court. Nathan Jarrod Stidham, 39, of 3166 Hwy 805, was arrested Jan. 14 after garbage collectors picked up his garbage and a bag ripped, allegedly spilling about 100 printed pornographic images of girls police estimated to be between 8 and 12 […]

County schools halt all activities as flu cases grow


The Letcher County Public Schools have been closed and all sporting events canceled for the remainder of the week as the number of flu cases continues to grow. With the high incidence of flu, other illnesses are also creeping in and Superintendent Denise Yonts said officials opted to close the schools to get students away from each other in an […]

Nine are sentenced after pleading guilty to charges

Several more people have pleaded guilty and have been sentenced in Letcher Circuit Court. Those recently sentenced are: • Sandy Sexton Reed, 30, of 64 Straight Row, Jenkins, pleaded guilty to third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, amended down from first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. She was sentenced to 365 days in jail, probated for 365 days. • Curtis […]