2020-02-12 E-Edition

New Jenkins restaurant serving ‘real Mexican’ and Tex-Mex foods

Jenkins has a Mexican restaurant again. Jose Javier Navarro, 27, worked Los Peñas restaurants in Whitesburg and Jenkins for 10 years — three in Jenkins — and worked at Sazon when his longtime employer shut down. But Navarro’s dream was to own a restaurant of his own, and when the City of Jenkins sought another restaurant to go into the […]

Trump says prison is ‘unneeded’ here, wants funds taken

Rep. Rogers reaffirms support in Congress for federal prison here, calls Trump plan ‘annual exercise’

For the fourth time since his election, President Donald J. Trump has issued a proposed federal budget that would kill construction of a prison in Letcher County, taking with it water lines to homes along Kingscreek and Roxana from Cowan Mountain to Blackey. While the proposal seems to have little chance of getting past Congress, it does demonstrate a willingness […]

AT&T tech escapes time in prison as part of deal

A 38-year-old Whitesburg man will not serve prison time after pleading guilty to multiple counts of stealing money from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he was appointed to serve as an officer by the national VFW. Jeffrey O. Williams, 38, of 52 Michigan Ave., pleaded guilty to 10 misdemeanor counts and was given two years probation on each, to […]

UK signee Jackson is stat sheet stuffer

Vaught’s Views

Just how good is Kentucky signee Isaiah Jackson? Waterford Mott head coach David McGlown has a story that UK basketball fans should love. “We had a game earlier this season and a guy threw the ball up to him. Isaiah was running behind him, dunked and hit his head on the backboard. That’s how athletic he is,” McGlown said. “Yet […]

LCC girls improve to 19-8 on season

The Letcher County Central High School girls’ basketball team improved its record to 19 wins and 8 losses Monday night with a 53 to 52 win at Shelby Valley High School in Pike County. Sophomore guard Kaylee Banks led all Lady Cougar scorers with 20 points on seven of eight shooting from two-point range and six free throws. Brooklyn Collins […]

Jenkins boys get win

Payton Rose and Jeremy Potter each scored 18 points to lead the Jenkins Cavaliers to a 60 to 52 win over June Buchanan. In defeating the Crusaders on Feb. 5 for their first win of the 2019-20 season, the Cavaliers also avenged a 93 to 67 loss at June Buchanan on January 13 that gave the Crusaders what also remains […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Is your fishing tackle ready for spring?

During this time of year with snow and cold weather and all the rain and flooding it makes it hard to get any fishing time in. But you can use this extra time to still do something fishing related. I like to use this time to go over all my tackle and baits and clean, oil and reorganize all my […]

Struttin’ Time: It’s time to start talking turkey once again

We are going to talk turkey, as the season will be here soon. We will start by talking about the five transitions that will last approximately 15 days each. Around March 30 in Kentucky, give or take five days, gobblers will leave winter mode and start finding hens. Big flocks of gobblers and hens will start traveling together. The majority […]

WHS class members planning reunion


I was so happy to be one of the nine that met at Pine Mountain Grill this past Saturday to start planning our Whitesburg High School reunion this year. Believe it or not, it will have been 45 years since I graduated from high school. Well, you all may believe it, but I surely don’t. As we sat there just […]