2020-05-20 E-Edition

Big changes await voters

Those who choose to vote in person this year will have new machines in which to do it, but there will be only two voting machines and one polling place for the primary because of COVID-19. The machine on the right will mark each voter’s paper ballot according to how he or she votes on the touch screen. The voter […]

Grader mishap kills man

Funeral services were held Monday for a Roxana man killed in a heavy-equipment accident in Perry County. Gary “Red Fuzz” Gentry, 68, of Roxana, died May 14 at Leatherwood when he was run over by a road grader near the abandoned Blue Diamond Commissary. Gentry, who was retired, was on an old mine road owned by his family off KY […]

Some county offices are reopening now; courts to start June 1

Letcher County is taking a step to return to normal this week as several offices re-open in the Letcher County Courthouse after being closed for two months because of the coronavirus. At the virtual meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court on Monday evening, Judge/Executive Terry Adams announced that his office would re-open on Wednesday, as would the sanitation billing […]

LCCHS names top graduates

Letcher County Central High School has named a valedictorian and three salutatorians for the Class of 2020. Haydon Caudill, of Jeremiah, son of Larry and Karen Caudill, was named valedictorian. He had a 4.607 grade point average, and will attend Morehead State University, where he received a Rogers Scholarship for full tuition and housing, the Valedictorian Scholarship and an Alumni […]

Jenkins honors Bentley, Potter

Jenkins Middle High School has named its valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2020. Jacob Bryce Bentley, son of Brian and Lisa Bentley of Jenkins, is the 2020 Valedictorian. Bentley is graduating academic ready with 30 college credit hours from the University of Pikeville and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. He is a member of the National Honor […]

Food City cuts ribbon on new Wine and Spirits store

Food City opened its new wine and spirits store May 13, and showed off 2,200 choices of wine, liquor and other adult beverages ranging from the merely cheap ($7 and change for a bottle of inexpensive wine) to the eye-popping ($260 for a top-shelf, single-malt scotch). “It’s been a long time coming,” one company official exclaimed as managers and employees […]

‘High school sports important’ to all of Ky.

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner Julian Tackett would like to see high school sports return but says fi- nancial reasons are not the main reason. “High school sports are important to every community,” Tackett said. “Society needs to get back to some sort of normalcy. Revenue is not the biggest concern. Money is really a secondary issue.” Instead, Tackett […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie biting

Everywhere you look you see pictures and stories of people fishing and catching all types of nice-sized fish. Facebook, for instance, is loaded with photos of anglers all over the place reeling in bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. I think everyone has cabin fever and spring fever both and are ready to get out and just start enjoying fishing, camping […]

Struttin’ Time

The real truth about turkey hunting

Spring squirrel season opened May 16. Things change, and life goes on. I have lost track of the hunts you and me have been on over the years in Struttin’ Time. It has happened by way of the printed word, even though half of you don’t even hunt. I can recall in recent memory the letters, text, and messages I […]