2020-09-09 E-Edition


— Colin Combs (right) lets a dart fly as his dad, David Combs, cheers on his brother, Gabriel Combs, after a successful throw at the Isom Days carnival. Isom Days is the only one of five Letcher County fall festivals that wasn’t cancelled this year because of COVID-19. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Amendment would affect judges and prosecutors

Voters in the November election in Kentucky will decide on two ballot questions that would affect how the courts in the state work, and potentially whether some counties get to keep their courts. Ballot Question 1 is whether Marsy’s Law should be added to the Kentucky Constitution. Ballot Question 2 would extend the terms of district judges and some other […]

Citing COVID fear, murderer seeks freedom

Woman held in husband’s brutal death seeks release from prison

Letcher Circuit Court was scheduled to hear a motion Wednesday on whether to let convicted murderer Stephanie Yvonne Fleming out of prison because of the danger of COVID-19. Fleming pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against her lover in the murder of her husband, 32-year-old Dradrick Lance Fleming, in 2012. She is now asking that her sentence be suspended and […]

10 new coronavirus cases reported here

10 new cases reported

While COVID-19 cases in Letcher County were down last week, they’re up again this week with 10 new cases reported in the past week. That puts the number of positive cases reported here since early March at 79. Two people in the county have died, and 65 have recovered. The Kentucky River District Health Department is asking persons who visited […]

Four UK signees to meet on gridiron

Vaught’s Views

It’s hard to imagine there could a better marquee match-up to start a high school football season than Frederick Douglass-North Hardin this Friday in Lexington. The game will feature four University of Kentucky commits — offensive lineman Jager Burton and receiver Dekel Crowdus of Douglass and North Hardin has running back La’Vell Wright and safety Jordan Lovett. All four are […]

Hole-in-one at Jenkins course

A beautiful day turned even nicer last Friday for John Honeycutt of Whitesburg when he connected on his first hole-in-one at Raven Rock Golf Course at Jenkins. He achieve the feat on the fifth hole while using a 54-degree pitching wedge.

Struttin’ Time: Black bears grow large in Maine

As anyone who knows me can tell you, I have always loved to hunt and fish. I have hunted rams with the Nes Perce of Idaho and stayed with them for a while to learn their customs, their beliefs, and everything else I could about them. I have hunted and stayed with the Sioux on their land in Gilbert, South […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Fishing weed beds brings big bass

There are a lot of different types of cover that bass use at different times of the year. But there are times that the bass will use one type of cover over another for reasons like water levels and water temperatures and because of the movement of food sources like shad and minnow schools. Cover can change greatly during the […]

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