2020-09-23 E-Edition

Charges filed after truck hits ATV

A crash involving a pickup truck and a four-wheeler injured two Jenkins men and resulted in the truck’s driver being criminally charged, with more severe charges possible. The wreck happened Friday night on Ky. 805 near Brickyard Hill in Jenkins. Jenkins Police Officer Devin Slone said a GMC pickup truck driven by Darrell Wade Wyatt Jr., 41, of Wheaton Hollow, […]

County will offer eight places to vote on November 3

First 1,100 paper ballots being mailed this week; requests must be in by Oct. 9

Voting will be a little easier this fall with the local board of elections expecting to open eight polling locations on Election Day, in addition to two early voting locations and absentee paper ballots. Letcher County Clerk Winston Meade said this week that absentee paper ballots have arrived at his office, and the first batch was mailed out on Tuesday, […]

LCC impressive in rout of Pike Central

The Letcher Central Cougar football team improved its record to 2-0 with a convincing 52-17 victory over visiting Pike County Central. LCC will now travel to Perry County Central for its first distict game of 2020. Carson Adams led the way with 130 yards rushing and two touchdowns against Pike Central. Adams was also efficient passing the ball and completed […]

‘There will definitely be bowl games’ this season

Vaught’s Views

What if Kentucky goes 7-3 or 8-2 this year, will there be a bowl game waiting for the Wildcats? What about if UK would go 4-6 — or worse? Could there still be a bowl game opportunity? According to Kentucky native John Showalter, a committee member of the Taxslayer Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, the answers would be yes and yes. […]

Champs and co-champs

The Letcher County Little League 11-Year-Old Division All-Stars brought the Little League Softball State Championship crown home on Sunday, winning the tournament at StoneCrest Sports Complex in Prestonsburg, while the Letcher County Little League 12-Year-Old Division All-Stars were runners-up in their group. The team of 11-year-olds defeated the all-stars from North Oldham on both Saturday and Sunday to go undefeated […]

Volleyballers notch their first win of season

Letcher Central High School volleyball player Courtney Hayes spikes the ball during the Lady Cougars’ win over Pike County Central last week. Hayes is flanked by teammates, from left, Destinee Simmons, Emma Bates, Keisha Niece, Erika Combs and Charlie Hale on the play. The Lady Cougars won the game in two sets, 25-19 and 25-15. The Letcher Central volleyballers were […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Get out and fish in this fall weather!

The first day of fall arrived earlier this week and it sure feels like it in the air. Myself, I love this time of year and the milder temperatures. So far with everything that has been going on this year it is nice to see a beautiful start to the fall fishing season. The weather has been very nice and […]

The Home Place

Making your own mayonnaise …

Cooler weather calls for comfort foods, and it’s hard to top soups, risottos and strata for heartwarming dishes to share with the family on chilly days. To achieve delicious taste without ditching your healthy eating plan, consider nutritionally balanced one-pot recipes like those from “Whole in One” by Ellie Krieger, several of which call for dairy to help fuel your […]

Coronavirus case closes court here

The Letcher Circuit Court will be closed for two weeks after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, and there has been another huge increase in the number of COVID cases in the region after outbreaks in churches in Knott and Leslie counties. Cases in Letcher County continued to grow unabated, with 20 new cases of viral illness in the […]