2020-11-04

2020-11-04 E-Edition

Competes in state championships

Jenkins High School’s Abigail Bentley advanced to the state cross country meet, held October 29 in Bourbon County, after successfully competing in the Class 1A, Region 7 cross country meet. At the state competition, Bentley completed the 5K race with a time of 26:43.83, placing 161 out of 219 entrants in the event. Of Bentley’s representation of Jenkins, Jenkins Athletics […]

County seeks 45% rate hike for water

Water bills may go up

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has not yet added the Letcher County Water and Sewer District’s proposed 45-percent rate hike to its docket. A check of the district records on Tuesday showed no case yet assigned for the proposal. The district’s board of directors approved the increase at its October meeting, but it has to be approved by the PSC […]

Trump, McConnell win Letcher County

Sen. Johnny Ray Turner loses seat

Despite a large turnout for early voting, when Election Day was over, fewer people in Letcher County voted this year than in 2016. More votes could still come in. Any absentee ballot postmarked through Nov. 3 will still be counted if arrives by Friday. The final count will be totaled then, but election officials did not expect there to be […]

Nurse practitioner among 17 named in indictments

Grand jury charges 17 in indictments

Arraignment was set for today (Wednesday) for a nurse practitioner charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse, rape, and use of a minor in a sexual performance for an alleged illicit affair with a 16-year-old boy. Carrie Rebecca Lee Hall, 41, of Dry Fork, was arrested Friday morning and lodged in the Letcher County Jail, where she remained Wednesday under […]

Cougars bounce back with impressive victory


Letcher County Central improved to 5-1 after an impressive 18-7 win over powerhouse Paintsville. The game was scheduled midweek after both team’s regular games were cancelled because of COVID-19 protocols. Paintsville came into the game at Ermine with a won-loss record of 5-1 that included a 54-0 pasting of Hazard and a 43-0 win over Perry County Central. The Tigers […]

Analysts blast UK’s offense

Vaught’s Views

While Kentucky football has been underestimated often by national media members the last few years, SEC Network analysts normally were much more complimentary of UK football. However, Kentucky’s dismal offensive performance this season now has those same SEC Network announcers and analysts wondering what has happened to the Cats. SEC Network analyst Chris Doering joked he fell asleep during UK’s […]

Struttin’ Time

Should he stay or should he go?

It is close to crunch time. I have been invited once again to hunt for black bears in North Carolina. I am supposed to be there on the morning of November 13 to start hunting the next day. We have had some exciting hunts in the Blue Ridge Mountains over the years, and I have written about them in Struttin’ […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Don’t let weather stop your fishing

Many anglers believe milder weather means the end of bass fishing season. This is not the case at all. Now, when the actual water temperatures drop to below 50 degrees, largemouth bass will move to deeper and warmer water but smallmouth bass are a whole different story. On the coldest, most bitter day of the year, the smallmouth bass are […]

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