2020-11-25 E-Edition


— Workers from HOMES Inc. worked on the old Salyer’s Radio Building on Jenkins Road in Whitesburg this week to turn the structure into an outdoor pavilion for downtown diners. Owners Harold and Mary Bolling are working on the project with the Letcher County Tourism Commission. The details are still to be worked out, but work is progressing, Harold Bolling […]

Woman sues constable, county, city, and others

Suit names constable and others in Letcher

A woman who says her arm was broken when man pushed her down in the Walmart parking lot is suing the store, the county, the City of Whitesburg and a constable who was also working as a city police officer. Tonya Stallard, who was pregnant when the incident occurred on or about October 23, 2019, claims in her lawsuit that […]

New COVID drug now being used at ARH hospital

New medicine available as cases keep rising here

The Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital is now treating some high-risk COVID-19 outpatients with an experimental drug that received Food and Drug Administration emergency use approval two weeks ago. Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dena Sparkman said the first patient received an intravenous (IV) infusion of the drug Bamlanivimab last Friday, and the patient has responded well. The hospital will bill for […]

Detective tells of events before, after shooting

Detective testifies about events that led up to shooting at Blackey home

When Kentucky State Police arrived at the scene of a shooting in Blackey on Nov. 6, the refrigerator was tilted to one side, cabinet doors were open and a box of instant potatoes had been crushed, its content spread over the kitchen floor. The body of Zachary Back lay in the middle of the floor, a single gunshot wound to […]

LCC routs Perry Central, 39-0, to advance

Letcher County Central advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 39-0 victory over rival Perry County Central. Hayden Brashear had three rushing touchdowns to lead the offense and the LCC defense had a dominating performance forcing five turnovers. Letcher Central got the ball to start the game but was quickly forced to punt. Perry Central moved the […]

UK needs Dekel Crowdus

Vaught’s Views

He’s viewed as a receiver who could be a Godsend and has just 17 catches for 195 yards and seven scores this season. However, in 2020 there’s really no way to judge just what this season has been like for Frederick Douglass receiver Dekel Crowdus, an early UK verbal commit. “Obviously he doesn’t have a lot of big stats but […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Proper adjustments to catch crappie

We are in the late fall time right now, but it sure does not feel like it. Going into this week we were still having very mild temperatures and weather for this late in the year. It sure feels good, but it changes the typical fall patterns for fish like crappie. When the temperatures are much colder than now, crappie […]

Struttin’ Time

It’s time to say good-bye for 2020

It has been a great year for killing big bucks this deer season, but that is about all it has been good for. COVID-19 has attacked us in a fury, and with no end in sight, but together we will get through this. Remember what I have told you before, something my papaw told me once: “Son, the sun will […]

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