2021-01-20 E-Edition

Thanks to this couple, Partridge area is no longer a ‘food desert’

New store isfilling a need

A Lewis Creek couple have created their own oasis in the food desert South of the mountain. They and their neighbors along US 119 South used to have a choice of three stores to buy their basic needs and grab a bite to eat, but over the past couple of years those stores closed one by one. That left the […]

ARH phones are ‘swamped’ with vaccine requests

ARH official on vaccine: Most here ‘anxious to get it’

Healthcare providers in Letcher County began getting their second doses of COVID-19 vaccine yesterday (Tuesday), as two versions of the vaccine are being distributed across the country. Persons over 70 years of age who are not in long-term care facilities or other congregate living quarters are now being vaccinated for the first time, and health officials say they have been […]

Man, 19, who was accused of trying to murder mom is sentenced on lesser counts

Pleads guilty

A 19-year-old Letcher County man charged with trying to kill his mother last August has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in Letcher Circuit Court. James Seth Cornett, of 150 Wildflower Lane, Thornton, was sentenced to two five-year prison terms, each probated for five years, after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault (minor injury), first-degree criminal mischief, and wanton endangerment. Cornett had […]


— Letcher County Central senior guard Brooke Bates shoots a free throw late in the fourth quarter of the Lady Cougars’ rout of Cordia on January 13. Bates, who is also pictured with LCC Coach Keith Baker in inset in upper right corner, sank the shot for her 20th point of the 74-19 win. The shot also marked the 1,000th […]

Allen pleased with how Calipari plays him

Vaught’s Views

While many Kentucky fans think coach John Calipari was stubborn for not playing freshman Dontaie Allen much the first seven games when the Cats went 1-6 and then overly hard on him when he did start playing him, Allen does not see it that way. “I think he’s hard on everybody. I don’t think it’s certain people. It’s just, he […]


— Jenkins won one game last week and lost four to leave their record at 2 wins and six losses going into Tuesday’s game at Paintsville. This photo shows Jenkins senior Jerrica Thacker laying the ball up in 59th District action against Pikeville last week at home. Thacker led her team with 12 points in the 79-40 loss to the […]


— Jenkins High junior Malachi Fields lays the ball in for two of his impressive 29 points in action against Morgan County last Friday. Fields led all scorers in the loss, which Jenkins followed up the next day with its first win over the season, besting visiting Riverside Christian 61-32. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Struttin’ Time

It’s a good time to remember friends

We hunters are now in a kind of timeout. Rabbit, quail, grouse, and fur bearing seasons are still open for a few more days, then we are done for until spring turkey season. But the great memories of hunts with friends always flood our minds and stay long after the hunt is over. As I continue into my final years […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Big fish can be caught at any time

It is looking and feeling more like winter as we move toward the end of January 2021. After having nice warm temperatures night and day, a lot of snow and cold wind has certainly changed all that. But it is midwinter, so I guess we should expect the snow and ice. When it was milder and warmer, bass and crappie […]