2021-03-03

2021-03-03 E-Edition

Flooding largely damaged rural roads, bridges here


Four inches of rain over the weekend sent streams out of their banks, causing damage to roads and bridges, and knocking out power to some homes. According to Kentucky Mesonet Weather at Western Kentucky University, Letcher County received 4.04 inches of rain between 1:05 p.m. on Friday and 7:50 a.m. Monday, with 1.9 inches of that falling between 9:30 p.m. […]

It’s official. KFC coming to Letcher Co.


More chickens are coming home to roost in Whitesburg. A franchise company with KFC and other restaurants all over eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio will begin construction on a new restaurant in the west end of town this spring. Whitesburg Fire Chief Perry Fowler, who issues building permits for all new construction, said the restaurant will be a KFC, […]

Beshear orders audit of COVID death reports

Gov. Andy Beshear says he has ordered an audit of Covid-19 deaths reported in at least some parts of the state, saying that some persons responsible for auditing and reporting Covid deaths had “ stopped” when cases began to spike in November. Beshear said Indiana and Ohio have conducted audits to ensure their numbers are correct, and now Kentucky will […]

Lineman dies in accident at Little Colly

A TVS Cable lineman is dead and another was seriously injured after being shocked by a live power line near Isom. The injured worker was flown out for treatment of an electrocution injury. The 911 Center at Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received the call about 5:12 p.m. Tuesday to respond with Emergency Medical Services to 37 Buttery […]

Michigan State transfer could not say no to UK

Vaught’s Views

Once he decided he was going to leave Michigan State, receiver Tre’Von Morgan had some schools reach out to him and he reached out to a few others, including Kentucky. The 6-6, 215-pound Morgan was the No. 1 receiver in Ohio in the 2019 recruiting class and a four-star prospect who caught 37 passes for 691 yards and 12 touchdowns […]

Struttin’ Time

Wild turkey season grows nearer

It is almost time. Wait, I better fill you in on just what time it is. Sorry, but turkey season won’t open until April. Here in Kentucky, now is a good time to check out and buy back any hunting equipment that doesn’t work. When I was at home with you in Letcher County, I loved to sit on my […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Clearer, warmer waters are ahead

It is early March already and some anglers are on the lake doing some bass fishing. I have seen pictures on Facebook of some nice largemouth bass caught in Kentucky and Tennessee lakes. With all the rain and melting snow and ice we have had a lot of the lakes are high and muddy with cold water. This situation can […]

The winning shot … and the celebration

Above, Letcher Central’s Kaylee Banks lays up the game-winning basket at the buzzer in last week’s 62-60 win over 14th Region rival Leslie County at home. Teammate Loren Boggs drove the ball down the court with just seconds to go before dishing a pass through the Leslie County defense to the open Banks, whose basket sealed the win. Below, Banks […]

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