2021-04-14 E-Edition

Jenkins coffee shop offering up fresh pastries and warm smiles

Inside the former National Mine Supply building in downtown Jenkins, the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee is strong, the pastries are fresh, and the smiles are warm. Coal City Coffee is still in its first year of business in the building, which is also the home of SmileFaith Appalachia, a Florida-based nonprofit dental ministry, and Smile-Faith’s Wellness and Fun Center. The […]

Grand jury clears man charged with killing ex-stepson

A Letcher County grand jury has cleared a Blackey man of wrongdoing in the death of his former stepson. Chad Bolling, 37, of Blackey was on home incarceration awaiting a grand jury decision on whether to continue the case against him. Bolling was charged with murder and wanton endangerment and remained in jail for about two months before being released […]

Suspect one of several facing violence-related indictments

A Letcher County man is facing an indictment charging that he nailed a woman’s pants leg to a wall and set the house on fire. David Dwight Taylor, 42, of 46 Orange Dr., Whitesburg, is charged with first-degree arson, first-degree wanton endangerment, kidnapping, fourth-degree assault and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree. According to the indictment, the […]

Can future UK linebacker really be that good?

Vaught’s Views

Coach Ken Cribb worried what to say when college recruiters asked him about Trevin Wallace. Cribb didn’t have anything to hide. He just worried coaches would believe Wallace was “too good to be true” if he was honest. “If coaches could order a player off a computer checklist, he would have all you wanted. He is tall at 6-2. Weighs […]

Nice catch in Whitesburg

This photo of Whitesburg resident John Palumbo confirms the message columnist Greg “Gabby” Caudill is delivering when he writes about the good fishing action that awaits anglers who choose to fish in rivers, streams and small ponds in Letcher County and elsewhere in eastern Kentucky. Palumbo caught this nice smallmouth bass early Saturday afternoon in the North Fork of the […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Redbuds, dogwoods = crappie time

In the great sport of fishing there are signs that tell anglers when the best times to try to catch certain fish are here. One of the first signs for good crappie fishing is in early spring when the redbuds and dogwood trees begin to bloom out. And right now everywhere you look you see them in full bloom. I […]

Struttin’ Time

Brother has tough day in the woods

By the time you read this, I should be sitting in the middle of a wheat field on a working 6,000- acre ranch. I have hunted here for the past 20 years, minus last year when it was shut down because of the virus. I have brought you Struttin’ Time readers along, as usual, so you can live every minute […]

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Radiothon for Make A Wish Foundation set

There will be a live in-studio radiothon on 103.9 The Bulldog WXKQ from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday, April 15, to raise awareness and seek donations and pledges for the Make A Wish Foundation. Money and awareness will be sought for the Make A Wish Foundation to help grant wishes for local children in eastern Kentucky with critical […]