2021-06-16

2021-06-16 E-Edition

Expect detours while 100-year-old bridge is being replaced at Ermine

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will begin work Monday to replace the bridge that leads from Crafts Colly and the Walmart plaza area to U.S. 119. The current bridge on KY 2034C in Whitesburg was built in 1921. The 100-year-old two-lane structure, which is off US 119 across from Letcher County Central High School, will be dismantled and replaced […]

Rep. Rogers says he wants update on prison status


The new presidential budget request is out, and while it differs in many ways from the previous four presidential budgets, some things didn’t change from when Donald Trump was in the White House. With Joe Biden now in the Oval Office, The White House still says new prisons are not needed. And like the Trump administration before it, the Biden […]

‘Neon Days’ to return


Fleming Neon will celebrate Neon Days once again this year, thanks to a coalition of citizens and the Fleming-Neon City Council. After taking the year off, the council has found partners who will focus specifically on the celebration and they expect to have the two-day festival in September, complete with fireworks. Mayor Susie Polis invited a group of four local […]

UK players seeing some of what they missed

Vaught’s Views

John Calipari was not a stranger to Ronald “Chin” Coleman before Coleman left Illinois to join the Kentucky coaching staff recently. Or at least Coleman knew about Calipari even if Calipari might not have remembered their first meeting when Coleman was head coach at Whitney Young High School in Chicago. “We were a top-10 program in the country. I’m sure […]

Struttin’ Time

Fishing trip wasn’t meant to be

This is a follow up about my fishing trip that wasn’t. After booking a Gulf of Mexico fishing trip in February to fish the coast of St. George Island, Florida, I was pumped. This was going to be my last planned hunt/ fishing trip of 2021, unless I was drawn for the Maine moose hunt (which I wasn’t, I got […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

It’s a good time for family fun

One good thing about warmer weather is the chance to get out and enjoy some time with family and friends fishing and doing other outdoor activities. Whether it’s fishing, swimming, boating, wading or hiking, if you are like me most everything you do is with your family. I recently had a day of fun with my family at Carr Creek […]

Young Jenkins archer is now among the nation’s very best


Jenkins Elementary School archer Kimber Collins has brought new championship accolades back to her hometown, this time from a much larger stage. Collins, a rising sixth-grader at Jenkins, achieved several first-place finishes in tournaments sponsored by the National Archery In the Schools Program (NASP) and the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) last weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Among those winning […]

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Strange BUT TRUE


• A green cat was born in Denmark in 1995. Some people believe that high levels of copper in the water pipes nearby may have given his fur a verdigris effect. • Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of the iconic jungle man Tarzan, worked as a pencil-sharpener salesman before trying his hand at fiction. He only started writing at the age […]