2021-09-01

2021-09-01 E-Edition

Ride mishap hurts two

A scary moment at Jenkins festival

A carnival ride mishap injured two children at the Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival on Saturday. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Saturday evening as the 2021 festival was in full force. A witness said an arm of “The Spider” spinning ride broke loose when the passenger compartment was at its peak altitude of between 15 and 20 feet. A […]

Tourism group buys 833 acres of land in and around Jenkins


A foundation formed to promote tourism in Letcher County has purchased 833 acres around the City of Jenkins, including Raven Rock, the old Pine Mountain Tunnel, and a large portion of land in the viewshed of Pine Mountain Trail. EKY Heritage Foundation Inc. paid Pike Elkhorn Land Company $400,000 for the land, which lies on the northwest slope of Pine […]

Eight receive sentences

An Eolia woman has entered a plea of guilty in Letcher Circuit Court to charges against her. Shirley Priscilla Phillips, 61, of 5188 Ky. Hwy. 932, Eolia, pleaded guilty to first-degree disorderly conduct, second-degree criminal trespass, menacing, third-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, third-degree terroristic threatening, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs (first offense with aggravating […]

Cougars, now 3-0, await Pikeville High


Letcher County Central High School improved to 2-0 on the season with a 26-24 come-from-behind victory over visiting David Crockett High School of Jonesborough, Tenn. The Cougars’ won-loss record is now at 3-0 in the wake of Pike County Central’s forfeiture under the KHSAA’s COVID-19 policy. However, LCC picked up a game this Friday night at Ermine against perennial power Pikeville […]

Struttin’ Time

Fishing on the Ohio River a ‘real trip’

First, let me say I am sorry to my buddy, Greg “Gabby” Caudill, that writes Gabby’s Fishing Fever. This Struttin’ Time is about a fishing trip that I took and invited our Struttin’ Time readers along, with my daughter, Nema Brewer-Candy, for her birthday. Gabby, please forgive me. My journey goes on, one step at the time. Although still sick, […]

Jenkins gym floor is named in honor of Creech


The basketball court where Whitney Creech became a high school superstar will forever be named in her honor. At a ceremony last Friday at Jenkins High School, Superintendent Damian Johnson officially dedicated the basketball court to Creech, a 2016 graduate. The floor in the Jenkins gymnasium is now known as “Creech Court,” and features enlarged replicas of Creech’s signature along […]

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HOMES, Inc. Adopt- A-Duck Race planned

It’s that time of year again, when fall is in the air and HOMES, Inc. is busy getting rubber ducks ready to race down the river. Tickets are now available for the sixth annual HOMES, Inc. Adopt-A-Duck Race. This year HOMES, Inc. is giving away $800 in cash prizes and a PlayStation 5, Disc Edition Console. The race will be […]

Trivia test


1. MOVIES: What is the name of the troublemaking fraternity in “National Lampoon’s Animal House”? 2. LITERATURE: What kind of pet does Neville have in the Harry Potter book series? 3. MUSIC : Which singer/songwriter is nicknamed the Queen of Soul? 4. GAMES: In the NFL, how long is the halftime? 5. TELEVISION: What is the name of Mork’s planet […]