2021-10-13 E-Edition

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CHAMPIONS — A beautiful sunset shone over Whitesburg as Letcher Central goal keeper Harley Driskell waited for the ball to come her way during the title game of the girls’ 53rd District Soccer Tournament. The Lady Cougars came away with a 2-0 victory last Thursday to claim the district crown. They advanced to play in the 14th Regional Tournament at […]

Coal jobs in Letcher Co. are up 1st time in years

A worldwide coal shortage and high prices for natural gas in Europe have pushed the price of coal up and led to an increase in production and jobs in Kentucky and other coal-producing states. Some power plants in Europe are considering using crude oil for fuel, potentially driving up the price of gasoline and diesel. Some companies in the U.S. […]

County ambulance services, ARH facing shortage of EMTs

A shortage of emergency medical technicians statewide has left ambulance services scrambling for workers and hospitals waiting for ambulances to transfer their patients. In an attempt to address the problem locally, Letcher Ambulance Service is starting its first-ever EMT class this month and Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital is paying for three scholarships for students. “We have to have EMTs to […]

Cougars move to 3-0 in district play

The Letcher County Central Cougars improved to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in district play with a 54- 18 victory over Clay County. Jonah Little started the Cougars off with a bang by returning the opening kickoff 67-yards for a touchdown. The extra point was no good, but the score stood at 6-0 in favor of the Cougars. LCC’s defense then […]

Wildcats are confident going into Georgia game

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky will play at No. 1 Georgia Saturday afternoon and both ESPN Gameday and SEC Nation will be on hand for the game that will likely decide who wins the SEC Eastern Division. Both teams are unbeaten — the only SEC teams without a loss — and it will be the first time No. 11 UK has ever been part […]

LCC boys’ season ends in loss in regional tourney

Letcher County Central boys’ soccer Coach Brian Cook was congratulated after LCC secured a 14th Regional Tournament berth by defeating Hazard in the opening round of the 53rd District Tournament last week. After defeating the Bulldogs, 4-2, the Cougars fell to Perry Central in the district title game, 11-1, then fell to Estill County in the regional Monday, 9-0. Pictured […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Fish around fallen trees for success

Early fall fishing has started, and the milder weather has made the sport much better. Back in the summer when the temperatures were hot fishing was good at times. It is now much more enjoyable to be outside, and the fishing will get better as the fall season moves on. With the surface temperatures milder, bass and crappie are moving […]

Struttin’ Time

An ‘incredible experience’ is told

What a beautiful time of the season. Although my black bear hunt was delayed for a week, it has given me more time to heal from my recent surgery. Now let’s get back to Bridgette Holbrook’s hunting story from South Africa. When we left last week, Bridgette and her professional hunter Russell had climbed to the top of a mountain, […]

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