2021-10-20 E-Edition


BIG TURNOUT FOR A GREAT CAUSE — Cars and trucks were plentiful and colorful this past Saturday as they filled the parking lot of the old Whitesburg High School for Kentucky State Police Post 13’s first annual “Cruising With Cruisers” Car Show. Benefits from the event will fund Post 13’s annual “Shop With A Trooper” Christmas program for less fortunate […]

County workers to get bonus pay of up to $2,000

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has approved giving COVID-19 work bonuses to the county government’s employees. At the court’s October meeting this week, the county’s magistrates unanimously approved granting one-time bonus payments to county employees who worked any hours between September 1 and October 15. The payments will be for the equivalent of $13 per hour for all hours worked […]

Boy, 5, goes missing from school, parents say legal action coming

Parents of a kindergarten student who went missing from Letcher Elementary School for more than a half-hour this week say they are contacting a lawyer about what they say was “an epic failure” by the school. Colton Fugate, 5, went missing from the playground at the school, which is separated from KY 7 by railroad tracks. Passersby found him a […]

County library board approves pay raises

The Letcher County Library District will raise salaries to a minimum of $10 per hour, using money that was already budgeted for raises that were not implemented in July, when the budget began. Employees making over $10 per hour will get a 5 percent raise. The move replaced a proposed across-the-board increase for all employees. Library District Board Member Howard […]

UK star promises team will rebound next week

Vaught’s Views

Senior defensive lineman Josh Paschal is Kentucky’s inspirational leader and he says not to worry about the Cats letting the 30-13 loss at Georgia impact how UK will play at Mississippi State Oct. 30 after a bye week. “We don’t like losing,” Paschal said. “It’s not something we are used to now. The vibe (after the game) is to work […]

Struttin’ Time

First deer makes a lifetime memory

You as Struttin’ Time readers probably remember the years we have spent together hunting, fishing, and just hanging out. When Ben Gish at The Mountain Eagle and myself started Struttin’ Time we never knew if it would last or not. It was an experiment, and as far as I know it has worked. I still get hunting and fishing stories […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Jig-fishing makes you a better angler

With the milder days and cool nights here, this is when fishing is at its best with bass moving shallow and holding on cover while looking for food. A bass is an ambush style feeder that will hold in and around cover and wait for a meal like a shad or baitfish to come by and strike it. This makes […]

Huge football game here Friday

The Letcher County Central Cougars will host the Johnson Central Golden Eagles Friday in a game that will determine the regular season champion in Class 4A District 8. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Ermine. The Cougars, coming off a bye week, will enter Friday’s battle between what appears on paper as two evenly matched teams. LCC has a […]

Lady Cougars come up short in heartbreaker

Letcher Central senior Rylee Lewis delivers a powerful kick during the 14th Region Tournament championship game against Estill County last week. The Lady Cougars’ defensive effort helped force a double overtime, but the Lady Engineers scored the game’s only goal to end the Lady Cougars’ season.(Photo by Chris Anderson)