2021-10-27

2021-10-27 E-Edition

He’ll be at the World Series, but will see little of the action


When baseball’s World Series reaches Atlanta for Game Three on Friday night, it will mark yet another historic sporting event Randy Collins will attend yet see little of the action that will take place on the field. The same thing happened to Collins, a Letcher County native, during the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the 1994 NCAA Men’s Final […]

School board hears from parents of boy who went missing


The parents of a child who went missing for more than 30 minutes when he walked away from a playground and onto a busy highway have filed a formal complaint with the Letcher County Public Schools. Andrew and Ashli Fugate of Jeremiah went to the Board of Education meeting Monday night to air their grievances about how their five-year-old son […]

Hiker to High Rock hurts ankle, has to be rescued

Volunteer firefighters, emergency medical services and rescue personnel spent nearly 12 hours on Pine Mountain Sunday afternoon into the early morning hours of Monday rescuing a hiker with an injured ankle. Officials said the female hiker either broke or sprained her ankle and called 9-1-1 around 4 p.m. on Sunday. Crews were dispatched to Bad Branch Falls, but after arriving […]

Cougars seek return to winning ways


The Letcher County Central Cougars hope to gain momentum for the KHSAA football playoffs when they travel to Bourbon County this Friday for their final game of the regular season. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The Cougars (7-2) lost to perennial powerhouse Johnson Central by a score of 48-18 at Ermine last Friday in a game that saw them […]

Tough choice ahead for top UK football recruit

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky’s top-rated recruit, Frederick Douglass High School receiver Dane Key of Lexington, is scheduled to make his college choice Thursday and has narrowed his list of 20 nationwide offers to Kentucky, Oregon, Michigan, and South Carolina. Key’s father, Donte, played linebacker at Kentucky in the 1990’s. Two former Frederick Douglass teammates, receiver Dekel Crowdus and offensive lineman Jager Burton, are […]

District volleyball champs advance

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars volleyball team, seen here celebrating after winning the 53rd District Tournament last week, won its fourth game in a row Monday to advance to the semifinals of the 14th Region Tournament in Hazard, where they were set to meet Powell County late Tuesday. The Lady Cougars entered the semifinal game with a record of […]

Post-season honors for 4 Lady Cougars

Letcher Central’s 2021 All-53rd District volleyball representatives are (from left) Bailey Kincer, Calista Adams, Autumn Wampler and Keeka Sexton. The four helped lead the Lady Cougars to the district championship and the semifinals of the 14th Region Tournament.

Struttin’ Time

Reuniting with a lifelong friend

I love it when I make lifelong friends. Such is the case with Carl Slone, one of my little ball players from years ago when I was involved with the Whitesburg Little League. A few months ago, Carl left a post on Facebook wishing he could hear me say once more, “Play Ball.” I saw Carl last week while on […]

New queen begins reign

Senior Olivia Frazier was crowned Letcher County Central High School’s 2021 Football Homecoming queen prior to last Friday’s homecoming football game against Johnson Central. (Photo by Chris Anderson)