2021-11-10

2021-11-10 E-Edition

U.S. Senate honors Ky. Mist

The U.S. Senate recognized Whitesburg-based Kentucky Mist Moonshine this week as its Small Business of the Week. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, presented Kentucky Mist Moonshine owner Colin Fultz with the award in Whitesburg on Tuesday. “Kentucky Mist Moonshine is a remarkable example of the resilience and adaptability […]

Infrastructure bill expected to bring help to Letcher Co.


The infrastructure bill passed with bipartisan support by the U.S. Congress last week will provide Kentucky with nearly $6 billion for projects ranging from roads, bridges and airports to Abandoned Mine Lands reclamation funding and home weatherization for the poor. The act could have direct impact on needed infrastructure in Letcher County, including waterlines, roads and bridges, and the proposed […]

Mother and son killed in fire worked at Walmart

Funeral services have not yet been set for a mother and her adult son who died when their home burned to the ground. Police say Patsy Bevins, 71, and her son, 42-year-old George Bevins Jr., were confirmed dead in the fire, which occurred at the Bevins home on U.S. 119 near KY 3400 in the early morning hours on November […]

LCC advances to meet Johnson Central


Letcher County Central advanced to the second round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association playoffs with a convincing 47-13 win over rival Perry County Central. The Cougars hope to advance to the third round when they travel to Johnson CentralthisFridayfora7p.m. kickoff. “That was a great win,” said Cougars head coach Junior Matthews. “(It’s the) first time since 2009 we have […]

UK football season can still be historic

Vaught’s Views

A 6-0 start put Kentucky in great shape to think about everything from the national championship playoffs to a New Year’s Day bowl game to a 10- or 11-win season. Now consecutive losses to No. 1 Georgia, Mississippi State, and now Tennessee 45-42, when UK had 99 plays and over 600 yards of offense, have deflated much of the Kentucky […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Look for crappie in standing timber

It is time to get ready for the cool weather fishing season. I look forward to this time of year as I prefer the cooler weather and in most cases the fishing is better on most lakes. When the water temperatures drop and the lakes are lowered to winter pool, the lake does its fall turnover. When all this has […]

Struttin’ Time

McRoberts woman gets nine-pointer

I have said over and over, “Thank you, women, for saving hunting.” I love to get stories of women hunting, and bringing home the bacon, or meat. Here is a story I got this past week from McKaye Collins, who stepped up and — although she didn’t bring home any bacon — did bring home a nice nine-point buck. McKaye […]

Neon Little League burglarized again

The Fleming-Neon Little League has been targeted by burglars for the second time in a year. Thieves stole equipment and caused damage to the park’s gates and concession building. According to league officials, the concession building’s door was forced open and several pieces of food service equipment were taken, including the league’s pizza warmer and its new popcorn maker, and […]

Hazard school officials were reprimanded

A Kentucky high school principal and two other employees received written reprimands for a homecoming event that included male students giving lap dances to staff and girls dressing like Hooters waitresses. The Lexington Herald Leader reports it received a copy of the reprimands signed by Hazard Independent Superintendent Sondra Combs though Kentucky’s Open Records Act. Hazard High School Principal Donald […]