2021-11-17

2021-11-17 E-Edition

Supporting firefighters

Letcher County Farm Bureau handed out $500 grants to each of the county’s 10 fire departments. The money comes from the annual membership paid by Farm Bureau members. While the money went to all departments, only a few were at the ceremony on Monday. Pictured (back, left to right) are: Farm Bureau Insurance agent Mark Wright, board member Dennis Wayne […]

County faced with higher fee to haul trash out of county

CSX seeks cash for road use

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has found itself saddled with a pair of new expenses which could cost the county thousands of dollars over a short time. At the court’s November meeting held Monday evening, the county’s magistrates discussed a pair of items that promise to add additional strain onto the county’s budget. Those items include an unexpected rate increase […]

Fiscal court asking state to dissolve City of Blackey


When is a city not a city? Attorneys and county and state officials are trying to answer that question as it applies to Blackey. The Letcher Fiscal Court voted Monday night to ask the state to dissolve the City of Blackey and transfer its accumulated tax money to the county so it can repair roads that can’t be fixed because […]

Powerful Golden Eagles stop LCC’s run


Letcher County Central’s 2021 football season ended in the second round of the state playoffs with a 50-14 loss to Johnson Central last Friday night in a game the Cougars had tied at 14-14 midway through the second quarter. The final score was not indicative to how close the contest was in the first half. “We played hard against a […]

Shelby Valley star signs with Wildcats

Vaught’s Views

It has been more than three years since Cassidy Rowe verbally committed to play basketball at the University of Kentucky but despite all that has happened in that time in other ways it doesn’t feel like it has been that long to her. “In some ways it feels like it was just yesterday when I committed,” said the Shelby Valley […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Go to Dale Hollow Lake for big bass

Now is the time to start planning those late fall/early winter fishing trips. For many years I have taken some fishing trips in cooler weather and have had some great trips. Several fish remain active most of the winter. The largemouth bass will remain active until it becomes cold and even some after that on most lakes. I have caught […]

Struttin’ Time

Husband gets his nice buck, too

Although I believe women are helping save our beloved sport of hunting, and to a lesser degree, fishing, many men do still hunt. This is one such story, and it is about Nick Collins, the husband of McKaye Collins of McRoberts, whom we featured in Struttin’ Time last week. After McKaye harvested a monster nine-point buck, Nick started thinking long […]

Easy entertainment at the kiddie table


We all love the Thanksgiving feast, but for the youngest among us it can be overwhelming and also a little tedious. So to make sure everyone enjoys the celebration, let’s make a special table just for the kiddies. Here are some activities to keep small hands busy so the adults can finish last-minute preparations or just talk with family and […]

Delightful Dishes to Dazzle Holiday Guests

Entertaining guests during the holidays isn’t just about a main course that calls all to the table. What often makes a festive gathering more fruitful is a spread of delicious appetizers, delightful drinks and divine desserts that keep loved ones coming back to the kitchen for more. For appetizing dishes from the first guest at the house to the last […]