2021-12-15 E-Edition

How to help tornado victims

The City of Whitesburg and Letcher County Central High School’s National Honor Society both are accepting donations now to send to the tornado-stricken area in western Kentucky. The Letcher County Judge/Executive’s Office began accepting donations to aid victims of the tornadoes on Monday, at the Letcher County Recreation Center on River Road in Whitesburg. Anyone who would like to help […]

Up to $1.4 million coming to county from opioid suit

County, cities will split funds

Letcher County and the cities in it will likely receive between $986,664 and $1,409,521 from a lawsuit settlement involving the distribution of opioids by pharmaceutical company Jaansen and three distributors of the company’s prescription painkillers. John Hunt Morgan, the attorney representing the city, said in a letter that the amounts could change depending on how many of the cities and […]

Funeral set for Mrs. Trent, who was murdered at 82

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of an elderly Whitco woman after her body was found in her home on Sunday. Lois Rogers Trent’s son called 9-1-1 at 3:17 p.m. on Sunday and reported he had found his 82-yearold mother lying in a pool of blood on the floor of her home at 80 Trent Drive. Sources said Kentucky […]

Shaedon Sharpe could help Wildcats now

Vaught’s Views

Shaedon Sharpe, the top-rated recruit in the 2022 class, should arrive on the University of Kentucky campus soon now that he has reclassified and plans to join the Wildcats for the second semester. His initial plan is to practice with the Wildcats this season and then play for coach John Calipari’s team during the 2022-23 season. However, speculation continues to […]

Youngster hits 1,000th point

Gunner Holbrook became the first-ever member of the 1,000-point club at Fleming-Neon Middle School in a recent game at home against Millard. Holbrook, an eighth-grader now in his third year with the Pirates, hit the milestone on a three-point basket in the win. He is the son of Eric and Brooke Holbrook.

Girls’ basketball roundup

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars won two games last week and lost one to leave their record at 5-2 entering Thursday night’s game against the visiting Harlan Lady Dragons. Heidi Bentley, who scored a team-high 15 points, and Tori Holcomb, who scored 12 points, each connected on three 3-point field goals to lead the Lady Cougars to an 85-30 […]

Boys’ roundup

The Jenkins Cavaliers fell to 0-5 on the season after losses to Central High School of Norton, Virginia (68-42) on December 7 and Owsley County (51-47) on December 8. The Cavs were scheduled to return to action Wednesday night at Shelby Valley (1-3), then return to the road three days later for a Saturday afternoon tilt at Menifee County (0-5) […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Smallmouth bass love cold waters

One of the most sought-after fish right now is the smallmouth bass. There are several reasons for this, the main one being that smallmouth bass are not as affected by the colder water as other fish. Smallmouth actually prefer colder water. They feed and remain active in cold water, even in water only a few feet deep. I have caught […]

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