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News

Rep. Hatton explains new laws she helped to pass in Frankfort

This year’s legislative session may have seemed like it was just about public pension reform and budget-related matters, but the General Assembly approved a considerable number of other laws as well. More...

Suspect’s bond is $100,000

A man who earlier this year accused a neighbor of kidnapping and beating him has now been arrested on charges that he sodomized a 14-year-old boy.  The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department on July 11 charged Gregory Gibson, 36, of 1103 HWY More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, July 26, 1928 A fatal accident near Jenkins Sunday afternoon is the sixth traffic death recorded in Letcher County since May 22. More...

Heres a Tip

• “For gorgeous biscuits, add a bit of sugar to your biscuit mix. They brown well and have lovely golden tops. To add depth to your sausage gravy, add a tablespoon of strong coffee just before serving. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JULY 16 – 20   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.  E-m@il address  In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Families & Friends

Journal shows how hard life was

Finally, I am getting around to these pictures of Estel Taylor that were taken on one of the Pine Mountain overlooks while the Letcher County Senior Citizens were on a picnic. More...

To meet Department Commander

Post Commander Jack Holbrook and Sons of the American Legion Commander James Miller of American Legion Post 152 invite everyone to come at 2 p.m., July 22, to meet with the Department Commander. More...

To celebrate anniversary

Tommy and Nettie Combs, of Letcher, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m., July 21, at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries

Thank You

We, the family of Victoria Elizabeth, would like to thank everyone for their expressions of love for her. Losing a child is the most painful experience imaginable. More...

In Loving Memory John R. Gibson

It’s hard to believe that it’s been seven years ago that you closed your eyes and drifted away. The day God called you home from your bed to heavenly rest. God took you home to be His guest. My heart still aches; I try not to be sad. More...

Services held for Victoria Hicks

Victoria “ Tori” Blair Hicks, 24, of Redfox, died Friday, July 6, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  She was born in Hyden to Gordon and Darlene Blair of Redfox, and the late Brian Hughes, and “special parents” More...

Fiscal court hears BBQ restaurant is looking to lease old Ermine center

The Letcher County Fiscal Court was asked about leasing the old Ermine Senior Citizens Center for commercial use at its July meeting this week. More...

Va. driver is indicted on 8 charges by jury here

A Virginia man has been indicted on two counts of manslaughter and multiple other charges related to a motor vehicle collision at Payne Gap that left two people dead and a third seriously injured. More...

Opinions

Why is it okay to slur Appalachia?

Here’s today’s question: Why, in the year 2018, is it still OK to slur Appalachia and the people who live there?  This isn’t the first time we’ve had to ask this question and, sadly, it probably won’t be the last.&n More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

After living a Hollywood lie, Tab Hunter died with dignity

Tab Hunter died this month at 86. Blond and blue-eyed with a sweet smile, Hunter fit the 1950s bill for a Hollywood heartthrob. But he had no interest in the girls who swooned over him — or for girls in general. More...

Sports

Joe Hall: Oscar Combs deserves honor

Vaught’s Views

Ask former Kentucky basketball coach Joe Hall who did as much — or maybe more — to help develop UK fan support and he has a quick answer.  “Oscar Combs did more to develop fan support than anybody. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s all about sounds and vibrations

During the heat of summer a lot of anglers start night fishing as a way to beat the heat. It is still muggy after dark, but you do not have the hot sun beating down on you. And sometimes you can get a cool breeze blowing.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

‘Too hot to fish, too hot for …’

Just like the country music song says, it’s “too hot to fish, too hot for golf, and too cold at home.” The weather has been scorching, and I love it like this.  For the last few weeks we have seen daily temperatures well into t More...

Entertainment

Community calendar

July 20 — Karaoke will take place at the American Legion Post on Pine Mountain every Friday beginning at 9 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years old or older. For more information, call 633-2834.  More...

Drivin N Cryin to rock Whitesburg Thursday

Legendary Atlanta based rockers Drivin N Cryin will bring the volume to this week’s Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series show. The band is celebrating its 33rd year of touring.  More...

Legion sets tournament

The American Legion Post 152 will hold a cornhole tournament at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the club on Pine Mountain. Entry fee will be $5 per person, with the money going to support the Ladies’ Auxiliary. There will be food available.   More...