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Johnson in final year as Jenkins fest emcee

Former Jenkins resident Chuck Johnson has announced that this will be his last year as emcee of the Jenkins Homecoming Festival entertainment thus ending a 10-year tenure of one of the most successful festivals in the mountains. More...

Thieves get garden - again

After losing my sweet corn crop last year to a pair of two-legged thieves and the year before that to a hoard of starlings, I was so happy to actually harvest a crop this year that I didn’t begrudge the two dozen or so ears I lost to a four-leg More...

Letcher Co. Police Beat

Monday, August 15 • A motorist calls the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office to report that he suspects the driver of a red car is selling drugs in the parking lot of the Mayking Dollar Store. More...

Sports

LCC opens season Friday under new coach

The 2016 Letcher County Central football season opens up Friday night at home against a Pike County Central team the Cougars defeated by a score of 49-34 last season. More...

UK football’s future stars

Vaught’s Views

In most years Davonte Robinson would have been the marquee in-state player in Kentucky’s football recruiting class. More...

Five questions

Five questions with Letcher County Central senior Avery Stamper Q: What are your expectations for the season? A: The new coaching staff has been great and I expect us to win a lot more games this year. More...

Health

Studies shine light on mysterious placenta

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Slow to heal

DEAR DR. ROACH: Three months ago, I slammed the fingertip of my left index finger in a drawer. The fingertip is still swollen and painful. My doctor sent me for an X-ray, and there is no fracture. More...

Gay high school students are attacked more often

NEW YORK Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the first national survey of its kind. More...

Obituaries

Rites set for Mable Combs

Mable Gibson Combs, 96, of Isom, died August 14 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A daughter of the late Harrison and Letha Pigman Gibson, she was the widow of Curtis Combs. More...

Services set for Jacky Potter

Jacky Warren Potter, 74, died August 15 at his home at Jackhorn. A son of the late Sherman G. More...

Charlie Whitaker dies at 84

Funeral services for Charlie Whitaker, 84, of Cornettsville, will be held today, August 17, at 11 a.m. at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Brown-Sorrell Cemetery at Blackey. More...

Court voids dog fee

The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted to rescind a mandatory dog license for county residents at its August meeting. More...

Dance, get healthier and eat for free at Carcassonne gathering Saturday

Square dances aren’t for squares and neither is a healthier lifestyle — especially when a free meal is involved. More...

Opinions

Debt collectors commit robbery

Some corporations engage in such abusive consumer rip-offs that they’re just plain evil. But then there are some profiteers that dig even deeper into the dark void of their corporate souls to achieve the ultimate status: TRULY EVIL. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Politics as Olympian aim

Simone Manuel, Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles will not be eligible to run for president until 2032, although Michael Phelps hits 35 years old in 2020. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 More...

Hollywood came calling in 1996

Nearly 20 years ago, on August 28, 1996, The Mountain Eagle carried the news of the Letcher Fiscal Court’s vote to allow the producers of “Fire Down Below” to use a county-owned tipple site located at the mouth of Cowan Creek as a p More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The typically tidy Ram or Ewe might want to butt out until things are settled on the home front. But get involved and let your Ovine sense of order help restore domestic tranquility. 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

The best soup beans ever made

Hello everyone! Is it November yet? I am sick to death of the garbage and mud slinging of the candidates! With either we are in trouble. More...

Citizens asked to wear blue in honor of late organ donor

Letcher County residents are being asked to wear the color blue August 18 (Thursday) to honor the memory of the late Jake Lucas, a Thornton resident who was killed in a car crash nearly four years ago. More...

Social workers get raise

Kentucky social service workers are about to receive salary increases. The Courier-Journal reports that officials with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced this week that the pay raises will take effect Sept. 16. More...

Entertainment

Community calendar

August 20 — Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old. More...