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News

Three murder suspects are among five indicted

A Letcher County grand jury has returned indictments against three people in connection with a murder at Fleming-Neon in April.  Clifford Jermaine Caudill, 38, of 27 Welch Hollow, was charged with murder, criminal complicity to tampering with ph More...

Columns

Now Here's a Tip

• Use a tie hanger to organize tank tops in your closet.  • “Use a brightly colored nail polish to make a mark or your initials on the bottom of play cars so that you can tell which ones are your child’s and which are not. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

GENERAL HOSPITAL — Sonny and Mike were interrupted. Obrecht covered her tracks. Peter continued to plead his case. Nina ran into Drew. Amy offered her insight. Carly played nice. Nelle reflected on her past. Franco caught up with Kevin. More...

Moments in Time

• On June 22, 1611, the starving crew of the Discovery mutinies against its captain, English navigator Henry Hudson, and sets him, his teenage son and seven supporters adrift in a small, open boat in Hudson Bay. 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

Hummingbirds are loving Tacket feeder

There aren’t any words to describe the taste of the first tomato from the garden. Thank God I was able to pick some today, Sunday. I ate them right then and there.  More...

Scholarships awarded to eight

The Mountain Heritage Festival Committee in conjunction with Kentucky Power Company presented eight $250 scholarships for 2018.  More...

Truck, tractor pull planned

A truck and tractor pull will be held at 7 p.m., July 3, at the Isom Area Fairgrounds. The event will include super modified two-wheel drive tractors, hot rod tractors, super modified four-wheel drive tractors, and non sanctioned local trucks. More...

Obituaries

In Memory of Pap

On June 5, 2018, services were held for my grandpa, Carl “Jake” Gallion, Sr. Burial followed on June 6.  More...

Services set for Larry Joe Gibson

Graveside services for Larry Joe Gibson, 62, of Lafayette, Ind., will be held at 2 p.m., June 23 at the Boney Banks Cemetery in Whitesburg.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Lloyd Alonzo Gibson and Faye Banks Burkhart, he died December 4 in Indian More...

Rites held for Maxie Lucas

Maxie Vern Lucas, 80, died June 13 at her home on Cowan.  A daughter of the late Marion and Virgie Hampton Gilley, she was the widow of Richard Lucas.  She was the mother of the late Keith Lucas, and was also preceded in death by a brother, More...

Grand jury indicts candidate on child porn, other counts

A candidate for Letcher County magistrate in the November election was arrested Tuesday afternoon after being indicted on multiple charges of child pornography, sexual abuse and retaliating against a witness. More...

Fiscal court agrees to help firefighters

At its June meeting, the Letcher County Fiscal Court agreed to help financially strapped volunteer fire departments in the county and received a recommendation to allow the county Broadband Board to enter into negotiations with GigaBeam Broadband and More...

Opinions

End the practice of separating families at border

You have probably heard what the Trump administration is doing to children, but in case you haven’t, prepare to be shocked and angered.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Whitesburg council pays tribute to late member

At its June meeting, the Whitesburg City Council commemorated the loss of its longest serving member and announced that country music royalty in the form of Carlene Carter, daughter of the late June Carter Cash, will headline the city’s Indepen More...

Sports

Stoops See Big Things for Josh Allen

Vaught’s Views

During a radio appearance on WJOX-FM in Birmingham last week, University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops said he expects outside linebacker Josh Allen to not only be one of the best at his position in the SEC but also one of the best in t More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

With summer officially arriving this week, it feels good to get out and fish, but you have to be careful of hot temperatures and be sure to have a place to cool off.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

A look at some more trophies

I have gotten some really good feedback on last week’s Struttin’ Time column. I saved these certain photos of trophies for this week, because they may need some explaining.  First you will notice the mounts with the skull faces. More...

Entertainment

Cornhole games drawing crowds to Frank Campbell’s new park at Crases Branch

He built it, they came.  “We’ve got people that come from Knott County, Perry County, Pike County — we’ve even had people come from Laurel County,” Frank Campbell said. More...

Common Heritage Exhibit closing reception June 28

A closing reception will be held at the Appalshop Gallery on Thursday, June 28, for Common Heritage, a multimedia exhibit of images and items from the family collections of eastern Kentucky residents. More...

Community calendar

June 22 — 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...