October 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Three women, one man held on meth charges after search of alleged shoplifters, others

Three women and one man have entered pleas of not guilty to methamphetamine-related charges filed against them. All four defendants, two of whom are charged in separate cases, entered the pleas before Letcher District Judge Kevin Mullins.   More...

News

Five named in latest indictments

Five persons are named in new indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury, including one man charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.  More...

Blackey man is charged in separate theft cases

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‘It’s time we push back,’ Hatton says of Ky. Power

For months now, we have widely cussed and discussed what would happen if Kentucky Power’s proposed double-digit rate increase is approved. More...

Sports

Lady Cougars capture district championship

Letcher Central’s Emma Maggard, left, and Kayte Morgan went up high to block a shot in Tuesday’s championship game against Knott County Central at Ermine. More...

The Drake Jackson story

He patiently waited on his chance to play, and never complained. More...

Lady Cavs fall in tourney

Jenkins’ Lala Watts tapped the ball over the net in Tuesday’s 3-0 district tournament loss to Pikeville. (Photo by Chris Anderson) More...

Entertainment

Family-Focused Foods: Hearty Meals to Bring the Family Together

Gathering the family around the table with delicious, traditional meals is the ultimate combination for many home chefs like Catherine Lowe, winner of the 17th season of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”  More...

Greek pork chops good and healthy

When planning your daily meals, try healthy new ways to prepare family favorites. This recipe for Greek pork chops with mixed veggie rice incorporates fresh fruit and juices into savory dishes and mixes grains and vegetables.   More...

County taxes are going up

1st increase in many years

Letcher County residents will see the first increase in their property taxes in several years, following a five-to-one vote taken at Monday evening’s October meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. More...

Food and drinks on tap Saturday in Whitesburg

The second annual Oktoberfest will be held in downtown Whitesburg beginning at noon on Saturday, October 21.   The event will include food by local eateries, a wide selection of beer, mixed drinks by Kentucky Mist Distillery and face painting. More...

Opinions

I received a call from the Pentagon

A couple of days after the terrorists attacked the Pentagon, a young sergeant who worked for me during my time at the Pentagon and who was now a civilian, called to tell me about the attack.  In 1973 he would be getting out of the military. More...

Columns

Moments in Time

• On Oct. 16, 1773, the first public statement against the British Parliament’s Tea Act, a document known as the “Philadelphia Resolutions,” urges all Americans to oppose the British tax. More...

Now Heres a Tip

• If your razor has seen better days, try running it over a pair of jeans. The material can sharpen and realign the blades to get a little more life out of your razor. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: OCT. 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

Seniors enjoy meeting at rec center

Appalachia Days at Alice Lloyd College was wonderful. My oldest granddaughter, Drew Eden Hampton, went with me and Mom. She loved the fried Oreos and fried cookie dough almost as much as Mom and I enjoyed the singing and the socializing.  More...

BIRTHDAY

— Thelma Watts, of Kingsport, Tenn., celebrated her 91st birthday this month. Reared in Letcher County, she is the widow of Riley Watts and the mother of five children. More...

Square dance, potluck planned

Hindman Settlement School will host a square dance and potluck on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the May Stone Building. Supper is at 6 p.m., dance at 7 p.m. Halloween costumes welcome. Soup beans and cornbread provided. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis Whitaker, 72, dies

Phyllis Fayetta Whitaker, 72, of Jeremiah, died October 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  She was a daughter of the late Willie and Katie Marie Whitaker, and a sister of the late Doris Rittenhouse.  Surviving are two sisters, More...

Mrs. Frazier dies at 87

JoAnn “Ma Jo” Dixon Frazier, 87, died October 9 at her home in Crestwood.  Born in Blackey to Elma “Ell” Marie Dixon, she was reared by her mother and her grandparents, Thomas A. More...

Tia Dawn Branham dies at 36

Tia Dawn Branham, 36, of Sergent, died October 10 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was a daughter of William Gibson of McRoberts, and the late Bridgeite Pratt Adams. More...