September 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

LCC falls just short

The Letcher County Central Cougars fell to 1-2 after a heartbreaking 23-19 loss to rival Hazard.  The Cougars appeared to be on the verge of beating the Bulldogs after Quade Adams caught a 25- yard touchdown pass from Nick Sergent to give LCC a More...

Features

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School

Changes in staff were man at Whitesburg High School during this time in the 1981-82 school year, as can be seen from portions of articles taken from the Black Kat student newspaper and the 1982 Yellowjacket yearbook. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, September 9, 1926 The town of Haymond has been officially separated from the corporate limits of Fleming and will now be under the supervision of Letcher County. More...

Moments in Time

* On Sept. 18, 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it, and it was called into use during the Civil War. More...

Salome's Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of Sept. 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

‘Hummers’ to soon leave here for Central America

I know for sure that I read an article from a respected source recommending that bird lovers take down their hummingbird feeders well before cold weather hits. More...

Award brought coffee breaks with Air Force One crew

I received a letter from Senior Master Sergeant Joseph Wingo’s daughter of Summerville, Mass., telling me her whole family knew of me.  More...

Jury indicts man who jumped city worker at Ermine

A 22-year-old man charged in the severe beating of a Whitesburg city employee earlier this summer is one of 14 people named in new indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury.  More...

McConnell brings out anger as retired miners head to D.C.

An election-year bill to fulfill a 70-year-old government promise and protect health-care and pension benefits for retired miners is dividing coal-state Republicans, pitting endangered incumbents against GOP leaders wary of bailing out union workers. More...

Fall festival fun moves to Neon for rest of week

The annual fall festival season will continue in Letcher County this week when “Neon Area Days 2016” kicks off in downtown Neon under the promise or more beautiful weather.  The theme of this year’s two-day festival is “F More...

Five questions

Five Questions with Letcher County Central’s Blake Brashears:   More...

News

Kathy Palumbo will be missed greatly here

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the pretty weather we have been having.  I enjoyed getting a call from Mary A. Adams of Florida, but was sorry to hear Kathy Palumbo had died in Versailles. More...

Organization honors Whitesburg resident

Dee Davis, president and founder of the Letcher County-based Center for Rural Strategies, will receive the Everett C. Parker Award next month from the United Church of Christ Office of Communication Inc.  More...

Isom area residents are the first to build ‘Little Free Library’

Members of the Isom community gathered recently for the unveiling of the first Little Free Library in Letcher County, which is in the Isom Park. More...

Sports

Stoops apologizes, as he should have

Vaught’s Views

Okay, there is no way to avoid Kentucky’s 44-35 loss to Southern Mississippi to open Mark Stoops’s fourth season in Lexington. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing shoreline brings a variety

Fishing around the shoreline can be very rewarding at nearly all times during the each fishing season. Early in the season, crappie will move to shallow water and hold around shoreline cover. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Sturgill, 51, dies at UK Medical Center

Belinda Sturgill, 51, of Seco, died September 4 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  Born in Covington, she was a daughter of Don and Jean Pease Bentley.  She was a sister of the late Michael Keith Bentley and Donna J More...

Mrs. Sergent passes

Francis Sergent, 77, of Thornton, died August 31 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  She was the mother of the late Jackie Brown.  More...

Frank Gibson was 71

Frank Gibson, 71, of Isom, died September 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare.  He is survived by two daughters, Diana Lee Anderson and Denise Baker and husband Robbie; a brother, Merle Gibson of Zionsville, Ind.; four sisters, Betty More...