June 28, 2017 RSS feed / News

Court agrees on $7.2 million budget

Letcher Fiscal Court has approved the second reading of the county’s proposed $7,237,189 operating budget for fiscal year 2017-18.  The court voted unanimously to approve the budget in a special meeting June 23 after Judge/Executive Jim Wa More...

More than 20 bands will play at festival atop Pine Mountain July 6-9

Supermoon, an annual music and arts festival at the summit of Pine Mountain, will be held July 6-9.  The event at Wiley’s Last Resort will begin at 7 p.m. that Thursday and run through 7 p.m. that Saturday. More...

Update: Prison work continues

Despite efforts by the Trump administration to withdraw funding for the project, work continued this week on locating a new federal prison in Letcher County.  More...

Coal group fights Rogers plan to help E. Kentucky counties with AML funds

A national coal group is opposing a bill sponsored by eastern Kentucky’s Republican congressman that would accelerate the release of $1 billion for reclamation projects on abandoned mine lands.  The bill, known by the acronym RECLAIM and s More...

City of Cumberland may help Letcher County area get water

The City of Cumberland is taking under consideration the possibility of an “interconnect” that would allow the Harlan County city to supply water to Letcher County residents who live along the Cumberland River. More...

Mrs. Hunsucker dies at 82

Sonnia Hunsucker, 82, a former Letcher County school teacher and librarian, died unexpectedly June 23 at her home at Sergent.  Mrs. More...

Reunions •

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...