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Jenkins, state discuss road dangers; council addresses blighted property

Discussions are underway between the City of Jenkins and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to address the dangerous situation that has caused numerous accidents on US 23 on the Kentucky side of Pound Mountain.  More...

State police list road check sites here, elsewhere

Kentucky State Police has announced the use of road checks for October in Letcher and the surrounding area.  KSP will be conducting road checks and “moving patrols” throughout the Post 13 area this month focused on speeding, seat bel More...

Bible trivia

By WILSON CASEY   More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Nows Heres a Tip

• Use Lego people to hold your charging cables when not in use. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Quinn returned to work at Forrester Creations hoping to have all of her problems with Sheila very far behind her. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Entertainment

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The musical act Magnolia Vale, twin sisters Katelyn and Samantha Daugherty of Marion County, will perform at Kroger Field before Kentucky plays Missouri. More...

Tom Petty a rock classicist from beginning

NEW YORK   Given the leather jacket and sneer Tom Petty wore on the cover of his 1976 debut, many people assumed he was one of those cheeky punks bent on tearing down the walls of rock ‘n’ roll.  More...

Make it with Maple

Autumn   More...

County to sue state over minerals tax

New calculations made in Frankfort in the way unmined minerals are assessed for taxes have forced the Letcher County Fiscal Court into joining other coal-producing counties in a lawsuit to challenge the unmined minerals tax rate. More...

Whitesburg Middle, Jenkins Elementary lead county schools on statewide exam

Letcher County Schools surpassed the state in most subjects at every grade level in the percentage of proficient and distinguished students, according to test scores released last week. More...

Opinions

Puerto Rico like Appalachia, but it’s farther south

Imagine if a Category 4 hurricane slammed into Connecticut, a wealthy state next door to the nation’s media center of New York, and took out the entire power grid with such force that months might pass before it can be stitched back together.&n More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Raising the tax on poorest

Add this to the growing file folder that can be labeled “Depressing but not Surprising”: The only thing today’s Republican Party knows how to do is cut taxes for the very rich.  More...

Sports

Taking no pleasure from Pitino’s fall

Vaught’s Views

While some celebrated the shocking fall of former Kentucky coach Rick Pitino for his misdeeds at Louisville, I did not. Instead, I found it sad that a man who did so much to restore credibility to Kentucky basketball has fallen this far. More...

Tough North Laurel team next for winless Cougars

Letcher Central fell to 0-7 after a 54-6 defeat at Harlan County in the second district game of the season. More...

Early fall brings good fishing with it

Gabby’s fishing fever

It is officially early fall now and the fishing seems to be doing well on most lakes. I have seen some nice pictures of big crappie and smallmouth and largemouth bass caught on lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee.  More...

Families & Friends

My ‘world premiere’ at the Pine Mountain’s 100th Sharp Celebration

One hundred years ago American doughboy soldiers were crossing the Atlantic Ocean to help the British, French, and other Allies defeat the Germans and other central powers in World War I.  More...

Roots Projects finale a success

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  More...

Rotary District Governor visits Whitesburg Rotary

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg was honored to have Cheryl Spriggs, 6740 District Governor for the 2017-2018 Rotary year, as guest speaker for the Sept. 26 meeting. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Linda Cook

Linda Baker Cook, 56, of Whitesburg, died September 27 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late Chester and Wilma Collins Baker, she was the widow of Roger Cook and a sister of the late Chester Baker.  More...

Rites held for Georgia Sergent

Georgia Sergent (Hall) laid down her heavy burdens and traded them for peace and rest as she entered into eternal life on Sept. More...

Mrs. Bechtle dies in Ohio

Ruby L. Bechtle, 82, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Burdine, died September 18.  She was a daughter of the late Elmer and Mary Hunt, and was also preceded in death by four brothers, James, Elmo, Jerry and Eddie, and a sister, Ruthie.  More...