Learn to write about Christmas memories



Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a workshop, Right from the Heart Writing – Christmas Memories, at the Whitesburg campus on Monday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Students will use their own writing as a means of self-discovery and self-exploration with techniques reviewed in this class. The instructor will be Madeline Gibson. Registration with fee of […]

Church to hold Christmas bazaar



A Christmas bazaar will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Isom Presbyterian Church. Items for sale will include crafts and goodies. For more information, call 633- 7523.

Man, 20, pleads guilty to helping burn church; promises to testify



Formal sentencing is scheduled for January 23, 2008, for a 20-year-old Jeremiah man who has pleaded guilty to a charge of facilitating the arson of the Blackey Pentecostal Church in September 2006. Leonard C. Lester III also pleaded guilty on October 29 to charges of second-degree facilitation of arson, third-degree complicity to burglary, and complicity to theft. According to a […]

‘Shop with a Cop’ needs your help



Employees of the Whitesburg Wal-Mart are trying to raise $2,000 during the month of November for the Kentucky State Police’s Shop with a Cop program. KSP officers and Wal-Mart employees raise money all year long to prepare for the one day in December when underprivileged children from Letcher, Knott, Leslie, Perry and Breathitt counties shop for clothing, shoes and toys […]

Indictments name rest home boss, grandson



The administrator of a Jenkins rest home and his grandson have been indicted by a Letcher County grand jury on charges of complicity to knowing abuse of an adult. The charges against James F. “Chum” Tackett, administrator of the Golden Years Rest Home, and Jordan H. Tackett were presented to the grand jury by the Office of the Attorney General. […]

Letcher County Band Night



Officials fail to show here

Others use forum to talk about vocational school

Representatives from Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s office were expected to present funding for construction of the proposed vocational technical building during a presentation at Letcher County Central High School on November 2. A big check and representatives from the governor’s office were nowhere to be found at the assembly held in the LCCHS gymnasium Friday morning. “Unfortunately they had a scheduling […]

Anonymity gives the vulnerable the courage to speak their piece



(EDITOR’S NOTE: Connie Schultz is a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Previously opposed to unsigned reader comments or letters appearing in newspapers, Ms. Schultz has come to the realization that allowing contributors to remain anonymous can play a big part in community journalism. She uses “Speak Your Piece,” which has been appearing in The Mountain Eagle since 1983, as […]

Shares now trading



CHARLESTON, W.Va. Patriot Coal Corp. enjoyed a solid first day as an independent public company. Its stock rose $1.95, or 5.49 percent, to $37.50 in its debut Nov. 1. St. Louis-based Patriot consists of about 19 former Peabody mines and preparation plants in West Virginia and Kentucky. Patriot controls about 1.2 billion tons of coal in Appalachia and the Illinois […]

F-N class reunion at Breaks



The Fleming-Neon High School Class of 1977 will hold a reunion November 17 at Breaks Interstate Park. Members of the class who have not received a letter about the reunion should call Tim Lucas at 606-454-2466 (e-mail lucastim@bellsouth.net) or call Trulia Holbrook Taylor 859-234-9150.


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