Nurses await call to return to ARH

Registered nurses who have been striking against Applachian Regional Healthcare hospitals in Whitesburg and eight other locations are expected to begin returning to work the day after Christmas. le”> NOW HISTORY — These tents which had stood beside the Whitesburg bypass since October 1 were taken down Sunday, the day after striking nurses here voted 35-4 to approve a new […]

Industrial park is expected to grow

B.J. Services Company is looking to expand its operations, just three years after becoming the first tenant at the Gateway Industrial Park in Jenkins. Letcher County Economic Development Director Joe DePriest said Houston-based B.J. Services, a Fortune 500 company which provides pressure pumping and other services to the natural gas and oil drilling industries, is now considering opening a tool […]

The Eagle announces change from Tuesday to Wednesday

The Eagle announces change from Tuesday to Wednesday The Mountain Eagle is announcing changes in its distribution schedule. Beginning with the January 9 edition, The Eagle will be distributed early on Wednesday morning instead of on Tuesday afternoon. The change, the first in more than 20 years, is the result of a decision by Norton Press Inc., where The Eagle […]

Board member dies at 75

Funeral services were held Monday for Letcher County Board of Education member Attwell Turner. Turner, of Kona, died after a sudden illness December 21 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was 75 years old. He was a son of the late Cledis and Sarah Moore Turner, and the widower of Peggy Bentley Turner. He was a […]

Gather Round

It’s time to celebrate the season best shared with family and friends. Delicious recipes, which are surprisingly easy to make, will impress guests without keeping you tied to the kitchen. Add B. Smith’s stylish entertaining ideas to the mix – then simply sit back and wait for the doorbell to ring! “Entertaining shortcuts are a must, especially during the bustling […]

Emergency highway funds at ‘dangerously low’ levels


A spending spree by the Transportation Cabinet in the final months of former Gov. Ernie Fletcher’s term has left the state’s contingency fun at dangerously low levels. The cabinet spent 99 percent of the money appropriated to the Highway Construction Contingency Account, leaving the new administration with about $650,000 to spend with more than half the fiscal year still remaining. […]

Beshear win is top story


Steve Beshear won a lopsided victory in November over a scandal plagued incumbent to become governor of Kentucky in a remarkable political comeback more than 20 years after he last held an elective office. His defeat of Ernie Fletcher was voted the top Kentucky story of 2007 by The Associated Press member editors and broadcasters. Beshear had climbed the political […]

Local foundation supports project to clean up acid mine drainage

Eco-Outpost, a Letcher County-based charitable foundation, has granted $5,000 to The Head of Three Rivers Project for operating expenses. The Head of Three Rivers Project is a watershed group whose purpose is to find ways to clean up acid mine drainage while simultaneously creating economic development opportunities. Dean and Nina Cornett, Blackey residents who founded Eco-Outpost, said The Head of […]

Rotary scholarships being offered here

The Whitesburg Rotary Club is offering the Meryl Brown Rotary Scholarship of $500 to a Letcher County student attending college during the spring semester of 2008. Criteria for selection of the recipient are scholastic achievement, person character, and financial need. Scholarship applications may be obtained by writing Roy Crawford at P.O. Box 929, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858, or by visiting the […]

Garden Club winners

The Whitesburg Garden Club has selected winners of its outdoor Christmas decoration competition. The Garden Club member who won is Sheila Swisher, 337 Main St., Whitesburg. The non-members who won are Mr. and Mrs. Tony Benton, 34 Fields Cliff Dr., Whitesburg. Members of the Garden Club members offer congratulations to the winners and to everyone who had beautiful decorations.

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