Woman not convicted of sexual abuse



An article in last week’s edition of The Mountain Eagle, headlined “Couple convicted of sexually abusing girl, 7,” reported that a Letcher Circuit Court jury found a Deane couple guilty of sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl after a three-day trial that ended July 16. Carroll Paul Jackson, 30, of 60 Candle Drive, Deane, was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse. Susan […]

School system has already rehired most



All school employees who received letters of non-renewal in May will be rehired for this coming school year, members of the Letcher County Board of Education were told this week. “I think by the end of the week everyone that was laid off will be hired back,” Supt. Anna Craft told the board at its July meeting. “We thought that […]

Kids’ movie to be shown



“You’ve got to move it, move it” and come see this popular children’s move at 8:30 p.m., July 31, at Jenkins City Park. Admission is free and concessions are available. The movie is presented by the City of Jenkins Planning Commission.

Meet, greet set



Jenkins Independent Schools will hold a ‘Meet and Greet’ on Monday, August 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jenkins City Park. Students and parents are invited to meet teachers, new staff members, and pick up school supplies.

Blood drive set



A blood drive will be held from noon to 7 p.m., July 30, on the Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile at Whitesburg Plaza. The drive is sponsored by the Central Kentucky Blood Center and Whitesburg Wal-Mart. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good general health. For more information, call (800) 775- […]

Photographer Wendy Ewald to hold reunion for students



Photographer Wendy Ewald will return to Letcher County August 8 for a reunion with her former students from Campbell’s Branch School, Cowan School, and Kingdom Come’s oneroom school. The reunion will take place at the new Education Center of the Letcher County Extension Service at 478 Extension Drive in Whitesburg from 4 to 7 p.m. Food will be served at […]

HCTC offers mine training



Hazard Community and Technical College is offering a training program for underground electricians and mechanics on the Technical Campus of HCTC. Classes run three days a week for one year; those who complete the program graduate with a certificate as an underground mechanic/electrician. Classes offer hands-on experience as well as classroom activities. Training includes work in hydraulics, mine electricity and […]

Preschool to open



Whitesburg Mountain Montessori will open August 3. For more information, call (606) 632-2247.

Parade planned



Applications are now being taken to participate in the Jenkins Homecoming Festival Parade, which will be on Aug. 29 at noon. For more information, contact Carol Litts, 832-4800, after 6 p.m., or Patti Figger, 832- 2210.

County attorney says water board was told a lie



Letcher County Attorney Harold Bolling said Letcher County Water and Sewer District Board Chairman Phillip “Peewee” Back was “lying through his teeth” last week when he told fellow board members he “has never been able to communicate” with Bolling. Bolling, who has provided free legal services to the water and sewer district since it was formed in 1998, was reacting […]


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