LCC girls improve to 4-1

The 4-1 Letcher County Central Lady Cougars’ visit to district foe Cordia tomorrow night (Thursday) is their only game until returning home to host their annual four-team, three-day round robin format Lady Cougars’ Christmas Classic starting Monday, Dec. 21. The Lady Cougars will play a good Powell County team in the first round following the Shelby Valley-June Buchanan early game. […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

A perfect fish? Try smallmouth bass

If God ever made a perfect fish, I think it would have to be a smallmouth bass. I love to fish for largemouth bass as much as anybody, but there is just something special about smallmouth bass. Smallmouth bass will continue to remain active in the cooler water long after largemouth bass have slowed down. As a matter of fact, […]

Struttin’ Time

Plenty of good stories will appear here

Well, I can tell another year has come and gone, although a few days remain on the old calendar. The Kids Days events are over, and as anyone on that committee can attest, we work by events, not what the calendar says. The Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Park were huge successes and a testament to the hard work […]

Spreading NASCAR’s cheer

NASCAR does a great job rewarding teams that are successful in the series each year but just like in season’s past there are a few teams, individuals and events that were newsworthy that went unrecognized. So before they fade from our memory as we prepare for the 2010 season, let’s take a quick look back at some of the best […]


Kentucky’s first bear hunt in modern times set for Dec. 19

On Dec. 19, Kentucky hunters will make history. The first bear hunt in modern times will take place in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties. The hunt is open to any Kentucky resident who purchases a bear hunting permit in addition to an annual hunting license, unless license exempt. “The population has shown phenomenal growth from only a decade ago,” said […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: I came back home on Thanksgiving after visiting my sister for about two-anda half months, maybe three. Soon as I came back, my next door neighbor gave me dirty looks. Well, honey, go […]

Black lung’s comeback

Everyone understands what causes black lung and how to prevent it by controlling dust in mines. Coal operators have an incentive to prevent the debilitating and deadly illness because the industry must fund benefits for its victims. Yet black lung is roaring back. What gives? The Obama administration’s mine safety and health chief, Joe Main, has put that question at […]

Political Cartoon

Obama: Idealism vs. realism

PARIS Europeans are coming to terms with the fact that President Obama is not a miracle worker, and with the reality that everything he does is not magic. Oh, yes, most Europeans are still happy Obama is president. They remain fascinated by him and grateful for the direction of his policies. A French diplomatic veteran ticked off all the good […]

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