Youth hunting, trapping seasons perfect for Christmas vacation

After the presents, the huge meal, the Christmas movies, football games and leftovers, there’s another way to enjoy vacation time with your family this holiday season. Kentucky’s free youth seasons offer families a chance to enjoy the outdoors without requiring kids to buy a license or permit. It’s a welcome break after buying all those Christmas presents. Children and teens […]


Storm brings halt to black bear season

For Captain Frank Campbell and his southeastern Kentucky Conservation officers of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, 2009 is nearing its close in much the same way it began — rescuing people, clearing downed trees from roads and checking on the welfare of many who lost electrical power because of winter storms. On Friday, two days before the […]

Struttin’ Time

Bad weather is good time to catch up on old stories

The snow is going down like a French prizefighter, so I thought I would try and catch up on some stories that have been in the old mind. I spoke with a lifelong friend of mine, Rob “Cigar” Fleming, the other day at Breakfast with Santa. He, as well as I, had read of the piebald deer that was killed […]

Girls are hosting tourney

This weekend, the Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars, who are currently hosting their own annual three-day, four-team round robin Lady Cougar Christmas Classic, will travel to central Kentucky to play in the Bourbon/Paris Holiday Classic — a three-day, 16-team doubleelimination invitational that will use both the Bourbon County and Paris gyms. The 8-1 Lady Cougars will be playing […]


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: This is a 31-year-old single woman responding to the single guy who left a message in Speak Your Piece: Meet me at Hardee’s on Wednesday at 6 p.m. * I don’t know the […]

Wishing seniors a Merry Christmas

To the Editor: I want to wish every Letcher County Senior Citizens Center a merry Christmas. We have enjoyed fellowship with you this past year. We wish you a very merry Christmas. Let us remember that no gift we can receive can compare with the gift God sent us. Our Savior was born as lowly as could be, wrapped in […]

Adams rites set

Darold Keith ‘Darrell’ Adams, 45, of Jeremiah, died December 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Norman Eugene and Geneva Adams. Surviving are two brothers, Dennis Adams of Blackey and Douglas Adams of Jeremiah. Funeral services will be held at 1p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will be […]

Services held for Beulah Johnson

Funeral services for Beulah Johnson, 79, of Little Cowan, were held December 12 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Caudill Cemetery at Little Cowan. She died December 9 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. A daughter of the late Willie and Allie Sturgill, she was the widow of James E. Johnson. Surviving are three sons, Danny Hollenbeck and Mike […]

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