Lady Cougars take 2 more

The 16-1 Letcher County Central Lady Cougars preserved their Top 25 basketball ranking with a pair of road wins last week at district rival June Buchanan and at Montgomery County. Coach Dickie Adams said his players are just beginning to realize how good they can be if they’re willing to work hard each and every game. “I think they’re getting […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Smallmouth anglers love the winter

During the cold winter months, most fish will go to deeper, warmer water to spend the winter. But some fish like smallmouth bass will actually stay up in shallower water during the winter and remain active. This is why so many winter anglers love to fish for smallmouth in the wintertime. This is the time of year that you can […]

Struttin’ Time

A story that’s worth passing on

The weather is giving us a break. It is now up to freezing, which is better than below freezing. Turkey season is upon us, and soon the long beards will be gobbling. I plan to start my final year of hunting in Florida, on March 20. I will be hunting with some old friends. This will be my fourth year […]

NASCAR looking at changes

Ever since the COT was introduced at Bristol Motor Speedway in March of 2007, NASCAR has had to put up with the complaints of both drivers and fans. Up to this point the sanctioning body has turned a deaf ear to any such complaints but now it appears that it is willing to listen. The Car of Tomorrow was introduced […]



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 would like to make a comment to all the government officials and the tree huggers out there who say strip mining is causing a global warming. Unless you have been in southern […]

County attorney warns about meth

To the Editor: After the arrest of Gary Smith for making methamphetamine, I got to thinking about the ramifications of the increase in use of meth in our county. The dangers and destructive forces of meth, such as exposure to hazardous waste, explosions and ruined lives, have been widely publicized, however some of the most devastating effects are to the […]


Earth cracks open, and the skies fill with prayers of many

Last Thursday, in a small church on Cleveland’s west side, about 150 men, women and children had gathered to support immigration reform, but first they bowed their heads and prayed for the people of Haiti. The lives of those filling the rows of Nueva Luz Church of the Nazarene were as diverse as the shades of their skin. Professionals sat […]

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