Kentucky has new state record for bull elk



Harrodsburg resident Terrell Royalty’s 7×7 elk scored 372 6/8 in the Boone and Crockett Club scoring system, besting the old record of 367 7/8 taken in Harlan County in 2008. Royalty took his record elk from a wildlife management area in Knott County on Oct. 4, 2009. “This new state record shows the quality elk hunting we have on our […]

Letcher Central to host tourneys



Letcher County Central High School will host both the boys’ and girls’ 53rd District tournaments next week, using a boy/ girl doubleheader the first three nights. On Monday, Feb. 22, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers take on Cordia at 6 p.m. with the LCCHS Cougars taking on Jenkins in the nightcap. On Tuesday, Feb. 23, June Buchanan meets the Cordia Lions […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Good crappie are there waiting

For a lot of fishermen, it is hard to think about getting out during the coldest time of winter and going crappie fishing. But for the ones willing to bundle up and get out on the lake, there is some good crappie fishing to be found. Crappie are not as affected by cold water and weather as some fish are. […]

Struttin’ Time

Weather may impact hunting later

It’s time to take pen in hand once again. First, let me say that if I stop doing Struttin’ Time, you the reader, will know about it first. I hope I will be around for a while, and if and when The Eagle doesn’t want us anymore, they will tell me. The reason for that statement is I received several […]

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NASCAR’s long road begins



To say that the Daytona 500 is just another race is like saying the Super Bowl is just another football game. Sure, it awards the same amount of points as the other 35 races on the schedule, but after a weeklong buildup to the seasonopening green flag, no other race on the schedule comes close to duplicating the atmosphere created […]

Organizing your fishing tackle for the new season



It happens every spring. On the first few fishing trips of the year, I’ll start looking for the bait that I invariably left at home. “I know I bought some peanut butter and jelly-colored jigs last fall,” I’ll think to myself, “but they aren’t in my jig box. I would love to throw one right now, but I can’t find […]

Bass Anglers to hold meeting



The Harlan County Bass Anglers will hold a pre-season meeting Feb. 21 at Dairy Queen in Baxter just off Hwy. 421. The meeting will begin at 7p.m. A schedule with rules will be available for new members.

Hunting class set for Feb. 22 and 23



A free hunter education course will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 and at 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Letcher County Extension Office. Upon completion, the class is valid in any state where certification is required. For more information, call Will Connelly at 633-5012 or 335-9437, or e-mail willconn@tvscable. com.

Speak Your Piece

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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: mtneagle@bellsouth.com I want to say thank you to Jimmy Vance for cleaning the ditch lines out on Bill Moore Branch and the road when it snowed over. The county wouldn’t do it until after […]


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