Make change in hunting tactics

Most turkey hunters won’t enjoy a totally secluded spot when the season opens April 17. The small size of Kentucky’s average farm and an estimated 90,000 turkey hunters means many of us must hunt in places where a competing hunter may be just a ridge or two away. If you find yourself in a heavily pressured spot this season, try […]

Justice dazzles; ‘DeMarcus who?’

Weekend all-star game gems bring sparkle to basketball fans along I-64. Louisville. Elisha Justice gave Cardinal fans an eyeful in the Derby Festival all-star game. Mr. Basketball dazzled with numbers: dozen points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals, and determination. Walk-on? No, a steal. Kentucky. Two words should move Wildcat fans to ask “De- Marcus who?” by Christmas. Eligibility […]

Lady Cavs take four of four

The Lady Cavs played four games last week and picked up four wins in the process. April 6, they traveled to Virginia to take on the Lady Green Wave from Clintwood. The Lady Cavs took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when shortstop Emily Walker reached on error and later scored on a base hit […]

LCC girls rout Leslie Co.

After a week of waiting because of rain cancellations, the Letcher County Lady Cougars finally got on the field. LCCHS traveled to Leslie County to take on the Lady Eagles. The Lady Cougars got on the board at the top of the first when junior Chloe Wynn beat out a third strike to first base. She scored on a fielding […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bluegill action is picking up

As the weather warms up into spring, the fishing season is in full swing, and most everybody has a favorite fish. This fish is called bluegill. Bluegill are starting to become active again. The water temperatures are in the mid 50s to the low 60s. This type of water temperatures will bring bluegill into the shallow water areas to feed […]

Newman finishes off Phoenix

The days of one or two drivers running away from the field and dominating a race from start to finish seem to be over in the Sprint Cup Series, and it’s not because of a drop in talent. The series is loaded with talent and good enough equipment for someone to dominate, but NASCAR’s constant tinkering with the rules has […]

Struttin’ Time

Writer likes his chances for a ‘Slam’

I hope to complete a grand slam in wild turkey hunting this week. I already have the other three this year — Osceola from Florida, Merriam from Nebraska, and Rio from Kansas. I need to touch on a few things. To the little eight-year-old twins, boy and girl, that had their picture taken with me at Farmers Supply last week: […]

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: HOMES Incorporated is such a joke. I don’t like the people there. I don’t like the way I was treated. People are treated by HOMES like they are nothing, and if you have […]

Why miners die

Twenty-nine coal miners lost their lives in last week’s massive explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia. Why? Part of the answer to that question will have to wait until the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) conducts its investigation of the disaster. Only then will we know precisely where the ignition point was and […]

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