Signs of fall are here

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 One thing I love about living in the mountains is the changing of the seasons, especially during fall. What was once a subtle hint has turned to brisk mornings and falling leaves, although it is a bit sad to see […]



Another goat rescue

Miners help rescue goats

In a scene reminiscent of one in Letcher County a little more than a year ago, two young goats wandered onto the thin ledge of a railroad bridge and spent nearly two days high above the ground until rescuers in a towering cherry picker plucked them from their perch, hungry but safe. The rescue occurred Sept. 1, 60 feet above […]

Want cheapskates to spend? Hawk gizmos that save cash

NEW YORK How do you get penny pinchers to spend these days? Pitch products that promise to save them money. Demand is rising for kitchen and bath gadgets that squeeze out that last blob of toothpaste and help get the suds out of tiny slivers of soap. Marketers of these gizmos tout how the pennies they save by reducing waste […]

Perryville Civil War display good enough for Smithsonian

PERRYVILLE, Ky. With Smithsonian-quality artifacts on display, “The Horse Soldier,” showcased at Perryville Battlefield Museum, has garnered a lot of interest. In considering an exhibit theme, a look at the role of the cavalry was a natural choice with the World Equestrian Games taking place in nearby Lexington, said Joni House, who bills herself as the museum’s historic preservation coordinator […]

Eagle readers respond by sending 600 ink pens to elderly Letcher native

Mountain Eagle readers have sent an 87-year-old ink pen collector around 600 pens to add to his collection. After reading an article about the Rev. James ‘Preacher’ Johnson in the Aug. 11 edition of The Eagle, readers were quick to try to help him reach his goal of owning 10,000 ink pens. Johnson, a Letcher County native who resides in […]

Authorities still trying to find why car on wrong side

State police have not been able to determine why a Virginia man was traveling on the wrong side of the road when his vehicle crashed headon into a car owned by a Letcher County couple. Kentucky State Police Trooper Derek Hall said he doesn’t have any indication as to why Michael Gullett Jr., 36, was traveling in the wrong direction […]

New ambulance will transport cancer patients for treatments

Letcher Volunteer Fire and Rescue bought three new ambulances recently, including a pink one which is dedicated to transporting cancer patients to receive chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The ambulance has pink ribbon decals placed on the sides of the vehicle as well as a decal of a fire hose made to look like a pink ribbon. “Dedicated to those who […]

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