County officials urge citizens to flood PSC with power bill calls

Fiscal court calls on legislators to take action on rate increases

Letcher County officials are seeking legislative action to curb electric company rate increases which have sent monthly power bills skyrocketing to the point they have more than doubled for many homeowners here . e Letcher Fiscal Court voted Th at its January meeting Monday night to send a letter to 94th District State Rep. Leslie Combs, 92nd District Rep. John […]

Rates up for Eolia-Partridge area



The Kentucky Public Service Commission says it has given its approval to a utility company rate increase that will hike the bills of residents of the Cumberland River area of Letcher County by an average of $4.95 per month. Homeowners in the Eolia Partridge area are served by the Cumberland Valley Electric, one of 16 electric distribution cooperatives that own […]

Man admits stealing camera from Whitesburg Walmart



A Floyd County man has pleaded guilty to charges resulting from the theft of a video camera at the Whitesburg Walmart. Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks II said Terry Wayne Anderson, 44, of 173 May St., McDowell, pleaded guilty on Jan. 6 to theft by unlawful taking (more than $300) and being a persistent felony offender. Anderson stole a […]

Tammy Quillen dies at 43



Tammy Lynn Quillen, 43, died January 1 in Jenkins. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she lived most of her life in Letcher County, and was a member of the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy. Surviving are two daughters, Chasity Quillen, Whitesburg, and Kailah Quillen, Jenkins; a son, Forest Quillen, Jenkins; two grandchildren, Landon Briggs and Christian Nickels; a twin sister, […]

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SPEAKING OF SOAPS



RECAPS – 1/17-21 ALL MY CHILDREN .Ryan consulted with the FAAand was convinced that Zach’s plane crash was an accident.Erica asked Liza to drop thecharges and Liza agreed. Ericaconfronted an unconsciousDavid, but he woke up and accused Kendall of trying tokill him. David agreed to saynothing to the authorities ifErica would get Greenlee tovisit him. Marissa took onDavid as a […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The week continues to encourage the forming of new personal relationships and the shoring up of those that might be weakening. New contacts also dominate the workaday world. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) While the bold Bovine might want to move quickly to deal with sudden plan changes, it might be best to […]

The way we were



Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years January 19, 1961If recommendations of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineersare followed, Letcher County could be circled by a chainof lakes. .A group of Letcher County citizens headed by CossieQuillen are working up a list of long-range and short-termneeds to submit to the Kennedy administration for financing through the […]

Services held for Jack Branham



Jack Branham, 84, of McRoberts, died January 7 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born in Pike County to the late Lorenzo ‘L.D.’ and America Johnson Branham, he was the father of the late Billy Dale Branham, and a brother of the late Hattie Hughes, Easter Potter, Odell White and Jonas Branham. He was a retired coal miner, and a member of […]

Information about oil-change interval



Dear Tom and Ray:I have a 2009 VWPassat with about 6,500miles. I called to set up anappointment to get the oilchanged, and the dealership said it only changesthe oil at 10,000 miles. Mylate husband took excellentcare of all of our cars, andnever would let a car go10,000 miles before an oilchange. Maybe I’m cheap,but if I wait until 10,000miles, the […]


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