Board wants sound inside gym repaired

The Letcher County Board of Education is not happy with the current sound system in the Letcher County Central High School gymnasium and wants a new system before graduation day on June 3. Board members say they haven’t been able to hear what valedictorians and salutatorians have said during their commencement speeches since the opening of the consolidated high school […]

More than 500 line up to meet UK’s Harrellson

More than 500 people waited in line at the Whitesburg Wendy’s Tuesday evening to meet University of Kentucky basketball player Josh Harrellson. The two-hour meet-and-greet session in Whitesburg is apart of Harrellson’s Jorts Tour, which is sponsored by Wendy’s, Whitaker Bank, Jack Kain Ford, Coal Mining Our Future.Net and Martin’s Peterbilt. Wendy’s management handed each person a coupon for a […]

Jenkins man sentenced to house arrest after he pleads guilty to charges

A Jenkins man has pleaded guilty to several theft charges and has been sentenced to 120 days home incarceration and five years probation. Timothy Lee Belcher, 46, of 180 Wright’s Hollow, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft by unlawful taking (more than $500), receiving stolen property (more than $500) and two counts of theft by deception (less than $500). […]

It’s all in the points

Eight completed races on a 36- race schedule doesn’t make for a season, but it does give us enough to start labeling drivers that may already be in trouble, or those who have surprised us coming out of the box. The introduction of the new point system where every finishing spot is worth one more point than the next makes […]

UK’s top villain

Any “villains list” created by University of Kentucky basketball fans would include Billy Clyde Gillispie, Eddie Sutton, whoever coaches at Tennessee and Louisville at the time, and a handful of others. Top name on The List — Bob Knight, of course. The former Indiana coach has criticized, antagonized, polarized and energized Big Blue Nation. Fun, isn’t it? Scorn for college […]

Struttin’ Time

The elusive Eastern still awaits

My western adventure is now in my rear view. It was a mixed trip, and fun for the most part. While traveling in Illinois I saw a sign that said, “road being patrolled by cameras.” I looked at my speed and was going 47 in what was posted 45. Not being one to speed, I don’t violate the law in […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Time right for fishing for knot heads

By GREG CAUDILL Bluegill fishing is really starting to get good with water close to or at summer pool on most lakes. The surface temperatures are in the low 60 to 63 degree range and the lakes are starting to stabilize and clear some. All these things add up to one very good thing, and that is the kickoff to […]

Derby Museum showcases jockey great Bill Shoemaker

LOUISVILLE Just a short stroll from the famous track at Churchill Downs, where he rode to four victories in the Kentucky Derby, some of Bill Shoemaker’s most treasured items are on display for racing fans making a pilgrimage to the famous racetrack. The special exhibit — titled “Shoemaker: Start to Finish” — opened Monday at the Kentucky Derby Museum and […]

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: Jenkins Police are a joke. They don’t protect or serve. G. C. should do something about it. . Dear God: Please deliver me from this hillbilly hell called Letcher County, where more than […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. BENTLEY — The Otho Bentley family and friends reunion will be held at the homeplace at Millstone on June 24 and June 25 at […]

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