Man says he was hiding car when wife fell to death

Suspect is being allowed to return to work after posting $50,000 bond

A 37-year-old Mayking man charged with wanton endangerment after his wife died of injuries she apparently received after falling off a moving car told neighbors shortly after the wife’s body was found that he was moving the vehicle to a safe location when the incident occurred. The Mountain Eagle has learned that Roger R. Elswick told neighbors who found the […]

Meeting grows heated after fire officials trade charges

An angry exchange between Henry Cook of the Gordon Fire Department and Gary Rogers of Letcher Fire and Rescue caused a good deal of tension at the March meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. Cook told the court he had come to the meeting to answer accusations leveled by Rogers against the Gordon department at last month’s meeting to […]

Eolia Center has gospel singing


Hello everyone. Hope you and your families are all doing well. I can’t believe it’s time to write again. Can anyone tell me where the time has gone? Probably not, you are probably thinking the same thing. Late happy birthday to Gertrude Maggard on March 14 My brother, John Howard, and I went to the Eolia Senior Citizens for the […]


Darlene Weaver succumbs at 55

Darlene Mitchell Weaver, 55 of Fishers, Ind., formerly of Roxana, died March 11. She was retired from REXNORD Corp. after 35 years. She and her husband were the coordinators of the Mitchell family reunion for many years. She is survived by her husband, Douglas Weaver; two daughters Trisha Baumgardt and husband Tyler of Zionsville, Ind., and Nicole Lyng and husband […]

Cantata, sunrise service set

The choir of Emmanuel Baptist Church will present an Easter cantata, “It Is Finished”, at 11 a.m., Easter Sunday, March 31. The church will also hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. on Easter on the Kentucky side at the rest area on U.S. 23. Breakfast will be at the church, which is located across from Hardee’s in Jenkins, after […]

Living With Guns: Reporter defends 2nd Amendment

Why does America have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms? Exactly what does that mean? Can we reconcile the individual right to own and use guns with the right of Americans to live in safety from gun violence? Are 30,000 deaths by gunfire every year the necessary price of the Second Amendment? Is keeping guns out of the […]

Political Cartoon

‘The Dow’ versus ‘The Doug’

“It’s a sign,” exclaims a February Associated Press story — a sign that our economy is “healing.” “It signals that things are getting back to normal,” added a delighted market analyst. And a March 4 New York Times report heralded it as “a golden age.” The “it” they’re hailing is the Dow, that mystical force believed by faithful Dowists to […]

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