Board postpones ‘closed’ meeting

Letcher County Board of Education Chairman Robert Kiser said he does not know when or if the school board will reschedule a closed-door meeting to discuss proposed budget cuts and personnel matters. On April 22, the board announced it would conduct a private “work session” on April 29 to talk about proposed cuts — some of them controversial — to […]

Mrs. Ison was proud to live her life ‘the mountain way’

Long-time Mountain Eagle correspondent Sara Ellen Caudill Ison of Ice was laid to rest April 25 in Kingdom Come Cemetery near the site of the “big one-room hewed log house nestled in the beautiful hills of eastern Kentucky” in which she grew up at the head of Cotton Patch Branch, as she wrote in My Mountain Roots Run Deep, her […]

More ‘meth labs’ found in same area of Burdine

Police found two more methamphetamine labs Tuesday in the same wooded area near an apartment complex in Jenkins where four meth labs were found last week. Jenkins Police Sgt. Jim Stephens said the one-step meth labs are similar to the ones found April 21, also on property located near the Mountain Breeze Apartments at Burdine, about 50 yards away from […]

PSC to take comments here

The agency that regulates Kentucky’s utilities is planning a public meeting here that would allow Kentucky Power Company to retire its Big Sandy generating facility in Louisa. The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold the meeting in Whitesburg on May 15, the day after a similar meeting in Louisa. The PSC will also conduct a meeting in Hazard on May […]

To play baseball at Centre College

Eight sexual assault cases occur monthly in Letcher

As Letcher County and other communities across the U.S. closed the book on the month set aside each year to draw attention to the crime of sexual violence, victim’s rights advocates and others were making a final push to make sure the problem doesn’t go unnoticed in their communities. Sexual assaults are much more prevalent than people realize, says Patricia […]

Wright is top manager again

Mark Wright, agency manager of the Letcher County Agency for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, has been named 2012 Agency Manager of the Year for District Five. This is the third consecutive year that Wright has won this award. The District Five Agency Manager of the Year award recognizes excellence in overall sales production, satisfactory loss-ratio, service to policyholders and an […]


Whitco Pentecostal Church holding a revival


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’ve been working outside and starting my painting. I’m really not having fun doing it, but I’ll be happy once I get it done. I’ve been to two funerals this week. One was Rose Ballard’s sister, Loretta Church. There was some real pretty singing there, Eli Smith, Tim Amburgey and Larry Roark. […]

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