Late taxpayers risk losing land, county clerk advises court

If you haven’t paid your delinquent property taxes, your tax bill is in great danger of being sold to a third party if you don’t pay soon or make arrangements to pay soon with Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton. That is the advice being given to Letcher County residents by Letcher County Clerk Winston Meade, who cautioned this week that […]

Jurors clear Mayking man in wife’s death

The Letcher County Grand Jury voted not to indict a 37-year-old Mayking man who had been charged in connection with the death of his wife in March. The grand jury determined that police and prosecutors did not have enough evidence to justify continuing the felony case against Roger Elswick, who was charged with wanton endangerment shortly after the body of […]

Indictment names wrong man

This time they really did get the wrong man. Justin Juan Bates, 34, of Box 3265, Highway 15, Whitesburg, did not help two others steal a Fleet One credit card from the Fleming-Neon Volunteer Fire Department and charge more than $500 in a sixmonth period from December 26 through March 31. Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks II is so […]

Notice about coal jobs draws much interest

If reaction to a posting on The Mountain Eagle’s Facebook social media site is any indication, employment workers at a Pikeville employment agency better prepare for an onslaught of activity while accepting applications for 250 jobs expected to be available at seven new mines scheduled to open soon in Pike County. The posting intended to alert out-of-work miners that new […]


Lady Cavaliers defeat LCC to claim 14th Region crown

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers defeated Cordia and Letcher County Central this week to claim the championship of the 53rd District Fast Pitch Softball Tournament. Monday’s 15-0 win over Cordia and Tuesday’s 14-4 win over Letcher Central came after the Lady Cavs split four games to end the regular season. In the first inning of the game against Cordia, Melissa Bartley […]


Is Cal starting to feel pressure?

University of Kentucky athletics was “number one” three times last week. 1. New Coach Mark Stoops’ football team will play the nation’s most difficult schedule later this year. One internet site says five SEC teams are among 10 facing the toughest competition – Florida sixth, LSU fifth, Tennessee fourth, Arkansas second and Kentucky first. 2. Academics. Kentucky topped the SEC […]

Thrills aplenty at Charlotte

Only the tracks of Daytona and Charlotte can boast that they host back-to-back weekends of Sprint Cup racing. The tradition rich Daytona International Speedway kicks off the Sprint Cup season with a weeklong schedule of racing events sandwiched between two weekends of racing, ending with the time honored Daytona 500. While Charlotte — or for that matter any other track […]

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