Man charged with DUI days after fatal wreck

A Sandlick man involved in a fatal two-vehicle wreck on the Whitesburg bypass two weeks ago is on home incarceration after being arrested August 9 on an unrelated matter. Kelvin Eric Sexton, 30, was arrested at 3:08 p.m. on Aug. 9 and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and possession of marijuana. […]

Jenkins woman admits guilt in 2011 death of Atlanta man

A Jenkins woman recently pleaded guilty to her involvement in the 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta man. Angela Renee Mays, 31, of 936 Premier Subdivision, has been sentenced to a maximum term of 10 years in prison for her role in the murder of 39-year-old Walter Johnson Jr. inside the double-wide mobile home where Mays was living on March […]

Neon member quits

The Fleming-Neon City Council will begin the process of appointing a new member soon. At the council’s August meeting, Mayor Susie Polis read a letter of resignation from Everett Duncan, who wrote that he was quitting because he no longer lives in the city limits. In his letter, Duncan told the council he had been honored to serve the city […]

Preview of heritage play is wonderful


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and staying in out of the rain. We are sure getting a lot of it. I hope there will be no flooding. I want to wish a belated happy birthday to Tim Amburgey on Aug. 6. I won’t tell you his age because I don’t know it. Anyway, you aren’t old. I […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 3 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. “Satan” is found 15 times in the Old Testament, with 11 in which book? 1 Chronicles, Job, Psalms, Zechariah 3. In the sight of the elders of Israel, where did Moses bring water out of a rock? Horeb, Carmel, Pisgah, Gilboa 4. What did […]

Isom Days parade set

The Isom Days Parade will start at 11 a.m. on August 31. For entries, contact Carla Smith at 633-0020 or 633-2432 or leave a message on the Facebook page for the Isom Days Festival. Entries must be received by August 29.

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty might upset some people, but you inevitably win more admirers for having the courage to tell the truth when others are more likely to scramble for cover. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your efforts to defend your project begin to show favorable results. You should soon be able to win over […]



ALL MY CHILDREN — The gala event featured Opal doing interviews on the red carpet. Billy Clyde fantasized about being in the limelight there. Colby bragged about herself and David tried to get some positive press for his new bio-sensor. There was sexual tension between Brooke and Dimitri, but a gift from Adam to Brooke broke the mood. Lea held […]

The Way We Were

Trial, escape big news in ’52

This week in 1952, much of the county was still abuzz with talk about the wife of a murder defendant who helped foil an inmate’s escape from the decrepit Letcher County Jail the week before. Mrs. Carl Swanager was visiting her husband in the jail on Sunday, August 3, 1952, when she saw a prisoner — later identified as Charles […]

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, August 10, 1933 Readers are asked to keep in mind that on August 19 and 20, the funerals of the four deceased wives of J.C. Brown will be preached at the family cemetery at Dry Fork. . Letcher County’s primary elections were held amidst much controversy Saturday and vote totals remained very slow coming in from the county’s 53 […]

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