Budget woes lead to layoffs of four in sheriff ’s office here

Four employees of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department were laid off Tuesday. Those cut include a fulltime officer, a part-time officer and two office personnel. One of the office personnel was a fulltime dispatcher. “We’re going to do everything we can to provide law enforcement services to the county,” said Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb. “Hopefully, this is a […]

Two charged after mishap at Sears

Lawsuit charges driver negligent in fatal accident

A woman who survived a fatal traffic accident on the Whitesburg bypass in July is suing the driver of the pickup truck she says caused the wreck that left her seriously injured and killed her boyfriend. Dorothy Hall Gibson, of Premium, charges in a lawsuit filed in Letcher Circuit Court that Kelvin Eric Sexton, 30, of Sandlick, acted in a […]


Mountain Eagle reporter William Farley erroneously reported last week that Ferus Inc. donated $100,000 to help the Jenkins school system buy iPad computer tablets. The story should have said Ferus donated $5,000, and that the amount of money needed for the project is expected to total $100,000.

Sue Banks kidnapped for a week


Bill and Shade Jones of Naples, Fla., were here Friday night to watch their nephew, Huston, play football at LCCHS on Saturday. They attended the wedding of Gerald Combs’s daughter, Dr. Elizabeth Combs, in Lexington. Bill and Shade are the sons-in-law of the late Red and Mae Jones. Arminta Ison Jenkins of Texas is in visiting family and friends in […]

Jacob Madden celebrates 11th birthday


I’m hoping I didn’t miss the early deadline for Labor Day, and this column will come out Wednesday. If not, that’ll be okay too. Jacob Madden celebrated his 11th birthday with a party at his grandparents, Lee and Wilma Pridemore’s, home. It was on Sunday, and many of his family and friends were there for him. Wilma is still recuperating […]

Tryouts set for ‘Treasure Island’

The Greater Hazard Area Performing Arts Series will hold tryouts for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Treasure Island” on Monday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the First Federal Center at Hazard Community and Technical College. Students in grades 1-12 are invited to audition. Around 50 to 60 students will be cast in the show. A public performance of Treasure […]

Rites held for Lynette Kelly

Funeral services for Lynette Shannon Kelly, 74, of English, Ind., will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Community Chapel Church of the Living God in Eckerty, Ind. Burial will be in Community Chapel Cemetery. She died August 31 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in Indiana. Born in Dongola to the late Lewis Adams and Elizabeth Jones, she was […]

You can feel a change in the air


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31. The last few weeks there has been a quiet and settled atmosphere at ECCO as […]

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