Unusually cold temperatures for this time of autumn brought snowfall that produced holiday-type scenes like this to Letcher County on Tuesday. Fortunately, temperatures were expected to rise from below freezing early Wednesday morning back into the high 60s by week’s end. (Eagle photo)

17 candidates have already filed to run for county offices

Seventeen candidates — including nine incumbents — have filed to run for Letcher County offices in the May election. The offices of county judge/executive, sheriff, county attorney, jailer, county clerk, coroner, magistrates and constables will be on the ballot for the primary election. Incumbents who have filed papers in the Letcher Court Clerk’s Office since Nov. 6 are County Clerk […]

Council moves forward with new occupation tax

The Whitesburg City Council updated and revised several city ordinances at its November meeting Tuesday night in an effort to comply with new state laws and to accommodate personnel needs. The council voted unanimously to direct City Attorney James Asher to change the personnel ordinance to separate the duties of the city clerk and bookkeeper/treasurer and to extend vacation for […]

17 named in indictments

The owner of a Jenkins home where an alleged Georgia drug dealer was shot to death in March 2011 has been indicted by the Letcher County Grand Jury on an unrelated charge of receiving stolen property. The grand jury charges that David Michael Wyatt, 56, of 936 Premier Subdivision, Jenkins, had in his possession on August 28 a bronze U.S. […]

Students pleased to get letter from Prez

It had been almost two months since Arlie Boggs Elementary School fifth graders James Calton and Jacob Maggard mailed letters to President Barack Obama as part of a school project involving the literary character Flat Stanley, who can be mailed in an envelope all across the world since being flattened one night when a bulletin board fell on him while […]

Defendants get new hearing date in case of Fleming murder

A scheduled hearing for three people accused of plotting and carrying out the murder a Millstone coal miner and father in June 2012 has been delayed until next month. Judge Sam Wright rescheduled a hearing originally set for Nov. 7 until 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 to address pending motions and to discuss continuance of the trial date in the […]

Forsythia bush is still blooming


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’m enjoying this nice weather. You won’t believe it, but I have a forsythia bush in bloom. It’s under an apple tree. It probably won’t last long, but it’s pretty now. I’ve just heard that my cousin Dorthy Miles and her husband are both not doing well. I think Glen is in […]

Services held for Mary Ann Baker

Mary Ann Baker, 47, of Thornton, died November 6 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was the daughter of Cora Baker of Campbranch and the late Ballard Baker. Surviving in addition to her mother are a son, Randy Joe Clevinger and wife Nasha, Campbranch; a daughter, Tabitha Clevinger, Campbranch; four brothers, Gerald Baker, Greg […]

Watch for deer on roads

The cool weather caused by the longer nights of November have deer feeling frisky. Mating activity peaks in mid-November and increases deer movement. Data from the Kentucky State Police shows deer and vehicle collisions are highest in November. Motorists must pay attention while driving during this time of year, especially those traveling rural and outer suburban roads at night. Slow […]

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