Letcher soldier was there 50 years ago

On November 22, 1963, former Letcher County Sheriff Ben B. Taylor, who held the rank of sergeant first class in the Green Berets, was selected to accompany the caisson of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated two days before. Taylor is the third soldier seen behind the horse. More coverage of the anniversary of JFK’s death appears inside this […]

Bankruptcy filings involving Letcher citizens at new high

With job opportunities continuing to dwindle across the region, a record number of Letcher County residents filed for federal bankruptcy protection between October 9 and October 31. At least 36 county residents are named in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed last month in U.S. District Court in Pikeville. Of that number, eight couples and eight individuals filed […]

Magistrates get tax answer

Letcher County magistrates who seek a partial exemption from the Whitesburg occupational tax were told this week they will probably have to file the necessary paperwork themselves and document the amount of time they spend working in the city in order to qualify. At the November meeting of the Letcher Fiscal Court, County Attorney Jamie Hatton told the court he […]

Five more file to run

Five more candidates have filed to run for the office of magistrate in Letcher County in the May election. Incumbent Codell Gibson, Woody Holbrook and Leonard Tackett filed papers in the Letcher Court Clerk’s Office to run for magistrate in District Three. Four filed last week. James “Brad” Collie is running for magistrate in District Two and Richard Yonts is […]

Chamber honors ‘Best of the Best’

The Letcher County Chamber of Commerce has named eight professionals and four businesses as the “best of the best” in the county. Several hundred votes were tabulated after county residents chose their favorite doctor, nurse, teacher, dentist, florist, pharmacist, hairstylists, bank teller, grocery stores and restaurant from a ballot that appeared in The Mountain Eagle. Awards for best of the […]


Kayla Whitney Sheppard, formerly of Lovely and Prestonsburg, and Seth Alexander Greer, formerly of Jeremiah, now both of Lexington, will be married December 22 at the Ramada Carriage House in Paintsville. The bride-elect holds a bachelor’s degree and is working on a master’s degree in French at the University of Kentucky. She was graduated as salutatorian with the Class of […]

Marlowe kids have done well


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. First of all, I want to thank everyone who prayed for my daughter- in- law, Sandra (Cook) Hatton. Her surgery went well and there was no cancer. She will be okay after she gets a couple of weeks rest. It was a long surgery. We are all so glad my grandson Dr. […]

Clinton Banks turns 3 years old


Clinton Banks had his third birthday party at Cowan Community Center on Nov. 16. His cousins, Ella and Callie Akers from Tennessee came to his party. All of his cousins who live close were also there. Clinton’s brother, Cooper, also enjoyed the food and all of his cousins and family. Clinton’s mother and grandmothers had lots of good food. Clinton […]

Benefit concert set for Nov. 23

A concert to benefit the Tree of Hope will be held November 23 at the Whitesburg Shriners building. The concert, which will star Cori Breeding, Corey Harris, Shelly Young, Cloe Smith and Dixie Lynn, will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10 adults, $5 ages five to 10, and under five free. The event will include a […]

To perform

Dennis Cove Band will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Nov. 23. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.

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