Angels portrayed by Tessa Caudill, Kayla Stambaugh and Elizabeth Fisher stood beside Wendy and Claude Little, who portrayed Mary and Joseph during a live nativity scene at First Baptist Church of Whitesburg. The nativity scene could be seen Thursday through Sunday evening with several church members taking part. Also included were live sheep and a miniature horse. (Photo by Sally […]

Sewer plant is in danger of closing soon, officials told

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District is faced with the possibility of having to close the Millstone Sewer System, and the solution to the problem remains a mystery. At the December meeting of water and sewer district’s board of directors, a representative of an agency that helps local governments comply with state and federal utilities rules told the board […]

List of candidates grows to 31

Thirty-one men so far have filed to run for Letcher County offices in the May election. The deadline to file is Jan. 28. The offices of county judge/executive, sheriff, county attorney, jailer, county clerk, coroner, property valu- ation administrator, magistrates and constables will be on the ballot for the primary election. Incumbents Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward, Letcher County Court […]

Copper thieves make off with $30,000 worth here

Nearly $30,000 worth of AT&T aerial copper telephone cable has been stolen in Letcher County since November, according to an AT&T spokesperson. Copper thefts have occurred along Highway 7 South and Highway 931, said Cathy Lewandowski, senior public relations manager of AT&T Strategic Communications. Highway 7 South goes through Blackey, Deane, Isom, Jeremiah and Ulvah. Highway 931 spans from Colson […]

Merry Christmas … and thanks for reading

Christmas week. Your time invested in this moment with The Mountain Eagle is Christmas gift enough for me. Today, a dozen Dashingthrough the-Snow nuggets for you from the Toy Shop. 1. College player-of-year in Kentucky? Mine would be a tie. Western Kentucky tailback Antonio Andrews and Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Both have been chosen All-American. 2. Teddy Bridgewater, college graduate. […]

UK’s next opponent is Louisville

Kentucky’s head coach John Calipari instructed Aaron Harrison (2) during the second half of Kentucky’s 93-80 win over Belmont Saturday in Lexington. Julius Randle scored a career-high 29 points to lead UK, while Aaron Harrison added 23 and Willie Cauley-Stein had 16. The Wildcats won’t see action again in until Saturday (Dec. 28) when they host Louisville at Rupp Arena […]

Coach says LCC ‘just quit playing’

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars won two-of-three last week and will take a 4-3 record into this week’s three-day holiday tournament in Beech, Tenn., near Nashville. The Lady Cougars’ opening game will be on Friday. LCC will play at Knott County Central on Jan. 4, at June Buchanan on Jan 6 and at Harlan on Jan. 9 before finally […]

No time like present for rifle maintenance

The modern gun deer season in Kentucky ended weeks ago and the late muzzleloader season closes this weekend. The holidays are a good time to check one item off your to-do list: ensuring your rifle is clean and in tip-top shape for the next hunting season. “If you want your rifle to last longer, the best way to do that […]

Halls were decked at LCC

Letcher County Central High School students and teachers decorated halls and doorways for Christmas. (Photos by Suzan Maddin)

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