Little Olivia Meyer was all smiles Sunday when her photographer father caught this view of her looking down as she was playing on a swing at Jeremiah. Olivia is the daughter of Brandon and Michelle Meyer. Brandon Meyer is a freelance photographer in Letcher County whose work often appears on the sports pages of The Mountain Eagle.

Accused killers face new counts

2 from Pike among 16 named in Letcher Grand Jury indictments

Each of the two Pike County men charged with the New Year’s Day murder of Michael Hogg now faces three additional charges of attempted murder. The Letcher County Grand Jury added the “attempt to commit murder” charges to the cases against James Richard Huffman IV and Patrick Smith, the duo accused of stabbing Hogg to death during an altercation in […]

Dawahare’s work was important to Letcher

For the first 42 years of his life, Oscar Dee Dawahare was an influential Letcher County resident who worked tirelessly to try to improve the quality of life here. As one who took seriously his roles as leader of the Neon Lions Club, president of the Whitesburg Chamber of Commerce and member of the Whitesburg Planning and Zoning Commission, Dawahare, […]

Litter volunteers faced with dangerous materials used to make methamphetamine

Volunteers picking up garbage near Blackey on Friday evening found a shopping bag containing items used to make methamphetamine. Using spray paint, one of the volunteers made a large, orange arrow directing Sgt. B. Engle of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department to the meth precursors located near Preston Drive in Woodrock. “The bag contained Liquid Fire, Sno Bol, masks, […]

Letcher archers dominate regionals

The Letcher County Central High School archery team is headed back to the state tournament in Louisville for the fourth year in a row. “I couldn’t be any prouder of these kids,” said Michael Sexton, LCC head archery coach. “These kids work really hard.” The LCC archery program has two teams, which placed first and second at the 12th Region […]

Letcher Central girls only team still alive in tourneys

The boys’ basketball came to an end for the Jenkins Cavaliers and Letcher County Central Cougars this week, as both teams fell in the opening round of the 53rd District Tournament. The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers also bowed out of post-season play Tuesday night when they fell to Knott County Central. The Cougars were defeated Tuesday by region power Cordia, 65-45. […]

Junior earns 2nd 500 win

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Daytona 500 while driving for his late father’s Dale Earnhardt Inc. Since that day, he has always been competitive in the sport’s biggest race including three second-place finishes in the four 500’s prior to Sunday’s race. Going into this season, the talk […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Boat show again offered winter fun

There are several boat shows going on in our area and I got to go to the one in Pikeville last Saturday. It was held at the East Kentucky Expo Center. They have been having it there for about six years. I have been to every one of them, and always have a great time. There were several boat dealers […]

Struttin’ Time:

Did Willie Sutton hunt wild turkeys?

I promised my lifelong friend, Terry Adams Sr., to help him get a longbeard this spring. I will be using the world’s greatest bank robber, Willie Sutton, to do some teaching. First, Willie was a 40-year career criminal. That is about how long my friend Terry has tried to kill a Longbeard. Willie stole more than $2 million. That is […]

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