Chase reached speeds of more than 115 mph before stopping

A Pike County man faces 10 charges, six of them felonies, after leading police on a high-speed chase through parts of two states on Sunday. Bradley Alexander Meadows, 30, of 430 Kentucky Highway 611, Pikeville, was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, firstdegree fleeing or evading police, two counts of possession of a controlled […]

Police issue 161 traffic citations

Workers in the Letcher Circuit and District Court Clerk’s Office had their hands full early this week and last after police — mostly state Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers — issued 161 traffic citations. Officers with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, now a division of Kentucky State Police, normally place special emphasis on commercial truck weight and safety, but last week they teamed […]

Poll: Eagle dominates other papers, media outlets here

Results of a recent poll show The Mountain Eagle continues to be Letcher County’s most dominant source for news and information — and by an extremely wide margin. A poll of registered voters in Letcher County shows 67% of people of all ages read The Mountain Eagle regularly. The second most-read newspaper here is The Lexington Herald-Leader, which is seen […]

Dog needs new home

A Whitesburg family has been caring for a Great Pyrenees as they try to find the dog’s owner. A relative of Pauletta Breeding found the dog on the side of a Whitesburg road in April and Breeding agreed to care for the animal while its owner was located. “She was so dirty, matted,” said Breeding. “It was so bad.” Four […]

Hanging out at Isom Days

Progress made on homeless shelter


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:5. Progress is being made on our homeless shelter now that our corporation papers have been filed; everything seems to be falling into place. Much thanks […]

25 years ago I was in the big earthquake

At 3: 20 a. m., Sunday, August 24, a shockwave lasting about 15 seconds rocked me from my bed and woke me from a sound sleep. I was surprised that I was not scared. I got up, turned my light on, walked through my house looking for broken glass, my pictures falling down, cracks in the walls, and found no […]

Computer class for seniors

A computer class will be held for senior citizens age 50 and older who would like to learn how to use a computer to communicate with family and friends or send a picture on email. Hazard Community and Technical College will teach the basics of windows, how to setup an email account, how to send and receive emails and how […]

George Lindsay Adams dies at 72

George Lindsay Adams, 72, of Seymour, Ind., died August 13 at Our Hospice, Columbus, Ind., after a long illness. Born in Mayking, he was the son of William and Emma Belcher Adams; a brother of Joe Adams, Lou Ella Wampler and Ella Mae Budd, and stepfather of Michele Smith. He attended grade school in Mayking and Whitesburg High School. He […]

Services held for Peggy Mullins

Funeral services for Peggy Sue Mullins, 67 were held September 1 at Glady Fork Freewill Baptist Church. Graveside services were held September 2 at the Bolling Cemetery in Flat Gap Section of Pound, Va. A daughter of the late George and Eliza Belcher Mullins, she was a sister of the late Catherine Roberts, Wanda Kay Mullins, Clara Belle Mullins, Kenneth […]

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