The Haves vs. Have-It-Alls

In this season of mass commercialism, let’s pause to consider the plight of simple millionaires. Why? Because we now share a common cause: Inequality. You don’t hear much about it, but millionaires are suffering a wealth gap, too, and it’s having a depressing impact on both their level of consumption and their psychological well-being. While it’s true that millionaires certainly […]

One of baseball’s worst trades ever

Like Cincinnati Reds fans everywhere, those in Letcher County were startled to learn 49 years ago this week — on December 9, 1965 — that Frank Robinson, the National League’s top player, had been traded to the American League’s Baltimore Orioles for starting pitcher Milt Pappas and two role players, outfielder Dick Simpson and pitcher Jack Baldschun. “The trade is […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, December 14, 1944 Cold weather hit Letcher County and eastern Kentucky hard this week with snow covering all sections of the region. Traffic has been at a standstill with roads closed because of ice that formed after a hard rain and was covered with snow. . Former Neon City Clerk Maurice E. White is expected to graduate next September […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your love of the holidays creates a special bond between you and the people in your life. Use this as a way of building stronger relationships that will carry over well beyond this time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new approach could go a long way toward resolving a painful estrangement, especially […]


RECAPS DEC. 8 - 12

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Even after Wyatt explains why he feels the need to serve Quinn with a restraining order, Deacon does his best to talk him out of it. Knowing what Quinn is capable of, but unsure of her intention, Liam frantically searches for Hope anticipating that he will find her first. Unaware of what is in […]

More Ingram precious memories

Oh! How they linger in my mind. So real. First, I need to make a change in the date of the Ellen Flannery murder. I got a precious call from Ellen’s granddaughter, Mrs. Hubert Caudill. She had read my article in The Mountain Eagle and she called to tell me of her grandmother being Ellen Flannery. She told me that […]


Students from April Fleming’s medical assistant program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College helped with a sale of various items. Proceeds from the sale are used to purchase winter hats and gloves or mittens for preschool children in the Letcher County schools and in LKLP Head Start. The sale was organized by Shirley Sexton and Grayson Holbrook, who said […]

Granddaughter not Santa fan

Cowan Creek

A big ole shout out to my daughter for getting me in the Christmas spirit. She put up my Christmas tree and started on wrapping some gifts. Yay ME. Railroad Street Mercantile had Mr. & Mrs. Claus there on Saturday, along with their elves. So sweet. Carolina, my granddaughter, was not much of a fan from what her ma said. […]

Christmas on the Creek

Cowan Community Center’s Christmas on the Creek will feature a free Carcassonne Square Dance at about 7 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 12 (not, thankfully, the 13th as previously announced). The Lee Sexton Band will play, and Erin Stidham and Randy Wilson will call. The event, a repeat of last December’s, may be a goodbye or good luck or God’s speed […]

Doyath Lee Day dies at 81

Doyath Lee Day, 81, died December at his home in Nancy. Born in Letcher County, he was the son of the late David and Mattie Ingram Day and a brother of the late Dauphus Day. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and worked at Golden Foundry and as Wesport Town Superintendent, where he managed the street department and waterworks. […]

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