A two-sided, programmable electronic sign for Letcher County Central High School was installed recently at Ermine. The Letcher County Education Foundation paid the cost. (Eagle photo)

Sheriff says jury could get report by next Thursday

Sheriff Danny Webb expects to meet with the Letcher County Grand Jury next week to present the findings of an internal investigation that resulted in the dismissal of one of his top deputies. Webb said he plans to discuss the report with Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. Banks sometime early next week, and should testify before the grand jury on […]

Cupid’s Picks

The Mountain Eagle will again publishing Valentine photos this year in its popular ‘Cupid’s Picks’ section. The deadline to submit photos is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6. The section will appear in the Feb. 11 issue. Cost is $15 for a photo containing one person. Add $4 for each additional person in the photo.

Jenkins holds a ‘work session’ to talk about personnel issues

The Jenkins City Council held a “work session” Tuesday night to clarify several issues in the city’s personnel policy that will be addressed by the council at its Febru- ary meeting. Mayor Todd Depriest asked the council to comment on issues in the personnel handbook and said that council members could make suggestions, but that no action would be taken […]

Drug suspect was indicted three times in three years

A man who has been indicted on felony charges three times since late 2011 is in trouble again — this time for trafficking in the painkiller oxycodone while violating the conditions of his parole in another case. Eric Duwayne Howard, of 1119 Highway 2036, Letcher, was arrested at 5:15 p.m. Monday after police found him carrying $6,516 in cash and […]

We dread saying good-bye to UK faves

Sports in Kentucky

For basketball fans in Kentucky, a calendar’s turn to February is the bittersweet. The sweet is obvious: Bragging rights, record without blemish, the team’s place at pinnacle of Hoops World. Traditionalists analyze the games painstakingly — assists, fast-break points, and new favorite, blocked shots. February, here comes the bitter — attachment to favorite players counting down to June. A growing, […]

Jenkins gets first win since early December

CREATING SPACE — Senior forward Jeffery Newsome used his elbow to make room between himself and a J.I. Burton High School defender during the Jenkins Cavaliers’ 53-48 win over the Norton, Va., team on January 21. The victory was the Cavaliers’ fourth of the season and their first since December 9. A 76-60 loss to Jackson High School on January […]

Carter shines in LCC loss

Despite a 37-point performance by sophomore guard Torell Carter, the visiting Letcher County Central High School Cougars fell 73-57 at Perry County Central on January 22. LCCHS trailed 16-8 after the first quarter, 38-23 at the half and 54-37 after three quarters. Carter, who gets most of his points penetrating and either scoring or getting to the free throw line, […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

A tip of the cap to tube’s top fishermen

It seems like it was just yesterday that I would turn on the TV and watch some of the best fishing shows hosted by some of the best anglers in the world and learn so much about the sport I loved so well. A few of these shows have stood the test of time and are still around. To me, […]

Struttin’ Time:

TV’s hunters don’t practice gun safety

I don’t have a clue as to how much more my old heart can stand watching hunting shows on television. The hunters on some of these shows should be sent to jail just for the way they act. It is little wonder that children, and to a lesser part grown ups, get shot while hunting. After watching three hunting shows […]

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