Fiscal court pledges to get serious about poor economy here

The Letcher County Fiscal Court turned its attention to economic development at its April meeting. Late in Monday night’s meeting, District Two Magistrate Terry Adams urged the court to make economic development a regular topic. District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming suggested holding an extra meeting each month that would be dedicated to economic development. Fleming also said the court needs […]


TECO, firm try to close deal

Tampa, Florida-based TECO Energy Inc. has entered into a fourth amendment of its agreement to sell subsidiary TECO Coal to Cambrian Coal Corp., a member of the Booth Energy group. The amendment is a modification of the terms of the Securities Purchase Agreement (SPA) originally dated October 17, 2014, related to the sale of TECO Coal, which operates in Letcher, […]

Hogg murder suspect cleared of other counts filed by Pike deputies

A suspect in the New Year’s Day 2014 murder of Michael Shane Hogg has been cleared of separate charges filed against him in December 2013. The Mountain Eagle has learned that a judge in Pike County recently dismissed several charges that had been filed against James R. Huffman IV, one of two Pike County men accused of stabbing Hogg to […]

Justice, Vandy should be good fit for both

Tale of two winners. Both leaving our old Kentucky home Mr. Football Elijah Sindelar, Caldwell County quarterback, off to West Lafayette and Purdue. Mr. Basketball Camron Justice, Knott County Central shooting, guard headed to Nashville and Vanderbilt. Elijah Sindelar Q&A session with an internet reporter recently, Elijah Sindelar offered straight talk. v Why did he choose Purdue? “Engineering department was […]

Reds’ Price apologizes

MILWAUKEE Cincinnati manager Bryan Price says he’s sorry for using bad language. But he’s standing firm on his stance that reporters are divulging too much information when reporting on team developments. Price apologized to reporters in Milwaukee before the Brewers Reds game on Tuesday for a profanity-laced tirade during a pregame meeting a day earlier. The apology echoed sentiments of […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass are now hitting at Carr Creek

I have been getting all kinds of reports on good bass fishing here and in area lakes in Tennessee. Lakes like Cave Run Lake in Morehead have been doing well on crank baits and small tube baits and jigs. These are typical baits that work well on most lakes this time of year for springtime bass that are on the […]

Lug nuts take center stage

It seems that in recent weeks the Sprint Cup Series has been dominated by news about the tires, or to be more specific, about the alterations that at least one team did in attempt to manipulate the tire pressure. Richard Childress Racing’s team of Ryan Newman was caught and heavily fined for altering the tires, but any official news of […]

Struttin’ Time:

Local hunting store will reopen soon

My heart is always thrilled when a local owned business opens in Letcher County, as was the case when Hatfield’s Hunting Supply opened at Crown a few years back, moving into a store that had been idle for years. It is located next to the Baker Cabinet Company at the Smoot Creek, Highway 15 North junction. Well, as luck would […]

Lady Cavs win 2 of 3

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers traveled to Richmond to participate in the Kentucky National Guard Tomahawk Classic tournament. This was a good opportunity to see some tougher teams and see faster pitching to prepare for the All ‘A’ State Classic. In the first game for Jenkins, the Cavaliers faced Western Hills from Frankfort. Western Hills jumped out to a 2-0 lead […]

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