TECO has little to say about new report of its sale

The on-again, off-again sale of TECO Coal Company may be back on. “The TECO deal is done,” a knowledgeable source told The Mountain Eagle. The source, who requested anonymity, added, “Lawyers are holding it up with paperwork, but it should be announced no later than Wednesday (today).” Asked about TECO Coal’s reported sale to Cambrian Coal Company, a subsidiary of […]


Grand jury indicts 9 here

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named nine people in 10 indictments including a woman charged with possessing the painkiller oxycodone while allowing a 16-yearold to drive her vehicle without a driver’s license. The grand jury says Kimberly Ann McIntyre, 48, also known as Kimberly Ann Perry, of 183 Hwy. 931 N, Whitesburg, possessed the drug, which was not in […]

Bible thief must serve 5 years, judge orders

A Jenkins man was sentenced to five years in prison this week after he pleaded guilty to stealing a 125-year-old Hungarian Bible from an 85-year-old woman. Dylan Michael Wright, 24, admitted to breaking into Wilma Short’s Dunham home on April 8, 2013 and damaging the hinges of a cedar chest Short had received as a graduation gift 68 years ago. […]

Pikeville beats Cougars; QB’s injured

The Letcher County Central Cougars’ record fell to 1-1 after losing 49-12 to Pikeville Saturday night in the Pike County Bowl. Cougar quarterbacks Nick Sergent and Isaiah Bentley both were injured and lost for the game in the first quarter and Pikeville runningback Daric Pugh shredded the LCC defense for four touchdowns. Pikeville returned the opening kickoff to its own […]

Cats are like the Cubs

Sports in Kentucky

The Chicago Cubs and Kentucky Wildcats. A Cubs pitche tossed a no-hitter last Sunday, marking 43 years since Milt Pappas did it September 2, 1972. The Cubs are a franchise in America’s midland made intriguing by its lovable ways to keep loyalists, draw capacity crowds, lose most of the time and still put a smile on fans’ faces while saying, […]

When being ‘drawn’ isn’t worth it!

Struttin’ Time:

Have you ever done something that was legal to do and should have been fun, and you figured, well it won’t happen anyway? Then as soon as it does happen, you think, what the hey? So it was in my summer from 2015. This summer has been a disaster . Along with poison ivy, too many yellow jacket stings to […]

Memories of Darlington

My love affair that I have had with the Sprint Cup Series for over 30 years actually began at what is now considered one of the most iconic tracks on the entire schedule. The year was 1984 and my wife and I, along with John Phillips and his family. were heading to Myrtle Beach for a few days. In those […]

Some lakes already being lowered

Gabby’s fishing fever

A lot of the lakes in our area and in Tennessee have begin to slowly drop the water levels. They do this every year before cooler weather gets here. Just as any major change to a lake affects fishing, so do dropping water levels. This will have a big effect on the feeding habits of fish and will control the […]

Jenkins kicks off fall fests

The annual Jenkins Homecoming Days festival held over the weekend in downtown Jenkins marked the start of fall festival season in Letcher County. The next of a monthlong schedule of festivals takes place over the Labor Day weekend in the community of Isom. The festival finale begins September 21 with the event that started it all — the Mountain Heritage […]

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