29 file to run for council, board seats

Twenty-eight candidates beat the 4 p.m. deadline Tuesday to file to run for nonpartisan city and local offices in the November 8 general election. Those who filed will be seeking city council seats in Jenkins, Fleming-Neon and Whitesburg, or seats on the Letcher County School Board, and the Letcher County Soil Conservation District. Two seats on the Jenkins Independent Board […]

Letcher native’s remains found near Winchester

Police have identified a body found near Winchester last Friday as that of a former Letcher County man who went missing after visiting his parents at Crases Branch on July 3. Authorities said the body, found near Interstate 64, was that of 38-year-old Robert Kevin “Bobby” Jones, who along with his girlfriend, Crystal Warner, 35, went missing after they stopped […]

On the hunt for marijuana

Grand jury charges 12 here

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 12 people in 16 indictments. Dawn R. Lloyd, 29, of 214 River Road, Cumberland, is named in five indictments, four in which she is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception, and a fifth indictment charging her with two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and […]

Morris family has basketball in their blood

Vaught’s Views

When it comes to playing basketball, Maci Morris has to have it in her blood. The Kentucky sophomore guard’s mother, Patti, was a standout at Harlan High School and played at Transylvania. Her father, Lewis, was a standout athlete at Cumberland High School and went on to play at East Tennessee State and Cumberland College. “I was a baseball player […]

Road courses now popular

Only two road races are included on the Sprint Cup’s 36-race schedule, but with each passing season both races continue to draw more and more fans who love the kind of action that at one time was only reserved for the short tracks. Racing at the road course tracks in Watkins Glen, New York and Sonoma, California has become so […]

Struttin’ Time:

A trip back home to McRoberts

I took a memory to lunch this past weekend. Well actually it was several memories, as I was invited to do some “MC” work at the McRoberts Reunion. I was greeted by some lifelong friends, Bear Tackett, Jimmy Hall, Johnny Holmes, Judy Gibson, and of course Gaye Sword Thompson, my sister growing up. McRoberts was a special place. Gone are […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Don’t overlook docks when fishing

There are many great types of cover for fish and one of the best and most over looked is a floating dock. Docks can be one of the best places to fish for several reasons. One, they provide shade in shallow water to many fish in the summer. Also, they provide a place for fish to hide and wait for […]

Neon to print late payers’ names

Taxes were the main topic at the August meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council. City Clerk Janice Banks told the council that the list of delinquent taxes have been sent to The Mountain Eagle and will be published in the paper’s August 17 edition. Banks said the list will include Fleming-Neon residents who are delinquent in paying their taxes dating […]

Bevin, Beshears must call a truce

We don’t expect politicians from opposing political parties to get along, much less work together these days. What we should still demand is that they don’t conduct their squabbles on our dime. Since Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear took office, there has been a nonstop, triangular battle between the current governor, the attorney general and his father, […]

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