30 years after his conviction, Acker killer loses court fight

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has affirmed the conviction of Roger D. Epperson, who is awaiting execution in the August 8, 1985, murder of Tammy Dee Acker, and the attempted murder of her father, Dr. Roscoe J. Acker, during a robbery that netted $1.9 million from a safe in the family’s home at Fleming. Epperson and Bennie Lee Hodge were […]


Jenkins votes wet

Residents of the four precincts in the City of Jenkins voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve alcohol sales at retail outlets in the city’s limits. The vote total was 207 for and 71 against. While the vote was successful, it will be some time yet before the sales can legally begin, as the Jenkins City Council has to develop an ordinance […]

Cougars (4-2) prey on Commodores

The Letcher County Central Cougars improved to 4-2 with an impressive 52-8 victory over Perry County Central over the weekend. The Cougars used a balanced offensive attack and stingy defense to take a 38-0 lead into halftime of the team’s first district contest of the season. Perry Central returned the opening kickoff to its own 36-yard line. On 3rd and […]

Will UK fans return even if they start to win games?

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky football fans have been some of the most loyal fans in the country. Not saying it is easy to be a Kentucky basketball fan, but it is. The basketball team wins and competes for national championships. The football team … well losing seasons are far too common. Many fans failed to renew their season tickets this year. Many are […]

Struttin’ Time:

So long to bear hunting in Maine

A sad but foreseen time has arrived. Our final black bear hunt to Maine is now in the record books, with a nice black bear to fill our table for months to come. You loyal Struttin’ Time readers and I loaded the truck and left on time the morning of Saturday, September 17 to make our 3,500-mile round trip to […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Main lake areas offering best fishing

Early fall brings change to area lakes. The calendar may say fall but the hot daytime temperatures say summer. I have been able to do a lot of fishing on Carr Creek Lake the past few months and have fished the main lake areas and the smaller backwaters. And for right now the best fishing is in the main lake […]

Off with a bang!

The 2016 Mountain Heritage Festival Parade kicked off with a bang (below) provided courtesy of cannon fire provided by members of the Ben E. Caudill Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. On this page and elsewhere in this edition of The Eagle are photographs of the parade and other festival happenings.

Letcher County Picnic held

Happy fall, y’all! Can you believe it is fall already? I wish it would stay warm at least until next March. I really wouldn’t want to live in Florida or any other place as I do love the changing of the seasons. I just dread winter so bad. Thanks to everyone who said they missed my column and wondered if […]

McRoberts native, 71, worked for D.C. firm

Loretta Anderson, 71, of Capon Bridge, W.Va., died September 18 at the Winchester Medical Center in Virginia. Born in McRoberts to the late Brit and Gladys Looney Potter, she was the widow of Richard H. Anderson. She was a sister of the late Benjamin Potter. Mrs. Anderson had worked as the vice president of Summer Tariff Service in Washington, D.C., […]

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