Authorities I.D. man murdered at Burdine apts.

Authorities say a 50-year-old Letcher County man was murdered late Monday night or early Tuesday morning inside his home at the Mountain Breeze Apartment complex in the Jenkins community of Burdine. The victim has been identified as Michael Lowe, who had been living in the apartments since a home he had shared with his mother at Thornton burned a few […]


Jenkins can’t start work on alcohol law for two months

It will be at least two months before the City of Jenkins can take action toward formally approving alcohol sales in the city after citizens voted overwhelmingly last week to approve liquor sales for the first time since Letcher County was voted dry in 1943. Jenkins Mayor Todd Depriest told The Mountain Eagle that the city will not be able […]

New ‘bookmobile’ here

After more than a year without a bookmobile, the Letcher County Public Library District’s new bookmobile has finally hit the road. The bookmobile has been down since 2015, when the engine blew in the old van, which was more than 20 years old. The library district bought a new one this year, and has been having it customized with bookshelves, […]

Loss drops Cougars to 4-3; district foe N. Laurel here next

The Letcher County Central Cougars hope to regroup this week after their three-game winning streak was snapped by visiting Harlan County last Friday, 26-6. The Cougars will remain home this coming Friday to take on North Laurel at 7:30 p.m. Against Harlan County, the Black Bear defense sacked LCC quarterback Nick Sergent nine times and generated enough offense to hand […]

So long to bear hunting in Maine

Struttin’ Time:

Isn’t Struttin’ Time, a welcome relief from all the nasty election talk going on right now? I think one reason people like to read Struttin’ Time is it gives us a few minutes to just have a quiet time in our world. Now to the finish of the Maine black bear hunt. The one good thing about black bear hunting […]

The road to Homestead

The Sprint Cup Series is a 10- race marathon that is broken up into three short sprints that are used to narrow down the field of drivers that will eventually get the opportunity to be one of the championship four that go to Homestead with a chance to win the title. Sunday at Dover, the first of the three short […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Don’t forget the spinner baits now

It is the early fall fishing season. You can feel the cool crisp fall air and see the changing colors in the trees. This is the time of year bass start moving toward shallow areas and along the banks of lakes. They will also be following the schools of baitfish to feed on to build up fat to live on […]

‘Goofy’ Bam won’t back down

Vaught ’s Views

Before Bam Adebayo started his seventh grade basketball season he had already dunked a basketball. His motor has never quit running since then, either. The 6-10, 255-pound Adebayo is being counted on to solve the deficiencies Kentucky had with its post play last season with his physical presence and dominant rebounding. He’s been called a “monster” by many because of […]

Modern bullies use technology

There was a time, not long ago, when a parent’s concern about bullying was centered mostly on the schoolyard, playground or neighborhood. Today, communication technology presents a new and seemingly limitless portal through which bullies can act out. Where a child’s home once was a safe haven against hateful and harmful attacks, smartphones, tablets and computers deliver harassing and threatening […]

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