Devices will allow school bus speeds to be watched here

Letcher County school officials will soon be able to tell if and when school bus drivers are breaking the speed limit while transporting students. Members of the Letcher County Board of Education were told recently that 52 speed detectors — one for each bus now in operation — will be installed during the coming Christmas break. Assistant Supt. Twyla Messer […]


Funds being sought to help pay funeral for 2nd murder victim

An online fundraiser has been started to help pay funeral expenses for double murder victim Crystal Warner, the northern Kentucky woman who, along with her boyfriend, Letcher County native Robert “Bobby” Jones, was killed in July after the couple went to check on property Jones owned in Washington County. Bobby Jones’s sister, Becky Jones Isom of Letcher County, started the […]

Autopsy results show man was killed after ATV wreck

An autopsy indicates that a 35-year-old man whose body was found December 1 in a field between Roxana and Kingscreek died of injuries he received in an all-terrain vehicle accident that occurred nine days earlier, authorities say.  The body of Charles T. Fields, who had been missing since November 22, was found around 9:30 a.m., last Thursday in an overgrown […]

Bowl man has been waiting on UK

Vaught’s Views

For five years Kentuckian John Showalter has been waiting for a chance to let those on the TaxSlayer Bowl committee with him know what a loyal fan base the Wildcats have. Finally this year he got his chance. “I was making sure everyone here understood that Kentucky would be a great option for our bowl game,” Showalter, a Boyle County […]

Lady Cougars improve to 3-0

NASCAR’S new sponsor

NASCAR’s premier series has a long and rich history of stability when it comes to entitlement sponsors that began when R.J. Reynolds signed on to what came to be known as the Winston Cup Series. That relationship lasted until the tobacco companies came under fire by the government, but by that time, NASCAR was in a position to move and […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s always fun to fish in Georgia

I recently got to go down south to Georgia and spend Thanksgiving with family, and they happen to live on a very nice lake that has great fishing. Where it is so far south, the air and water temperatures are much warmer than what we have around here. We were out all day fishing in a t-shirt. I have fished […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, December 5, 1926 The Blackey Bluebirds, 10 to 7 winners over Whitesburg, are looking for games with other elementary school teams. If interested, contact manager Custer Back at Blackey. . The boys are back in school at Middle Colley Elementary School. The corn crops they were out harvesting […]

‘Sulfuring’ apples

Pioneer life in Letcher County and elsewhere was hard. If the pioneer family did not make it or raise it, they did without it. Their garden had to be large enough to provide not only fresh produce during the gardening season, but enough extra food to last until the next summer’s garden came in. The wise pioneers kept enough preserved […]

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