2017-08-23 E-Edition

Struttin’ Time:

Why don’t we hunt all that’s here?

Squirrel season is now open. I am still not well enough to get into the woods yet, but I hope you went and took some young person with you. Hunting season in the Commonwealth is starting to get into full swing, with squirrel season now, the unofficial start, and archery season soon to follow on September 2. Let me stop […]

LCC girls have been on a roll lately



Gabby’s fishing fever

Night fishing for big bass pays off

There are times that are just more fun to bass fish and night fishing is just one of these times. I have fished all my life and I have always preferred to night fish for bass rather than during the day. There are several reasons I like it better. For one, it is not near as hot as during the […]

Writer, LCC coach teaming up for new weekly column here



It’s football time in the mountains and it’s year number two for Letcher Centrals head coach Junior Matthews. The Cougars are coming off a 4-7 slate last year and are returning a good group of experienced sophomores and juniors as well as seven seniors. The Cougars will also welcome some new coaches including former Cougar standout and quarterback Logan Johnson. […]

Expectations high at UK this season

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky opens the football season Sept. 2 at Southern Mississippi with high expectations after a 7-6 season and bowl bid last year. The Wildcats have been picked as high as third in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division by some college football analysts. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has said he expects the team to be better, and his players agree. That’s […]

Late touchdowns seal fate for LCC



Knox Central scored two late touchdowns to defeat the Letcher Central Cougars, 27 to 20, in a hard-fought seasonopening game at Ermine. The Cougars controlled much of the first half and held a 20-14 lead late in the third quarter before Knox Central was able to come back. Knox Central won the toss and elected to receive the ball first. […]

Military officials end search for Jenkins soldier, others



A massive ocean search for five soldiers — including one from Letcher County — who disappeared after a nighttime helicopter crash last week ended earlier this week after no signs of life were spotted among the debris. Crews from the Army, Coast Guard, Navy and local agencies in Hawaii searched around the clock as strong currents moved the wreckage into […]

Mrs. Hatton, 86, was Eagle correspondent many years



Funeral services for longtime Mountain Eagle correspondent Oma Hatton were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. Mrs. Hatton, 86, died unexpectedly early Saturday (August 19) at Pikeville Medical Center. During the 15 years of writing her column, “Whitesburg news,” Mrs. Hatton became known to many for her friendly smile and exuberance, and was one of the most […]

Fiscal court votes 5-0 to okay needle exchange program



Letcher County is now one step closer to participating in a needle exchange program through the Department of Health following a unanimous vote of support at Monday’s fiscal court meeting. Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Eugene Slone presented a request to the court to go on record with its support, and introduced Karen Cooper, district director of the Kentucky River […]


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