Police say man was paranoid on ‘meth’ when he pulled gun and shot his victim



Police have recovered a gun believed to have been used in the murder of Ricky Allen Gibson, and arrested the people who had it on drug trafficking charges. Meanwhile, Clifford Jermaine Caudill, 38, of Neon, and Dedra Ann Keathley, 41, of Pike County, pleaded not guilty to murder and tampering with physical evidence during a preliminary hearing on Thursday, and […]

W’burg council OK’s budget; roadwork is now underway



The Whitesburg City Council has conducted the first reading of its fiscal year 2018-19 budget, totaling $4.54 million. The balanced budget addressed at the council’s regular May meeting calls for revenue and expenditures of $3 million for the city’s general fund and an additional $1.54 million for water and sewer for a total of $4.54 million. This represents an increase […]

Letcher County grand jury returns more indictments



Two more people charged in connection with a traffic stop at Jenkins and believed to be connected with a large methamphetamine bust at Bottom Fork have been indicted by a Letcher Grand Jury. The two are among 12 people that a Letcher Grand Jury indicted Thursday. Emily Caudill, 21, of 1819 Beaver Creek Rd., Elkhorn, and Barry Richard Kinney II, […]

Services are held for Orville Hall



Funeral services for Orville Lee Hall, 62, were held May 15 the Light House Community Church at Campbranch. A son of the late Bill Stevens and Frankie Lee Hall, he was born in Fleming- Neon. He died May 13 at his residence in Sandlick. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Michele Gail Hall and Crisie Lee Hall. Surviving […]

Summer school break almost here



It’s hard to believe another week has come and gone. It seems like time is just flying by these days, especially the weekends. Seems like just yesterday the kids were headed off to a new school year and now they only have three weeks left before summer break. I know my three grandchildren will certainly be happy about that. We […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, May 24, 1928 Local barber Arthur Hart died of apparent chest injuries after wrecking his automobile near the old coal tipple at Kona. Hart, 22, a barber and part owner of the City Barber Shop in Whitesburg, is believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel. A single […]

Academy Awards began this month 90 years ago



This week in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its first awards, at a dinner party for around 250 people held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. The brainchild of Louis B. Mayer, head of the powerful MGM film studio, the Academy was organized in May 1927 as a non-profit […]

It’s a good bet our lawmakers won’t get it right




LOUISVILLE If I were a betting man, I’d say the Kentucky General Assembly will screw this up, too. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that a federal law banning sports betting in most states is unconstitutional. That could open the door for Kentucky and other states to legalize gambling on things like baseball and basketball and football and to […]

Political Cartoon



Landscapers miss workers




LEXINGTON Eddie Devine voted for President Donald Trump because he thought he would be good for American business. Now, he says, the Trump administration’s restrictions on seasonal foreign labor may put him out of business. “I feel like I’ve been tricked by the devil,” said Devine, owner of Harrodsburg-based Devine Creations Landscaping. “I feel so stupid.” Devine says it has […]


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