Speak Your Piece



Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net I know it was a cold, bad winter, but up on Craft’s Colly there are holes in the road that are going to […]

Letcher County joins opioid lawsuit



The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted this week to join a lawsuit that has been mounted by Pikeville Attorney Gary C. Johnson to recover funds from pharmaceutical companies that dumped excessive amounts of opiates in Letcher and other counties. Letcher County Judge/ Executive Jim Ward told the court that Johnson has seven or eight counties that will participate in the […]

Bible trivia



1. Is the book of Lydia in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From 1 Corinthians 11, because of “what” did Paul say women should have a “symbol of authority”? Life, Trust, Love, Angels 3. In Acts 10, who said, “Not so, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean”? Herod, Peter, Thomas, John […]

Community calendar



May 25 — A Memorial Day celebration will be held at 1 p.m. at the Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum. The Knott County Disabled American Veterans will fire a 21-gun salute, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will fire a cannon. The Letcher County Central High School Band will perform. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call Darrell […]

Strange but True



• It was British writer and humorist Jerome K. Jerome who made the following sage observation: “It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS



RECAPS: MAY 21 – 25 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Valentin walked a fine line. Lucy was apologetic. Anna grew anxious. Peter stayed by Maxie’s side. Kiki was misunderstood. Peter felt deceived. Finn sought answers. Sam tried to help. Nina wasn’t interested. Kiki found comfort in an old friend. Valentin crossed Lulu. Dante had had enough. Drew paid his respect. Maxie was […]

Moments in Time



• On May 26, 1897, the first copies of the classic vampire novel “Dracula,” by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops. In 1890, Stoker published his first novel, “The Snake’s Pass.” He would go on to publish 17 novels in all, but it was “Dracula” that eventually earned him literary fame. • On May 21, 1927, American pilot […]

Now Here’s a Tip



• When you replace batteries, write the date of installation on the actual battery with a permanent marker. • “Get a sock bag for your laundry room. In our house, all stray socks go in the bag. Sometimes I will find a lone sock in a dresser drawer or under the bed. Chances are good I’ll find its mate in […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, May 30, 1928 An area just outside of McRoberts known as Squat-low has been modernized and subdivided into Roaring Fork, said Squat-low “mayor” J.C. Reynolds, father of Letcher County Sheriff Morgan T. Reynolds. J.C. Reynolds said he named his “town” based on the characteristic posture of one of […]

The sacrifices they’ve made have been many



During the most recent legislative session, the Kentucky General Assembly passed Senate Joint Resolution 50, which I sponsored, naming a section of KY 2030 in Floyd County Corporal Elba Case WWII Purple Heart Memorial Highway. The designation took place earlier this month on the heels of Memorial Day and is fitting, as we should always honor and remember the sacrifices […]


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