County jail faces serious problem with overcrowding

Facility built for 54 inmates now holds 143 men, women

Letcher County’s new jailer will have an old problem facing him when he takes office next January — a jail that is housing more than two and a half times the number of prisoners for which it was designed. “One of the major issues we’ll have to deal with is overcrowding,” Jailer-elect Bert Slone said. “The jail is extremely overcrowded.” […]

Free concerts start this week

Kentucky Music Hall of Famer Larry Cordle joins rising bluegrass music star Dave Adkins in a rare duet performance on May 31 in the inaugural Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series, a 10-week run of free concerts that will be performed at Mountain Heritage Village in downtown Whitesburg. At last count, Larry Cordle’s songs have appeared on projects that have sold […]

Jackhorn mother will appear in court on meth, endangerment charges

The sister of a man allegedly murdered during a methamphetamine party will face arraignment today on charges of selling methamphetamines and endangering the welfare of her 12-year-old daughter. The daughter allegedly took the drugs to school, and police say they found used needles and plastic baggies in her bed. Nora Pearl Hall, 35, of Jackhorn, was first arrested in March, […]

Highlights of Fleming-Neon HS

1959-60 F-N student wins Teen Road–E-0 The Whitesburg Junior Chamber of Commerce held their annual Road-EO Sunday, May 10, at the Whitesburg ballpark. The winner was Kenneth Harlow from Fleming-Neon High School with Obie Spicer of Fleming, second and John Combs, Whitesburg third. The Teen-Age-Road-E-O is a nationally-sponsored Jaycee event with young boys and girls all over the United States […]

Daughters bring beautiful flowers for my birthday

Hello everyone! Oh what a beautiful morning in the Ohio Valley area. I wish you were here with me to enjoy the beauty of a low hanging fall off in the distance as I took a few minutes to sit on the porch swing to enjoy the coolness of the air. As a matter of fact the mornings and evenings […]

Yontses celebrate 39th anniversary

Thirty-nine years ago on May 25, my husband and I were married. We met that same year on March 8 and got engaged in April. I was 22 and he was 20 Both of us had time off from work because of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, so within about 10 days my sister Charlene made all the arrangements. We […]

Community calendar

June 1 — Karaoke will take place at the American Legion Post on Pine Mountain every Friday beginning at 9 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years old or older. For more information, call 633-2834. June 9 — Carcassonne Community Center will host its June square dance on from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission $5 adults, $3 students 6-18 years, children […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, KY 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. FIELDS — The Willie and Susan Fields family reunion will be held in the upper shelter at Kingdom Come State Park […]

To meet

The Letcher County Retired Teachers will meet at noon, Friday, June 8. The meeting will take place at the Dairy Queen in Whitesburg.

Opioid Summit, Life Ready Fair planned

Letcher County Central High School will host a Youth Opioid Summit and a Life Ready Fair from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6. In the Life Ready Fair, students will learn how to handle different situations in the world, how to change a car’s tire and oil, how to open a checking account and write a check, how […]

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