4 million hours and no serious accidents

Employees from the Burdine and Elkhorn City operations of Mountain Aggregates Inc. were honored with a lunch at the Burdine quarry operation October 26 and the presentation of a trophy they received for working four million man hours during the past nine years without a lost-time injury accident. Employees Ronnie Ratliff of Shelby Gap, second from left, Randy Hughes of […]

An election with no candidates? It almost happened


What if you had an election and nobody ran? It’s not quite that bad in the city of Fleming-Neon, but it’s close. There are six seats on the city council, but only two people will be on the ballot in next week’s General Election. Two more filed as write-in candidates after the deadline for getting on the ballot passed with […]

Digital antenna offers good reception on a budget


While my wife Loretta, my brother Andy, and I were taking the weekend of October 12-14 in the head of Blair Branch at our old homeplace in Letcher County, our other brothers, Keeter (Keith) and Steve rolled in on Saturday evening. Steve and I watched the other two achieve something that I would not have believed if I hadn’t seen […]

Service held for 13-month-old Londyn Mullins of Whitesburg

Funeral services for 13-month-old Londyn Denise Mullins, were held Saturday, October 27, in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Blair Cemetery at Ice. Born in Whitesburg to Terry Shane and Christy Ann Blair Mullins of Neon, she died October 19 at her home in Neon. She was a granddaughter of the late Billy Blair and Denise Rose, and a great-granddaughter of […]

Voter registration up by 255 in Letcher Co.


The number of registered voters has been steadily growing in Letcher County over the past two years, but with most of the new voters registered as Republican or independent, the county is still registered overwhelmingly Democratic. Traditionally, party registration has made little difference in elections here, and many people register as Democrats because of the perception that a local candidate […]

‘Celebration of life’ will be held here this week in honor of Jim Webb, 73

Visitation and a celebration of life will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for Jim Webb, a well known humorist, author, poet, advocate and radio personality who died Oct. 22 at his home on Pine Mountain. Webb’s property at Letcher Gap on US 119 South, called Wiley’s Last Resort, was known to many because of the metal flamingos that […]

Family cookout marks 89th birthday


Greetings and blessings to all. I awoke and looked out to see a big frost. The yard was white. Our first one this year for our area was Oct. 22. I sure dread the bad, cold, winter weather. Staying in the house is bad to have to do, but I thank God for a warm place to have. I can […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1928 Vowing to “wave an adieu to politics and its vexing nature and get back to saneness,” The Mountain Eagle agreed this week “to take off its hat and welcome the choice of the American electorate, Herbert Hoover,” as president “of this, the greatest of the […]

Poem tells about brother, sister


I found this poem the other day in Mom’s keepsakes. It was written by my dad many years ago. It was written about his brother Hubert Tackett and his sister Yvonne Tackett Hall. They were the three children that hung together on their homeplace on Caryville Mountain in Campbell County, Tenn. Their baby sister Esther Tackett Wagner was born after […]

Community calendar

November 3 — The 2018 Harvest Showcase will be hosted by the fifth grade class at Martha Jane Potter Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MJP gym. The cost of admission is $1, and includes entry into a door prize drawing. Vendors will include ColorStreet Nails, Thirty One, Southern KY Trends, and many other local crafters, […]


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