Square dances begin March 9

The Carcassonne Square Dances will resume for 2019 beginning on March 9, weather permitting. Music will be by Bluegrass Friends, and the caller will be Will Bowling. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dancing 6 to 9 p.m. Soup bean dinner or snacks will be available, as well as souvenirs and a playground for children. Enjoy the oldest continuous community sponsored […]

Henry ‘Axle’ Bentley III buried at Payne Gap

Funeral services for Henry “Axle” Bentley III, 34, of Goose Creek, were held February 19 at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in the Laurel Fork Cemetery at Payne Gap. A son of Katrina Walker of McRoberts and Henry Bentley, Jr. of Jenkins, he died February 14 in Bessemer, Ala. He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Velma […]

Speak Your Piece

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 A couple of weeks ago we were on our side-by-side and drove by this certain cemetery, and there was this person and his girlfriend having a cookout. Cemeteries are no places to have […]

Two face life sentences on federal meth counts

Two Letcher County men face up to life in prison and fines of up to $8.5 million if convicted under a methamphetamine trafficking indictment issued in federal court in London. A federal grand jury charges that the two trafficked in more than 50 grams of methamphetamines in Letcher and Perry counties “and elsewhere.” Shiloh Cody Adams, of Jeremiah, had been […]

Roadside trash becomes lively topic for court


Garbage strewn along Letcher County roads and a cash gift of $1,000 sparked interest and audience participation at the Letcher Fiscal Court’s February meeting this week. Near the end of the meeting, County Treasurer Doris Jean Frazier injected an element of mystery when she told the court about an unsolicited $1,000 cash gift that arrived in January 2018. Frazier said […]

New driver’s licenses on sale soon


Beginning around the end of April, Kentucky residents should be prepared to shell out a little more for a driver’s license, and provide a lot more information. The changes are part of the Real ID Act passed by Congress in 2005 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks four years before. Kentucky is one of the last states to implement […]

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Bible trivia


1. Is the book of Pharisee in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Matthew 21, to what type of tree did Jesus say, “Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever”? Cedar, Oak, Apple, Fig 3. From 2 Corinthians 6, what did Paul warn Christians about being “yoked” with? Debt, Unbelievers, Shame, Abundance 4. In biblical […]

Carrie Bates dies at 101

Funeral services for Carrie Bates, 101, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at the Mayking Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Bates Cemetery at Campbranch. A daughter of the late Haz and Maggie Calhoun Bates, she was born at Millstone. She died January 10 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. Miss […]

Old photographs bring memories



Well, praise God! Mom is beginning to act like her old self again. She is finally feeling up to going to physical therapy at East Kentucky Physical Therapy. She got acquainted with a lot of the people there when she had to have therapy after breaking her back in 2017. So, she feels right at home there and is making […]


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