Services planned for Ada Banks Sturgill

Ada Banks Sturgill, 83, died February 16 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Hospital. The daughter of the late Curtis and Gertrude Everidge Banks, she was born at Colson. She was the widow of Roy Sturgill. Mrs. Sturgill enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and quilting. Surviving are her daughter, Theresa “Dan” […]

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 […]


RECAPS: FEB. 18 – 22 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Franco was reluctant. Charlotte guilted Spencer about the election tampering. Nina made an announcement. Willow was distracted by Brad. Alexis and Kim talked. Sam was intrigued. Margaux overshared. Carly got the proof that she needs. Stella ran into Marcus. Kristina invited Michael to lunch. Ryan made a move. Lulu got a call. […]

Aftermarket chips aren’t always good

Dear Car Talk: I recently purchased a GMC 3500 with a Duramax diesel engine. Friends with diesel engine trucks are telling me of increased power and gas mileage obtained by adding aftermarket chips or tuners. My first thought was that if they are that great, why don’t the manufacturers install them as standard equipment? My second thought was, you don’t […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• Corral kids’ books in a traveling library by repurposing an old wagon. All you need to do is store the books spine side up for easy selection. This also makes it a snap to move it to just the right place to encourage reading, whether it’s the garden path or a blanket fort. If you don’t have a wagon […]

2019-02-20 E-Edition

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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