Child support scofflaw is behind over $48,000

A Whitesburg man was arrested last week for allegedly owing more than $48,000 in child support. Tori Carter, 39, of 98 Morris Road, was arrested on an indictment warrant obtained by the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Letcher County Attorney’s office in June 2016. According to the Child Support office, Carter had not been arrested before because he apparently […]

Pine Creek woman is held in meth case here

Police arrested a Pine Creek woman for methamphetamine possession and are looking for a man who Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines said jumped out a window when he and a deputy arrived. Deputy Sheriff Josh Pease wrote in a citation that he and Stines went to a home at 352 Pine Creek, looking for a vehicle that had been reported […]

Stars draw large turnout here

UK FOOTBALL GREATS Tim Couch (left) and Benny Snell Jr. signed autographs at the CANE Kitchen in Whitesburg on Tuesday as part of an event hosted by Appalachian Regional Healthcare and the University of Kentucky Gill Cardiac and Vascular Center. Hundreds lined up to see the two and get their autographs. (Photo by Sam Adams)

Tiller has mind of its own



The wind chill never got above 26 on Wednesday, March 6, and the ambient temperature never quite made it up to freezing, but that didn’t stop my brother, Andy, from tackling the garden. In fact, I’m pretty sure the temp was still in the upper teens and there was a skiff of snow on the ground when he went outside […]

It was time to take this step



With several pieces of pending legislation having a direct impact on their jobs, teachers were out in large numbers at the Capitol last week, and their unified voice was more than just heard through the marbled halls; it was making a difference. It is not uncommon for educational bills to dominate a legislative session, but over the last couple of […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1909 This edition of The Mountain Eagle could not be located. THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1919 This edition of The Mountain Eagle could not be located. THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1929 This edition of The Mountain Eagle could not be located. THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1939 This edition of The Mountain Eagle could not be located. THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1949 […]

It’s time we let voters decide if they want Daylight Saving Time

It was time once again this past Sunday to “spring forward” — and lose whatever stability in your sleep pattern you’ve regained since Nov. 4. Daylight Saving Time kicked in at 2 a.m. — or should we say 3 a.m. — Sunday, eliminating an hour of sleep and adding an hour of sunlight to our evenings for the next eight […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: MARCH 11 – 15

GENERAL HOSPITAL— Ava went head over heels for Ryan. Jason was determined. Liz had enormous issues to overcome. Franco was devastated. TJ offered to help. Joss took the blame. Sonny’s good deed paid off. Sasha warned Valentin. Obrecht denied any wrong doing. Brad crossed with Willow. Jason and Drew connected the dots. Ava was a mess. Franco offered his support. […]

MOMENTS IN TIME

• On March 15, 44 BC, Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome, is stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house by 60 conspirators led by Brutus and Cassius, who believed that his death would lead to the restoration of the Roman Republic. . • On March 16, 1751, James Madison, author of the Federalist Papers and fourth president of the […]

Bible trivia


1. Is the book of Hebrews in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Ecclesiastes 4:9, two are better than …; because they have a good reward for their labor? None, One, Few, Many 3. On the seventh day of the creation week, what did God do? Created man, Divided the oceans, Named the animals, Rested 4. From […]


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