Letcher Couny last in organ donors, but new clerk is working to turn that around

There’s a series of popular Internet memes with the catch phrase, “Not all heroes wear capes.” It’s popular because it’s true. Some sign the backs of their driver’s licenses to become organ donors — just not many of them in Letcher County. Of the 120 counties in Kentucky, Letcher has the lowest percentage of drivers who have consented to be […]

Students build, race drones

The drone club at Letcher Middle School might sound like any other school club when you first hear about it — kids who like drones get to fly drones. But there much more to it than what meets the eye. Not only do the kids fly drones, they build them. “We actually (had) a drone race on March 12,” faculty […]

Bridge Reopens

BRIDGE REOPENS – The Whitco Loop Bridge off KY 931 reopened Tuesday after contractor Greg Hale poured a new concrete support pier, replacing one that was washed out about three months ago during heavy rains. Hale, who lives in the community, said the old pier was made of utility poles that had been set in the ground and covered with […]

The fight for fair power rates

For most of us, the first thing we consider when buying something is the price. If it’s too high, we keep searching, or we do without. That process works well for most things — from groceries to our houses and vehicles — but it breaks down when we need something and only one company sells it. In those cases, it […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1909 This week’s front page of The Mountain Eagle is dominated by political announcements from candidates for county offices. Among the statements are those from R. Monroe Fields, of Kingscreek, who is seeking the office of county attorney; sheriff ’s candidate Samuel Collins; James S. Pendleton, […]



GENERAL HOSPITAL —Sonny was willing to die for those he loves. Finn agreed to help. Michael took Mike out for barbeque. Sasha had a heartto heart with Peter. Jordan tried to be optimistic. Sonny gave an extraordinary command. Ava went in search of tough love. Liz was deeply conflicted. Oscar awaited his results. Julian made a care package for Kim. […]

Fuel economy requires advanced math degree

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: I love your column. Learning about cars is so much easier with your sense of humor. We own a 2018 BMW X5 40e gasoline-electric plug-in hybrid. According to BMW, using the 3.5 kWh charger on a standard household outlet (which I have read uses 1,440 watts) takes 3 hours and 45 minutes to charge the car from […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• Worried about pesticides in your diet? Try mangos, one of the fruits least likely to have pesticide residue. • It can be a snap to remove burned-on food from the bottom of a pot or frying pan. All you have to do is sprinkle in some baking soda and add hot water. Let the mixture sit overnight. In the […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

Some of the members of the Senior Class were:

1988 DECA students win trip to Salt Lake City, Utah Three members of the Whitesburg High School chapter of the Distributive Education Clubs of America have qualified to attend the National DECA Career Development Conference to be held April 27 – May 1 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wendy Hatton is a senior and the daughter of Larry and Linda […]

New book by D. Charles Dixon is in the works

“Historical Perspective of Jenkins/McRoberts”, by D. Charles Dixon. There have been five books written about the history of Jenkins. The first book was complied for the 60th anniversary Homecoming Celebration published in 1973. Elizabeth Dramcyzk Hall was the organizer of the book, and much of the information was researched by D. Charles Dixon. The typists were Shanna Yonts and Lanna […]

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