Jailer Slone, other officials are right to focus on litter


Like most of you, we have been appalled in recent years at the increase in litter along our roads and streams in Letcher County. While the county’s litter problem improved greatly in the early 2000s, we have slipped backward since then, with some roadside ditches filled to capacity with fast-food litter, plastic bottles, bleach jugs, tires, and used needles. Hillside […]

Q&A: Bevin’s veto

In the days since Governor Bevin vetoed a retirement bill affecting our quasi-governmental agencies and regional public universities, I have had many people ask me a lot of questions. Here are my responses to some of the more popular ones. What is this issue about, exactly? On July 1, the start of the fiscal year, our six regional public universities […]

And where were those ’taters stored? Inside the ’tater hole

Before I get to the subject of ’taters that many readers seem to have on their minds, I need to correct a glaring error, caused by Mr. Parkinson’s memory lapse, in last week’s paper. Well over a dozen of you want to know what happened to our diabetes “Tour De Cure” fundraising campaign when it came to making your donations […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1909 Letcher County Sheriff C.C. Crawford has summoned a jury from Ball’s Fork in Knott County to hear testimony in the case of Floyd Frazier, who is charged with the murder of Mrs. Ellen Flanery. Sheriff Crawford has been directed to summon 60 men from Knott […]


RECAPS: APRIL 15 – 19 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Sam manipulated Shiloh. Michael put two and two together. Franco and Cam butted heads. Valentin looked to Nora for help. Spencer’s plan backfired. Jason learned of Brad’s allegiance to Dawn of Day. Sonny disagreed with Margaux. Michael was sympathetic. Finn and Chase came together. Franco burst in on Nina. Sonny cautioned Jason. […]

Moments in Time

• On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln dies from an assassin’s bullet. Shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington the night before, Lincoln lived for nine hours before succumbing to the severe head wound he sustained. • On April 19, 1876, a Wichita, Kansas, commission votes not to rehire policeman Wyatt Earp after he beats up […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• To keep bugs off your camp table, bring four tuna- or cat-food cans that are clean. Set each table leg into a can and fill halfway with water. • “It’s about time to store my calf boots, as spring is warming things up. I don’t want them to fall over, causing creases that can stress the fabric and create […]

Know your bible trivia

1. Is the book of Gethsemane in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What’s the only book of the Bible (KJV) that mentions Christ’s tomb being sealed? Matthew, Mark, Luke, John 3. From Matthew 28:2, who rolled back the stone from the door of Jesus’ tomb, and sat upon it? Simon, An angel, Villagers, Disciples 4. When Mary […]

Easter Bunny visits Hemphill

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/HemphillCommunity-Centerwww.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. Check out our two brand new websites: www.hemphillcenter.org, and www.blacksheepbrickoven.org. We had a great turnout for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. It is a community event we offer in the spring where the folks of our community look forward to interacting with neighbors. Kids […]

PVA Ricky Rose speaks to Rotary

Property Valuation Administrator Ricky Rose addressed the Rotary Club of Whitesburg during a recent meeting held at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. Rose took office in January with the responsibility of appraising and assessing at the fair market value all property that is in Letcher County. His responsibilities extend to tracking ownership changes, maintaining maps, updating property descriptions, and handling […]

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