2021-11-24 E-Edition

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New bridge is set to open

The new bridge connecting U.S. 119 North at Ermine to KY 2034 will be likely be completed within a few days. Paving began Saturday on the approaches, leaving only a finish coat of paving. Striping and guardrails, if needed, will also need to be finished before the bridge can open, District 12 Highway Engineer Mary Westfall-Holbrook said. Paving is expected […]

W’burg will grow after annexation


The City of Whitesburg will be a little larger next year. The city council voted last week to approve the first reading of an ordinance to annex 271.63 acres on Solomon Road, a hollow that begins inside the city but ends outside. The annexation increases the geographic size of the city by 13 percent. The city currently encompasses about 2,048 […]

Kindergarten students say how they’d cook a turkey

5 degrees for 5 hours or 5 degrees for 7 minutes?

Students in Mrs. Christina Jessey’s kindergarten class at Martha Jane Potter Elementary School at Kona were asked how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey. Following are their recipe suggestions, though none have been“kitchen tested.” • Pyper says you first need to get a turkey at McDonald’s, but before cooking it you will need to cut it open to get the bones […]

Players respect Will Levis’s hard play

Vaught’s Views

Penn State transfer Will Levis won the starting quarterback job during preseason practice. However, he may have established himself as the clear team leader on offense with his performance against Tennessee even though UK lost 45-42. He completed 31 of 49 passes for 372 yards and three scores and ran 15 times for 47 yards and two more scores, including […]

Struttin’ Time

Here first buck is an eight-pointer

I love doing hunting stories about hunters I know, and in Letcher County there are several of them. I was born and raised in McRoberts. It was there I made and still have lifelong friends. This week’s column is written about Melissa Jones Blair. She is the granddaughter of a legend from McRoberts, Virgil Mullins. Her mother Retia Gae Jones […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

How to fish lakes at winter pool

During the year a lake will go through several changes — low water and high water, cold muddy water, hot shallow water with low oxygen levels, clear or stained water and more. The two stages of water levels on most lakes are summer pool and winter pool, which is what we have right now. Winter pool comes when water from […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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 You can’t believe everything people tell you about property that’s for […]

Strange But True


• McDonald’s is the world’s largest toy distributor. • The ice cream bean is a fruit with a taste very similar to its namesake vanilla ice cream. The tree that the bean grows on is native to the Americas and can reach nearly 100 feet tall, with bean pods up to 6 feet long. • Anyone who moves to the […]

New this week: Deep Purple, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Stephen Karam adapts his Tony-winning play “The Humans,” about three generations gathering in a prewar New York apartment for Thanksgiving, into a feature debuting on Showtime and in theaters on Wednesday, Nov. 24. But be warned, […]