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Struttin’ Time:

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 14, 2018

November 10 was the opening day of rifle season, and the starting of rut for those big bucks. Please be careful. Bullets have no eyes. Once sent on their way, there is no calling them back. Make 100 percent sure you know what you are shooting at. It is always a good idea to check what is behind that big […]

No changes for UK’s struggling offense?

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 14, 2018

Not sure whether Kentucky’s 34-point loss to Duke in basketball or 24-7 loss at Tennessee in football was more disappointing last week. However, both had one troubling theme — Kentucky’s effort was not nearly equal to the team it was playing in either game. The basketball team has the rest of the season to sort out its problem and despite […]

Bible trivia

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 14, 2018

1. Is the book of 3 Corinthians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who was praised for his beauty “from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head”? Absalom, Elisha, Pekah, Tola 3. What camp saw 185,000 of its soldiers slaughtered by an angel of the Lord? Assyrian, Midianite, Philistine, Persian 4. From […]

City will seek bids for the renovation of hotel building

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 14, 2018

The Whitesburg City Council voted at its November meeting this week to advertise for bids for the first phase of construction on the renovation of the old Daniel Boone Hotel on Main Street. Project Architect Bill Richardson of Whitesburg presented drawings to the council and suggestion a strategy for bidding the work that will allow the city government to proceed […]

Letcher felons charged in Louisville meth case

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 14, 2018

Two Letcher County men – both of whom were on supervised release for previous felony convictions – were arrested in Louisville on drug and weapons charges. Louisville Metro Police detectives, acting on a tip by another police officer, arrested Shiloh Cody Adams, 33, of Jeremiah, and Mitchell Darringer Adams, 34, of Cowan, Nov. 6 in a parking lot on Dixie […]

Salome’s Stars

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 14, 2018

For week of November 19 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although your energy level is high, be careful not to commit to too many projects at this time. You’ll do better focusing on just a few tasks rather than spreading yourself too thin. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your heart might be leading you in one direction, but […]

David Pearson, NASCAR’s Silver Fox, dies at age 83

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 14, 2018

David Pearson, the NASCAR pioneer known as “The Silver Fox” for his cunning craft and a longtime rivalry with Richard Petty, has died. He was 83. The Wood Brothers Racing team said Pearson died Monday night in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he was born and lived most of his life. Pearson was one of NASCAR’s first superstars along with Petty, […]

Ex-coroner pleads guilty to assault

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 14, 2018

A former Letcher County official has pleaded guilty to charges he hit and bit his ex-girlfriend last month. Marty Alan Baker, 44, who was coroner for five years before he resigned last year, was sentenced to six months, probated for two years. Baker was charged with fourth degree assault with minor injury after allegedly head-butting, biting and kicking Brittany Boggs […]

Letcher County teacher kicks off statewide campaign

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 14, 2018

Letcher County schoolteacher Jason Griffith speaks after announcing his candidacy for Kentucky Secretary of State at an event in Whitesburg. Griffith, band director at Letcher County Central High School, is seeking the Democratic nomination in next year’s primary election. He said he chose to run for the office to help protect voters’ rights and to help work on getting more […]

Dorothy Tacket getting stronger

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 14, 2018

For those of you wondering about Mom, she is continuing to get stronger and last week after cardiac rehab. I pulled a trick on her and took her to the rec center to eat with the Senior Citizens. She enjoyed being out and seeing everyone, especially her friend Lizzie Mae Wright. I think she enjoyed getting back to the house, […]