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Snell is ‘on another level of happiness’

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

He’s set the all-time rushing record at Kentucky, been part of UK’s first 10-win football season in 41 years and earned All-American honors. If that’s not enough, he’s also had his own autograph tour to give Kentucky football fans one more chance to be with him. Junior running back Benny Snell might not be as highly regarded in NFL mock […]

Teacher is facing more charges in case involving girl

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

A Letcher County Grand Jury has indicted Charles Evans Hall, a Letcher County teacher and former consultant with the Kentucky Department of Education, on multiple counts related to a sexual relationship with 14-year-old female student, and child pornography charges. Hall, 45, of Jackhorn, is charged with unlawful use of an electronic device to engage in sexual or prohibited activities, tampering […]

Lead paint slows hotel bidding

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

Bidding for the first phase of reconstruction on the Daniel Boone Hotel has been delayed again after questions arose about lead paint. Architect Bill Richardson said most of the asbestos was removed from the hotel when it was used as a temporary courthouse in the late 1990s, but he could find no information about testing for lead paint. It was […]

Struttin’ Time:

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

I have two high profile hunts coming up this year. Both are out of the country and both have been tough to navigate. My grizzly bear hunt to Alaska is still hanging, as the outfitter that I am booked with is ready to cross the Silent River. I paid my deposit with him in 2017. It just goes to show […]

Women had over 2 pounds of meth

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

A Floyd County woman and a friend are facing drug trafficking charges in Letcher County after being indicted here for allegedly smuggling more than two pounds of methamphetamines into the county from Atlanta, Georgia. According to a citation issued by Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Martin, police learned in the process of a drug trafficking investigation that Amy Jo King, […]

Political Cartoon

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

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Gabby’s fishing fever

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

I am sure you have heard an angler talk about his or her favorite spot or area of a lake to fish or heard them talk about a secret spot or a “honey hole” or even a spot called “bass heaven.” All of these names for special areas where an angler has done well will always hold a special place […]

Rebecca Terrill Amburgey dies; was longtime Jenkins city official

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

Longtime Jenkins City Council member Rebecca Terrill Amburgey died in Lexington this week after a long illness. Amburgey, who had served continuously on the city council since being elected to her first term in 1998, also served as the administrator of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation’s Whitesburg Medical Clinic until her illness forced her to retire in 2018. She was born […]

Black Ice

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

BLACK ICE on Tuesday morning led to a Letcher Fire and Rescue ambulance crashing into a concrete barrier at Isom, and causing two other vehicles to collide while trying to avoid the accident. Kentucky State Police said the ambulance was traveling South on KY 15 when it hit an icy patch and the driver lost control. The driver of a […]

Dakota Shepherd leads LCC boys to 72-55 win

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

Dakota Shepherd came off the bench to score 21 points — all but four of them coming in the second half — to lead the Letcher County Central Cougars to a 72-55 win over visiting Phelps. Shepherd also pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds during the victory, which improved the Cougars’ season record to nine wins and six losses. It […]