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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 […]

New director explains work at law center here

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

To the Editor: After 14 years working at Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, it is my honor and privilege to step into the role of Director. Throughout my time at ACLC, it has been meaningful to work in an area of law so closely linked to my family and community. I come from a family of coalminers, and I grew up […]

Moments in Time

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

• On Jan. 18, 1882, A.A. Milne, creator of Winniethe Pooh, is born in England. In 1920, his only son, Christopher Robin, was born. In 1925, the family bought Cotchford Farm in Sussex. A nearby forest inspired the 100-Acre Wood where Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures would be set. “Winnie-the-Pooh” was published in 1926. • On Jan. 14, 1943, during World War II, […]

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 […]

Community calendar

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

January 21 — Cowan Community Center’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. and the program at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church on Madison Avenue in Whitesburg. Guest speakers will be Pastor James Butler and Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields. The event is partnered by Whitesburg First Baptist Church, Cowan Community Center and […]

Political Cartoon

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

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HCTC to celebrate life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

The public is invited to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual community breakfast at Hazard Community and Technical College. The breakfast will be held at the First Federal Center, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Maria Braman, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

• Create a spa-like soap dish by adding a handful of pebbles to a deep saucer. Place your bar soap on top of it so that the water (and associated goop) runs off. • “Add a solar-powered, motion-activated light to your patio, porch, garden, front door, etc., or anywhere you do not want animals to hang out at night. This […]

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 […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

By Mountain Eagle Staff | January 16, 2019

RECAPS: JAN. 14 – 18 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Sonny was torn. Jason made a promise. Ryan added another name to his list. Sam agreed to support Kristina. Nina received a veiled threat. Josslyn was grateful to Cameron. Alexis ran into Oscar. Monica worried about Drew. Finn was anxious. Julian questioned Willow’s motives. Carly felt guarded. Mike’s condition worsened. Laura made […]