Families and Friends

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since 1907.

THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 1932 An alleged storehouse burglar was shot and killed in East Jenkins early Wednesday morning. Town Marshall S.F. Yonce said he was making his rounds when he saw John B. Fields, about 35, inside a storeroom he had entered illegally. Yonce said he shot Fields in self-defense after he saw Fields attempting to draw his pistol. After […]

The historic Wilderness Road

Westward migration and expansion was stymied for two centuries by the extensive Appalachian Mountain range that stretches from the northeastern United States into the deep south. It masked the wild, virgin timberland beyond as our predecessors lived in a narrow range up and down the Atlantic coast. Early hunters and explorers found a wild, solitary wilderness that some called the […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

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Jenkins High School Cavaliers


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Highlights of F.N.H.S.

1948 Graduation Program Thursday, May 20, 1948. William B. Hall, Presiding. Processional-Agnes McAbee at the Piano. Invocation Rev. C.J. Tuggle (Pastor Seco Methodist Church). “A Song of Peace”-Sibelius Glee Club. Hymn- “O God Our Help in Ages Past”- Audience. Salutatory-Charles E. Hughes. “Cherubic Hymn”- Bortniansky -Girls Trio. Valedictory- Leroy M. Fulton. Introduction of Speaker-William B. Hall. Address by Dr. L.G. […]

CAT chased by umbrella, rag rug


Hello everyone — I hope 2022 is off to a good start for all and I wish a good year for all. As you may have noticed, the Cowan News was not in last week’s Mountain Eagle. It was received but misplaced again. Hopefully this week everything is back to normal. I will be combining both weeks into one column. […]

Ways you can remain motivated to stay active

You may have a goal of becoming more active this year, but you might find it difficult to stay motivated. You are not alone. According to a study by the University of Southern California’s Center for a Digital Future, 32 percent of Americans say they are exercising less than before the pandemic. Incorporating physical activity into your day has many […]

New book explores history of Jenkins

D. Charles Dixon has written a history of the Jenkins, McRoberts, Dunham and Burdine area, Jenkins, Kentucky: A Model Town, from the early days to the present. Included in the book are descriptions of how Jenkins developed and the building of the town from basically “the wilderness” to homes, businesses, railroads, and roads. Mining is discussed from the beginning to […]

County annouces closings for MLK Day

Letcher County Judge/ Executive Terry Adams has announced the County Judge’s Office, the Sanitation Billing Office, and the Letcher County Road Department will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Sanitation will pick up garbage and the Letcher County Transfer Station will be open. You are unauthorized to view this page.

People who like snow are finally happy


Well, I didn’t know that this past Sunday was “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day”. They all deserve our appreciation and respect in my opinion. It is one of the public service jobs where they are definitely underpaid. It truly takes a special kind of person to put their life on the line for others that may or may not appreciate what […]

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