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Before the fall: A final look at our colorful leaves

BEFORE THE FALL leaves turned brown, the mountains here were painted in brilliant color. In this submitted photo, the mountains around the photographer’s home on Thornton seem tiny when compared to Pine Mountain towering in the background. (Photo by Chris Riffe) You are unauthorized to view this page. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Teachers, students attend rural education summit held in Pikeville recently

More than 600 people participated in person at the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) Summit, a multi-district K-12 educational professional learning event October 23 in Pikeville. Several thousand more watched the event, which was live-streamed. Over 200 teachers and students from 23 school district teams presented at the Summit sponsored by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC). Educators shared […]

Unofficial Election Returns — precinct by precinct — from Letcher County, Kentucky, November 5, 2019

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Bevin v. Beshear was too close to call


The Kentucky governor’s race remained too close to officially call at Mountain Eagle press time late Tuesday, with Democratic challenger Andy Beshear threatening to oust Republican Gov. Matt Bevin a day after President Donald Trump came to the state in a last-ditch effort to save the embattled incumbent. In Virginia, Democrats used increasing suburban support to flip control of the […]

Plan calls for connecting ATV trails across region. Do you have an opinion on this issue? If you do, you can voice it Nov. 11.


Letcher County residents will comment on plans for an interconnected all-terrain vehicle (TV) trail in the region Monday night, when the Letcher County Tourism Commission will hold a public meeting on plans for the trails. The meeting will be at 6 p.m., Nov. 11, in the banquet room at Pine Mountain Grill. The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted last month […]

Cameron wins the vote for AG

LOUISVILLE


Republican Daniel Cameron has been elected Kentucky attorney general, becoming the first African American in state history to win the office. Cameron, who enjoyed backing from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump, will be the first Republican in 70 years to be the state’s top prosecutor when he takes office. Cameron defeated Democrat Greg Stumbo, who served […]

From Coal Mines to Rooftops:

Former miner finds success constructing metal roofs, buildings

Brian McCown, owner of BMC Construction, was recognized recently in a top roofing trade magazine in a feature about peak performers in the roofing business. BMC Construction was established in 2008. Mc- Cown and his crew, including a 30-year construction veteran and a newcomer, are also constructing post frame metal buildings. Brian McCown and BMC Construction are established here locally […]

Election is set for next Tuesday

Voters will go the polls Tuesday to vote in Kstatewide elections. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Since the General Assembly changed the election schedule to place statewide races on the ballot by themselves, turnout for these elections has been small. In the last state election, fewer than 1 in 4 Letcher County voters went to […]

Apples recalled

AURORA, Ill.

A county health department in Illinois says a Michigan company voluntarily is recalling nearly 2,300 cases of apples due to potential listeria contamination. Kane County health officials said this week that North Bay Produce of Traverse City also is recalling two bulk bins of apples. Recalled varieties include Mc- Intosh, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Fuji, Jonamac and Red Delicious. The recalled apples […]

Trick-or-treat times are set across county

The time and date set for trick-or-treating remain unchanged in Letcher County. The county and the cities of Whitesburg, Jenkins and Fleming-Neon will all hold trick-or-treat from 5 to 8 p.m. on Halloween night, Oct. 31. In case of rain, candy will be given out at the SmileFaith building near the library in Fleming-Neon.


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