LCC girls now 10-5

In local high school basketball action, Letcher Central’s Kaylee Banks (No. 12 above) drove the lane on a layup attempt late in the game in Friday’s 75-44 win against visiting Harlan. Banks led the Lady Cougars in the game, scoring 19 points against the Lady Green Dragons. Letcher Central, now 10-5 on the season, was scheduled to host June Buchanan […]

Cavs still searching

In the photo at right, Jenkins senior Jeremy Potter looked to pass during the Cavaliers’ loss Jan. 3 to district foe East Ridge at home. The Cavaliers played strong in the first half, but went on to fall to the visiting Warriors 99-71. The Cavaliers, still seeking their first win, put up their highest scoring effort of the season in […]

Why UK’s bowl win mattered

Vaught’s Views

If you need a few more reasons to appreciate just how memorable Kentucky’s 37-30 comeback victory over Virginia Tech was in last week’s Belk Bowl, here you go thanks to Corey Price of UK Athletics: — It was only the third time UK scored a touchdown in the final 15 seconds of regulation play to win (Missouri, 2018, and Vanderbilt, […]

Struttin’ Time: Dear rabbit hunters, please call me

Welcome back, this time to a new decade. I have lost count of the Struttin’ Time years. Maybe someone at the The Mountain Eagle has kept up. I have written about kids and grandkids, and I have enjoyed every story. Now I want to ask you one simple question, “Are you any better off now than you were in the […]

Tyrese Maxey had no doubts

Vaught’s Views

The first time Tyrese Maxey hit a 3-pointer against Louisville last week one of the first fans to jump out of his seat was Tyrone Maxey, the UK freshman’s father. Considering Tyrese Maxey was 2-for-20 from 3-point range in UK’s previous five games, that was cause for celebration. However, his father, a former high school and college coach, gave him […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Now’s the time for trout fishing

Curing the cooler months of the year — like now — many anglers choose to just wait for warmer weather before they start back fishing. This is fine, but they are missing out on some of the best fishing of the year for one fish. That fish is the colorful trout. The trout in our area are mostly the rainbow […]

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