Reins tightened on horse trail

Fish and Wildlife agency wants to assess environmental impact

A committee working to develop the proposed Pioneer Horse Trail on Pine Mountain got a double dose of bad news this week. Letcher County Parks and Recreation Director Derek Barto told the group he had been contacted by officials with the Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD), who said that because the committee does not control the land for the […]

Citizens honored for work

Commerce has honored five men and one woman for their continuing work as community volunteers. The awards were presented at a reception held last week at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. The recipients were selected from nominations submitted by the public after Chamber of Commerce officials announced the establishment of the awards. The Chamber also honored 11 family-owned businesses in […]

Drug is helping addicts recover

A drug that has been on the market for 4-1/2 years and is proven to be very effective in treating pain pill addicts remains hard to find in southeastern Kentucky. However, a recovery center in Perry County has been prescribing the drug for more than six months and is pleased with the results so far. “We’ve had a real good […]


Hilton Dixon, 11, of Whitesburg Pool on Monday afternoon. Kristy Rodgers, 10, Amber Fields, 11, and Quinn Fisher, 10, all of Whitesburg, watched Dixon while they waited in line to slide into the pool. Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft said the city bought the $2,900 slide to give children who haven’t learned to swim well enough yet to jump off […]

Going on be gone? Get your mail held with just one click!

Going on vacation? Wonderful! Have a great time, and make sure and send a postcard or two to your friends and family! While you are gone, would you like the Postal Service to hold your mail to keep it from piling up? Think about it – nothing says, “Please rob our house while we’re gone!” like a mailbox full of […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 13, 1957 The Whitesburg Youth Council Association has set as its chief goal the installation of a recreation center in the basement of City Hall. The proposed center would provide indoor facilities to give the community a well-rounded youth recreation program. The Mountain Eagle recently purchased a Heidelberg 10 by 15 Automatic Platen Press. It can print envelopes at […]

Are doctors for sick people?

What would you say to a friend who limped around with a broken leg but wouldn’t go to a doctor? I hope you would try to convince him to get help. But what if he said he was waiting for his leg to heal first? More than once I have had a similar conversation with non-Christians. They know they’re sinners […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A recent spate of confusion regarding decision-making begins to clear up. But caution is still advised. Continue to check details. An old friend has important news. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re anxious to see your ideas move from concept to development. But trying to force the issue right now could backfire. Wait […]


RECAPS – JUNE 11 – 15 AS THE WORLD TURNS – Paul tells Barbara he doesn’t like Meg’s decision to marry Craig, but when it’s over, he and Meg will be together. Meg tells Craig she’s going to Barbara’s hotel room and secretly leaves to rendezvous with Paul. They are making love when Craig discovers Paul is also staying in […]

Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges wins recipe contest

Chicken Taco Cornbread Wedges with Ranchero Cilantro Drizzle was named the grand prize winner of the 2007 National Cornbread Cook-Off, sponsored by Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron and held in conjunction with the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tenn. The competitors served up quite a bit of competition as food experts from across the country judged main-dish cornbread […]