Court may hand trash collection to private firm

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted 4-2 this week to examine the possibility of turning over the county’s garbage collection system to a private company. The issue wasn’t on the agenda for Monday night’s June meeting of the court. It came up instead during a discussion about whether the county government should continue attaching overdue garbage fees to property tax bills. […]

Cops say man murdered grandparents’ neighbor

A preliminary hearing will be held this week to determine whether a murder charge against a 22-yearold Letcher County man will be referred to a grand jury for further action. Jonathan Keith Marlow, 22, of Partridge, is scheduled to appear in Letcher District Court at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Marlow is charged with murder in connection with the June 14 […]

Mexican restaurant is first to get license to sell drinks

Customers at Whitesburg’s first Mexican restaurant can now enjoy margarita with their meal. Las Peñas Mexican Restaurant this week became the first restaurant in 60 years to serve alcohol legally in the City of Whitesburg. “People can come in and enjoy an alcoholic beverage with their meals,” said Charles Colwell, owner of Las Peñas. Colwell was to serve the first […]


BUILDING DOG HOUSES FOR LETCHER – Brownie Scout members Cassie McNeil, left, and Katie Hall take a break inside one of more than 40 dog houses built recently by more than 20 Girl Scout troops in the Louisville area. The dog houses will be for sale at auction in Whitesburg this Saturday during an event sponsored by the local Pawz […]

Moments in time

+ On June 22, 1611, after spending a winter trapped by ice in present-day Hudson Bay, the starving crew of the Discovery mutinies against its captain, English navigator Henry Hudson, and sets him, his teenage son and seven supporters adrift in a small, open boat. Hudson and the eight others were never seen again. + On June 19, 1885, the […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years June 20, 1957 Kendall Boggs will leave his job as principal of Whitesburg High School and grade school August 1. He will return to Cumberland where he taught for 13 years before he came to Whitesburg four years ago. Boggs will be principal of Cumberland High School. C.V. Snapp […]

What Mamaw Would Want You to Know

When I visit people to explain the gospel, they sometimes tell me, “I wish you could meet my Mamaw. Now, she’s a real good Christian woman. I’ve never heard her cuss, and she loves everybody. If anyone will get to heaven, she will.” It’s that last phrase that always bothers me. It implies that Mamaw’s good life will earn her […]


RECAPS – 6/18 – 6/22 THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS – Ben warns Phyllis and Sharon that Jack should not be caught in any more scandals. Phyllis and Sharon secretly decide to hide a nanny-cam in Victor’s office to catch Nikki and David in a compromising position. At Newman Enterprises, Sharon distracts Brad while Phyllis plants the camera. Later, while […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Recently obtained information could open a new opportunity for a career change. But temper that Arian impatience and act on it only when all the facts are made available. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re moving into a more active cycle. So put your ideas back on the table, where they’ll be given […]

Now here’s a tip

+ Readers: I get many requests for a solution to stubborn antiperspirant stains. Here’s one solution for non-set stains – i.e., items that have maybe been washed, but not run through the dryer: add half a cup of ammonia to 4 cups of water; dab the solution on the stain; repeat until the stain is removed; wash and dry. Do […]