Alleged victim says indictment wrong

There is no truth to recent police and grand jury allegations that a 42-year-old Premium man poured diesel fuel on two women and threatened to “burn them alive,” one of the alleged victims now says. Elizabeth Branham, also of Premium, said the Letcher County Grand Jury had no valid reason to indict Thomas Wade Sizemore on two counts of attempted […]

Cougars come back with win

What a difference a week makes. The Letcher Central Cougars were coming off a humbling loss to the Bulldogs from Hazard to kick off their season and they knew the following week would be no easier as they traveled 150 miles to Greenup County to take on the Musketeers. Greenup County was coming off a loss to Russell 45-17 and […]

Senior citizens attend health fair at Hazard


Hello again, everyone, everywhere, and I do mean everywhere. I get letters and calls from everywhere and I enjoy every one. I know I don’t have the time to answer them all, but I surely do appreciate all my old friends and my new ones I’ve made through the Eagle. Iva (Absher) Cheatum, I really enjoyed hearing from you and […]


ABC pushes ‘Pushing Daisies’

LOS ANGELES ABC has cultivated a marketing campaign for “Pushing Daisies” that could make producers of other new shows green with envy. A hybrid drama-romantic comedy about a man who can reverse death, “Pushing Daisies” has been heaped with critical praise based on its beautifully executed pilot episode. ABC, sensing the potential for a hit that could bolster its schedule, […]

Eagle sent soaring in honor of miners

High in the Manti-La Sal Forest, a golden eagle soared into the winds on the afternoon of Aug. 30 bearing prayers for the victims of the Crandall Canyon mine disaster. A golden eagle has 7,000 feathers, and Piute lore has it the big bird can deliver a prayer to the Great Spirit with each one. And so, 70 friends and […]

Cavs fall in double overtime

The Jenkins Cavaliers faced an air attack like none they had faced before in a double-overtime loss to Beth Haven Academy last Friday in a thrilling game that neither team deserved to lose. “I haven’t seen anything like that since Tim Couch played at Leslie County,” Jenkins coach Mark Johnson said. The Cavs fell behind 14-0 early in the first […]

Indian Summer Folk Festival set

The second annual Indian Summer Folk Festival will be held October 5, 6 and 7 at the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre in Jenkins. “We are pleased with the success of our first Folk Festival last year and we want to make this an annual event,” said Don Amburgey, president of the Cumberland Mountain Arts & Crafts Council in Jenkins, which is […]

Mayking starts watch program

A meeting of the Mayking Neighborhood Watch Program will be held at 6 p.m., Sept. 11. The meeting will take place at the Mayking Fire Department.

‘Sin City’ offers riveting look at Vegas crime

This is reality television. Beau Maestas plunged a 12- inch butcher knife into two helpless children after a drug sale dispute with the girls’ mother. The 3-year-old was killed inside the blood-spattered family trailer; her 10-year-old sister was paralyzed when the blade severed her spinal cord. Maestas sits on trial for his life. Another example: Tonya Sue Baker sits in […]