Jenkins trying to collect $94,000 in past-due taxes

The City of Jenkins will continue to aggressively seek to recover back taxes even if it means suing delinquent taxpayers. In the Mayor’s report delivered at the September meeting of the Jenkins City Council, Mayor Charles Dixon stated that more than $30,000 has been collected since he took office in January, but the city still has outstanding delinquent taxes from […]

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E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mteagle@tgtel.com Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as they see fit. In order […]

Walters reunion was held at Caudill’s Branch below Blackey


Mike and Donna Watts and their son, Michael, of Mill Branch, went down to Shelbyville a few weeks ago and helped their daughter, Mica, move into a new home. She is the granddaughter of Odella Watts, also of Mill Branch, and Ruben Watts of Blackey. I met Odella a few weeks ago and she is such a nice person. Happy […]



Sherd Martin dies at 100

Sherd Martin died September 6 at the Pikeville Medical Center. He was 100 years old. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Alex and Emma Hall Martin Meade, and a stepson of the late John P. Meade. He was the father of the late Archie Martin, and a brother of the late Luther Martin, Dewey Martin, […]

Letcher County vocational school gets new supplies through TECO

Students at Kentucky Tech schools in Letcher and Leslie counties received brand new supplies when Perry County Coal Corp., a TECO Coal subsidiary, last week made a donation to the welding, industrial maintenance technology and electrical technology programs at the schools. The two schools are part of the Kentucky Tech System of 55 area technology centers administered by Kentucky Education […]

Simple nondrug help for ADHD

For a year, a kitchen timer went everywhere 3-year-old Eddie Fitzgerald did – home, playground, day care. Counting down the time before he had to switch activities, fun ones or not so fun, helped the Pennsylvania youngster control outbursts spurred by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD. New research suggests simple techniques that give more structure to a preschooler’s […]