Cops say man had fake bills

Police officers, including agents with the U.S. Secret Service, have arrested a Colson man and charged him with passing off counterfeit $5 bills. Randy D. Cook, 20, of 103 Ragweed Drive, was charged last week with two counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument after an investigation that was opened by the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department. Cook allegedly […]

Church plans dinner

The Cram Creek Church will serve a dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 16. Dinners are $5 and may be eaten in or delivered. For more information, call 633-1451.

Nuturing businessmen and not business

They say bad things come in threes. That includes economic milestones that most Americans would prefer not to pass. One is the prospect of $100-a-barrel oil. Another is an exchange rate of 1.50 U.S. dollars to one euro, a serious loss of face to the once cheaper European currency. The third is gold bolting over $850 an ounce, a sign […]

Letcher vs. Clay is best match-up

The KHSAA started it’s new Class 6A football playoffs last Friday with the No. 4 seed in each district playing at the No. 1 seed and the No. 3 seed playing at the No. 2 seed’s home field. Most of the games were ugly and not very competitive at all. Several games had the “running clock” rule in effect in […]

Fire threatens Carcassonne Community Center


Happy birthday to Billie Miller of Blackey. It was on Nov. 6. A power line went down over here on last week and caught the hills on fire. It was heading right for the Carcassonne Community Center but thankfully it was put out. It would have been a great loss to lose the center. Mae Fugate called and she and […]

Filled boxes needed

Innovative math program giving students a challenge at school

HENDERSON, Ky. For Henderson teacher Rachel Ray, words are a type of glue tying one math concept to another. That’s why she listens – really listens – when her students explain how to illustrate double digits with words before they even try to count them out with their hands. Finding various ways to depict the number 12 might be easy […]

Media Beat

Question for journalism: Is torture really torture?

Is “waterboarding” torture? Inquiring media minds want to know. Or maybe they don’t. The countless reporters and pundits who use careful euphemisms like “a harsh interrogation technique” to describe water torture would gain sudden clarity if they were subjected to it themselves. A minute or two of the drowning experience, under the careful supervision of a duly constituted agency, would […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what's on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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 A certain official can sow his seeds but he will only […]

Little Cowan Church holds Thanksgiving services


We are still enjoying this pretty fall weather. It should give everyone time to make preparation for the cold season ahead. We really enjoyed the good Thanksgiving services at the Little Cowan Church this past week. There were visiting ministers each night. After the church service on Sunday, a nice Thanksgiving dinner was enjoyed by all. Elder Brad Dutton and […]