New Jenkins football coach is introduced to board members

Members of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education had the opportunity to meet newly hired varsity football coach Lincoln Bentley and his wife Stephanie at the board’s March board meeting this week. Superintendent John Shook introduced Bentley to the board and Bentley outlined his plans for future success. Bentley told the board he plans to implement a mentorship program for […]

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Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name. 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 It amazes me how certain projects that don’t seem to have much support can be funded year after year. Number one […]

GED recipients may now apply for Byrd Scholarships

Kentuckians who have taken the GED since July 2007 and achieved at least a 2700 composite score on their GED exams may apply for a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship before June 30. The scholarships, up to $1,500 a year for four years of college, are administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). GED graduates may apply through […]


Sameria Lynn Meade will turn five years old March 28. She is the daughter of Samanth Meade of Jenkins and the late Travis Meade. She is the granddaughter of Albert and Pat Johnson of Dunham, Denver Lynn Meade and Julie Breeding of Deane, and Jerry and Sharon Powell of Shelbyville. She will celebrate her birthday with a Hannah Montana party […]

Letcher Co. roads are included in a new map promoting Appalachia

Two routes through Letcher County are included in a new driving-tour map of the Appalachian region developed by National Geographic and the Appalachian Regional Commission. The map features 28 suggested routes, all reflecting the diversity of the 13-state region that stretches from southern New York to northeast Mississippi. The routes through Letcher County call for visits to scenic areas such […]


Too much information often worse than none

TMI stands for Too Much Information. That’s how I feel about David Patterson and his sex life. I know more than I want to know, or need to know, about whom he’s slept with and why, and when, and about whom his wife slept with, and who was getting even with whom, and when it stopped. If you haven’t been […]

Boot camps treat chronic pain

CHICAGO Ballet teacher Gayle Parseghian thought she might never dance again after a back injury while moving heavy furniture left her with unrelenting pain. But an intensive, four-week “boot camp” got the 55-yearold dancer from Toledo, Ohio, back to the barre. The program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago taught her to manage the chronic pain that had tormented her […]

Board to meet

The board of directors of the Letcher County Prevention Project will meet at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Whitesburg. The next meeting is set for April 3. The project is an effort to reduce prescription medication diversion in Letcher County. For more information, call 633-7526 or email itdoesnothavetobethisway@gmail.com.


Brooke LeeAnn King celebrated her eighth birthday at Pizza Hunt on Feb. 23 with family and friends. She is the daughter of Ann King of Jeremiah and Wendell Cook of Kingscreek. Her grandparents are Phyllis King of Jeremiah and the late Alvin King of Brentwood, Tenn., and Doug and Rose Cook of Kingscreek.