Kaleb Nathaniel Miller was born April 3 to Jennifer Combs and Damian Miller of Elk Creek. His grandparents are Lee Roy and Diana Combs of Carcassonne, and Billie Miller of Blackey.


Members of the Whitesburg Lions Club presented the Gurtha Boatright Scholarship to Sarah Ramsey during Letcher County Central High School Honors and Awards Day on May 1. Pictured are Jean Cook, Sarah Ramsey, and Creda Isaacs.

Charges filed against students

Criminal charges have been filed against six Letcher County Central High School students who were involved in three separate pranks that took place on the last day of the school year. “These students wanted to do something to be remembered by. Things that seem like child play and mischief making can be criminal events and can affect you for the […]

Hurting schools

When the General Assembly passed the state budget last month, the public schools – like everything else – took a hit. Lawmakers congratulated themselves that the hit wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but there’s not much consolation in that. For starters, every school district in the state lost money for “extended school services,” which includes funds for […]

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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 To the person who called the dog warden about my bulldog on Little Cowan because he supposedly ate one of their cats: I will get him back, even if I have to go […]


Robin and Dwayne Kincer of Jenkins and Jonathan and Joyce Kiser of Chatsworth, Ga., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bobbi Wyleene Creech, to Brian Scott Eldridge, son of Bennie and Barbara Eldridge of Kingscreek. The wedding will take place May 31 at 3:30 p.m. at the Kingscreek Community Church. The custom of an open wedding will be observed […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. BLAIR BRANCH SCHOOL – The annual Blair Branch School reunion will be held June 7 at the site of the old school. […]

Bonnet, book bought on Amish Country trip

Northeast Ohio

Howdy from a sunny but very chilly Lorain. Hope it’s warmer where you are and do hope everyone is well and enjoying life. Well, our garage is back to normal. The structural work is all finished and the back is being painted now. Looks really good. I wanted to pick some mustard but it rained all day yesterday and I […]

Another local post office in peril

Another Letcher County post office is about to close. The Linefork Post Office will suspend its services May 30. A community meeting to discuss the closure of the Linefork Post Office is set for 6 p.m. May 22 at the Linefork House of Prayer. Michael V. Thompson, manager of post office operations, said that the person who owns the building […]

Obama’s ‘problem’? It’s not so easy

Once again the American media’s compulsion to entertain rather than to understand has projected Appalachia to center stage of national politics. Hillary Clinton’s landslide victory in the West Virginia Democratic primary has provided yet another opportunity to reduce economic and political issues in Appalachia to time-honored tropes about cultural differentness. Since the West Virginia election, an embarrassment of journalists, bloggers, […]