Sometimes we forget to count our blessings


I was sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Tom Gish, who had been the editor of The Mountain Eagle for many years, as many already know. He and Mrs. Gish have been very kind and respectful to me during the many years I have had my little news column in The Mountain Eagle. I am sure there were […]

Kindergarten students attend play in Indiana


Snow dusted the rooftops last week. Temperatures dipped into the upper teens. A few of the kindergarten classes combined to go on a field trip to the Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville, Ind., to see “Frosty’s Magic Hat”. The Nelson County Public Library is offered a workshop on Thursdays titled “Write Your Life Story”. A flu clinic was set up […]

Fast Train to play at Norton, Nov. 29

Fast Train will perform at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 29, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Man held on drug charges

A Premium man was arrested Monday evening after police said they found prescription narcotics, marijuana, cash and a stolen gun at his home. Raymond E. Smith Sr., 57, of 3380 Highway 160, was arrested November 24 and charged with possession of marijuana, receiving stolen property, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sgt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department said […]


Dustin Siler, 15, a sophomore at Letcher County Central High School, killed an 11-point buck while hunting with his uncle, Keith Cornett, Nov. 15 in Bear Branch. He is the son of Linda and Terry Siler of Linefork.

Mountain families are especially close


Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good. His mercy is everlasting, and his truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100:4-5 Last week was so busy and has passed […]

Retired teachers to meet Dec. 5

The Letcher County Retired Teachers will meet on Friday, Dec. 5, at noon at Parkway Restaurant. For more information, contact Joyce Whitaker at 633- 3449.

Martha Howard dies in Dayton, Ohio

Martha Howard, 91, of Dayton, Ohio, died September 19 at Hospice of Dayton. Born at Redfox, she was a daughter of the late George M. and Sally Banks Adams. She was the widow of Reed W. Howard. Surviving are two daughters, Deanna Brown and husband Jim and Donna Howard; two grandchildren, David S. Brown and Michelle L. Brown; four greatgrandchildren, […]

Economy’s fall worse than thought

WASHINGTON The economy took a tumble in the summer that was worse than first thought as American consumers throttled back their spending by the most in 28 years, further proof the country is almost certainly in the throes of a painful recession. The updated reading on the economy’s performance, released Tuesday by the Commerce Department, showed gross domestic product shrank […]

Adults need to spend more time with our young people

Recently one young man was able to do something he probably never thought he would get the chance to do. My brother’s grandson got to travel to Ballard County with two of my sons and two adult friends to deer hunt. They had a good time roughing it, and he was able to harvest a nice eight-point buck, his very […]