Lennon Hammock holds the ‘turkey’ he won at a Thanksgiving dinner held at the Kingscreek Senior Citizens Center.


Jayden Gregory-Sutton was born November 4 to Jennifer Gregory and Timothy Sutton of Hudson, Fla. He is the grandson of John and Trish Sutton of New Port Richey, Fla, and Louise Gregory of Whitesburg. He is pictured with his mother.

Services are held for Eva A. Sexton

Funeral services for Eva Amburgey Sexton, 95, of Whitesburg, were held November 25 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A daughter of the late John S. and Maggie Pigman Amburgey, she was the widow of Walter Sexton. She died November 21 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Sexton was the mother of the late […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

December 4, 1958 The Letcher County Board of Education has issued a work order to the contractor directing him to go ahead with construction of the new consolidated high school and grade school building at Letcher. The work ordered was issued Wednesday shortly after the board sold $355,000 in bonds to finance construction of the building. New contracts signed Wednesday […]

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 If the University of Kentucky Wildcats don’t improve drastically on the basketball court, Billy G. will soon mean Billy Go — as in go away, now. • A certain doctor in town doesn’t […]


Pictured are five generations of the family of Audrey Baker of Jenkins. From left to right (back) are Alicia Feazel, her granddaughter, of Shelbyville; Ken Baker Jr., her son of Grove City, Ohio; and Amanda Linger, her great-granddaughter, of Shelbyville. Audrey Baker holds her great-great-granddaughter, Abigail “Abbie” Linger of Shelbyville.


This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN TIM LEE 3; Sat., Dec. 6 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main […]

Carl Neal Adams is buried at Thornton

Funeral services for Carl Neal Adams, 64, of Ermine, were held November 29 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Thornton Cemetery. He died November 25 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Surviving are two sisters, Madge Adams, North Carolina, and Wanda Collins, Craft’s Colly, and two brothers, Gene Adams and Adean Adams, both of Craft’s Colly.


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep your feelings to yourself as you work through an awkward circumstance. Complaining is useless, and also unwise since your words could come back to haunt you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A sudden flash of Bovine practicality shows you how you might be able to turn your artistic pursuits into a profitable […]

Inhalers must be green by Dec. 31

WASHINGTON Asthma inhalers go “green” in the United States on Dec. 31, which will force patients still using the old-fashioned kind to make a pricey and even confusing switch. The medicine inside these rescue inhalers — albuterol, which quickly opens airways during an asthma attack — is not changing. The chemicals used to puff the drug into the lungs are. […]