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Lady Cougars stretch streak of wins to seven

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars stretched their current winning streak to seven with victories over Jenkins (Feb. 6) and Perry County Central (Feb. 9) at home sandwiched around a win at Estill County last Saturday afternoon to raise their overall record to 19-4. With just four regular season games remaining, LCCHS coach Dickie Adams admitted overall he is pleased […]

Cleanup to be planned

A planning workshop for the PRIDE spring cleanup in April will be held Thursday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will take place at the Kentucky River Area Development District office in Hazard. For more information, call (888) 577- 4339.

Quilts, artwork on display

The Letcher County Tourism and Convention Commission is presenting the Festival of Quilts exhibit at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg from through Feb. 21. For additional information, call Doris Adams at 632-3777 or Bessie Shepherd at 633-9123. Also on display at Summit City on Main Street in Whitesburg is the artwork of Jeff Chapman-Crane. The tourism commission […]

Coming events

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 THE CORDERORY ROAD; Sat., Feb. 21 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 Main […]

Guilty plea entered in beating case here

A Floyd County man accused of robbing and beating a Whitesburg man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Nathan Collins, 21, of Garrett, pleaded guilty to theft by unlawful taking in excess of $300, which is a class D felony. Collins, along with Christy Ann Stamper, 28, and Pete Mason, 29, both of Redfox in Knott County, were charged […]

Judge orders tougher mine rules

A judge on Tuesday ordered the federal agency that regulates coal mining to strengthen rules designed to make the nation’s 38,000 underground coal miners safer by creating better-trained rescue teams. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Judge Stephen Williams ordered the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration to reconsider rescue team rules covering small coal mines. […]

Neither a chump nor a wimp

WASHINGTON It took less than three weeks for the real Barack Obama to come into view. He turns out to be both a conciliator and a fighter. These are not contradictions in his character. They represent different sides of a politician who sees some issues as more susceptible to compromise than others, and who wants his adversaries to know that […]

Boys rebound against Cordia

The Letcher County Central Cougars traveled to Hindman to take last week for a rematch with Knott Central in a big district game. The Patriots handed the Cougars their only district loss earlier in the season, winning by 10 at Ermine. The Patriots entered last week’s game with an 18-5 record, including two big victories over the Hazard Bulldogs and […]

Judy Greene is recovering from surgery


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and survived the bad weather. We were blessed to not have it like a lot of places did. We never lost our power here and I felt so sorry for all the people who did. Lots of my family were without power and some still are. I hope they get it back […]