Gas firm says it will help pay cost of watching tank

Officials with natural gas producer EQT say the company is willing to help pay for regular inspections of a water supply tank located near its drilling operations in the City of Jenkins, but won’t pay the cost of relocating the tank. EQT official Kevin West told the Jenkins City Council at its April meeting this week that seismograph testing conducted […]

Social Security income reaches most families

Social Security reaches almost every family, and at some point touches the lives of nearly all Americans. It has an impact on the very fabric of the American economy. Social Security helps not only older Americans, but also workers who become disabled and families in which a spouse or parent dies. Today, about 162 million people work and pay Social […]


Isons to mark 71st wedding anniversary


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s rainy and cold today, a good day to stay indoors. Seems like I don’t get to do that much, I’m out doing something. Thank you, Shelby Bockover, for the pictures you sent. I put them in The Eagle. I’m glad you are enjoying The Eagle. It really flies all over the […]

Services set for Curtis Lee Ison

Curtis Lee Ison, 86, died April 7 at his home. A son of the late Muncie and Lillie Vanover Ison, he was the husband of the late Betty Lee Billips Ison, the father of the late Ricky Lee Ison, and the brother of the late Poley Ison, Joe Ison, Virgie Swindall, and Ruby Stofera. Ison was a retired employee of […]

Revival planned at McRoberts church

Bethel Community Church, located in Tom Biggs Hollow at McRoberts, will hold a revival April 9-11 beginning at 6 p.m. each night. The speakers April 10 and 11 will be Tim Amburgey and Bug Yonts. Special singing April 11 will be by Regina Worshmidit. Services on April 12 will begin at 11 a.m., with dinner to follow. Everyone is welcome […]

Letcher County Public Libraries to mark National Library Week

National Library Week, April 12-18, will celebrate the contributions of libraries throughout the country. The Letcher County Public Libraries are celebrating National Library Week by hosting open houses. The schedule for the open houses is: Lillian Webb Memorial Library in Neon, April 14; Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg, April 15; Jenkins Public Library, April 16; and Blackey Public […]


An early morning fire on Monday destroyed this house belonging to Creed Newsome in Number 1 Bottom in Burdine at Jenkins. The fire started around 1:30 a.m., with flames being fueled by gusting winds that preceded the rain and cold weather that settled into the area later in the morning. A garage connected to the back of the house was […]

Moments in Time

• On April 12, 1861, the Civil War begins when Confederate shore batteries under General P.G.T. Beauregard open fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in Charleston Bay in South Carolina. During the next 34 hours, 50 Confederate guns and mortars launched more than 4,000 rounds at the poorly supplied fort. • On April 7, 1891, American showman P.T. Barnum dies in […]

Plowing, mowing, weed eating has started


After taking a month off, it’s hard to know just how to start back to writing a column. Spring has arrived and the area has been beautiful with the yellow forsythia, white pear blossoms and pink peach blossoms all abloom. Then add the red apple roses, and we are blessed with a beautiful landscape. People have been getting their gardens […]