Court reinstates Craft’s law license

Former Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney and current Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft has been “reinstated to the practice of law” by the Kentucky Supreme Court. In a unanimous ruling handed down Aug. 27, the state’s highest court said an investigation of Craft conducted by the Kentucky Bar Association “clearly shows that he is of good and moral character, and that his […]


The KRADD annual board of directors meeting was held August 26. Pictured are the organization’s new officers (left to right) Letcher County Judge Jim Ward, parliamentarian; Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft, secretary; Leslie County Judge Jimmy Sizemore, treasurer; Buckhorn Mayor Veda Wooten, vice-chairman; the Rev. John Pray, chairman; and Russell Harper, Kentucky Council of ADDS director, who administered the oath […]

Takes issue with reader’s comment

To the Editor: This correspondence is in response to the recent publication in your “Speak Your Piece” column regarding the comment that advocates the shooting down of Kentucky State Police and National Guard aircraft on marijuana eradication missions. The content of the letter is disturbing and borders on criminal conduct on the part of the writer, not the least of […]

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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 I was just wondering if anyone has seen the video about texting with cellphones while driving? I saw it the other day. Some were saying it was too graphic for TV. Well I […]


FIVE GENERATIONS — Pictured are five generations of Lucy Blair’s family — Lucy Blair and Sylvania Whitaker, both of Blair Branch; Opal Jent of Carcassonne; and Allen Jent and Hayden Jent, both of Bottom Fork.

Dance, cookout set for Sept. 5

A dance will be held at the Whitesburg American Legion on Saturday, Sept. 5. Admission is free. Those attending must be over 21. On Sunday, there will be a family Labor Day cookout with games. Karaoke night is held every Friday from 8 to 12 p.m.

2009-09-02 E-Edition

Five face federal drug counts

FEDERAL JURY INDICTS FIVE — Wayne Rose, of Cromona, hid his face from cameras in Whitesburg Tuesday afternoon after he was arrested on a federal warrant issued after a U.S. District Court grand jury in Pikeville charged Rose, his brother and three other Letcher County residents with conspiring to traffic in the painkiller oxycodone. A former Letcher County official and […]

Open house planned

An open house will be held at 11 a.m., Sept. 5, at Dunham Park. Cake and soft drinks will be served, and everyone is welcome. A volleyball tournament will begin at 11 a.m. For more information, call the Jenkins Police Department at 832- 4411.

Car Talk

Stuck oil filter has reader stumped

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2006 4.7-liter V- 8 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 50,000 miles, and we change our own oil every 3,000 miles. We always have. This last time we went to change the oil, my husband and I battled for two and a half hours to get the oil filter off! We started with a cap-style […]