Three drug suspects out of jail on bond, two others still held

Three of five Letcher County residents charged last week with trafficking in narcotics have been released on bond. The two other suspects, former Letcher County Magistrate Homer Rose Jr. and his brother Richard Wayne Rose, were ordered to remain in custody this week while a U.S. magistrate judge takes their request for bond “under advisement.” All five defendants pleaded not […]

Mountain Heritage Woodcraft contest categories are set

Woodcraft and Christmas craft/holiday decorations contests will be part of the Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festival this year. The contests are sponsored by Letcher County Extension Office. No kits are allowed in the woodcraft contest. Categories for woodcrafts are: 1. birdhouse, finished (painted, stained, etc.); 2. birdhouse, non-finished (sanded, no lacquer, natural); 3. whittled items; 4. small items decorated by […]

Unity after 9/11 was but a dream

On Tuesday, as America prepared to observe the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, President Barack Obama delivered a speech to encourage children to work hard and stay in school. Unfortunately, thousands of students across the country did not see his speech, which took place during the school day. These are children whose parents insisted the president’s message […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Learning about 'pattern fishing'

You may have heard an experienced bass fisherman talk about finding a pattern bass like. Many of the top bass tournament anglers use their knowledge and experience to choose an artificial lure. This is the first step to figuring out a fish catching pattern. I have always said that in fishing there is no replacement for experience. An angler with […]

Reunions • Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. BATES — The descendants of Elder Andy and Zettie Bates will hold a reunion at the Besson Clubhouse in Winchester, Ind., starting […]

Appalachian Star Search set for Oct. 3

The Appalachian Star Search will be held Saturday, October 3, at 7 p.m. at the Forum at the Hal Rogers Center in Hazard. The categories are: children, adult vocal, instrumental and group vocal. Winners from all categories will receive prizes. Scholarship and performance opportunities will be awarded. The entry fee is $25. Deadline to enter is October 1. For more […]


Alexis Mullins, 7, Hannah Stidham, 2, and Kendra Combs, 8, laughed as they made their way down an inflatable slide at the City of Whitesburg’s Labor Day Celebration held at River Park on Monday. Alexis and Hannah are the daughters of Tabitha Logan of Whitesburg. Kendra is the daughter of Kenny Combs and Ida Halcomb of Whitesburg.

Miners’ electrical retraining offered

Hazard Community and Technical College will offer an annual electrical retraining class free of charge to all underground and surface miners who have a current electrical card. The class meets all requirements of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing. The class will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. […]

Justice Roberts’s big test

WASHINGTON President Obama’s health care speech tonight (Wednesday) will be only the second most consequential political moment of the week. Judged by the standard of an event’s potential long-term impact on our public life, the most important will be the argument before the Supreme Court (on the same day, as it happens) about a case that, if decided wrongly, could […]

Plans for 2010 falling in place

After the final lap goes into the record books on Saturday night at Richmond, all but a dozen Cup teams will begin racing for the 2010 season. Some like to argue that the Chase format keeps a team from running for the title but in reality if you can’t be in the top- 12 with only 10 races left, you […]