Meeting postponed

The Letcher County group, which meets at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Louisville, has cancelled its October meeting. The group plans to meet in April and hopes Evelyn Shepherd will be able to come.


Perry County, City of Hazard, and State of Kentucky officials presented $100,000 in coal severance funds to Hospice of the Bluegrass for the Hospice Freestanding Inpatient Facility, which is being constructed in Hazard. The 20,000 -square-foot facility will have 12 patient rooms with space for visitors and areas for family members to stay overnight. The facility will be the first […]

Johnson makes a statement

Jimmie Johnson once again showed the Sprint Cup Series why he is the three-time defending champion. The Hendrick Motorsports driver not only crossed the finish line first, he dominated the race as he led the most laps on his way to his fourth victory of the season and first of the 10-race Chase. Johnson entered the race second in points […]


TO BE WED — Mr. and Mrs. Danny Wayne Meece and Mr. and Mrs. Eales Aaron Johnson announce the forthcoming wedding of their children, Tennille Dawn Meece and Aaron Christopher Johnson. The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Pulaski County High School in Somerset and is employed by Kentucky Blood Center as supervisor of Donor Services. She is the granddaughter […]

Music at the Cabin

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., October 3, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Valerie Phillips receives award

Valerie Phillips, owner and chief executive officer of The Phillips Co. in Columbus, Ohio, has received the Small Business of the Year Award from Black Enterprise magazine. The Phillips Co., which she bought for $380,000 in 2006 from her father, Sam Phillips, is an assembly and warehousing company. After she acquired Maximum Spindle Utilization Inc., the company’s revenues increased from […]

Political Cartoon

Struttin’ Time

Hopefully, a picture was painted for kids

All goods things must come to an end it has been said, and so I must close about my trip to Vermont. I would like to remind the readers of Struttin’ Time that I have been trying to paint a picture of my trip to everyone, but I have targeted the children at Letcher Elementary because I promised them. I […]


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 In Whitesburg WORRY BEADS with FOLK SOUL REVIVAL; Sat., Oct. 3 in Whitesburg […]