Band ends season on a very high note

Letcher County Central High School’s Marching Cougars band has delivered another award-winning performance — this time at the United States Scholastic Association Mid-South Regional competition at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. A dozen of the southeast region’s top high school bands — including one all the way from Spartanburg, S.C. — participated in the event on Oct. 31. […]

Thank you to those who support KY-Tech educational programs

To the Editor: It was my pleasure to participate in the Kentucky Tech-Letcher County Area Technology Center’s annual fall steering committee meeting led by Principal Barbara Ison. I want to thank businesses and school leaders who support career and technical education programs offered at the school. We are working through some tough economic times affecting funding. The Kentucky Tech-Letcher County […]

Sports in Kentucky

Kentucky has chance at Final Four ending

“You can observe a lot just by watching,” baseball hall-of-famer Yogi Berra once observed. Having watched Kentucky tune (and toy) with Clarion last week, this team may be the golden element away from being top five ranking early and a Final Four berth late. Chemistry. Against Clarion, four starters tried 14, 12, 12 and 11 shots, team had 27 assists, […]


Fallen leaves make a good playground

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone! Did you have a good and safe Halloween? Since I don’t have little children anymore I miss this. Once in a while I have gone out with the grandkids. Have you started planning your menu for Thanksgiving yet? I guess by now all the trees are bare in the mountains. Once again I was unable to see […]

Services are held for Helen Adams

Helen Caudill Adams, 76, of Deane, died November 3 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Lucinda Whitaker Caudill and Prentiss Caudill, she was the widow of Howard Adams and the mother of the late Howard Adams Jr. Surviving are two daughters, Louise Hall and husband Michael of Deane, and Melissa Claar and husband Dan of Dry […]

Education Support Professional Day planned as part of Education Week

November 18 has been designated Education Support Professional Day by the National Education Association as part of NEA’s 88th annual American Education Week, Nov. 15-21. The day recognizes the more than 2.9 million education support professionals Education support professionals include: • Paraeducators who provide instructional and noninstructional support. • Clerical service employees. • Custodians. • Maintenance service employees. • Transportation […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

November 12, 1959 Whitesburg has no hope of getting any flood control work done by the federal government. In a letter to the Chamber of Commerce this week, C.C. Noble, engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers, said in effect that there’s nothing in Whitesburg worth spending the money to save. Fire did extensive damage Wednesday night to the Fleming-Neon […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass are very active now

It’s mid-autumn and bass are now scattered in different depths in all parts of area lakes. On some lakes bass will be active in the backs of coves and creeks on sunny, stable days. These areas are good places to start your fall bass fishing. If you see bass working shad on or close to the surface, try fishing a […]