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DICTIONARY PROJECT — The Whitesburg Rotary Club recently distributed dictionaries to every third grader in Letcher County as part of the club’s literacy project for the year. The dictionaries were provided through a donation to the Dictionary Project, a nonprofit organization that helps students be good writers, active readers and creative thinkers by providing them with their own dictionary. Rotarians […]


Are you ready for Christmas?

Blair Branch

Are you ready for Christmas? It is getting to be that time of year when everyone goes into panic mode. I’m not hardly at that point yet. Give me time, I’ll be there right along with the rest of you.D o you have all your shopping done? How about wrapping? Christmas cards mailed? Cookies and candies made? It really is […]

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 BRET RATLIFF; Thu., Dec. 17 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 […]

Obama: Idealism vs. realism

PARIS Europeans are coming to terms with the fact that President Obama is not a miracle worker, and with the reality that everything he does is not magic. Oh, yes, most Europeans are still happy Obama is president. They remain fascinated by him and grateful for the direction of his policies. A French diplomatic veteran ticked off all the good […]

Lottery helps students

Students in Eastern Kentucky last year received nearly $37 million in college scholarships and grants paid for by Kentucky Lottery proceeds. This is according to recently-released figures from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). These funds were used to award nearly 24,000 scholarships and grants to eastern Kentucky students. Statewide, more than $183.6 million in Kentucky Lottery proceeds paid […]



Critics pick decade’s best movies; agree on very few

Years pass and tastes change, at least a little. In choosing their top films of the past decade, Associated Press movie critics David Germain and Christy Lemire stuck closely to their favorites from each year. But here and there, a film that came in a bit lower on their list at the time has crept up in their esteem to […]