After the storm

The aftermath of the December 18 snowstorm that left more than 7,100 Letcher County households without electricity has us asking a number of questions. For instance, if an accumulation of snow ranging from four inches to eight inches — depending on where you live — was enough to cut power to nearly half the homes here, how many Letcher County […]

‘Biggest Loser’ set for Jan. 4 to Feb. 16

Letcher County’s Biggest Loser will be held Jan. 4 to Feb. 16 on Mondays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the banquet room at Pine Mountain Grill. The cost is $5 each week to weigh in, and $1 per pound for each pound gained. The event, which will benefit Letcher County Relay for Life, is sponsored by Relay for Life, […]


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 KALA SMITH & KEENAS McINTOSH; Sat., Jan. 2 in Whitesburg at […]

Political Cartoon


Revival set

A revival will be held beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Bethel Community Church in McRoberts. Evangelist Harlan Sexton of London, will be the speak. Services will also be held on week nights at 7 p.m. For more information, call (606) 212- 6034. A New Year’s Eve service will also take place at the church from 8 […]

50 things that changed our lives in past decade

NEW YORK Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere summer fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV? There were, of course, huge political and social upheavals that roiled our world in the past decade. But there were also the gradual lifestyle changes […]

In defense of Harry Reid

WASHINGTON Punditry in the nation’s capital has its own rhythms, and one common practice involves almost everyone beating up on the same politician at the same time. Such assaults are rarely about ideology, though I have found that liberals or Democrats are often the object of these sustained attacks, perhaps because journalists are overly sensitive to charges of liberal bias. […]

Prepare for heavy snow, cold temps

The Pine Mountain Search and Rescue has some winter storm tips for Letcher County residents. Winter storms like the one that hit eastern Kentucky on December 18 can be dangerous, but that danger can be reduced to inconvenience with a few simple preparedness steps. Residents should keep the following information in their homes in case another storm system moves into […]