Jenkins too much for LCC girls

The Jenkins Lady Cavs traveled to Whitesburg for a game with county rival Letcher County Central on April 14 and came away with a 14-3 win. The Lady Cavs scored the game’s first runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Centerfielder Ali Goff led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a ground ball by […]

Rites are set for Gillis Dollarhide

Funeral services for Gillis Dollarhide, 74, of Cowan, will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will be in the Dollarhide Cemetery at Cowan. He died April 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Steve and Rena Vay Fields Dollarhide, he was the father of the late Anthony Dollarhide, […]

Salamander snared in Ky.

VISALIA, Ky. Jimmy Blackaby got a surprise while fishing in the Licking River recently. What he thought was likely a catfish on the end of his line turned out to be a rare eastern hellbender. Sometimes called a “snot otter” or “grampus,” it has a flat head and body, elongated tail and stubby legs. Greg Lipps, a herpetologist from Delta, […]


Homemakers learn to freeze meals


Happy birthday to Elizabeth Fairchild. The Cowan Homemakers met at the community center with Jeanette Dollarhyde and Stacy Dollarhyde as hostesses. The lesson was on freezer meals. They made plans for upcoming events and, as always, had a good meal and a good time. Donald Banks enjoyed Easter weekend at the lake with two of his daughters and the grandchildren, […]

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 PETE KARTSOUNES; Thu., April 22 in Whitesburg at Summit City (214 […]

The rich keep getting richer

NASCAR’s new Hall of Fame in Charlotte will be opening its doors next month and will begin enshrining some of the great individuals who have made the sport what it is today. Both Bill France Jr. and Sr. will be in the first-ever class, along with Richard Petty, Junior Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Sr. All five of those men are […]

Services set for Madonna Pennington

Madonna Pennington, 62, died April 18, at her home in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Charles Edward and Grace O’Neil Coots Short, she was the widow of Venyard Morris, and later married Bobby Pennington, who also preceded her in death. She was a member of Cram Creek Pentecostal Church, and the Letcher County Homemakers Association Surviving are three daughters, […]

Six are released from prison

Six inmates from Letcher County were released recently from the custody of the Kentucky Department of Corrections. • Thurman Potter Jr., 35, was released from prison April 15. He had been in jail since August 24, 2005, when he was sentenced to eight and a half years. He was serving a sentence for second-degree escape (two counts), second-degree burglary, theft […]

Students arts festival set for April 24

Crawdad 6.0, a student arts festival in its third year, will be held on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College from 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. The event, to be held in the Godbey Appalachian Center, will feature art exhibits, live music, food and T-shirts, and will showcase the many and varied talents […]