Dog show Sept. 19

The Mountain Heritage Dog Show will begin at 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 at River Park in Whitesburg. Registration is at 1:30 p.m. Categories will include macho dog, pretty princess, look-alike, best dressed, best trick and marvelous mutt. The first-place winners from each of the categories will compete in best in show. Entry fee is $3 for each category. Admission […]

Former neighbors come for a visit

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. Can you believe we are into September? The seasons seem to fly by. But I am determined to enjoy all of them. Last week was a good week. Adrian and Donna Maggard, who were my neighbors many years ago, came out for a visit the other day. I took them on […]

UK’s Ovarian Cancer Screening Program saves lives

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Kentucky. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but Kentucky is ahead of many states by off ering a free yearly ovarian screening program. There are now approximately 180 Letcher County women, or women with ties to the county, participating in the screening program, which began […]

New TB test being hailed as major advance

Scientists are reporting a major advance in diagnosing tuberculosis: A new test can reveal in less than two hours, with very high accuracy, whether someone has the disease and if it’s resistant to the main drug for treating it. The test could revolutionize TB care and replace the 125-year-old process used now, which is slow and misses more than half […]

No more Jenkins city taxes

To the Editor: Jenkins City Council member Terry Braddock says no more taxes on the citizens of Jenkins. Every time you pick up a newspaper after a Jenkins City Hall meeting, the mayor is asking for a new rate increase on anything not nailed down in Jenkins. Now they want to increase property tax on homes and businesses in Jenkins […]

Square dance Sept. 11

The Carcassonne square dance will be held from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11. Music will be by Randy Wilson, Gabe Wilson, John Haywood, and Logan Dollarhide, and Erin Cokonougher-Stidham will be the caller. For more information, call Dale Johnson at 633- 2092 or Jon Henrikson at 633-7958.


Court to hold special called meeting

Letcher Fiscal Court will hold a special called meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, in the office of Judge/Executive Jim Ward in the Letcher County Courthouse. On the agenda are House Bill 1 coal severance line item projects for FY 2011 and FY 2012; priority resolution for House Bill 1 coal severance projects; and authorization of resolution of House […]

Woodcocks in Ky. on way to Gulf

The courtship flight of the American woodcock is a harbinger of spring, but when the weather warms up and their young are fledged, the squatty little birds with long, flexible bills fly off to the Great Lakes states for the summer. Back here, upland bird hunters are working their dogs and shooting clay targets with their shotguns in anticipation of […]

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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net I’m concerned about people who park in handicapped parking. It does not give people a chance to use those spaces who actually need […]