Heavy snow may be cause of damage to tire

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: Last week my boyfriend and I went backpacking in Montana and woke up to more than a foot of fresh heavy snow. My 2005 FWD Pontiac Vibe got stuck in the parking lot, and we spun the front passenger tire a bit in the snow and gravel before we got it to move. We then proceeded […]



Small fender bender turns into big trouble

Southern Ohio

Merry Christmas everyone! Once again I think we are having weather shipped in from Alaska! I wonder if Dean and Nina Cornett ordered it? As I turn the television on of the morning, the first thing I hear is complaining about how cold! Duh! It is winter! All I heard the short summer months was how hot it was! I […]

Auditor praises outgoing Jenkins mayor

On a cold December evening in Jenkins, outgoing mayor Charles Dixon got a warm endorsement from Lexington certified public accountant (CPA) Rodney Welch at his final meeting of the Jenkins City Council. In presenting his audit for Fiscal Year 2009, Welch praised Dixon for his efforts to reduce losses in city agencies and debunked accusations of fiscal improprieties and overcharges […]

Lady Cougars depending on play of guards

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars are faced with replacing two top seniors from last season’s 25-5 squad that lost 61-54 to eventual 14th Regional champion Breathitt County in the regional semifinals in Whitesburg last March. “We lost two (baseline) players,” said coach Dickie Adams, “who were all-region players, Brittany Sexton (12 points per game (ppg); 7 rebounds per game […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 8, 1960 Hopes for a state park on Pine Mountain have died a quick death with the announcement by Gov. Bert Combs of a $12 million park fund that does not include anything for Letcher County.  The Letcher County Board of Education said four new classrooms will […]

Historical Society to host golf scramble


I hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying this beautiful snow. It is so pretty and fluffy. I guess I enjoy it more since I don’t have to go out. My sister Linda Lou had her heart cath and was cleared by the cardiologist for surgery on her head to remove the brain tumor. A date hasn’t yet been set […]

Christmas music

The Burdine Church of God of Prophecy will present a Christmas musical celebration Sunday, Dec. 19, at 6 pm. Everyone is invited to attend.