Bristol home to Busch bros.

When the Sprint Cup Series made its annual stop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway a couple of weeks ago, much was said about it being the hometown of the Busch brothers, Kurt and Kyle. They spent their youth there, racing in several different series before heading to the southeast to make their name in NASCAR. While Las Vegas may lay […]

Speak Your Piece

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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 You listen to me, you evil, old, bleached-blonde, fat thing. I know you are the one who told lies on me. It looks to me like you are going through enough in your […]

Randall Wright, 50, buried at Thornton

Randall Keith Wright, 50, died March 19 at his home at Thornton. A son of Chester Wright of Clintwood, Va., and the late Draxie Sergant Wright, he was a brother of the late David Lynn Wright. Surviving are two sisters, Teresa Hall, McRoberts, and Sherry Mullins, Long Fork of Virgie. Funeral services were held March 22 in Virgie. Burial was […]

From old parts come bikes fit to ride

When Mick Polly agreed to repair a bicycle for one boy in his neighborhood, he never thought he would end up providing bikes to 16 other children as well. Polly, who lives at 48 5th Street in Whitesburg, said it all started about seven weeks ago when Brandon Martz, 13, who lives a few doors down from Polly, asked Polly […]


Struttin’ Time

Now here’s a true story for you!

As I travel the highways and byways of this great country of ours, I am ever mindful of the people of Letcher County. They are in the seat next to me by way of Struttin’ Time, telephone calls, and of course Facebook. I am amazed at the number of people who tell me they read Struttin’ Time each week. From […]

Spring break is over for visitors

We are off to another good start weather-wise. Late happy birthday to Margie Raleigh on March 18. Hope you had a wonderful day. Happy birthday to Linda (Dollarhide) Sexton on March 20. My granddaughter Michaela and her friend Codie Herbert went home on Sunday. Spring break is over. I never saw two girls that could laugh 10 minutes solid. They […]


Attorney Ronald Polly dies after short illness

Funeral services for Ronald Glen Polly, 73, of Whitesburg, were held March 19 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg. A son of the late Millard and Lillie Webb Polly, he died March 16 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington after a short illness. He was a brother of the late Virgil Polly, Bonnie Smallwood, and Doris Lewis. Mr. Polly […]

Ermine seniors celebrate March Madness

Hi to all you senior citizens out there. Glad to talk to you again. I’ve been told by several of you that you miss my news, but we haven’t been doing too much. I guess because of the bad weather we’ve had. We’ll get back in the groove as these recycled teenagers are on the go. Last week we went […]