Board wants sound inside gym repaired

The Letcher County Board of Education is not happy with the current sound system in the Letcher County Central High School gymnasium and wants a new system before graduation day on June 3. Board members say they haven’t been able to hear what valedictorians and salutatorians have said during their commencement speeches since the opening of the consolidated high school […]

Man who posed as DEA officer enters plea here

A Letcher County man who posed as a federal Drug Enforcement Agency officer while committing a burglary near Colson has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to supervised probation for two years. Kelvin Eric Sexton, 28, of 346 Highway 1410, Whitesburg, pleaded guilty recently to first-degree criminal trespassing, second-degree wanton endangerment and impersonating a public servant. Sexton, who was also ordered […]


Yard sale planned April 29 at the Grill

A yard sale to benefit Relay for Life will be held Friday, April 29, at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. The hours of the sale are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years April 27, 1961 The City of Whitesburg has moved closer to a low-rent housing project this week with the recertification of its program for community improvement and employment of an architect to design the first low-rent housing units here. The local housing commission is apply for 100 units of […]

Kids Day set

Letcher County Kids Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 1, at Letcher Elementary School. The free event will include fire truck and train rides, a raptor rehabilitation program, pony rides, a watermelon eating contest, inflatables, archery, a stick pony race, a petting zoo, and bungee jumping. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers are needed. For more […]

More than 500 line up to meet UK’s Harrellson

More than 500 people waited in line at the Whitesburg Wendy’s Tuesday evening to meet University of Kentucky basketball player Josh Harrellson. The two-hour meet-and-greet session in Whitesburg is apart of Harrellson’s Jorts Tour, which is sponsored by Wendy’s, Whitaker Bank, Jack Kain Ford, Coal Mining Our Future.Net and Martin’s Peterbilt. Wendy’s management handed each person a coupon for a […]

Cowan girl’s art project chosen best in Kentucky

Bridget Howard of Cowan, a junior at the June Buchanan School in Knott County, recently won first place in the Kentucky High School Art Competition. Ms. Howard’s winning entry was a “Love Letter Dress,” in which actual love letters of all kinds were transferred on to fabric. She then sewed the dress herself and accented it with black lace and […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

School year 1951-52 Thursday morning, Sept. 6 at Activity period there was great confusion. The lockers were to be assigned to students for two dollars a locker. Students were running all over the place like wild people trying to find someone to go in on a locker. After they had fi- nally pushed, knocked and broken line, the lucky few […]

Jenkins will start next school year Aug. 5

With the current school year winding down, the Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education is busy preparing for the 2011-12 school year. The board voted unanimously at its April meeting to adopt a calendar proposed by Director of Pupil Personnel Harvey Tackett, which calls for the first day of school for students to be August 5. In the unlikely event […]