Kids Day at Letcher to be held Saturday, May 14

The Kids Day event will be held on Saturday, May 14, at the Letcher football field. Signs will be posted from Isom down Route 7, so just watch for the signs. There will be plenty of parking and everything is free. Pony rides, hayrides, inflatables, the Shriners train and other things for the children to enjoy, as well as adults. […]

Shelter dedication set

The Pine Mountain Trail Conference will hold a dedication of the Black Bear Shelter, the newest overnight shelter on the Pine Mountain Trail, at 1 p.m. on May 20. The Black Bear Shelter is located at Kingdom Come State Park in Cumberland and will accommodate up to 20 hikers that use the Pine Mountain Trail. The Black Bear Shelter sits […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years May 11, 1961 Three persons died of gunshot wounds in Letcher County this week. Two men were murdered and one committed suicide. . John D.W. Collins, Whitesburg’s oldest attorney in both age and length of time he had practiced, has announced he will retire from the practice of law. […]

AT&T offers $2,500 reward for vandals

AT&T is offering a $2,500 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the vandalism of AT& T aerial copper telephone cables which occurred recently along Highway 588 and Highway 7 in Letcher County. “The steady rise in the market price of copper over the last few years and the state of the economy has led […]

American Legion to hold Memorial Day services

Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday, May 29, by members of Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 at 38 cemeteries in Letcher County. The schedule is: 7:25 Edd Sexton cemetery at Sandlick 7:35 Tobe Richardson cemetery at Sandlick 7: 45 Charley Sexton cemetery at Little Colley 7:55 B.F. Collins cemetery at Little Colley 8:05 Collins and Maggard cemetery at Little […]

Services are held for Delma Cook

Delma Cook, 78, of Little Colley, died May 1 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of the late Richmond and Goldie Stamper Lowe, and the widow of Elihu Cook. Survivors include four sons, Larry Cook and wife Elaine, Little Colley, Gary Cook, Whitesburg, Terry Cook and wife Glenda, Colson, and Tim Cook and wife Robin, Pippa Passes; […]

To perform

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Economy is a mess

Since I couldn’t come up with anything better to gripe about, I figured I would just give the economy down the road, so to speak. Quite frankly, the economy is a mess. Who would have ever dreamed we would see the day when gasoline would cost $4 a gallon, or a dollar for a naval orange or a nice big […]

Car Talk

Tom and Ray offer solution to slippery problem Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 1998 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan with the six-cylinder engine. Whenever I drive through a puddle, the belt slips off. All of the original undercarriage guards are still present and in factory condition. I have replaced the water pump, idler pulley and tensioner, to no […]

State cites Jenkins rest home after fight between residents

Golden Years Rest Home at Jenkins was cited by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Office of Inspector General after a resident was injured during a fight in March. According to a “Type A” citation issued last week, the facility failed to ensure staff was present to provide resident supervision on each floor of the facility at all […]