Soapy substance flows, fish die

The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) is working to indentify the source from which a soap-like substance entered a branch of Elkhorn Creek in Jenkins last week. “There was no evidence of where it entered the stream,” said Allison Fleck, DOW spokesperson. “There was a substance that caused a lot of bubbling.” Foamy bubbles light gray in color covered the […]

UNITE offers basketball camp

A free basketball camp will be offered by Operation UNITE this summer. The Shoot Hoops Not Drugs program with former University of Kentucky basketball star Jeff Sheppard will take place Thursday, July 7, at Jenkins High School. The camp begins at 4 p.m. and concludes about 7 p.m. Participants are asked to arrive 30 minutes early to complete registration. Any […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years May 18, 1961 Lt. Gov. Wilson W. Wyatt said a start on a skyline drive to cross Pine Mountain in Letcher County probably would begin this summer. Wyatt made the announcement in a speech at commencement exercises for Letcher High School seniors. . The front of the Letcher County […]

Senior Games coming up this week

The Colson Senior Citizens Center has had a very good week, and is looking forward to this week. We would like to thank Community Trust Bank for the delicious cake. It’s always a big hit with the seniors and the staff. Also, special thanks to Letcher Manor for the roses for all the seniors on the road. This was a […]

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, May 20, at Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. The group will also perform Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Mountain Coal Festival at the old Kingdom Come School, and again at 7 […]

SKCTC ranked in top 10%

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (AICEP) has ranked Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College as one of the nation’s 120 best community colleges, challenging it to compete for prize funds by insisting on high standards for learning, college completion without delay and serving as a training ground for jobs that pay competitive wages. AICEP Executive Director Josh Wyner said, […]

Coal prices going up

CHARLESTON, W.Va. The market for metallurgical coal used to make steel may not be as big as the market for coal used in power plants, but it’s where the money is going. Interest in metallurgical, or met, coal, which has seen significant price increases in recent months, was the driving force behind three large mergers in the American coal industry […]

ECCO holds three-day revival

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center. “Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” James 1:19. ECCO has been a beehive of activity the last couple of weeks as the SWAP people prepare for the incoming volunteers that work on low-income houses in the Eolia area. We at ECCO have been […]

Husband’s caution is causing wife to overheat

Dear Tom and Ray: My husband and I recently purchased a new car. My husband refuses to run the air conditioning in heavy stop-and-go traffic or if we are sitting in the parked car. When I ask him what the reason is, he says that since the compressor for the air conditioning is beltdriven, if there is no airflow into […]

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