Veolia Water pulls out of Whitesburg

Veolia Water North America announced Tuesday that it has ended its agreement to operate the City of Whitesburg’s water and sewer department because of what is termed the city’s “repeated financial nonpayment equaling more than one year of services unpaid.” Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft confirmed Veolia’s departure during the September meeting of the Whitesburg City Council Tuesday night. Craft […]

Postal officials will attend Kingscreek meeting

A community meeting is scheduled for Thursday to discuss the possible closing of two county post offices. Postal officials will discuss the future of the Roxana and Premium post offices at a community meeting set for 6 p.m. on September 15 at Kingscreek Community Church. Phyllis Caudill, a retired Roxana postmaster, hopes postal customers and community members will attend the […]

Xplicit show set

Xplicit will perform at the Whitesburg American Legion at 9 p.m. on September 17.

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years September 14, 1961 Construction began this week on the Letcher County section of a skyline drive along the crest of Pine Mountain. The road in Letcher will run from Route 119 at the top of Pine Mountain to Kentucky 160 on the Harlan County line. Officials hope to have […]


Dogs and cats are part of the family

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying these comfortable days. It’s been a good time to be outside working, or even not working. I love working outside. There’s not been much going on. I went to the funeral of Fern Brown. There sure was a big crowd there. It was good seeing lots of people I […]

No one can take our dreams, memories

Now if that don’t knock your hat into the creek. Not over a month ago I could get a glimpse of a squirrel in a hurry, but the closer hunting season got the fewer squirrels I saw. I have not seen hide nor hair of any in the past two weeks. It seems as if instinct is telling them to […]


Jenkins keeps tax rate at old level

Mayor Kincer again blasts rate hike imposed by schools

The Jenkins City Council voted unanimously at its September meeting this week in support of Mayor G.C. Kincer’s recommendation to leave city taxes at the current rate of 44.41 cents per $100 on motor vehicles and watercraft. The council voted in August to keep the city property tax rate at 49.99 cents per $100 of valuation. Both Kincer and Council […]

Walk planned

The National Alliance on Mental Health in Hazard will host its annual walk for mental health at the Perry County Park at 1 p.m., Oct. 1. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call (606) 438-4677 or visit NAMI- HAZARD@yahoo.com or namihazard.org.