The disuniting of America

In the Bible, Paul doesn’t say that money is the root of all evil — rather, it is the love of money that he warns against. In recent years, the insidious love of mammon (in the form of greed and excess) has not merely been tolerated in our country, but celebrated and even exalted into official public policy, marring our […]

Boggs family holds reunion

The Boggs reunion was held at the Kingscreek Park with a great crowd attending. Prizes were given to the oldest and youngest present. Mae Boggs, the oldest one there, had received the prize for the last two years at age 88 and 89. She suggested the prize go to the oldest child of Harrison and Ora Boggs, and that was […]

‘Nutcracker’ to be performed

’The Nutcracker’, directed and choreographed by Robyn Bingham, will have two school matinees Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Performances are also scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. All performances are to be staged in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and […]

Alpha report anticipated

RICHMOND, Va. Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources Inc. is expected to post lower profit but higher revenue when it releases its third-quarter results before the stock market opens on Thursday. WHAT TO WATCH FOR: How global demand has impacted U.S. coal prices and the health of the industry. The Abingdon, Va., company, which has extensive operations in Letcher County, said […]

Visitors winterize Engles’ home

Well now, hello all. I’m hoping you are all doing well and staying warm. It’s just plain cold here and we are still getting rain and it’s getting colder. I’m making plans for what I want to do when I have to stay in out of the cold weather. It’s been a quiet, lonesome day here at our house. Charles […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years November 2, 1961A vote of more than 8,000 is predicted for Letcher Countyin the general election next week. .Kentucky Attorney General John Breckinridge has begunlegal action in four eastern Kentucky counties to enforcethe state’s strip mining and reclamation laws. One LetcherCounty firm is involved. .A commission appointed by Gov. […]

Cougars will face Lincoln

The Letcher County Central Cougars scored a convincing 61-6 win in their final game of the regular season. The senior day win over visiting Greenup County give the Cougars much needed momentum heading into their first round 5A playoff matchup Friday at Lincoln County. The 14 Letcher Central seniors played their most complete half of football of the year. Up […]


The Letcher County Central High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams were winners of the Area 9 District Cross Country Meet held at Pikeville Oct. 22. Girls named to the All-District Team are Nicole Banks, Carlenia Gose, Freddi Adams, Keisha Balthis and Sam Mullins. Boys named to the All-District Team are Nick Boggs, Chase Cates, Trenton Whitaker, Chippy Frazier […]