Cougars to kick off season in Richmond this Friday

The Letcher County Central Cougars open their 2012 high school football season this Saturday night against Southwestern High School in the Roy Kidd Bowl. The game will be played at 5:30 p.m. on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The Cougars are coming off a disappointing four win 2011 season, but have renewed optimism thanks to the hiring […]

Mullins to receive Outstanding Citizen Award

One of the best known and most loved citizens of Jenkins is Mary Ann Mullins, who resides at Burdine. With her broad smile and bubbly personality, she has been active for many years soliciting support for one cause or another whether it is for food baskets and clothing for needy families or Christmas presents for the residents of the Veterans […]

ATV ride planned August 18

The second annual Jenkins City Mayor’s Charity ATV Ride will be held August 18 at the Robert ‘Pud’ Shubert Park in Jenkins. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the ride at noon. The entry fee is $5. The event will include a mudarama mud bog with cash prizes and a pig roast. All proceeds will benefit Boy Scouts of America […]

UK assistant drops a hint on who will be the quarterback

As the head coach of the UK football program, Joker Phillips meets daily with media members who show up at the end of every practice to give his assessment of each day’s practice so that fans across the commonwealth and abroad can get some type of an idea of what to expect once the season starts. Why is this a […]

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN I CALL FIVES; Tue., Aug. 21 at Letcher County Tourism Building […]

Moments in Time

• On Aug. 28, 1774, Elizabeth Ann Bayley is born in New York City. She went on to found the first Catholic school and the first female apostolic community in the United States. She also was the first American-born saint beatified by the Roman Catholic Church. • On Sept. 1, 1850, circus entrepreneur P.T. Barnum brings to the United States […]

Best of the best When it comes to helping others, Gordon is on track

With our country’s problems – hateful political discourse; the national debt, racism, on to a national obesity problem (Walmartians) – those who say America is in decline are wishful thinkers (Hugo Chavez), whistling past the graveyard (Iranian imam), or just don’t get it (Cuba’s Castro brothers). Nice, 104 medals at the 30th Olympiad, 46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze. Well […]

Boggs to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Wendell ‘Butch’ Boggs will be honored by the Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival Committee for his many years of service to the Jenkins community during the annual homecoming festival scheduled for August 23-25. Boggs was born in Jenkins on November 1, 1940 to A.W. and Beulah Boggs, both natives of Wise County, Va. His parents migrated to Jenkins during the 1920s […]


Joyce Hensley dies in London

Joyce Ann Hensley, 71, died August 10 at her home in London. Formerly of Isom, she was a daughter of the late William M. and Bertie Collins Sexton, and the widow of James Mason Hensley. She was a sister of the late Rosa Faye Morris and George D. Sexton. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Denise Ison and husband Jeffrey of […]