Sheriff says bronze markers stolen from the graves of vets

A Letcher County man who allegedly sold 12 stolen military markers to a scrap metal dealer in Isom surrendered to police Tuesday night. Harley Jack Slone, 30, of Isom, was charged with violating graves and 12 counts of receiving stolen property — all felony charges — in arrest warrants obtained last week by the Letcher County’s Sheriff ’s Department. Letcher […]

Mine museum is offering free admission Sept. 29

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Kentucky Coal Mine Museum, located on Main Street in Benham, will open its doors free of charge along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live! event. Kentucky Coal Mine Museum emulates the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.–based facilities in the program. The Kentucky Coal Mine […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. COAL MINERS — The Henniger-Elkhorn coal miners reunion will be held at the Greenbo State Resort Park lodge in Greenup on Friday, Oct. 5, […]

Lions Club holds outdoor giveaway

The Whitesburg Lions Club is holding its annual Family Great Outdoor Adventure Giveaway. The prize is a package valued at more than $1,000 including a portable generator, a four-room tent, sleeping bags, table, chairs, fishing poles and tackle, a grill, camping cookware, a portable toilet, a Coleman LED lantern, flashlights, and outdoor games. A $1 donation gives one entry into […]

Cougars still after 1st win

Letcher Central fell to 0-4 on the year after a 25-6 defeat at the hands of undefeated Montgomery County. The Cougar defense looked much improved from last week, but the offense was its own worst enemy. Numerous possessions were derailed by untimely turnovers and penalties. Montgomery County kicked off first and used a squib kick to pin the Cougars deep […]

Susie Noble buried at Ned

Funeral services for Susie Noble, 86, of Premium, were held September 7 at the Hotspot Community Baptist Church. Burial was in the Noble Cemetery at Ned. A daughter of the late Bard and Mary Ellen Sizemore Noble, she died September 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was the widow of Harrison Noble, and the mother of the late Doug […]

Car show a big draw

Automobile enthusiasts from as far away as Canada rolled through the streets of Whitesburg over the weekend. They came to show off their vehicles at the Heritage 2K12 Truck and Car Show, which took place last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The main staging area for the automobiles was the parking lot behind Food City. An estimated 300 motorists participated in […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time for the usually outspoken Lamb to be a bit more discreet. You still can get your point across, but do it in a way less likely to turn off a potential supporter. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Good news: All that hard work you put in is beginning […]

Gun class set

A concealed carry class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Letcher County Extension Office. For more information or to register for the class, contact Will Connelly at 633-5012 or willconnelly@yahoo.com.

Billy Dewayne Winstead dies at 47

Funeral services for Billy Dewayne Winstead, 47, of Jeremiah, were held September 10 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Hampton Cemetery at Letcher. He died September 7 at Cornerstone Hospital in Huntington, W.Va. He was a son of Lonzo Caudill of Jeremiah, and the late Zella Johnson Caudill and William Winstead. Surviving in addition to his father […]