The 47 percent

If one thing should be clear by now, it is that nothing a president or presidential candidate says is private. Assume every microphone is hot, every fundraiser is public, every side comment will be reported. You would think by this time — having been burned on the height of the trees in Michigan, his friendship with NASCAR owners and the […]


Services held for Edith Baker

Edith S. Baker, 87, died September 14 at her home at Millstone. A daughter of the late Ben and Alice McCray, she was the widow of James A. Baker, and the stepmother of the late Robert Larry Baker. Surviving are five sons, Alvin Baker, Solomon ‘Buddy’ Baker and wife Mary Jo, Archie Baker and wife Cindy, Elcainey Baker and wife […]

Cavs will hit road in search of fourth win

The Jenkins Cavaliers hope to notch their fourth win of the season Friday night when they visit Jackson County High School in McKee. The Class 3A Generals (1-3) enter the contest a week after notching their first win of the season at Trimble County, a game they won 18-0. Coach Eric Ratliff’s Class 1A Cavaliers had last weekend off after […]

Letcher natives meet in Ohio

Northeast Ohio

Howdy y’all. It’s hard to believe another week has come and gone, but the calendar says so. Been a soso week around here with some good days but more bad ones. We did go to Little Pilgrim Home Church at Ruggles last Sunday. I drove down and back, but no more long trips, too tiring. I hope this finds everyone […]

Singer supports jobless miners

Logan Hall, 30, of Virgie in Pike County, walked one mile in each of seven counties located along U.S. Highway 23 on September 12 and 13. Hall walked in Boyd, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Pike, Lawrence and Letcher counties before opening a concert by Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. “I finally have the opportunity to live […]

Political Cartoon

Speak Your Piece

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In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net In the past year since my mother had to pay $20 for a handicap driver parking permit she has been able to use it only a very few times. Usually, the parking place that is […]

Office to be closed

The driver’s license offi ce in the Letcher County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, Sept. 24, because of the installation of new equipment. The office will open again on Tuesday.