Speeders, tall trees bother Jenkins council

Members of the Jenkins City Council want something done about vehicles speeding through the town and trees growing too close to utility lines. At the council’s November meeting, several council members expressed concerns about speeding in the city. Council member Terry Braddock said speeds are especially excessive on the lower end of Main Street toward Burdine and member Rebecca Terrill […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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 I don’t think Grandma will ever have a life until she moves away from here and changes her name so no one will know who […]

Williamsburg stops Jenkins

The Jenkins High School’s once-magical 2012 football season ended November 2 when Williamsburg High School defeated the Cavaliers 60-6 in the opening round of the Class 1A playoffs. Coach Eric Ratliff’s team, which finished with a 4-7 record, opened the season in August with wins over Phelps and Allen Central. After stumbling at South Floyd, the Cavaliers whipped Paintsville and […]

Tara Damron will soon be inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

Tara Damron of Jenkins is one of 78 Eastern Kentucky University juniors, seniors and graduate students who will be inducted into the EKU chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi during a ceremony Nov. 13. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The […]

Will Caudill & Route 7 to perform

Will Caudill & Route 7 will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1½ mile west of Norton. Admission for adults is $5, and $1 for children 2 through 11 years old. For more information, call […]



Gabby’s fishing fever

A favorite time for crappie anglers

Crappie anglers look forward to two seasons each year — spring, when the lakes rise and the crappie move shallow to feed and spawn, and fall when the crappie move back to shallow water areas after the water temperatures have cooled down. Most of the lakes have been dropped to winter pool and are stable and clear with a surface […]

Tackitt was police chief and deputy

Former Jenkins Police Chief Franklin D. Tackitt, 66, of Neon, died September 25. A son of Birty Tackitt and the late Feddie Tackitt, he was also a former Fleming- Neon police chief, a former deputy for the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department, a former Letcher County Jailer, and a former Fleming-Neon City Councilman. Surviving in addition to his mother are […]

Storm causes loss of power in Ohio

Northeast Ohio

Wishing one and all a most happy day even though the weather may not be what one would like. If you were able to get out of bed, walk from one room to another, hear the sound of rain or the voice of a loved one and be able to see their precious face, you have already had a blessed […]