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Scholarship being offered

A scholarship will be available again this year from the Amburgey Family Association. Students seeking information about the scholarship application must contact as soon as possible Margery Lammers, 720 6th Street, Booneville, Mo 65233 at 660-882-2496 or email at mjlammers@sbcglobal.net. Applicants must show lineage to Amburgey family and applications must be completed and postmarked no later than May 1. Send […]

AG: Benham broke law

The attorney general’s office has ruled that an eastern Kentucky city didn’t give adequate notice of a meeting at which a new mayor was appointed after the resignation of the former one. The Harlan Daily Enterprise cited the opinion in reporting that the city did not give “adequate specificity” on its agenda for the Nov. 15 special meeting. Resident Roy […]

Brad Meltzer delivers another winning novel

Book review

“The Fifth Assassin” (Grand Central) by Brad Meltzer Brad Meltzer writes his first sequel, a follow-up to 2011’s “The Inner Circle,” and delivers one of his best books to date. In “The Fifth Assassin,” Meltzer skillfully makes the narrative accessible to newcomers without alienating fans who are familiar with “The Inner Circle.” And readers will be richly rewarded. Beecher White […]


12 died by O.D. in Letcher last year, new report says

Drug overdoses in Letcher County fell by half in 2012 from the year before, but still resulted in 12 deaths, statistics released by the Letcher County Coroner’s Office show. The report shows that drugs were also a factor in eight other deaths here last year. Twenty-four overdose deaths were reported Letcher County in 2011, while 18 people died from drug […]

There’s no decline, or retreat

We are about to have a major foreign policy debate in the guise of a confirmation battle over Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense and the related argument over how long American troops should stay in Afghanistan. President Obama should use this opportunity to stand up for his broader vision of how American power can be sustained and used, […]

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 would be willing to bet just about anything that the people who complain the loudest about the new Letcher County Recreation Center being a […]

Doriss Williams, 59, succumbs

Doriss Jean Hampton Williams, 59, of Jenkins, died January 13 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Robert Buford Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Hoskins Hampton, a sister of the late Shirley Bethea, James Hampton, Buford Hampton Jr. and Johnny Hampton, and a granddaughter of the late Samuel Hoskins Sr. and Edith Hoskins. […]