Tourneys underway

The 53rd District boys’ and girls’ tournaments are underway at Knott County Central High School in Hindman. Both tournaments began Monday night with the Jenkins Cavaliers defeating June Buchanan, 62-52, to advance to a meeting Wednesday night with the topseeded boys’ team, Knott Central. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. In the girls’ tourney, June Buchanan easily defeated Cordia, 71-30, […]

Ex-mayor murdered

Police changed the investigation into the death of a former eastern Kentucky mayor whose body was found inside his burned home to murder after preliminary autopsy results indicated he died of a single gunshot wound. No arrests have been made in the death of Ronnie King, 59, Kentucky State Police said Tuesday. Police said earlier the fire was suspicious and […]

Mountain Melody to perform

Mountain Melody will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 23. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.

Moments in Time

• On March 6, 1776, a committee of the New York Provincial Congress instructs Major William Malcolm to dismantle the Sandy Hook lighthouse in order to prevent it from aiding the British by warning ships of the rocky shore. Malcolm succeeded, but the British were soon able to put the lighthouse back into service. • On March 5, 1815, Franz […]

Is pay cut deserved after this showing?

Kentucky is in danger of joining Florida (2008) and North Carolina (2010) as the most recent members on the list of teams that did not make the NCAA Tournament the year after winning the national championship. In fact, the Wildcats became the first team to make this list in 1979, when they went 19-12 and lost to Clemson in the […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

February 21, 1963 Heart disease was the leading cause of death in Letcher County in 1962, killing 87 people. Other leading causes of death were circulatory ailments, cancer, accidents, pneumonia, and other lung ailments. . The Letcher County Board of Health has adopted the state plumbing code and state board of health garbage disposal laws for all of Letcher County. […]


Who remembers Doc Collins and Nurse Wells?

Southern Ohio

Happy spring, happy St. Patrick’s Day or happy Easter! I really hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day and got lots of cards and gifts such as beautiful flowers, candy or even taken out for a special dinner. My little sidekick Bennie Wiederhold wouldn’t settle down until his mother Angie brought him to see me, bringing me a beautiful card […]

Jenkins star wins state scoring title

Whitney Creech of the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers finished the 2012- 13 regular season as the top girls’ basketball scorer in Kentucky. Creech, 5-foot-8, averaged 30.1 points, more than two points per game higher than runner-up China Dow of Christian Academy of Louisville. “I was expecting great things from Whitney this season, but what she’s doing is beyond that,” Cavaliers Coach […]

Clarity for teachers

To the Editor: The meeting at the Forum in Hazard on Feb. 14 was formed to bring some clarity to the problems of the Kentucky Retirement System. There are two major retirement systems in Kentucky: • Kentucky Retirement System • Kentucky Teachers Retirement System. Most people don’t know the difference between the two and confuse them. Kentucky Teachers Retirement System […]