LCC archery team continues rapid rise

In its third year of existence, the Letcher County Central High School archery team is ready to compete this week on the national level. “It has been their willingness and desire to win,” said Mike Sexton, LCCHS archery coach. “That is why these kids are where they are. They probably don’t get the recognition that they should.” Thirty- eight LCCHS […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908 May 11, 1933 Last Sunday, Lloyd Potter drove the first automobile over the mountain from Beefhide to Jenkins, a feat no one has undertaken before. . The people of Whitesburg were shocked when word reached here Monday that Tom Day, 50, a well-known citizen, had been shot and killed […]

Moving sale set

On Saturday, May 11, beginning at 9 a.m., a moving and remodeling sale will be held at Hwy. 3408, 33 Mushroom Road on Elk Creek. Doors, windows, furniture, household items, and books are among the items for sale.

John Howard is back in Tennessee


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying this beautiful weather. I’m trying to catch up on the things I’ve been letting go. I’ve been real lazy. I visited with my sisterin law Jenetta in rehab. I think she is almost through with it. I know she will be glad to be back home and I know her […]


Hunters here take 202 turkeys

Wild turkey hunters in Letcher County killed 202 birds during the spring hunting season that ended May 5. According to “ Telecheck” tracking system statistics made available by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, all wild turkeys harvested in Letcher County were male. Of those, 186 had beards indicating they were adult birds, while 16 were classified as […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you might prefer moving forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could find a good reason to make a change at this time. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Just when you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you […]

Revival planned

A revival will be held at 7 p.m., May 17 and 18, the Colson Pentecostal Church. The speakers will be Scott and Linda G. Johnson. Chuck Hall is pastor of the church. Everyone is welcome.

SKCTC schedules graduation ceremony

Michael B. McCall, founding president and chief executive officer of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, will deliver the address for the 48th Commencement and Awarding of Credentials at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College at 6 p.m., May 10. A total of 366 students will receive diplomas and degrees. The graduation service will be held beneath a tent […]

Irises and poppies are blooming

Southern Ohio

Happy Mother’s Day! The words of Larry Sparks’s song, “I wonder if it is raining in the mountains,” come to mind as today has been a very rainy yet beautiful day. I can’t believe the difference a week can make! The foliage is so refreshing and beautiful. My lilac bush has grown so much that it covers my window on […]