Board won’t fund teacher for program

The Letcher County Board of Education will not contribute the nearly $16,000 needed to pay the salary of a law enforcement instructor, a move that will bring to a halt the new law enforcement and criminal justice program at the Letcher County Area Technology Center. In December, the board formed a partnership with the technology center to create the program […]

Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. THOMAS/ RICHARDSON — The Thomas/Richardson family reunion will be held July 27 at Pin Oak Shelter at Carr Creek Lake. The […]

Traffic updates on social media

Fans headed to Kentucky Speedway can check social media and radio for traffic updates. The speedway at Sparta, Kentucky State Police and the Transportation Cabinet will update motorists on traffic and parking conditions. Meanwhile, state police are advising commercial vehicles to avoid the Gallatin County area on Friday and Saturday. The speedway holds 107,000 spectators. Fans can follow @kystatepolice (bit.ly/1783h3j) […]

Joshua Engle, Ashley Daniels wed


Congratulations to Joshua Engle of Carcassonne and Ashley Daniels of Harlan. They were married Saturday, June 22, at Harlan at the Grays Knob Church of God. Joshua is the son of Marty and Helen Engle of Carcassonne. Sylvia is the daughter of Ronnie and Sylvia Daniels of Harlan. Happy birthday to Carol Brown of Blackey. It was on June 8. […]

Drowning victim is identified

Authorities have identified the victim of what is believed to be an accidental drowning near the community of UZ. Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker said Chalmer Lee Watkins, 51, of Lynn Branch in Kingscreek, was fishing in a small pond on Bronze Drive, located off KY 588 between UZ and Premium, when Watkins apparently fell into the water Saturday night […]

Man accused of stealing calves among 5 named in indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named five Letcher County residents in six indictments. They are: • Johnny D. Coomer — receiving stolen property. Coomer, 56, of 223 Harrison Branch, Isom, is charged with having four calves stolen from Jeremy Goodson. Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Matt Gayheart testified in the case. • Brent Ashley Johnson — fleeing or evading […]

To perform

Benny Jones and CMT Country will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, June 29. 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.

Girl Scouts enjoy trip to Mammoth Cave

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! It is officially summertime and it is beautiful here. I have heard a few complaints like, “Oh it is hot.” I just want to say, “Oh I am glad.” Where I live it has been delightful. I am sort of close to the river and a breeze will blow so gently. It could be that I am so […]

Family retreat to be held

Pine Mountain Settlement School will host a family retreat August 2 through August 4. The retreat will begin with dinner on August 2 and will include hiking, gardening, making ice cream, folk dancing, games, and orienteering. For more information, contact Valerie Osborne at (606) 588-3571 or vosborne@pinemountainsettlementschool.com.

2013-06-26 E-Edition