Fiscal court talks agenda, cuts in funding

The Letcher County Fiscal Court heard accusations of improper conduct levied against Judge/Executive Jim Ward by Fifth District Magistrate Wayne Fleming at its August meeting. Fleming announced that he had sent two accusations to the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and the Department for Local Government. He said that based on the reports he received, Ward was in violation of the […]

Missouri may be ‘pivot game’ for grid Cats

High school football pulls back the curtain this week on another academic year. The usual fixtures are in place – Louisville Trinity and Fort Thomas Highlands. For the rest of the year, here are a few things I would like to see come to pass. 1. A favorite for Kentucky “sports person of the year” be established. Emma Talley. A […]

Eileen Sanders voted ‘Outstanding Citizen’

Eileen Williams Sanders of Jenkins, has been named the Jenkins Outstanding Citizen and will be honored by the Jenkins Homecoming Festival Committee for her many years of service to the community. The presentation of the award will take place on the stage in Jenkins City Park at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. She and other honorees will also ride […]

Now here’s a tip

• Repair enlarged screw holes with a wooden golf tee. Use a hack saw to cut it flush, then sand and finish! • Punch holes in a paint can’s rim with a nail so the paint that gets sloshed on the rim will drain back into the can. To seal the can, wipe the rim with a damp cloth and […]

3,200 homes now get water from new lines in Letcher Co.

As of the end of July, Letcher County has slightly under 1 million feet of water line in the ground, serving more than 3,200 customers. At the August meeting of the Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District, Bell Engineering reported that 986,910 linear feet of water line are currently installed, which includes 30,989 feet installed […]

Drivers visit Victory Lane at Isom, Colson

Stallard to be honored for life’s work in Jenkins

Jim Stallard, a longtime Jenkins businessman, will be the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually by the Jenkins Homecoming Festival Committee. Stallard was born in 1943 to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stallard and lived on High Street in Jenkins. He was graduated from Jenkins High School in 1961 and attended barber college in Ashland for a year, […]

Kentuckians among fattest

Adult obesity still isn’t budging, the latest government survey shows. The national telephone survey found 13 states with very high rates of obesity last year. Overall, the proportion of U.S. adults deemed obese has been about the same for years now. “A plateau is better than rising numbers. But it’s discouraging because we’re plateauing at a very high number,” said […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

August 22, 1963 Scotia Mining Company is seeking a court order to allow it to use diesel-powered equipment in the new mine it is developing at Ovenfork. The Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals has withdrawn a permit for the use of diesel equipment it has previously issued. The state did not explain why it has withdrawn the permit. . […]

Bristol here at right time

This Saturday night the Sprint Cup Series will be making its second stop of the season at Bristol Motor Speedway’s high-banked concrete half-mile track. Other than the Daytona 500, it is the race on the schedule that everyone most wants to see and with the Chase format of determining who gets to run for the title it comes at the […]