— This view of autumn leaves at Raven Rock at Kingdom Come State Park near the Letcher-Harlan county line is second to none. (Photo by Thomas Biggs)

Cold weather not kind to flowers

Blair Branch

Hello all! I hope this finds each of you doing well. Michael, the boys, and I are doing wonderful. Thank goodness! I know a lot of people have been sick with colds, flu, and stomach flu lately. We’ve sure been blessed to have it miss us. We do our best to wash our hands a lot and avoid being around […]

‘Halloween Bear’ was at Hot Spot

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone! Since it will be almost Halloween by the time The Mountain Eagle hits the stores, I hope all the little ones and older kids at heart, have a safe time trick or treating. The last time I went out trick or treating before I left the mountains I was staying at Grandma’s at Whitesburg and went home to […]

Letcher Central earns 9th straight volleyball title

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS ONCE AGAIN — The Letcher County Central Cougars defeated June Buchanan and Knott County Central to claim the volleyball championship of the 53rd District. The Cougars advanced to play Powell County in the 14th Region Volleyball Tournament. Posing for a team photo after notching the district title were (back row, from left) Haily Stamper, Brooke Madden, Keona Reynolds, […]

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers

Volunteers are needed to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at Walmart from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 1 through Dec. 22. For more information, call Carol Sexton at 633-1710 after 5 p.m. or Matilda Parks at 633-5798 (work) or 633-8376 after 5 p.m. (home).

Food stamp cuts will affect 43% of Letcher homes

Forty-three percent of the households in Letcher County will be affected by a decrease in monthly food stamps benefits that begins Friday, according to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). Of 9,300 households in the county, 4,038 are enrolled in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to information from CHFS and the U.S. Census Bureau. […]


Help for sexual assault victims

The Rising Center, 637 Morton Boulevard in Hazard, provides medical and legal advocacy, crisis counseling and long-term therapy to victims of sexual assault. Along with staff members, the agency depends on volunteers. Volunteers are needed in Letcher, Leslie, Lee, Owsley, Wolfe, Breathitt, Knott and Perry counties. Training to become of volunteer is free of charge and provided at The Rising […]

Pitino quickly allows player back

The last two weeks for ball coaches has been Halloween Technicolor with with hallucinogens thrown it. v In Tuscaloosa, Alabama football coach Nick Saban suspended the seating privileges of 20 student organizations before the Tennessee game. “All you have to do is come to the game, drink beer, do whatever you want, party in the parking lot,” Saban said. “All […]

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Nov. 2. 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.