The ‘Peanuts’ gang are the stars of large W’burg nativity scene

As the holiday season approaches, children — and adults too — expect to see extravagant window displays in front of the dental office of Dr. David Narramore in downtown Whitesburg. “After Santa’s workshop, people kind of expect it,” said Narramore. “Kids got to have something to look at. If kids like it, then we have hit our mark.” About a […]

LCC boys, girls teams need youngsters to step up

Girls face early test

For the past four years, the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars were built mostly around experienced players led by four key players who have since graduated — Vannah Breeding, Kelah Eldridge, Julie Cornett and Keisha Collins. The four helped the school earn its first regional title since 2006. With one starter returning this year, junior point guard Cheyanne Stidham, and […]

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY; Sat., Dec. 7 at Summit […]

Now here’s a tip

• B. G. in Minnesota writes: “ If you want to freshen up drawers used to store sheets and pillowcases, or your luggage, just place a dryer sheet inside. They really do leave a nice scent, and they also are great for dusting jobs!” • To control the level of garlic in a recipe, add it at the beginning for […]

Enrollments still strong at schools despite jobs crisis

Despite coal industry layoffs and a high unemployment rate, both school districts in Letcher County have yet to see a dramatic decrease in student enrollment. Letcher County Public Schools is down seven students from the beginning of the 2013–2014 school year. The district had an enrollment of 3,223 in August and 3,216 at the end of the third month of […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Don’t let cooler weather stop you

Some anglers like to get out during the cool weather and look for different types of waters to fish on. That is what I got to do this past weekend on a trip to Georgia. We were down to spend Thanksgiving with some of our family who live on a small lake. I have fished here several times before and […]


Pictured are the late Loag Hatton, Tommy Hatton, Clyde Hatton and Maney Hatton, sons of the late Ida and Elbert Hatton.

Shooting match planned Dec. 8

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at the American Legion. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633- 2834.

Grand jury charges six in beating at jail

21 are named in 26 new indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury has returned 26 indictments naming 21 people, including six men charged in the jail assault of Donald Lee Shepherd Jr. on November 9. Robert Steve Hamilton Jr., 29, of 351 Crossover Road, Mayking; Jimmy Wayne Cook II, also known as “Scrappy,” 33, of 172 Ragweed Road, Whitesburg, and Cecil James Slone, 33, of 13215 Hwy. […]

Grading the Gen 6 car

When NASCAR unveiled its new Generation 6 race car before the beginning of the 2013 season it was the culmination of months of work by a host of interested parties. The safety of the driver is always the first concern anytime a new model of car is introduced in the sport, but the sanctioning body also wanted a car that […]