The Letcher County Board of Education was honored Monday night as part of “School Board Recognition Month.” Pictured from left are Mendy Boggs, Terry Cornett, Robert Kiser, Dr. Sam Quillen Jr., Will Smith and Supt. Tony Sergent. (Photo by Sally Barto)

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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net To the Letcher County Water and Sewer District: If I don’t see a bill, you will not receive payment. Do I make myself clear? This […]

SKCTC offers ACT workshops

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer ACT workshops designed to emphasize test-taking strategies. An English and reading session will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cumberland campus under the direction of Kit Hensley. On Jan. 31 from 4-6 p.m., a science workshop will be held on the campus under the direction of […]

Flooding closes courthouse

The Letcher County Courthouse is expected to remain closed at least through Tuesday after freezing water clogged up a roof drain and flooded parts of all three stories. Water seeped from the roof into the offices of Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright, down to the first floor into Letcher County Clerk Winston Meade’s office, and on down to the Letcher […]

Smith gets nod to lead Letcher board for 2014

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.” These well-known lyrics from British rock band The Who do a good job of describing action taken by the Letcher County Board of Education at its January meeting Monday night. One year after the board shocked many observers by selecting two newly-elected members to serve as its chairman and vice chairman, […]

PSC responds to criticism of Ky. Power

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) welcomes this opportunity to respond to certain statements by members of the Letcher County Fiscal Court, as reported in The Mountain Eagle’s January 22 edition. Those statements left the impression that recent high utility bills are the result of unspecified “rate increases” granted to Kentucky Power Company by the PSC. The […]

ARH, MCHC, UK discuss plans

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) and Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) have joined forces with the University of Kentucky’s Gill Heart Institute to provide cardiac care around the clock in Letcher County. “We know that we have very high levels of heart disease here so we need that type of cardiac care,” said Dr. Van Breeding, MCHC director of clinical affairs. […]

Ralph Collier buried at Ermine

Funeral services for Ralph Collier, 67, of Premium, were held January 22 at Seco Pentecostal Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A son of the late Hobert and Clara Collier, he died January 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Hobert, Jr., Jimmy, Leslie, Hubert, Doyle, and Curt, and a […]

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