Struttin’ Time:

A full investigation is still needed

Well as I’ve said here before, this world has gone crazy, and a chuckle once a week from Struttin’ Time doesn’t seem to help much to pull us from the doom and gloom that takes over our everyday lives. I promise we will keep trying though. In June 2013, we broke the story about how the Kentucky Department of Fish […]

SKCTC names fall Dean’s List

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has named students earning a 3.5 or higher grade point average to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Those named to the list from Letcher County include: Brandon Darrell Jordan, Christi Irene Adams, Latoya S. Higgins, Mari Anne Clonce, Charles Tyler Parks, Cori Leigh Spurlock, Courtney Jade Stapleton, Kayla Stapleton, Byron Dean Collett, […]

Rumors fly after Jenkins council meets

A closed meeting held by the Jenkins City Council to discuss a personnel matter led to reports that the city is firing one of its police offi cers. The reports could not be confirmed or denied before Mountain Eagle press time. Rumors began circulating soon after the council emerged from executive session at its February meeting Monday after it had […]

Bluegrass music found in Nashville

Southern Ohio

Happy Valentine’s Day! I guess that blasted groundhog must have seen its shadow as I hear it is predicted six more weeks of bad weather. As if we didn’t know and need a groundhog to tell us that winter isn’t going to give up yet. I hope how quickly Mother Nature or whatever lets us out of this cold grip […]

White House honors Sexton

Chris Sexton, a former Letcher County coal miner who has retrained and re-entered the workforce with help from the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program’s (EKCEP) Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) jobs initiative, was publicly recognized at a forum on longterm unemployment at the White House on Jan. 31. Sexton was invited to the “Opportunity for All: Ready to Work” forum […]

To perform

Will Caudill & Route 7 will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 8. 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.

Alleged victim wants contact with indicted man

A Whitesburg woman is asking Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright to allow her to have contact with her boyfriend who was indicted recently on a charge of beating her and endangering her two children. Stacy Kirby, the complaining witness in the case against former state mine inspector Derek Wayne Cook, says in a motion to be considered by Judge Wright […]

Library to demonstrate EBooks

The staff of the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library will hold two demonstrations on how to download free EBooks into iPads, Smart Phones, Kindles, Nooks and laptops. The free workshops will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. on February 13 at the library. Tea and cookies will be furnished. To reserve a spot, call […]

Meth found at Thornton

Police say man was making drug inside his trailer

Police say an active methamphetamine lab was found inside a Thornton mobile home Tuesday afternoon. This makes the third time in as many weeks that the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has come in contact with a residence where police have found methamphetamine precursors. “ This is an alarming trend we are finding throughout the county,” said Lt. Brian Damron […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

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 I was reading the annual financial statement of excess fees for the Letcher County Clerk. When it comes down to utilities it says $1,430.39 was […]