Gabby’s fishing fever

Never fear, spring is growing near

One good thing we have to look forward to is that spring is not far away. The temperatures are going to be much warmer this week and I know people will be getting outside more and doing things. I am sure a lot of anglers will be thinking of fishing. I am so over winter and cold weather I cannot […]


Jackie Adams of Isom, will celebrate her 60th birthday on Feb. 21. She is the mother of three children, and has six grandchildren. She is pictured with her sister, the late Wanda Faye Blair.

Now here is a tip

• Smartphones and computers are notorious for viruses — but I’m thinking of the kind that can make YOU sick. These devices are touched by us constantly. And then we stick them right up to our faces! Take the time daily to clean your device with an alcohol wipe to decontaminate it. Your respiratory and digestive systems will thank you. […]

Struttin’ Time:

We won’t be taking as many trips

As this turkey season gets closer, I realize that my days of going after the “Longbeard” are coming to an end. This year we will not be taking our trips because of my feeble body, and this winter from hell! But haven’t we had a great run? Who can say that life hasn’t been great to us, when we have […]

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 From what I keep hearing, we are going to have two new barbershops in Whitesburg — Brent’s Barbershop and Lee’s Barbershop. It’s about time we […]

Shooting match set

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, at the American Legion. Straight guns only, no barrels over 36 inches, no scopes, no peep sites. All guns will be checked before each match. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.


Wednesday, February 5 • At 12:23 p.m., a Mayking area resident calls the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department to request that something be done with a dog at Bottom Fork that has bitten two children. The complaint has been referred to the Letcher County Animal Control Officer, who will contact Sheriff Danny Webb by telephone. • At 12:59 p.m., a […]

Snow creations


Appalachian Regional Healthcare has donated two automated external defibrillators to the Letcher County Recreation Center. One will be available on each floor in case of cardiac emergencies. ARH will provide a heart-safe class to recreation center employees. Pictured from left are ARH physician Ahmad Alazzeh, Letcher Parks and Recreation Director Derek Barto, Whitesburg ARH Community Chief Executive Officer Dena Sparkman, […]


An exhibit of paintings by artist Jeff Chapman-Crane is on display in the gallery of the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. Works by the painter, who lives in Eolia, will be on display until early April. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and […]