Wife agrees to life in pen for helping lover kill husband

Must serve 20 years before parole chance

In pleading guilty earlier this week to her role in the brutal slaying of her husband in June 2012, a Millstone woman will avoid the possibility of being sentenced to death, or to life in prison without the possibility of parole, if she follows through on her promise to testify against her lover and another friend who are also charged […]

Governor’s race begins in earnest

The slow-starting 2015 race for governor finally began last week in a noisy factory on the north side of Lexington, where former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner declared his candidacy. Heiner has personal wealth, plenty of time and some savvy friends, so he will put more pressure on the early front-runner, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, to join the race at […]

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 think it is very sad that the little half-mile town of Jenkins down Main Street was covered in ice and snow of at least […]


Whether a person is newly diagnosed with diabetes, has been diagnosed for years, or is the parent of a child with diabetes, support groups can be an invaluable resource. Different groups serve different purposes. Some groups are more educational, with members helping other members with advice, suggestions and solutions for challenges. Some groups are more social, enabling people with diabetes […]

Dallas Craft, 86, retired teacher, dies

Dallas “June” Craft, 86, died March 6 at Rockford Manor Nursing Home in Louisville. Born in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Moses and Polly Kincer Craft. She was a retired schoolteacher for the Letcher County Public Schools, where she taught for 42 years. She was a graduate of Pikeville College and earned a master’s degree from […]

Restaurant will be first with alcohol in Jenkins

The Las Peñas restaurants will soon expand into the City of Jenkins. Charles Caldwell, who owns and operates the Las Peñas in Whitesburg, made the announcement Monday at a meeting of the Jenkins City Council. Caldwell said the restaurant will be located in the city community center next to the new Jenkins Swimming Pool. Caldwell praised Jenkins City Manger Todd […]

Meaning what they say?

Are conservatives interested in new ideas, or are they merely infatuated with the idea of new ideas? Are they really reappraising their approach, or are they trying to adjust their image just enough to win elections? One way to look at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference is as a face-off between the “No Surrender” cries of Sen. Ted Cruz, […]

Drug abuse prevention funding being offered

United for Substance Abuse Prevention (USAP), Letcher County’s drug abuse prevention community coalition, receives funding from both Operation UNITE and the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy. USAP is developing its budget for 2014- 2015. Organizations which wish to have activities and events included in the USAP budget are encouraged to apply. All requests must address drug abuse prevention. Recipients […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1956 Some of the seniors of the class of 1956: James Douglas Polly, born 7-29-38. Best pal, Larry Craft; Ambition, To be happy; Hobby, Swimming; Favorites: Teacher, Mrs. Hall; Subject, Plane Geometry; Song, Band of Gold; Food, roast beef and chocolate pie; Color, blue and white; Expression, “Can’t say in public”; Honors, Sec., Treasurer of the Science Club; Six years […]

Now here’s a tip

• Have your carpets cleaned. High-traffic areas may require cleaning as often as every three or four months, but bedrooms can go as long as 18 months. Use runners and area rugs to safeguard spots that may be vulnerable, like under a vanity or by your sofas. • “I had some residue on my bathroom ceiling from hard water condensation. […]