Fire destroys old Neon library

The old Fleming-Neon library building burned to the ground early Monday morning. The old Lillian Webb Memorial Library building located on Main Street was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on scene, said Fleming-Neon Police Chief Mike Dingus. The fire was reported at 3:08 a.m., Dingus said. Fire departments from Fleming Neon, Jenkins, Mayking and Sandlick responded to the alarm. […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, November 30, 1944 Bronston Burke, brother of Mrs. Emmett G. Fields of Whitesburg, was killed in a car wreck in Lexington last Saturday night. Burke, a well known Letcher County resident, had just recently been discharged from the Army after being wounded on the battlefront. . The Ermine School will open Monday, December 4, in its beautiful new building. […]

Ison family has an early Thanksgiving

Cowan Creek

Happy Thanksgiving to all who read this paper. I was so blessed. I had mine on the 24th because my children have lots of places to go. I had a wonderful day. My grandsons love to come over to Grammy’s house. I truly enjoy them all. Carolina ate all day long. Sure hope she is not sick today. She was […]

Oma Hatton, Dan Combs mark birthdays on Nov. 21


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. First off, I want to wish Dan Combs a happy birthday. His birthday was Friday, same as mine, Nov. 21. I saw his two sons Dr. Steven and James Combs at the Mexican restaurant. They were going to have a party for Dan at his homeplace at Marlowe. I’m sure they had […]

Jury says father acted justifiably in shooting son

The Letcher County Grand Jury has determined that a 56-year-old Mayking man was acting in selfdefense when he shot his 29-yearold son in August. In a “report of no true bill and order of dismissal,” the grand jury said there was “insufficient evidence” to prove that David Oliver “Big Dave” Fugate committed a crime when he shot David Oliver “Little […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) That change in holiday travel plans might be more vexing than you’d expected. But try to take it in stride. Also, it couldn’t hurt to use that Aries charm to coax out some helpful cooperation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your Bovine determination helps you deal with an unforeseen complication. And, as usual, […]

Don’t hide from your bills

If you are having trouble paying a bill, contact the company immediately to work out a payment plan. Whatever you do, do not ignore letters and calls from your creditors, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). It is best to explain everything in a letter so you have a written record. Before writing the letter look at […]

Festival of Trees set

The yearly Festival of Trees will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham, when a collection of Christmas trees will be illuminated inside the museum. The trees are decorated by community organizations, businesses, individuals and church groups. The deadline to decorate a tree is Nov. 30. Trees, lights and decorations are not […]

Grand jury returns 11 indictments

The Letcher Grand Jury has charged a Thornton man and two others in connection with the theft of an automobile in new indictments handed up to Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright. Edward Morton, 49, of 3349 Thornton Road, Thornton, is charged with criminal complicity to receive stolen property (under $10,000), criminal complicity to theft by deception and being a persistent […]


RECAPS NOV. 24 - 28

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Having resolved herself into believing that her marriage is over, Caroline is shocked when Rick makes an unexpected declaration about his desires. Feeling as if she must step in as the matriarch of the Logan family, Katie confronts Maya about her intentions towards Rick. Eric and Taylor share a connection as the two discuss […]