Drug suspect was indicted three times in three years

A man who has been indicted on felony charges three times since late 2011 is in trouble again — this time for trafficking in the painkiller oxycodone while violating the conditions of his parole in another case. Eric Duwayne Howard, of 1119 Highway 2036, Letcher, was arrested at 5:15 p.m. Monday after police found him carrying $6,516 in cash and […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, January 25, 1945 Word has reached The Mountain Eagle that Private Pony W. Bates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ireland Bates, has died in England as the result of wounds he suffered last September. No other details are available at this time. . C.E. Akers of Fleming has purchased the store building in Neon known as the H. Wise […]

We celebrated Easter with egg hunt

Once upon an Easter — a beautiful time to think about when you grow older and really realize what Easter is all about. Our precious Savior died for our sins and shed His blood to cover our souls if we have the faith and believe that He came to the Earth as a baby sent by God the Father to […]

The Home Place

Homemade pizza is sure to draw fans for big game

Make pizza from scratch for a Super Bowl party? Come on! Why bother when you can snap your fingers and have it delivered to your door? Here’s why: Homemade pizza tastes better than anything you can buy and it takes much less time and effort than you would think. Making the dough takes just 10 minutes. Then, during the next […]

Nice to see gas at $199 a gallon


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I hope you missed me while I was gone. I got a chance to go visit my son Astor in Georgetown for a few days and didn’t get a chance to write last week. But I sure had a great time. My son Rob came and stayed with me. That made double […]

We dread saying good-bye to UK faves

Sports in Kentucky

For basketball fans in Kentucky, a calendar’s turn to February is the bittersweet. The sweet is obvious: Bragging rights, record without blemish, the team’s place at pinnacle of Hoops World. Traditionalists analyze the games painstakingly — assists, fast-break points, and new favorite, blocked shots. February, here comes the bitter — attachment to favorite players counting down to June. A growing, […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your natural Arian leadership qualities make you the person others will follow in tackling that important project. But don’t get so involved in the work that you neglect your personal life. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Aspects favor sorting through your possessions, both at work and at home, to start giving away what […]


Jason Bentley McCool, 8, of Ulvah, killed his first deer recently, an 8-point buck. His uncle, Delbert Eldridge, took him on the Youth Hunt. He is the son of Beth McCool and Nathan Bentley and is a third grade student at Letcher Elementary School. He is the grandson of William and Taffie McCool of Ulvah, and has a sister Madison, […]

Turning bean burritos into finger food for Super Bowl

There is something magical about a burrito, that combination of crispy tortilla edges that turn doughy soft at the center, all concealing a delicious blend of beans and meat and melted cheese. Splash that sucker with some salsa, sour cream, perhaps a spoonful of guacamole, and that’s a pillow of perfection on your plate. Usually, a burrito makes a meal. […]

Connor Eversole gets haircut

Cowan Creek

Howdy folks. Spring is in the air. I saw my first mosquito. Also the Knock Out Rose bushes are starting to bud. A friend even saw a yellowjacket last week. So, am I right or wrong? Prayers for the family of Ray Brashears. Breaks my heart for his children, Sam and Stephanie of Cowan. Ray was such a pleasant man. […]