Turtle crossing the road blamed for 3-van pileup

A turtle is blamed for three church vans wrecking on US 119 North on Saturday morning. While trying to avoid hitting a turtle in the road, the driver of the lead van swerved and locked up the brakes causing the second van to collide into the back of the first van, said Whitesburg Police Officer Michael Blair. The third van […]

Center hosts show and tell

Hello to everyone from the Ermine Senior Citizen Center. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. We sure are at the Ermine Center. We started our week of with show and tell. Claudia Banks brought her father’s horseshoeing tool that he used as a boy to shoe his horses with, and she told us the story about him using it. […]

Just for fun, pretend your next breath is your last

Three summers ago, just days after my 55th birthday, my 4-yearold grandson stood next to me at the bathroom sink and stared into the mirror as I dabbed a few drops of liquid makeup around my face and started spreading it around. He was trying to be patient, as he knew I had to finish whatever it was I was […]

Virginia Lee Collins dies at 90

Virginia Lee Collins, 90, died July 16 at her home in Jenkins. A daughter of the late William Wade and Beatrice Mae Osborne Holtzclaw, she was the widow of husband Guy H. Collins. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Louise Holtzclaw; two brothers, Cecil E. Holtzclaw and William J. Holtzclaw; and a niece, Ruth Ann Kitchen. Born […]

Isom bridge to open Friday

An Isom bridge will remain closed to traffic until late Friday afternoon until repairs are completed, according to a press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The bridge, located on KY 15 at Isom in front of Breeding’s Plumbing and Electric, is being closed in order for state highway District 12 maintenance specialists to repair potholes on the bridge deck. […]

Services held for David Sexton

David McKinley Sexton, 78, died July 11 at his home on Sandlick. A son of the late Arlie and Esma Adams Sexton, he was the widower of Wanda Marshall Sexton. He was the father-in-law of the late Monroe Jamison. Mr. Sexton had worked as a coalminer, a mine foreman and electrician and security guard for several area mines. He was […]

Layoffs could leave only one full-time deputy on the road

With county government’s latest budget cuts set to remain in place, the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department is expected to reduce its on-the-road police force from as many as five deputies to only one full-time deputy. The latest news concerning the expected layoffs came this week when Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb and other members of his department spoke at […]

The Donald and the GOP

What’s wrong with the way we pick our presidents? The answer has got to be: plenty. John Kasich, governor of Ohio (a role that, among other things, makes him a “real” candidate), becomes the 16th candidate vying for one of 10 spots in the upcoming GOP debate. This is a competition in which Donald Trump — the man who currently […]

Speak your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address 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 Brian Damron got part of what he gave out to the public. As the Bible says, you shall reap what you […]

Service held for man killed when tree falls

Memorial services for Zachary Archelis Adams, 19, of Sandlick, were held July 19 at Letcher Funeral Home. Adams was killed Friday afternoon when a tree that had been cut hit him, causing blunt force trauma to his head and neck. He was working at a logging operation on Sandlick. Surviving are his grandmother, Kathy Adams of Sandlick; his father, Carl […]