2015-08-26

Gabby’s fishing fever

Tips to use for your next fishing trip

Less humid weather has many anglers back out on the lake to do some fishing. But just because the air temperatures may be lower the surface temps of the lakes have stayed about the same as they were back when it was still very warm. Most lakes are still reporting readings in the high 80s range. Fish will still hold […]

Cornhole tourney Aug. 30



Whitesburg VFW Post 5829 will host a cornhole tourney Aug. 30. Sign up will be at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $10 per person and $100 will be awarded for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third. Prizes are made possible by Mick’s Place, District 2 Magistrate Terry Adams, District 3 Magistrate Woody Holbrook, Letcher Funeral […]

Cumberland River water projects discussed



By WILLIAM FARLEY The Letcher County Water and Sewer District should soon see a significant reduction in the amount it pays to Knott County for water. Director Mark Lewis told the Board of Directors at the August meeting that district workers have detected and repaired a large leak in lines connecting the two districts and said he expects Letcher County’s […]

Lifeline Classes offered



Three Lifeline Classes are now being held in Letcher County. Concerned Persons is designed for people who have a current or past relationship with a person who has a life-controlling problem. It is held at the Blackey Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays. For more information, call Jon Henrikson at (606) 633- 7958 or Sue Jent at (606) 335-2232. […]

Q.&A. with Jaylyn Williams



Letcher County Central senior running back Jaylyn Williams gained 464 rushing yards in the Cougars’ 49- 34 victory against Pike Central in the opening game of the 2015 season. The 464-yard outburst is the sixth most in a single game in state history. Williams spoke with The Mountain Eagle about the performance and expectations for his senior year. The Mountain […]

Fun Day set



The Whitesburg American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 152 will sponsor a Fun Day on Sunday, August 30, beginning at 1 p.m. The event will include food and cornhole games and will be held at American Legion Post 152 on Pine Mountain. Everyone is invited to attend.

Jenkins Schools using new funds



Jenkins Independent Schools is in the process of using funds it received as part of the Appalachian Renaissance Initative to create improved educational opportunities for Jenkins students. The Initiative is part of the Race to the Top project, and Jenkins is participating with a consortium of rural schools that made an agreement to share federal government resources in order to […]

Baby pageant set Sept. 14



The Letcher County Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant sponsored by the Mountain Heritage Festival Committee will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 14, at the Letcher County Central High School auditorium. All contestants must be residents of Letcher County. Applications must be accompanied by a $25 entry fee and must be received by Monday, August 31. For additional information, […]

Bates gets Jenkins on the board



Honoring Constitution



The Pine Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring programs on the Constitution in honor of Constitution Week, Sept. 13 – 19. These programs will be held at the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church Sept. 1, 8 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. All churches and individuals are asked to participate in the ringing of bells on Sept. […]