2015-10-07

Damron’s request for early release is denied at hearing

Judge said he ‘went back and forth’ before ruling against the ex-deputy

Special Letcher Circuit Judge Johnny Ray Harris has denied a motion that would have granted “shock probation” to former Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy Brian Damron and freed Damron from prison after having served only 83 days of a five-year sentence. Harris denied the motion in Letcher Circuit Court Tuesday morning after hearing arguments from Whitesburg attorney Daniel F. Dotson […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some flashes of Aries ire might erupt as you confront an unusually bewildering situation. But you should be able to keep your temper under control as you work through it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That marriage ‘twixt the arts and practicality that Taureans excel at once again highlights your enjoyment of much […]

Shooting match



A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11, at American Legion Post #152 at Pine Mountain Junction. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.

I met Lyndon B. Johnson twice



The first time I met Lyndon B. Johnson was when I escorted the first Air Force master sergeant Vietnam casualty to Arlington Cemetery for burial. They had an Honor Guard for the sergeant, and Vice President Johnson came by and shook my hand. We talked for a short while. Later, I was one of the top five percent to be […]

Cavaliers get a taste of victory!



SPEAKING OF SOAPS



THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Steffy chided Thomas for punching their father and insisted that he apologize to Ridge for his bad behavior. At wits end over her failed attempt to get her job back, Ivy turned to the one person she knew could help her, Eric. Ridge misinterpreted Caroline’s words as she explained to him the events surrounding […]

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 Dear Speak Your Piece: I want to talk about our government, specifically the DEA, state police and UNITE. They have interfered in our […]

Rose Marie Johnson dies at 58



Rose Marie Johnson, 58, died September 29 at her home at Colson. A daughter of Albert Helton and the late Rosa Lee Neace Helton, she was the mother of the late Astor Lee Brown. She was a sister of the late Amos Helton, Jenna Lou Helton and Susie Ann Helton. Surviving in addition to her father are her husband, Ferriel […]

Jenkins to sell delinquent taxes



The City of Jenkins voted unanimously at its October meeting to take action that will lead to selling delinquent taxes to third-party purchasers. After some discussion about making certain there will be ways to allow delinquent taxpayers to negotiate a plan to pay their taxes, the council approved the second reading of the ordinance that was introduced in the August […]

All Howard siblings attend reunion



Hellow everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping dry. We have had so much rain so I’ve been staying inside and just watching it rain. We had our Howard family reunion last Saturday and we all agreed it was the best one we had ever had. All 12 of our brothers and sisters were there, and about all […]