Cats defeat Duke, 74-63; Ulis impresses Coach K

CHICAGO Tyler Ulis scampered up and down the court. Jamal Murray muscled his way to the basket. Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress finished with authority. Another year, another impressive bunch of Kentucky Wildcats. Ulis had 18 points and six assists, and No. 2 Kentucky used its speed and athleticism to pull away from No. 5 Duke for a 74-63 victory […]

Rites held for Alma Sturgill

Alma B. Sturgill, 98, died November 13 from the Williamsport Retirement Village in Westminster, Md., after a long illness. Born in Flat Gap, Va., she was a daughter of the late Henderson and Laura Boggs Bolling and the widow of Burleigh Sturgill. She was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Sturgill taught school in Kentucky and […]

Sullivan dies

Joyce A. Sullivan, 72, of Michigan, died November 3. Formerly of Millstone, she was a daughter of the late Leroy and Gertrude Fields. Memorial services were held November 14 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Thornton Cemetery.

Rites held for Donia Brashears

Donia Sue Day Brashears, 75, of Nicholasville, formerly of Letcher County, died November 8 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was a daughter of the late Felix and Sarah Donnely. Surviving are her husband, J. D. Brashears; two sons, Jeff Brashears of Atlanta, Ga., and Rick Brashears of Nicholasville; a brother, Oscar Donnely of Whitesburg; a sister, Elizabeth; and four grandchildren, […]


Benjamin Fugate, 59, dies

Benjamin Michael Fugate, 59, died November 14 at his home at Russell Springs. A son of Janice Caudill Fugate Cornett and the late Rufus Fugate, he was a brother of the late Gwen Rose. Surviving in addition to his mother are a sister, Kaye Stamper; two brothers, Keith Fugate of Dayton, Oh., and Jeff Fugate of Mayking; a daughter, Jamie, […]

Wright to take oath

Letcher County’s first Kentucky Supreme Court justice will be sworn into office on the steps of the Letcher County Courthouse on Monday afternoon. Outgoing Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright said Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton will administer the oath of office at 1:30 p.m. on November 23. “I want it to be here because the people have […]

Homemakers hold early Thanksgiving

This little bit of warmer than usual November weather has been welcomed by all of us who dread the cold temperatures. The Letcher Area Homemakers held their annual Thanksgiving dinner last Tuesday. We met at the Jeremiah Mission Baptist Church and a large crowd of members and many visitors were there to enjoy the delicious dinner. Plans were made for […]

ISIL is winning; U.S. must lead global response

A cautious President Obama told an increasingly anxious world earlier this week that in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, “a strategy has to be one that can be sustained.” On that point most would agree. The problem, however, is that the current U.S. strategy isn’t sustainable, because it’s not winning. And winning is essential […]

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 This is for all the socialist entitlement crowd who’ve been whining about the elections. Letcher County voters did get off our behinds and […]