Magistrate expense accounts total $600 instead of $300 that was first indicated

The reinstatement of expense accounts for magistrates approved last week by the Letcher Fiscal court total $600 per month rather than the $300 per month that was indicated during the court’s January 18 meeting, The Mountain Eagle has learned. The court voted 3-2 last week to reinstate the two expense accounts which magistrates had voted to no longer accept late […]

Magistrates must also make sacrifices

To the Editor: Over the past six months, the Letcher County Fiscal Court has asked the good folks of Letcher County to make sacrifices to overcome the financial shortfalls brought on by the lack of coal severance tax revenue. Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb has had traditional funds from the Fiscal Court sliced from his budget. The Senior Citizen centers […]

Sorority welcomes 2016

Kentucky Laureate RHO Sorority met Jan. 7 at the lovely home of Norma Collins. We celebrated the start of 2016 with a luncheon of delicious cauliflower soup, chicken and ham salad croissants and heavenly hash for dessert served by co-hostesses Mahala Frazier, Earlene Williams and Shannon Mullins to Sandy Banks, Sally Caudill, Penny Combs, Ellen Compton, Jo Champion, Ann Estep, […]

Amber Richardson joins Rotary Club

Amber Richardson, director of physical therapy at Appalachian Regional Hospital in Whitesburg was formally inducted as a member of the Whitesburg Rotary Club on Jan. 5. Rotarians Barbara Ison and Margaret Hammonds performed the induction ceremony. Richardson is a graduate of Whitesburg High School. She received her associate of science degree from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, bachelor of […]


The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, January 28, 1926 The Haymond community is mourning the loss of 19-year-old May Fleming. Newlywed three weeks ago, Mrs. Fleming was burned to death after her clothing caught fire as she was working near an open grate inside her home. . Letcher County mines produced 5,519,805 tons of […]

State of Mind to play at Legion

State of Mind band will play at American Legion Post #152 of Whitesburg from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Jan. 30. Attendees must be 21 years old or older. For more information, call 606- 633-2834

Rites held for Jeremy Neice

Jeremy Richard Neice, 31, of Morgantown, W.Va., died January 16 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. He was a son of the late Corbett and Sherry Miller Neice. Surviving are his wife, Jenny Polly Neice; three children, Abigail, Alexis, and Blaine, all of home; two half-brothers, Johnathon Neice of Edinburgh, Va., and Shaun Miller of Hazard; a grandmother Patsy […]

Board still looking to end classes in mid-May

Even though Letcher County Public Schools have called off school eight times this semester because of inclement weather, summer break for students could still begin in mid-May. Because the school district banked five days, it has three days to make up. Banked days are used to compensate for some days missed and are days accumulated by having extra time added […]

‘Doomsday Clock’ showing three minutes to midnight; scientists say threat is real

The closest the clock has come to midnight was two minutes during 1953 bomb testing

STANFORD, Calif. Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea’s recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a “Doomsday Clock” that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said this week. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that the minute hand on the […]