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 A certain so-called fugitive must be an informant for the police because she has been seen all around Whitesburg and hasn’t been arrested. […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1967 Vickie Bates: Favorite food, Chicken; Drink, Pepsi; Singer, Elvis; Secret Ambition, If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret anymore; Pet Peeve, Someone hitting on you; Favorite song, A Little Bit Me and A Little Bit You. James Verl Caudill: Favorite food, Pizza; Drink, Pepsi; Song, Sock It To Me, Baby; Singer, Sam Cook; Secret Ambition, Singer; Pet […]

No raises for Jenkins school staff

Board still expects to meet schedule for new superintendent hire

Jenkins Independent Schools has moved into the next phase of hiring a new superintendent. After a closed meeting with the screening committee and a field consultant with the Kentucky School Boards Association, Board Chairman Tracy Goff reported that the committee has completed its task of providing acceptable candidates for the position. Goff said it is now be up to the […]

Good luck, grads!

Will Rogers once said, “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.” At least the Internet says he did, so it must be true. Graduation season is upon us, and there are more sappy sayings and cliché advice floating around online and in speeches than are typically found in the […]

Road to honor 5 Blankenship brothers

A road dedication will be held at 2 p.m. on May 28 at Rocky Hollow Road in Burdine to honor the five Blankenship brothers, all of whom served in World War II. The brothers, Frank, Gilbert, Maxwell, Willard, and the late Bennet Blankenship, have a combined total of 109 years of military service. The City of Jenkins has ordered a […]

Summer school program planned May 31 – June 22

Letcher County Public Schools will provide a tuition-free summer school for Letcher County High School students. Students may be able to take up to two classes in order to make up credits or meet graduation requirements. Classes will be held at Letcher County Central High School beginning May 31 and ending June 22. Classes will begin at 8 a.m. and […]