Facebook fans ordered to court in murder case

If you sign an online petition on Facebook or some other social media site you might find yourself subpoenaed to appear in court. That’s the message delivered in Letcher Circuit Court June 10 when several county residents were forced to go to court to answer for either “liking” or commenting on an online petition that appeared on Facebook and called […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, June 17, 1926 A Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy was shot and killed in the line of duty early Sunday morning while raiding a bootlegging operation at a boarding house in Burdine. The deputy, James Robert “Bob” Wright, was gunned down by Joe Vignioroto, an Italian immigrant who […]


Jenkins board continues the stressful task of hiring supt.

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education now hopes to have a new superintendent by June 23. The board met in special session June 9 to discuss the superintendent candidates presented by a search committee established for that purpose. The board went into executive session after the meeting was called to order, and emerged after a lengthy discussion with no decision […]

Reds’ pitcher threw his second straight no-hitter June 15, 1938

On June 15, 1938, Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer pitched his second consecutive no-hit, no-run game. Vander Meer is the only pitcher in baseball history to throw two back-toback no-hitters. Johnny Vander Meer, a hard-throwing lefty, was just 23 in 1938, his first full season in the majors. In his one season in the minors, he had struck out 295 […]

Texting or tweeting doesn’t interest Ike if telephone involved

I have been hooked on “The Voice” ever since it first came “on the air” five or six years ago. I believe it’s safe to say that I’ve never missed a single episode, albeit I’ve had to watch a few several hours after recording them because I was at a meeting or had something else going on that prevented me […]

Needle exchange long way off

Although some local officials — as well as a growing number of citizens — appear to be warming to the idea of Letcher County becoming the state’s 15th county to approve a needle-exchange program, the service would not be open to drug addicts here for at least six months after it was formally approved. “At this point we don’t have […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You feel ready to face up to a major change, although it might involve some risks. A once-dubious family member comes around and offers support and encouragement. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Move forward with your plans, despite discouraging words from those who underestimate the Bovine’s strong will. Your keen instincts will guide […]

Simply Sweet Summer Entertaining

Light, refreshing flavors are the perfect solution for a summer meal. As temperatures heat up, take your summer entertaining to the next level with a secret ingredient that is as pretty as it is tasty. Alone or in a recipe, grapes from California are a deliciously healthy way to bring refresh- ing flavor to the summertime table. Delightful as a […]

Stoops hopes late loss fires up troops

Does the memory of last year’s season-ending loss to Louisville that cost UK a bowl bid after the Cats got off to a big early lead still haunt Coach Mark Stoops? “I hope it motivates our guys. I’m not going to sit there and talk about that all the time. I’m going to move forward, and I’m going to control […]