Fiscal court adopts budget for 2016-17

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has formally adopted its budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17. Letcher Judge/Executive Jim Ward said the budget’s overall amount is exactly the same as the budget it had voted to approve at a meeting in May. The balanced budget, approved unanimously during a special meeting, calls for expenditures and receipts of $7,980,705, and is $1,586,869 lower […]

Speak Your Piece

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 Would a certain law enforcement official be kind enough to stop blocking an entrance and exit at Green Acre Cemetery to sit and watch traffic violators? . When God created humans He created […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH 1979 Competition Friday night, immediately after the regional game, the varsity, junior varsity, and Cowan Elementary School cheerleaders left for Richmond, Ky. where they competed in the annual YMCA Eastern Ky. Cheerleading Competition. There were over 100 squads competing. All three of our squads gave a fantastic performance. However, they did not capture one of the top […]

Advocates criticize state’s proposed Medicaid plan

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. Bobby Paisley’s health insurance covers his vision and dental care. He knows, because he and his wife pay for it. “I don’t have to do community service, I don’t have to earn points and I don’t have to wait,” he said. But that’s exactly what some 400,000 Kentuckians would have to do if they need an eye […]


Dean’s List named

Hazard Community and Technical College students named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester are: Raymond Allen Blair and Jonathan Edward Caudill, both of Jeremiah, Kyle Scott Collins of Ermine, Andrea Lynn Eldridge of Letcher, Norman Clark Hensley of Cornettsville, Ariana Faith Holbrook of Jenkins, and Monica Ann Kendrick Looney, Whitney Leeann Stamper, and Michael Dylan Burton, all of […]

Sewer rates will increase in Neon

Fleming-Neon citizens will start paying higher sewer rates July 1 as a result of new action taken by the Fleming-Neon City Council, which conducted the second reading of an ordinance to raise sewer rates from $12.75 to $15.86 for the first 2,000 gallons and $5.51 for each additional 1,000 gallons. The ordinance will now become law after it is published […]

Services set for Maggie Bowen

Maggie L. Bowen, 93, of Campbranch, died June 26 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Lee and Martha Cook Smith, she was the widow of Carl Bowen. Mrs. Bowen was also preceded in death by a son, Kyle Gene Bowen; five brothers, Ray Smith, Roy Smith, Vernon Smith, Christopher Smith and Kenneth Ray Smith; […]

Services held for Estelle Day

Estelle B. Day, 86, of Jeremiah, died June 23 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. A daughter of the late Sol and Nora Caudill Blair, she was the widow of Earl Day. Surviving are a son, Earl Douglas Day of Durham, N. C.; three daughters, Sharon Young and Sheila Potter, both of Eubank, and Nora Caudill of Citrus Springs, […]