Meth-related cases on rise

9 of 15 new indictments are related to meth crimes

Nine of 15 people named in new felony indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury face charges related to the manufacture or possession of the extremely addictive stimulant methamphetamine. Four of the nine named in the most recent indictments handed up to Letcher Circuit Judge James W. Craft II are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in a car in West […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, August 26, 1926 A Letcher County brother and sister, ages five and seven, tragically lost their lives in an automobile accident near Coeburn, Virginia. They are the children of Jesse Green of Haymond, and were killed after the car driven by their uncle was wrecked. . The Jenkins […]

Group to make debut

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center. The Senior Fellowship would be a good place for the lonely to gather for good company and good food. We hope no one is sitting home alone on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday Nite Pickin’ was great last week with Cross […]



Miss Letcher County was Miss Kentucky. But then she wasn’t before she was again.

EDITOR’S NOTE — When comedian and TV and radio host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced the wrong winner at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant last December, it was seen as one of the all-time great failures in the world of entertainment, made even worse by video showing the announced winner, Miss Colombia, having the tiara taken from the top of her […]

Easter Cantrell succumbs at 95

Funeral services for Easter Potter Cantrell, 95, of Indianapolis, Ind., were held August 21 in Jenkins. Burial was in Laurel Fork Cemetery in Jenkins. Born in Pike County to the late Ira B. and Kate Johnson Potter, she died August 14 at her daughter Novella Brewer’s home in Vermillion, Ohio. The widow of James Allen Cantrell, she was the mother […]


Man charged with DUI after he was found driving with head out window

If you’re driving around a hospital parking lot with the hood of your car sticking through its windshield you are probably drunk. That was the conclusion drawn by Whitesburg City Police Officer Sara Damron when she arrived at the Whitesburg hospital about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday to find a man driving around the parking lot with his head stuck out the […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) As tensions ease on the home front, you can once more focus on changes in the workplace. Early difficulties are soon worked out. Stability returns as adjustments are made. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A new romance tests the unattached Bovine’s patience to the limit. But Venus still rules the Taurean heart, so […]