Stoops apologizes, as he should have

Vaught’s Views

Okay, there is no way to avoid Kentucky’s 44-35 loss to Southern Mississippi to open Mark Stoops’s fourth season in Lexington. Kentucky raced to a 35-10 lead in the second quarter and then just imploded with turnovers, poor tackling and few if any adjustments. Stoops apologized to UK fans after the game — and should have. It was an embarrassing […]


LCC falls just short

The Letcher County Central Cougars fell to 1-2 after a heartbreaking 23-19 loss to rival Hazard. The Cougars appeared to be on the verge of beating the Bulldogs after Quade Adams caught a 25- yard touchdown pass from Nick Sergent to give LCC a lead halfway through the fourth quarter. But the Bulldogs answered with a late score of their […]

Reception scheduled

An exhibit reception celebrating the artwork of Robin Goree, the Appalshop Gallery’s artist for September and October, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, at Appalshop in Whitesburg. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served and the artist will be in attendance. A resident of Virginia since 2000, Goree […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing shoreline brings a variety

Fishing around the shoreline can be very rewarding at nearly all times during the each fishing season. Early in the season, crappie will move to shallow water and hold around shoreline cover. They will hold around these areas until the hot summer temperatures make it too stressful to stay in shallow areas. But with the cooler temperatures we have had […]

Hampton rites are held here

Yvonne Hampton, 59, died August 27 at her home in Jacksonville, Fla. A daughter of the late John Dishman and Inez Stacy Collins, she was a sister of the late Eugene Collins and Lloyd Collins. Surviving are a son, Chris Hampton of Jeremiah; two daughters, Stacey Lyles and Tanisha Hampton, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, William Ted Collins of […]

Five questions

Five Questions with Letcher County Central’s Blake Brashears: 5 Questions with BlakeBrashearsQ: What is it like playing forCoach Matthews?A: He is a great coach that hasturned our defense around and Ifeel like we are a lot better overallteam because of him.Q: What are your expectationsfor the rest of the season?A: We are working hard tostart winning these close gamesagainst the […]

Nuns keep up Mother Teresa’s work here

JENKINS Dina Branham remembers vividly the day when Mother Teresa came to visit her disabled daughter, Sabrina. “She got her up and prayed for her,” Branham said. “She picked her up in her arms.” Sabrina Branham, now 43, has Down Syndrome and does not speak. Her mother, 83, takes care of her in the home they share at Jenkins. Decades […]

Kathy Palumbo will be missed greatly here

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the pretty weather we have been having. I enjoyed getting a call from Mary A. Adams of Florida, but was sorry to hear Kathy Palumbo had died in Versailles. She had been living with her son Bryan Palumbo and his wife Renee there. The folks in Whitesburg had been missing […]

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 I could hardly believe my ears when I heard the 11 o’clock news and listened as people said they couldn’t figure out why […]