Conference room named in honor of former officer

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, March 24, 1927 The Jenkins High School Debate Team defeated Hazard Friday night to qualify for the state meet in Lexington. . Prohibition Officer Clark Day and Letcher County Sheriff Morgan T. Reynolds say raids on illegal liquor operations have “been disastrous to moonshine” makers. The two report […]

Concert planned at ALC

Alice Lloyd College Music Office will hold a free concert featuring The Voices of Appalachia in Concert along with the Wampler Caudill Acoustic Ensemble at 5 p.m., Sunday, March 26, in Miss June’s Meadow on the ALC campus. Repertoire will include traditional sacred choral, bluegrass, gospel blues, and shaped-note a cappella. In the event of cold or rain, the concert […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of March 20 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Put your restlessness to good use by indulging the Arian love of exploring new places and seeking new challenges. There also could be a new romance waiting to be “discovered.” TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A surprise message from someone in your past could lead […]

Proposed budget cuts would hurt badly here

Budget cuts proposed by the Trump White House would affect government, education and community development agencies at nearly every level in Letcher County, decimating some programs that rely on federal funds, officials in multiple local agencies and organizations said. The proposed cuts would adversely affect schoolchildren, unemployed miners, college students, the elderly, nonprofit corporations and for-profit business, according to interviews […]

McRoberts man was one of three charged in brutal slaying that Letcher doctor, police officers helped solve

Details of 1947 slaying came as a shock to many

This week 70 years ago, in what The Mountain Eagle termed “one of the worst crimes committed in this section in the last decade,” 21-year-old Jasper Nease of McRoberts and two other soldiers who escaped with him from the stockade at Fort Knox, were charged with murder after the partially bound body of former paratrooper Vernon Hodge of Louisville was […]

Proposed budget cuts won’t hurt prison here; meeting set April 12

Despite deep budget cuts proposed by the White House, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers said the cuts don’t affect the proposed prison here, and pledged to protect the project from being cut. “The President’s ‘skinny’ budget proposal does not include a direct cut to the Letcher County Prison project,” Rogers said in a statement. “However, like other programs and agencies that […]

2017-03-22 E-Edition

Willis was key in UK’s win over Wichita

Vaught’s Views

After Kentucky survived against Wichita State Sunday, a lot of attention was given to the way De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo played, especially late in the game. However, not nearly enough attention was given to Derek Willis. Remember he’s the senior who has been blasted by coach John Calipari for three years and often criticized both by fans […]

Nows Heres a Tip

• Hang brooms and mops to preserve their useful life. The bristles of a tightly packed broom are better at sweeping than loose bristles. • Clean the stainless steel surface of your kitchen appliances with Pledge or similar furniture polish. Fingerprints are banished, and just watch them shine! • “For those of us who use a lot of hairspray when […]