Lowell Boggs dies at 80

Lowell Boggs, 80, of Hallie, died March 26 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Fred and Hermie Cornett Boggs, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bob Boggs and Fred Boggs Jr., and a sister, Maywood Boggs. Surviving are his wife, Rowena Frazier Boggs; a son, Fred Boggs and wife Kristy of Lexington; four […]

Senator decries plan for cuts to heating program

Standing in front of stacks of insulation likely destined for a poor family’s home, Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy decried proposed federal cuts to heating and weatherization programs Monday, saying good heating is a matter of life or death. Leahy and leaders of several Vermont anti-poverty programs said at a news conference at a weatherization service center that proposed federal […]

Reunion is for all classes from WHS

A reunion of all classes of Whitesburg High School will be held August 11-13 at the Hilton in Lexington. The cost of $65 per person will include a Friday evening reception and Saturday night banquet. For those who only attend activities Friday, the fee will be $30 per person. Send check or money order made out to WHS reunion and […]

Letcher Central JROTC wins trophies

The Letcher County Central JROTC Raider team competed March 25 at Pike County Central High School. We took two teams down to compete against 12 local schools. Team one consists of Cadets Luke Little, Joseph Gross, Caleb Johnson, Jason Adams, Brandon Boggs, James Stidham, Madison Adams, Dalton Werely, Jazmine Ramirez and Hannah Caudill. Team two consists of Cadets Alex Brock, […]

‘Mr. Social Security’ enters plea of guilty in federal fraud case

LOUISVILLE A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as “Mr. Social Security” pleaded guilty late last week for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a longrunning scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments. Eric C. Conn pleaded guilty in federal court in Lexington to stealing from the Social Security Administration and bribing a […]

Larry Dean Hall dies at 59

Funeral services for Larry Dean Hall, 59, of Mayking, will be held today, March 29, at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Hall Cemetery at Ermine. A son of the late Lawrence and Martha Stallard Hall, he died March 27 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. Surviving are a daughter, Jessica […]

College releases statement

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College released the following statement this week after The Mountain Eagle asked a series of questions about staff reductions and the school’s current financial situation. The school, based in Cumberland in Harlan County, has campuses in Letcher and three other counties in eastern Kentucky. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) is facing a perfect […]

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