Big numbers for future Wildcat QB

Kentucky quarterback commit Jarren Williams just continues to produce big numbers and gather more honors. Recently the Georgia quarterback was picked to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. That’s the same game UK players Drew Barker, Landon Young, Drake Jackson, Kash Daniels and others have been in recently. Williams said being picked was “dream coming to reality” for him. […]

Bringing seniors to rec center was a good thing

Mom and I have had a very busy and good schedule. Her health is a blessing from God. She is still able to run around with us girls and we surely enjoy being with her too. Last week she was able to go to the Letcher County Recreation Center and work out four days. We also spent the mornings with […]

Soups beans a big hit with Old Time Fiddlers

Hello everyone! Well I may as well start this column by complaining. I am not ready for cold weather, as one day it is hot and the next day you need a jacket. I read where someone had turned their furnace on for a little while. I still have my window air conditioner in the living room, and would be […]

Cougars’s needed more than a good first half

The Letcher County Central Cougars played their best half of football of the entire season in the first half against Union High School, but unfortunately could not sustain it in the second half and fell by a score of 55-27. LCC quarterback Nick Sergent was phenomenal in the first half, throwing for 236 yards and three touchdowns, but Division 1 […]

Breeding, Stivers to be co-grand marshals

The theme for the 35th Mountain Heritage Festival is “Back Where I Come From”, and Dr. Van Stanley Breeding and Regina Combs Stivers have accepted the 2017 Festival Committee’s invitation to serve as co-grand marshals of the festival parade. Dr. Van Stanley Breeding is the son of the late Van and Joy Wray Frazier Breeding of Isom. He was graduated […]

Roots Project to feature blacksmithing

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center. The Hemphill Catering Company catered a large event on Saturday. We are thankful for friends who help us spread the word about our business venture. We are employing some folks on a part-time basis. We continue to dream and work toward gaining a sustainable […]

Coach Matthews looks ahead to Game No. 5

It’s week five and the Letcher County Central Cougars are still in search of that elusive first win. After starting the season 0-3, the Cougars went into week four with the opportunity to right the ship against Union High School of Big Stone Gap, Va. Union is a powerhouse and came equipped with the best athlete the Cougars will face […]

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 A straight up warning to the junkie that robbed Lee’s Famous Recipe: My girlfriend works in that area, and if I ever catch […]


Struttin’ Time:

The journey of hunting continues

As the miles and years keep adding up on me, I often wonder, “How much longer can I go?” I enjoy hunting and will give it up when I am found in the mountains of some far off state, when my luck runs out while trying to take one final bear. I am 1,500 miles from home as you read […]