Raymond Lee, 74, succumbs

Funeral services for Raymond Edison Lee, 74, will be held December 9 at 11 a.m. at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Born in Garysburg N.C. to the late Julius and Lucy Vick Lee, he died December 1 at his home in Jenkins. Mr. Lee was a grandson of the […]

‘Storybook Stroll and Shop’ debuts

Event offering rewards to those who shop locally

The Letcher County Tourism is helping to organize the 2017 “Christmas Storybook Stroll and Shop.” The event runs through Saturday (December 9) in Letcher County. This family event is sponsored by eight locally owned, small businesses in hopes to encourage those who live in Letcher County and surrounding counties to shop locally this holiday season. The event is designed to […]

Man, 80, was missing Monday

An 80- year- old Blair Branch man missing for 10 hours was located on Bee Tree Branch Monday night. According to Pine Mountain Search and Rescue (PMSCR), L.C. Adams, who is nearly blind, had been taking his daily walk up the hollow with two dogs and didn’t return home when expected. Family members said he had done that before when […]

Road to Patridge now open

The new section of U.S. 119 South from Eolia to the Harlan County line is open to traffic. Paving, striping, guardrails and signage were just completed on the new highway, which will cut travel time from Whitesburg to Cumberland by about 10 minutes. With the opening of the new road, only one section is left in that highway plan to […]

Eric Conn is captured, being returned to Ky.

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras and will be returned to the U.S., officials said. Eric Conn was captured Monday by a SWAT team as he came out of a restaurant in the coastal city of […]

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’m calling in about that photograph of Raven Rock that was in the paper. Isn’t that beautiful and something to see? I’m just […]

Lions Club to hold auction

The Whitesburg Lions Club will hold a silent auction from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, in front of The Thirsty Heifer in downtown Whitesburg during the Christmas Parade. Some of the items to be auctioned may be viewed on Facebook under Whitesburg Lions Club, and bids for items will be accepted. For more information, contact any Lions Club […]

Seniors view Bristol Christmas lights

We had some really bad news this past week at Letcher County Senior Citizens. One of our special members (well I guess they are all special), Rose Collier, whom Mom and I have gotten really close to over the past seven months, wasn’t there for a few days. When I asked about her I found out her son that lives […]

Another Veterans Day has passed

I’m ashamed of myself. I was asked to march with our veterans in a parade again this year, and to meet with my Disabled American Veterans. I did neither. During my 27-year military career, I had the distinct opportunity to meet veterans over most of the world. I’ve met Americans who’ve represented the highest levels of service to our country. […]

Popping Up a Winter Wonderland

Edible, handmade holiday decor perfect for gifting

’T is the season to pop up some holiday fun by creating a scenic winter wonderland that tastes as great as it looks. Gather the kids and make a handson family holiday tradition out of crafting festive, edible decorations. Popcorn is the perfect choice to pop up and eat while trimming your popcorn tree and decking out your creations. At […]