To perform

Bluegrass Circle will perform on Jan. 6 at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The show will be from 8 p.m. to 12:01 a.m.

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 This is some big news from over here in Cumberland. I started up through town a while ago and it was a sight […]

LCC girls return home

The Letcher Central High School Lady Cougars were in Orlando, Fla., last week, participating in the KSA Events Holiday Tournament. The Cougars defeated Gulf Breeze (Fla.) 50-25 Dec. 28, before having a three-game winning streak snapped in losing 68-25 to Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) Dec. 29. The 7-6 Lady Cougars will return home to host 6-6 Harlan on Friday, Jan. 5. […]

Rites held for Mildred Eldridge

Mildred Faye Eldridge, 74, died December 26 at her home in Hallie. A daughter of the late Eddie and Iona Murphy, she was the widow of Claude Eldridge and a grandmother of the late Michelle Collins. Surviving are two sons, Claude Elliott Eldridge, Jr., of Letcher County and Shane Elliott Eldridge of Frankfort; a daughter, Marquetta Collins of Jackson, Ga.; […]

More than 100 local residents accept a 12-week challenge to make themselves healthier

More than 100 Letcher County residents have accepted a local certified personal trainer’s 12-week challenge to get healthier in 2018. Brandy Cook, of Whitesburg, created the “New Year New You” challenge as a way to “pay it forward” and help others in her community. “My initial goal was to get 50 people signed up, and I ended up with 131 […]

How much your electric bill will rise still up in air

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has asked Kentucky Power to determine how much money it will save from the corporate tax cut passed by Congress just before Christmas, and it will set a hearing at a later date to determine whether the company should cut its rates. The company had been seeking a rate increase of 16.8 percent for residential […]

Ready for spring to come

Happy New Year everyone! Are you staying warm? The Ohio Valley is caught in a deep freeze, as the temperature has reached below zero. It is predicted to be this way all week. Now Mother Nature can let it be spring and get rid of this frigid temperature as far as I am concerned. I am ready for fresh tomatoes […]

More candidates file to run for offices

As the new year begins and time starts to run out for candidates to announce for the May primary election, more people have been picking up papers and filing them in the Letcher County Clerk’s office. All county offices are up for election this year. The deadline for filing for races in the primary is January 30. The primary will […]

Inequality now feeds the U.S.

Inequality doesn’t just come out of the blue; it’s intentionally created by decisions that elites make — usually behind closed doors, so those knocked down don’t know what (or who) hit them. Take America’s 4 million fastfood workers, whose average pay hovers around a miserly $300 a week before taxes. With the labor market tightening, why don’t they just hop […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1993 Miss Yellow Jacket Whitney Kane Cooper is the daughter of Glen and Helen Cooper of Kingscreek. For the past three years, Whitney has been an active member of the cheerleading squad and the BETA Club. She has also been a member of the French Club, Youth Help Others, and the FBLA Club. Whitney was chosen as Miss Yellow Jacket […]