LCC band student to peform in Europe

A Letcher County Central High School band student has been selected as a Kentucky Ambassador of Music to tour and perform in seven European nations this summer. Brooke Saurer, 18, daughter of James and Valerie Saurer of Partridge, is one of 300 Kentucky students chosen for the trip. According to a release from the program, students were nominated based on […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1976 Class Prophecy – Part 4 The new host of Let’s Make a Deal will be Brenda Kilgore. Lisa Kimberlin will be a country music sensation. Mark Larkey will play for the Arkansas Aardvarks. Whitesburg’s new music teacher will be Carol Little. Eddie Logan will be the governor of Kentucky in 1984. Ardella Lucas will be the sheriff of Letcher […]

The secret to perfectly grilled corn? Cook them unhusked

Grilling corn sounds like a simple proposition_ but our research found dozens of variations on the cooking method for this classic summer vegetable. For a recipe that produced corn with a distinctly grilled taste and lightly charred kernels, we grilled the corn unhusked. The grill imparted great flavor to our grilled corn, but also made the kernels tough and dry. […]

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 little more than a week ago my wife and son were assaulted. We took a warrant out on this boy who did […]

Services held for Jamie Pease

Jamie Allen Pease, 43, died Saturday, June 2, at his home on Craft Colly. He was the son of Carroll Pease and Teresa Hampton Pease. Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Kaylee Crawford; a sister, Vanessa Reed of Dry Fork; a grandmother, Margaret Pease of Crafts Colley; and a grandfather, Carmel Hampton of Dry Fork. Funeral services […]

Conrad expected to have big year

He had only 16 catches for 286 yards and four scores in 2017 before missing the final three games with a foot injury. Yet not only is tight end C.J. Conrad being counted on as a pivotal player in the Kentucky offense, he’s already projected to be one of the first tight ends picked in the 2019 NFL draft. In […]

SKCTC sees increase in credentials awarded

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) knows what a difference a year can make, especially when it comes to graduation numbers. Since spring 2017, the total number of credentials awarded — including degrees, diplomas, and certificates — have nearly doubled. “It’s an incredible increase,” says SKCTC President Dr. Vic Adams, who attributes this growth to modifications in advising and […]

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Balaam in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Genesis 8, what was the first thing Noah did after leaving the ark? Burned the ark, Built an altar, Performed a marriage, Hiked to mountains 3. What group did John the Baptist exhort to be content with their pay? Priests, Zealots, Judges, Soldiers 4. […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Summer’s here; let’s have some fun!

The time is here for summer fishing fun and nothing says summer fun like bluegill fishing. Many people, like me, started out fishing for the battling little bluegill. These fish are no doubt the most fished for by anglers of all ages during the summer months. They can be found just about anywhere in most lakes and in streams and […]

Black lung benefits are in danger unless Congress acts

Unless Congress takes action before the end of 2018, major financial problems face the public fund that provides black lung benefits to coal miners and their surviving dependents in cases where the miner’s employer has gone bankrupt, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. In short, the safety net meant to help alleviate the harm from black lung […]