Reduce stress through mindfulness

Fingers holding cell phones; constant updates via social media; 24/7 news alerts; and demands from work and home help create a world that is full of noise, chaos and all kinds of stressors that bombard us each day. Sometimes, we can get caught up in these stressors or events and allow them to take control over our lives and reduce […]

Strange But True

• It was Scott Adams, best known as the creator of the “Dilbert” comic strip, who made the following observation: “Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant.” • According to the Oxford English […]

Cougars to host Bulldogs

The Letcher County Central High School Cougars are facing their third tough challenge in a row as they look for their first win of the season this Friday against the visiting Hazard Bulldogs. The Bulldogs, a perennial Class A power, are led by senior quarterback Bailey Blair and senior running back Skylar Pelfrey. They opened their season August 24 with […]


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To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, KY 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. ROARK — The annual Roark family reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Kingscreek Fire Department from 1 to […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1972 Brooms Have you ever wondered who cleans up the spitballs you shot in English class? The butter you “accidentally” dropped under your friend’s shoe in the lunchroom? Well, “custodians” are what they’re called, but in reality, they’re sweepers, dusters, wipers, dumpers, fixers, and all ‘round Mr. Cleans. Without this group of hardworking men, the environmental quality would soon discourage […]

LCC soccer off to hot start

Letcher County Central High School’s boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are off to good starts this season. The boys’ soccer team entered play this week with a record of two wins and no losses, while the girls’ team won the only game it had played going into this week. In a 3 to 1 in over visiting Harlan County on […]


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Boat ramp temporarily closing

A boat ramp at Carr Creek Lake in Knott County will temporarily close Sept. 4 to 7 while the facilities are being used as a staging area for a major fish habitat improvement project. The ramp is located in the upper reaches of the lake, at the White Pine Shelter of the Littcarr Recreation Area. Anglers may still launch their […]

Sue Hall injured in fall

Hello again! Can you believe we are staring September right in the face? To me it seems like this has been one of the shortest summers of all time. I haven’t been very many places this summer, and before you can turn around the weather will turn to cold and snowing and I sure won’t be going anywhere. The weather […]