— Jenkins High School’s Serenitee Doderer went to the floor to bump the volleyball back into play during the Lady Cavaliers’ 3 sets to 0 win over the Piarist School earlier this week. The regular volleyball season ends on October 3. The Lady Cavs compete in the 15th Region. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

When competence is enough

In our highly polarized era, we too often judge election results from the confines of partisan politics. That’s not nearly as useful on the state and local levels, where elected officials have roads to fix, kids to educate and budgets to balance. Voters want people who can do the job. Ideology can wait. The conservative National Review recently put forth […]

Homecoming queens are crowned

Homecoming queens for 2018 were crowned over the weekend at Jenkins High School and Letcher County Central High. In the photo above, Alyssa Rose of Jenkins High was crowned by last year’s queen, Emilee Rose, during rainy homecoming festivities prior to last Friday’s game. Alyssa was escorted by Cavaliers football player David Brummitte, at right. In the photo at bottom, […]


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County officials fear the spread of hepatitis A

Members of the Letcher County Fiscal Court voiced concerns this week about the possible spread of hepatitis A and received information about efforts that are currently underway to combat the spread of the disease. At the court’s September meeting Monday night, Letcher County Health Department Coordinator Katrina Jones said that while there are 17 reported cases of hepatitis A in […]

When ‘shucky beans’ become a danger

It’s a good thing Loretta didn’t have a camera handy about three weeks ago. Otherwise I might have been a strong contender for the top prize on America’s Funniest Home Videos, a dubious “honor” that I have absolutely no aspirations for achieving. For old time’s sake, I decided to thread up a long string of Babe Campbell Beans and hang […]

LCC girls ‘net’ win

Above, Letcher Central senior Morgan Rowe spiked the ball in the Lady Cougars’ 3-0 win (25-11, 25-9, 25-13) over visiting Betsy Layne on Monday. Following a matchup on the road against Pikeville on Tuesday, the Lady Cougars are set to finish out the regular season with six straight home games. Letcher Central’s Sydnee Madden is seen spiking the ball below. […]


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Family seeks answers two years after murder

Nearly two years after Michael Lowe was found brutally murdered in the Burdine community of Jenkins, family members continue to hope the case will be solved sometime soon. Lowe, who had just recently turned 50, was stabbed to death inside his apartment in the Mountain Breeze complex, apparently on the morning of October 4, 2016. Officials said at the time […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1928 A modern laundry will be installed in the Turner Building in Whitesburg. Reports say the laundry will be operated by T.N. Carter of Norton, Virginia, who has leased the location. The new plant will be thoroughly equipped to do all kinds of laundry and dry […]