Struttin’ Time:

Learning from Appy Trail walkers

With my Maine black bear hunt now behind me I am getting ready to head to North Carolina on October 10 to hunt more black bears. I scored on Wednesday, my third day of hunting, at 6 p.m. sharp. It was a 179-pound boar, nothing to brag about, but a nice Maine black bear. As I travel on these trips […]

State’s deer-vehicle collisions jump in fall

With Kentucky ranked 15th in the nation for deer vehicle collisions, drivers across the commonwealth have a 1 in 100 chance of hitting a deer, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Drivers need to be even more alert this time of year as deer become more active. “The number of deer killed along area highways in September is linked to […]

Woolly worms predict a very wet winter here

Let’s do first things first. If you are among the well over 100 readers who subscribed to the $5 tomato seed offer last month, please know that we will eventually get them to you but it’s not apt to happen as soon as we had hoped. We had simply anticipated that 20 or so of you would want them. Now […]


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Letcher Central falls short in seesaw battle with Bears

The Letcher County Central Cougars hope to win their third game of the season this Friday in another important Class 5A District 8 matchup when they host North Laurel. The Cougars’ record fell to 1-1 in the district and 2-5 overall on September 28 when they were narrowly beaten by visiting Harlan County, 31 to 27. North Laurel, 0-2 in […]

Stoops, Cats prep for first meeting with Texas A&M in more than six decades

LEXINGTON Kentucky hasn’t played Texas A&M in more than six decades. That will change Saturday when the two teams meet for the first time in 65 years. The last time the Wildcats played the Aggies came in 1953 when Texas A&M yanked out a 7-6 victory over a Kentucky squad coached by Paul “Bear” Bryant, who later went on to […]

Investigator is hired here

For the first time in 25 years, the Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office has its own detective. Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison Banks said when a secretary retired at the end of April, he got no applicants to replace her after a month, so he sought permission from the Attorney General’s office to reclassify the open position. “Instead of a three-day a week, part-time […]


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Gabby’s fishing fever

Birds feeding on surface is good sign

As the water continues to cool the fish will move to shallow areas and to spots close to the banks. These are the types of areas you will want to spend your time checking out for fishing success. Watch your fish finder for signs on schools of baitfish holding in the area. This is normal for this time of year […]

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 thought the world was rid of Garth Brooks, but apparently he came out of retirement. He stunk back then and he still […]