4 million hours and no serious accidents

Employees from the Burdine and Elkhorn City operations of Mountain Aggregates Inc. were honored with a lunch at the Burdine quarry operation October 26 and the presentation of a trophy they received for working four million man hours during the past nine years without a lost-time injury accident. Employees Ronnie Ratliff of Shelby Gap, second from left, Randy Hughes of […]

Trivia test

1. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the only U.S. president born on the island of Manhattan? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What is the capital of Ethiopia? 3. U.S. STATES: Which state is home to Mount Rushmore? 4. PSYCHOLOGY: What fear is represented by the condition astraphobia? 5. LITERATURE: Which of Shakespeare’s plays produced the line, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be”? 6. […]

Food City sponsors Race Against Hunger

Since 1992, Food City — in partnership with its customers — has conducted its annual Race Against Hunger campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. The holiday promotion is cosponsored by Kellogg’s. “Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region. Food City and Kellogg’s are proud to be a part of the Race Against Hunger,” says Steven […]


1/ 2 ACRE ± FOR SALE — At head of #3 Hollow, Jenkins. Last parcel on left. $6,000. 205-527-2031 or 205- 352-5514. (10-3-8p) _________________ FOR SALE BY OWNER — 20 acres in Letcher, KY. Located at Crases Branch Rd. (Church Hill Road). 317-410-5540 or 317- 530-5106. (10-3-4pc) _________________ TWO-STORY HOME — Full basement, 3-4 bedrooms, 5 baths, hardwood floors, generator, […]

An election with no candidates? It almost happened

What if you had an election and nobody ran? It’s not quite that bad in the city of Fleming-Neon, but it’s close. There are six seats on the city council, but only two people will be on the ballot in next week’s General Election. Two more filed as write-in candidates after the deadline for getting on the ballot passed with […]

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 don’t see how anyone in their right mind would vote to re-elect the members of the Jenkins Board of Education. They shut […]

Hurricane brings back memories

This hurricane on our East Coast brought back memories of my 27 years of Air Force service. Flying over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, I saw a lot of things that were hard to tell what they were. In 1948 when flying with my Air Sea Rescue team over the Pacific Ocean, if the weather was bad we were called […]


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Digital antenna offers good reception on a budget

While my wife Loretta, my brother Andy, and I were taking the weekend of October 12-14 in the head of Blair Branch at our old homeplace in Letcher County, our other brothers, Keeter (Keith) and Steve rolled in on Saturday evening. Steve and I watched the other two achieve something that I would not have believed if I hadn’t seen […]

Jenkins HS top students named

Honor roll students at Jenkins Middle High School for the first nine weeks of school are: Sixth grade — 4.0 grade point average: Ethan Bailey, Kindlee Breeding, Madison Church, Laken Graham and Sara Jones. 3.0–3.9 GPA: Journey Baker, Bryson Bentley, Chloe Branham, Nickalus Breeding, Donovan Brown, Ethan Carty, Riley Caudill, Hannah Damron, Kylee Fouts, Maddox Hafemeister, Nathaniel Johnson, Abigail Kelly, […]