Letcher woman’s recovery began with sentencing by Judge Mullins

Judge Mullins: ‘We want them to get help’

The sound of a gavel banging, and the dramatic clang of cell doors aren’t typically associated with hope. In this case, the judicial system saved Allison Rose’s life. On June 28, 2018, Rose found herself facing charges for possessing drug paraphernalia and complicity to traffic methamphetamine in Letcher County. This was not her first drug-related charge. She had several other […]

Speak Your Piece

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 Judge/ Executive Jim Ward, Magistrate Bob Howard, Magistrate Woody Holbrook, Magistrate Keith Adams, and Magistrate Wayne Fleming, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves. To use the hardworking county employees as a political […]


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Aide to McConnell cancelled meeting with miners, so they visited office anyway

Miners travel …

Retired miners and their families demonstrated in London last week in attempt to get the attention of Sen. Mitch McConnell and stop a planned cut to the tax that pays for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. But with the holiday approaching and about 25 percent of the federal government shut down because of the president’s demand that $5 billion […]

Henry Sergent, 87, dies

Henry Warren Sergent, 87, of Murray, died December 17 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. Born in Democrat to the late Samuel C. Sergent and Pollyann Taylor Sergent, he was the widower of Wanda Faye Day Sergent. Mr. Sergent was also preceded in death by three sisters, Emma Lou Engle, Sarah Belle Sergent and Ethel Sanders; a brother, Chester Sergent; and a […]


NOTICECommonwealth OfKentuckyLetcher Circuit CourtCivil Action No.18-CI-0016221st Mortgage Corporation PlaintiffV.Lawrence Sexton;Regina Sexton;Letcher County,KentuckyDefendantsNOTICE OF MASTERCOMMISSIONERSALEBy virtue of a DefaultJudgment In Rem andOrder of Sale and Order Referring Case toMaster Commissionerfor Judicial Sale entered on November14, 2018, by the Letcher Circuit Court, theundersigned MasterCommissioner of theLetcher Circuit Courtwill offer for sale at thecourthouse door of theLetcher County Courthouse in the City ofWhitesburg, […]

Ward reflects on 12 years of leading the county

Ward is most proud of rec center, prison

One Thursday recently was a typical day for outgoing county Judge/ Executive Jim Ward. That morning, he was with the road department determining how to fix a road. That afternoon he was marrying a couple at the nursing home. It’s been a job he’s relished for the past 12 years and would have continued to love if he had won […]

Savor Simplicity

Holiday recipes worth sharing

Most great holiday gatherings start with great food and end with quality time spent with loved ones. This holiday season, rely on simple recipes that let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating special moments with family and friends. As a holiday host, it may be tempting to explore complicated new recipes to lend a festive […]

Reflections on the highlights of 2018


Go to our Facebook pages for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center, www.facebook.com/Hemphillblacksheep. 2018 is very old and dying. The ancients called the Winter Solstice (on or about Dec. 21) the birth of the sun. That day is the day of the long night. Once past the days will steadily lengthen until Summer Solstice (the longest day). […]


RECAPS 12/24 – 12/28 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Hope tells Steffy and Liam that she wants to enjoy Christmas without Taylor. Maya shares her news about Rick with Hope and Liam, who in turn ask Maya for a favor. Taylor realizes that Hope is forcing Steffy to choose between spending time with Taylor and celebrating the holiday with […]