2019-06-12 E-Edition

Grand jury indicts nine

Two McRoberts men are named in indictments by the Letcher Grand Jury charging them with trafficking in methamphetamine. Curtis Wayne Anderson, 35, of 50 Lonesome Dove Drive, is accused of complicity with Corey Fraley in tampering with physical evidence, firstdegree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and being a second-degree persistent felony offender. The […]

Play On!

PLAY ON! — While their older siblings were in a rain delay during Fleming-Neon Little League action last week, Drew Richardson (left), Ryder Mullins (center), and Allan Jones decided to have some fun on a wet infield at Goose Creek Park. Richardson plays for the Minor League team the Nationals, while Mullins and Jones play for the Orioles.

U.S. government to withdraw action needed to build prison at Roxana

The Trump administration is withdrawing the Record of Decision to place a prison in Letcher County, halting — at least for the foreseeable future — the project, which has been in the works for nearly 15 years. The federal Department of Justice plans on Friday to issue a public notice of the withdrawal of the Record of Decision to purchase […]

Is this year the last for Neon Days event?

The annual Neon Days Celebration could be nearing the end of a long run of entertaining residents of Fleming-Neon and visitors. At this week’s June meeting of the Neon City Council, councilman and Neon Days Committee member James D. Collins announced that there will not be a July 4 fireworks celebration this year due to the lack of funds. Then […]

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 God bless the president of the United States and God bless the U.S. government. Let’s turn this problem around about illegal immigrants Let’s let this be Mexico’s problem. It is Mexico’s problem, thanks […]

Moments in Time

• On June 13, 323 B.C., Alexander the Great, the young Macedonian military genius who forged an empire stretching from the eastern Mediterranean to India, dies in Babylon, in present-day Iraq, at the age of 33. Alexander had received a classical education from famed philosopher Aristotle. • On June 15, 1215, following a revolt by the English nobility against his […]

City OK’s hotel bid

The second time could be the charm for the Daniel Boone Hotel building. The Whitesburg City Council approved a bid last night (Tuesday), to begin demolition and stabilization of the 100-year-old building, the largest historic structure in downtown Whitesburg. It was the second time the city advertised for bids for stabilization of the building, the roof of which partly collapsed […]

Mullins retiring as chief, but staying a firefighter

Gary Mullins has spent nearly half a century fighting fires in the city of Whitesburg. He will retire as chief of the Whitesburg Fire Department at the end of the month. Mullins will continue to volunteer at the department, but will no longer be a paid employee. Mullins has served on the department for 47 years, the past 10 as […]

Whitesburg’s water, sewer rates will rise beginning on July 1

Cost of garbage pick-up at homes and businesses will also increase

Water and sewer rates will be raised in the City of Whitesburg on July 1, after Ordinance 2019-3 has undergone a second reading next Tuesday and is published. The minimum rate for water customers inside the city will be $13.40 per month, and the rate for water customers outside the city will be $24 per month. Each water customer will […]