2019-09-11 E-Edition

Ready For Action

READY FOR ACTION — Albany Lucas, 4, stood patiently at the goal she would protect when the Letcher County Youth Soccer Association kicked off its 2019 season Sunday at Earnest Cook Memorial Park. Albany is one of more than 150 children who will play on the local fields between now and November. (Eagle photo)

Resort may draw 40,000 visitors, employ 50 people

Competitive shooters from Letcher County are confident a world-class sport and shooting resort park planned for Sandlick will increase tourism both here and in surrounding counties. “It can’t help but succeed,” said Richard Smith of Letcher, a member of the Single Action Shooting Society. “We travel far and wide and spend a bunch of money to get to shoot. I […]

Far fewer work here now

County’s labor force continues dramatic fall

There are fewer people employed in Letcher County than the same time four years ago, or even eight years ago, state unemployment figures show. While Gov. Matt Bevin has been touring the state talking about record low unemployment percentages, the numbers are more complicated than a simple percent because the number of people in the workforce also changes from month […]

Camp Branch man killed his brother, police charge

A Camp Branch man was killed early Tuesday morning in an altercation at his home and his brother has been charged with murder. Kentucky State Police M. Trooper Jody Sims said Post 13 in Hazard received the 9-1-1 call at 4:43 a.m. Tuesday that a man had been found unresponsive in the basement of a house at 339 Cane Hollow. […]

County reacted to Sept. 11 attacks

It’s so hard to believe it has been 18 years since the disaster of the tourist attacks on our country that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. I will never forget where I was and how we teachers learned what was going on outside our normal schoolday routines at Martha Jane Potter Elementary. I was hired on Sept. 11, 2000 […]

Services set for Doris Blair

Doris Ann Blair, 71, of Letcher, died September 8 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. A daughter of the late Gay and Mattie Jean Ison Frazier, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Dwight Frazier. Surviving are a son, Sean Blair and wife Melissa of Jeremiah; a brother, Chris Day of Jeremiah; a […]

Contest deadline is Sept. 20

The deadline for Cultural Arts and Mountain Heritage quilts and canned good entries is Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. This contest includes baking, canning, candy, quilts, baskets, needlework, woodcrafts, paintings, holiday decorations, scrapbooking and more. Drop off items between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the extension office. Items will be on display at the extension office the week of […]

Class of ’78 to hold reunion

The Letcher High School Class of 1978 will host a class reunion from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, at the Blackey Senior Citizens building. All classmates interested in attending must contact Connie Wright at 389 Mack Drive, Whitesburg, KY 41858 or call 606-633- 9473 for further information. Cost of attendance is $20 per person or $40 per […]

Gladys Campbell dies at 95

Gladys Webb Campbell, 95, of Mayking, died September 7 at Christina Place Assisted Living facility in Franklin, Ind. She was the daughter of the late William Hartley and Elizabeth Lusk of Ulvah. Mrs. Campbell taught elementary school for 36 years, which included starting out in one-room schoolhouses where she taught grades one through eight. She spent most of her teaching […]