2019-10-16 E-Edition


— For the first time in about two years, residents of Holbrooktown, located between Mayking and Seco, will soon have a bridge leading across the what is now a rain-depleted North Fork of the Kentucky River to their homes. Since the old bridge was declared unsafe and closed, property owners have been forced to access the community by way of […]

Judge sets aside man’s guilty plea in sex abuse case

Letcher District Judge Kevin Mullins has set aside the guilty plea of a Camp Branch man accused of misdemeanor sexual abuse and amended the charge against him to a felony. Glen Evan Gross Jr., 30, of 5033 Highway 931N, had already been sentenced in the crime, which family members and the prosecutor now say involved a 14-year-old girl, and should […]

McConnell reaffirms support for prison

Saying he is a “longtime advocate” of the continuing effort to build a federal prison at Roxana, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has pledged to help protect the $510 million in funding that has been awarded for the project. In a letter to Letcher County Planning Commission Chairman Elwood Cornett, McConnell wrote, “As you know, I am a longtime advocate for […]

Man sentenced to 140 months in federal case

A Millstone man arrested in March on federal firearms and drug charges was sentenced to 140 months in prison. Charles “Bud” Perry Jr., 56, pleaded guilty in June to distributing cocaine and possession of an illegal firearm and was sentenced earlier this month. According to the 21-page criminal complaint filed at the time of his arrest, Perry on multiple occasions […]



THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — The Logan family was stunned by the revelation that Flo is Katie’s anonymous kidney donor. While Wyatt and Sally were babysitting Beth and Douglas, Douglas helped take care of Beth. Wyatt shared past regrets with Sally. The Logan sisters grilled Flo while Shauna passionately defended her daughter’s actions. Flo gave an emotional and unexpected […]

Estimated increase in Social Security


Grab your calculator. Those in the know are making an educated guess about the amount of our Social Security increase for 2020. The Senior Citizens League estimates that the increase will be 1.6%, below the raise we got last year. This will mean an average net gain of $23.40 per month for those receiving the average $1,460 per month benefit. […]

Moments in time

• On Oct. 15, 1917, Mata Hari, the seductive female spy, is executed for espionage by a French firing squad. Mata Hari claimed to have been born in a sacred temple, but in reality, the exotic dancer was born Margaretha Geertruida Zelle in Holland. • On Oct. 17, 1931, gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for […]

Now here’s a tip!

• “You set a curfew and a bedtime for your children because you know that kids need a good amount of sleep to keep those little bodies growing and their minds happy. Do you do the same for yourself? It’s tempting to stay up late zoning out after the kids are (finally) in bed, but make sure you get your […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1909 A campaign advertisement with a photograph of Mrs. Eliza Webb, wife of Letcher County Court Clerk candidate John S. Webb, appears in this week’s edition of The Mountain Eagle with the following request to readers: “I’m a poor, crippled mother and cannot work. Please vote for my husband for County Court Clerk.” Mrs. Webb traces a […]