Pursuant to Application Number 860-0551 Renewal 4 In accordance with KRS 350.055, notice is hereby given that Blue Diamond Mining, LLC, 3228 Summit Square Place, Suite 180, Lexington, Kentucky 40509, has applied for a renewal of a permit for a surface coal mining and reclamation operation located approximately 0.5 miles north of Carcassonne in Letcher and Knott Counties. The proposed […]

16 sentenced in Letcher Circuit Court cases

The following people were sentenced recently in Letcher Circuit Court: • Samuel Adkins, 43, of 4312 HWY 805, Jenkins, pleaded guilty to complicity Nov. 13 to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (meth) (three years); complicity to second-degree trafficking in a Schedule III controlled substance (Suboxone) (three years); complicity to third-degree trafficking in a Schedule IV or V […]

Judge Adams announces closing dates for holiday

Anyone who needs to pay a garbage bill in person or see the county judge/ executive won’t be able to do either on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. Judge/Executive Terry Adams issued an executive order after Christmas closing his office and the Letcher County Sanitation Department Billing Office on December 31 and January 1 for New Year’s. The offices […]

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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 Governor Bevin’s recent pardon of the woman who gunned the boy down at Jeremiah has absolutely shocked me. That boy had not even started his life. That woman lived a long life of […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• It was Samuel West, the founder and curator of Sweden’s Museum of Failure (which showcases disasters in design and innovation), who made the following sage observation: “Each failure is uniquely spectacular, while success is nauseatingly repetitive.” • Those who study such things say that the earth is more flattened at the South Pole than the North Pole. The weight […]

2 injured seriously after head-on hit on Kentucky Rt. 7

Two people were flown to trauma centers by helicopter Saturday night after a head-on collision at Letcher. The accident occurred about 7:48 p.m. December 28 on KY 7 near Burton Hill, 6.2 miles south of the intersection with Kentucky 15 at Isom. According to Kentucky State Police in Hazard, Jacob Slone, 20, of Thornton, was driving south on KY 7 […]

You getting a new last name? Get a new Social Security card

June is the traditional month for weddings. And many women who get married – in June or any time during the year – change their name along with their marital status. Whether brides take the name of a husband or opt for hyphenation, there’s something important they should do soon after the honeymoon. People who change their names should make […]

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme will play at Kingdom Come State Park at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 20. The group will also play at the Country Culvert in Haysi, Va., at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.