2020-07-01 E-Edition

New MCHC vans will allow on-site tests for COVID-19

Vans permit mobile testing

Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation has begun mobile testing for COVID-19, with two vans equipped for testing on site. MCHC Chief Executive Officer Mike Caudill said one van will serve the Kentucky River Valley, and the other will serve the Cumberland River Valley. “They’re actually equipped with a Sophia 2 antigen testing machine, and they can screen you for COVID-19 and […]

Wright falls short in re-election bid

Seventh District Supreme Court Justice Sam Wright failed to win reelection to his second term, finishing the primary race third. Robert “Bob” Conley, longtime circuit judge for Greenup and Lewis counties, and Chris Harris, a state representative from Pike County, will face each other in a runoff election in November. Wright is a former Letcher District Judge and Letcher Circuit […]

McGrath narrowly wins nomination as record number cast their ballots

Record number vote

Amy McGrath has hung onto a razor-thin margin to win the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, in a race that saw the presumptive runaway favorite raise $40 million, and win by less than 2 percent. A late surge by State Rep. Charles Booker after his participation in protests of the police shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville propelled him to […]

5 sentenced after pleas

A Letcher County man has entered a plea of guilty in Letcher Circuit Court to 21 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and two counts of distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Chad Eric Crouse, 45, of 15 Long Branch, Hallie, was sentenced to 17 years in prison. He also faces […]

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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 . The sheriff needs to do something about the fireworks in the Isom and Jeremiah area. Not sure who is involved, but apparently they have the same fireworks the local festival committee buys. They’re […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• Artist Salvador Dali believed he was the reincarnation of his dead brother, also named Salvador, who died almost 9 months to the day before Dali was born. • Forget flowers and candy — in Fiji, a tradition known as “tabuas” is the practice of giving a woman a tooth from a sperm whale as the ultimate token of love […]

Side-by-side stolen from driveway


Our family received the worst kind of news anybody could get this morning, the news of the death of a loved one. Mom’s sister, Linda Joyce Pennington Hall, passed away at 6:22 a.m. at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was admitted there last Thursday from Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital in Whitesburg. All us nieces […]

Bakery turns two years old


Check out our websites: www.blacksheepbrickoven.org and www.hemphillcenter.org and our Facebook pages, please. We will only be open until 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 4. Special orders can be picked up by then. We are hoping you have a blessed and safe Independence Day celebration. Our place is trying to get geared up to continue on to what appears to be […]

Trivia test

1. GEOGRAPHY: What was the former name of the Hawaiian Islands? 2. MOVIES Which Elvis Presley movie features the theme song “Can’t Help Falling in Love”? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What color is fuchsia? 4. TELEVISION: What was the real name of the Skipper’s character on “Gilligan’s Island”? 5. GEOLOGY: What kind of rock is sandstone? 6. FOOD & DRINK: Which […]