2020-07-08 E-Edition

Couple shoot, kill man who had been staying in house

A Jenkins couple shot and killed a man after he entered a house they owned early Monday morning, police said Kentucky State Police are investigating the incident and M. Trooper Jody Sims of KSP Post 13 in Hazard said the case will be presented to a Letcher County Grand Jury when the investigation is complete. The grand jury will determine […]

Fall festivals are much in doubt

With a global pandemic underway, it’s not looking good for festival season this year. Blackey and Neon have already canceled their festivals. Isom hasn’t posted a schedule. The Mountain Heritage Festival and Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival are still wavering. The Rob Run car show has been canceled, and most of the Levitt AMP Concert Series was also canceled. There will […]

17th virus case in county

Letcher County has seen three more cases of COVID-19 since last week, bringing the total number in the county who are affected by the virus to 17. The Kentucky River District Health Department announced one new case on Monday and two on Tuesday. The case announced Monday was a 43-year-old male. On Tuesday, the agency announced that a 61-year-old woman […]

Vaught’s Views

Star UK lineman finds ‘old soul’ like him

She’s seen her son injure his knee and miss the 2018 season when Kentucky won 10 games and then come back to play so effectively in 2019 that he’s been named the third best returning offensive lineman in the Southeastern Conference. She’s seen COVID-19 totally disrupt everything about sports — and life — in our country and put the entire […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Fishing at night? Try a black light

I think every bass angler has a favorite bait and favorite rod and reel combo, and some even have a favorite “honey hole” for catching bass. Many prefer fishing early or late, but if you ask me I would say that during this time of the year my favorite time to bass fish is at night. There are several reasons […]

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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 To the City of Jenkins and the mayor: You have got to get rid of the geese at the lake. Everywhere you walk you step in poop. Then you have to chase them […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• As Shakespeare said, what’s in a name? A duck is called a duck because it ducks its head under the water to feed. The animal was named after the verb, not the other way around. • In the era of TV dinners, it wasn’t enough that you ATE your veggies. No, etiquette experts still found time to make some […]

Political Cartoon

McConnell eyes virus aid as cuts in benefits loom

WASHINGTON An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing. With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is outlining Republican priorities as earlier programs designed to ease Americans through […]