2020-09-30 E-Edition

Jenkins halts all sports, activites

High school athletics in Letcher County is in the balance, as the county has entered the “substantial community transmission” zone for average daily COVID-19 cases. According to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Letcher County, as of Tuesday afternoon, had an incidence rate of 25.2 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people, landing the county in the red, or “critical,” […]

COVID numbers explode across Letcher County

The number of COVID-19 cases in Letcher County has exploded in the past week with cases among football referees, athletes, and the medical community, and more than double the highest number of weekly cases since the pandemic began. The total number of cases reported here in the past week was 46 compared to 20 cases the week before. Monday alone […]

In-person classes won’t be starting anytime soon in Letcher schools parents are told

Letcher County students will not be returning to in-person classes until the rate of COVID-19 infections drops by at least 11 points, according to information provided to the Letcher County Board of Education this week. The board heard two requests from parents that school begin inperson classes again, but a sharp increase in the number of cases shut down any […]

LCC impressive in rout of Pike Central

The Letcher County Central Cougars won convincingly by a score of 28-7 over rival Perry County Central. The win improved their record to 3-0, but more importantly, 1-0 in district play. LCC outgained the Commodores 354 total yards to 81 yards as the Cougar defense once again dominated the game. LCC got the ball to start the game and after […]

UK’s football schedule suddenly looks tougher

Vaught’s Views

It took only a few hours last Saturday for Kentucky’s early-season schedule to suddenly look a lot more difficult. Not only did Kentucky lose 29- 13 at Auburn, but also new SEC coaches Lane Kiffin of Mississippi and Mike Leach of Mississippi State had offenses combine for 1,225 yards. Kiffin’s Rebels lost 51-35 at Florida but amassed 613 yards. Sophomore […]

Struttin’ Time

An unexpected bear encounter

These have been such beautiful mornings to be in a blind or tree stand watching the handy work of God as the moon sets and the sun brightens our world. Sorry about not being able to write our Struttin’ Time last week. These computers have a mind of their own. Every time I would get something written, something would kick […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Don’t overlook bluegill this fall

It may be early fall but the bluegill are biting well. Some other members of my family and I are going bluegill fishing this week at Carr Creek Lake. I was by there the other day and the lake looked good — still close to summer pool with a good healthy color. I am sure many of you like me […]

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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 all the people out there who I thought were friends with me and my son: He’s dying of cancer down in Florida and not one time have any of you called me to […]

Services set for Leon Blair

Funeral services for Leon Douglas Blair, 81, of Jeremiah, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, October 1, at Letcher Independent Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Letcher Independent Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Isom Cemetery. A son of the late Sol and Nora Caudill, he died September 28 at […]