2020-10-07 E-Edition


— Whitesburg is a festive place to be this month with much of its downtown area covered in new Halloween decorations. In this photo, the James Bates Pedestrian Bridge is decorated with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches’ hats, and new lighting. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

In-person voting to begin Monday

Sample ballots published this week

As Letcher County voters prepare to vote early, in-person, beginning Monday, the Letcher County Clerk’s Office is publishing sample ballots in this week’s edition of The Mountain Eagle. Voters will be able to vote early at the Letcher County Recreation Center on Jenkins Road in Whitesburg, and at the county clerk’s office. Voting at the rec center will be from […]

Jenkins yet to resolve Halloween issue

Jenkins still leaning toward trick-or-treating by car

Protocols for celebrating Halloween in Jenkins this year are still not set. At the October meeting of the Jenkins City Council, Mayor Todd Depriest asked the council to discuss the options, but said he favors several of the plans put forth by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear that limit contact, but still allow some form of trick or treat. On October […]

Whitesburg taxes won’t increase

The City of Whitesburg will not seek a tax hike for the coming year. At a special called teleconference meeting last Wednesday, the Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously to leave the tax rate on real property at 34 cents per $100 for the coming year. Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft said the rate works for the city and is not […]

43 more cases of COVID-19 reported here in past week

COVID-19 cases include infant

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Letcher County hit 209 this week, virtually ensuring that schools will remain closed for the foreseeable future to slow the spread of the coronavirus that has killed more than 1,200 people statewide, and more than 210,000 in the US. The new total represents 43 new cases since last Tuesday, just three less than […]

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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 you Democrats who are aiming to vote in this election: Mr. Johnny Ray Turner is failing to admit his greatest accomplishment. Thanks to him you are going to have to drive […]

Rock guitar legend Eddie Van Halen dies

Van Halen was one of rock’s guitar greats

Eddie Van Halen, the guitar virtuoso whose blinding speed, control and innovation propelled his band Van Halen into one of hard rock’s biggest groups, fueled the unmistakable fiery solo in Michael Jackson’s hit “Beat It” and became elevated to the status of rock god, has died. He was 65 A person close to Van Halen’s family confirmed the rocker died […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of October 12

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your moodier side might emerge this week. But the dark period should pass in time for the party-loving Lamb to go on a happy gambol with some very special people this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Yet again, you show your skill at being able to indulge in your love of the […]