2020-10-21

2020-10-21 E-Edition

Vandals strike overlook, park

Vandals painted a trash can at the Pine Mountain overlooks (above) and stole a metal gate from the Thornton Park (below) over the weekend. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the vandalism and theft to contact the Letcher County Judge/Executive’s office at (606) 633-2129 or the Letcher County Sheriff’s Department at (606) 633-2290.

County wants state to reverse law that requires long travel for driver’s licenses

Fiscal court also votes to increase county workers’ pay by 2 percent

Citizens are being asked to join the Letcher County Fiscal Court in petitioning the Kentucky General Assembly to stop plans to move the local driver’s license office to Prestonsburg, but the move may be too little, too late since the law was passed to do so in the last session of the legislature. At its October meeting Monday, the fiscal […]

Letcher board votes to open schools Nov. 6

Board divided over school opening plan

Students in the Letcher County School System who signed up for in-person classes may be going back to class in two weeks, despite rising COVID-19 figures statewide, and warnings from health officials that another wave of cases is coming. The Letcher County Board of Education voted 3-2 on Monday night to return to classes on a “hybrid schedule” on November […]

Woman, 29, is indicted in stabbing of her father

16 are named in 19 new indictments

A Craft’s Colly woman has been indicted on charges of second-degree assault, public intoxication and being a persistent felony offender in the first degree after she allegedly stabbed her father in the back. Kimberly R. Boykin, also known as Kimberly Nicole Boykin, 29, of 487 Thickett Branch at Ermine, was arrested September 17 when Kentucky State Police Trooper Brandon Watts […]

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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 . I am calling to comment on my taxes. I have made no improvements at all to my property and my taxes went up approximately $55 from last year. Taxes have gone up. . […]

Services today for Franklin Abb Bradford

Franklin Abb Bradford, 70, died October 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. He was a son of the late Ira and Mollie Burns Bradford. Surviving are Peggy Pack; three sons, Adam Bradford and wife Angie and Nathan Bradford, all of Pineville, W.Va., and Franklin Bradford II of Beckley, W.Va.; a brother, Sidney Bradford and wife Patty of Morgantown, W.Va.; […]

Johnny Ed Halcomb dies at 74

Johnny Ed Halcomb, age 74, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on October 15, 2020. Mr. Halcomb was born to parents William and Glessie (Stamper) Halcomb on August 24, 1946 in Fleming-Neon, Kentucky, who preceded him in death as well as other family members. Mr. Halcomb is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Vergie (Collins) Halcomb; children, Tim […]

Services held for Pauline Nease

Pauline Seals Nease, 65, died October 13. A daughter of the late Delzie Seals and Nannie Sexton Seals, she was the mother of the late Jerome Nease. Surviving are a son, Anthony Brian Nease and wife Amy of Virginia; three brothers, Doolittle Seals of Jeremiah, Billy Ed Seals of Colson, and Danny Seals of Mallie; and a sister, Della Seals […]

Large grant to help MCHC build needed housing


Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation will use a $1.5 million grant to convert the old Whitesburg High School English Building to efficiency apartments for men recovering from drug addiction. Men who have completed initial rehab will stay in the transitional apartments for up to a year while they learn new skills and prepare for life without drugs. “During their stay of […]