2020-11-18 E-Edition


— Collection is underway for Christmas gifts packed in shoeboxes as part of the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child campaign. Whitesburg First Baptist Church is the regional drop-off location for eastern Kentucky, and boxes may be dropped off through 7 p.m. November 23. Hundreds of boxes have already been dropped off by local churches, and anyone wishing to drop off […]

Facebook photos lead to indictments of two

Two Letcher County residents have been indicted on charges related to a home-invasion robbery at Deane more than a year ago. Tracy (Tracie) Wells, 36, and Scott E. Kiser, 39, both of 93 Orange Drive at Camp Branch, were charged with receiving stolen property and other charges for alleged involvement in the theft of furniture and other items from the […]

Some jail inmates to be sent home in fight against virus

County to pay ‘house arrest’ costs for some inmates

Letcher County will pay the cost of house arrest for some jail inmates in order to reduce the capacity of the jail while there is an increased rate of COVID-19 infections. The higher rate of infections in Letcher County has combined with state rules concerning quarantine regulations to create an overcrowding problem in Letcher County Jail. House arrest, an old […]

UK signee Daimion Collins is rim protector

Vaught’s Views

John Calipari’s current 2021 recruiting class might not have that instant superstar but recruiting analysts certainly like the upside for 6-9 Daimion Collins of Atlanta, Texas. “Collins is elite on both ends on the floor in two specific areas. First and foremost as a rim protector and second as a finisher,” said Paul Biancardi, national recruiting director for ESPN. “His […]

Struttin’ Time

Broken boat couldn’t stop the fun

I took a memory to lunch — well sort of. I got a call this week from my lifelong friend Archie Crawford of Mayking. (I guess you can call someone that has been a true friend since 1972 a lifelong friend.) Archie, as well as several other friends, was concerned about my post that I would no longer be the […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Bass are in much deeper water now

As fall moves on and lakes are falling to winter pool, the fish will be forced to move also so they will not be landlocked in shallow pools where the lake is pulled down. As this all happens, the schools of bait fish and smaller fish will all move toward more main lake areas. When everything settles down new fish […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.
Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

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 If you are considering sending money to help Trump with his legal fund, please realize that he has previously ‘ borrowed’ money from charities to line his own pockets and has used investor […]



Letcher schools close; Jenkins remains open

Football playoff game is still on
Letcher Co. returns to ‘red zone’ status

Letcher County Schools are expected to be operating entirely virtually at least through the end of this week, and probably longer as the number COVID-19 cases reached the critical point in the county over the weekend and in-person classes were cancelled beginning Tuesday. Jenkins Independent Schools remained open. Jenkins has cancel led middle school basketball games, but sports practices are […]