2021-02-03 E-Edition


— 94th District State Representative Angie Hatton, a Democrat from Whitesburg, was in Washington, D.C., last Friday to take part in the 48th annual “March for Life.” Hatton, pictured at left, took part in the anti-abortion event as a representative of the “Democrats For Life of America.” Pictured at right is the organization’s executive director, Kristen Day, who announced that […]

Can’t afford a birthday party for your child? Call this group

‘Birthday Fairy’ makes dreams come true …

A dozen kids have experienced the joy of a birthday party all their own this year thanks to the work of a group of volunteers in Letcher County. Kayla Morton, of Premium, said she headed a volunteer effort in December to collect Christmas gifts for local children who, otherwise, may not have gotten to experience the joys of the holiday […]

Lack of vaccine info leaves many people feeling frustrated

Lack of good info stirs frustration

The lack of good information about how to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and the trickle of doses coming into Letcher County is leading to frustrations for health professionals and patients, as the patients clog phone lines trying to get appointments to be immunized. Less than 10 percent of the county’s population is expected to have received at least a first […]

Reed Sheppard even better than expected

Vaught’s Views

His coach thought Reed Sheppard would be a better player this year and also expected more statewide attention to be focused on him as he did improve. Sheppard averaged 20.6 points and 5.2 rebounds for North Laurel as a freshman. He shot 50.4 percent overall from the field, 34 percent from 3-point range and 77 percent at the foul line […]

LCC boys get win at home

Struttin’ Time

“Pap” Brown deserves a ‘thank you’

We are saying thanks to the men and women who have been with me along this journey. This week, I take pause to tell you about a friend and a man dear to my life. His name is Raymond “Pap” Brown of Dry Fork. I first met Pap in the 1970’s. He was a kind man, and we started a […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Boat docks are great fish attractors

Every lake has its own special types of cover — some form of wood cover like stumps, standing timber, fallen trees and more. Some have more rock types of cover, even manmade fish attracters. In warm weather, weed beds provide good cover for fish. Creek channels and points and flats and dropoffs are all top fish-producing areas when fished by […]

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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 . February is just as long as any month in the year. If you don’t believe so, count the letters in the word and see. . Someone complained recently about a neighbor walking along […]

Services set for Laura Profitt

Laura Madlyn Profitt, 40, of Cowan, died February 1 at her residence. She was the daughter of Darrell Profitt of Cowan and the late Alice Goble Profitt. Surviving in addition to her father are two brothers, James Profitt of Cowan, and Larry Profitt and wife Jennifer of Richmond, and a niece, Lindsey. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., […]