2021-02-24 E-Edition

New restaurants are coming

Letcher County lost a restaurant, but it will gain one next week, and another will be switching locations within the next three months. While Pizza Hut in Whitesburg closed two weeks ago, Paco’s Mexican Restaurant will be opening a second location, this one in downtown Whitesburg, next week. Dairy Queen, which The Mountain Eagle reported in September would likely move […]

Board member is ‘disgusted’ by low pay to school help

Board member asks: ‘How can anybody sit here and say they’re OK’ with the low pay?
One school retiree gets only $273 a month

A Letcher County school board member says he is “disgusted” by the wages the district pays its classified staff, and called for the state of Kentucky and the district to raise their pay to a living wage. The remarks came during the regular February board meeting as members voted on the salary schedule for the coming year. The schedule includes […]

Vaccine supplies are up dramatically here

More vaccines are coming …

COVID-19 vaccine supplies in the county have increased dramatically over a month ago, and some in the medical field expect the county could move to the next phase — patients with chronic illnesses and essential workers — as early as Monday. By next week, agencies in the county are expected to be getting 900 first doses per week. The state […]

Playing at UK is a no-brainer for Padgett’s son

Vaught’s Views

When his junior season at Homewood High School in Birmingham ended, Lucas Padgett had several offers to play college football from various Ivy League and Conference USA teams. The 6-4, 285-pound center figured to attract even more attention after spring and summer camps as he had several big-time invitations to camps but those were all cancelled by COVID-19. If that […]

Struttin’ Time

It’s time to talk turkey once again

Sometimes I just don’t think. These last few weeks are a perfect example. I started out a few weeks ago trying to mention the hunters and fishermen who have made a difference in my journey. I see now that I failed miserably. I could write about them for a year, and not even get started. I am sorry, but we […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Fishing good now at Cave Run Lake

We have had a few weeks of rough winter weather. Where I live the power was out for several days and trees were down everywhere. The roads were blocked in a lot of places and wrecks were bad. The temperatures were at or below freezing and it made it very tough to get out at all. We had ice storms, […]

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 Who is that feller I’ve been seeing on television daily since January 20? He is tall and slender and well-dressed, soft-spoken, diplomatic, caring […]

Minnie Ella Hall dies at 91

Minnie Ella Hall, 91, of New Albany, Ind., died February 1, at her home surrounded by her children Born in Mayking to the late J. Dishman Fields and Susie Jane Polly Fields, she was the widow of John Daniel Hall. Mrs. Hall was retired from General Electric Company, and was a member of New Testament Church. In addition to her […]

Memorial service is set for Kyle Edward Bartley

Kyle Edward Bartley, 70, died February 2 at his second home in Whiting, Ind. A son of the late Earl “Hooder” and Cleo Collins “Dean” Bartley, he was born in Fleming-Neon and was a 1970 graduate of Fleming- Neon High School. Mr. Bartley was a steelworker employed by LTV Steel for 30 years. He loved four-wheeling and fishing with his […]