2021-03-24

2021-03-24 E-Edition

Helps team to national title

Emma Maggard, a sophomore center from Letcher County, took her turn cutting down the nets Saturday after the Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles won the National Christian College Athletic Association’s Division I Women’s Basketball Championship in Winona Lake, Indiana. Maggard, a graduate of Letcher County Central High School, scored four points, pulled down nine rebounds and blocked two shots to […]

Arrest may be county’s first related to the deadly drug fentanyl

The Letcher County Sheriff’s Department has charged a Whitesburg man with possessing fentanyl — a powerful, and often deadly painkiller — after he called an ambulance and then refused to go to the hospital. Letcher County Sheriff Mickey Stines said he believes this to be the first time his office has found fentanyl since he became sheriff in January 2019. […]

State may be stuck with paying huge reclamation costs at strip mines here


The state of Kentucky may be stuck in court to recover reclamation costs associated with Blackjewel Mining. A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved an agreement among parties to the bankruptcy that says the company will not be responsible for reclaiming mines that aren’t purchased in the liquidation process. Instead, states will reclaim the mines, potentially leaving millions of dollars […]

COVID precautions cut flu cases drastically in Letcher


Precautions taken against COVID 19 have apparently caused a sharp decrease in influenza infections this season. As people across the country have been urged to wear masks, use hand sanitizer, stay at least six feet from others and avoid crowds, the number of flu cases has taken a nosedive — not a surprise to experts who said early in the […]

QB’s are happy with new UK assistant coach

Vaught’s Views

Balance is the goal for Kentucky’s offense with new offensive coordinator Liam Coen. He understands how well Kentucky has run the football in recent years and returns a potential star running back in Chris Rodriguez and All-American tackle in Darian Kinnard. He also knows Kentucky needs to add some sparkle to the offense by being able to stretch the field […]

Lady Cougars will play Perry Central

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars will open play in the 14th Regional Tournament this Friday at 5:30 p.m. and will face a Perry County Central team they defeated in January by a score of 66-62. The tournament is being held at Perry Central, the same location where the Lady Commodores defeated Leslie County for the 54th District championship on […]

Struttin’ Time

Expect to hear more gobbling soon

Well Struttin’ Time readers, together we have traveled and hunted wherever there is a turkey season. We have tried for years to hunt south of the border in Mexico to finish our Royal Slam and bring home the Gould turkey of Mexico. Our plans, it seems again, have been put on hold because the border is still closed. The Department […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Reports about crappie are good

I have talked to several anglers this week who have been fishing for crappie in both Kentucky and Tennessee and have heard reports of good early spring action. I did not get to do a lot of crappie fishing last year because of all the pandemic-related things. But this year looks much better, and I plan on doing a lot […]

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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 Sheriff Mickey Stines, you could fill the jail in one day. You could stop a hundred cars, four-wheelers and side-by-sides a day, seriously, at Black Bottom Road, Blair Branch, and Spring Branch. Drugs […]