2021-05-05 E-Edition


TAKING SHAPE — Kentucky Power Company linemen were busy Tuesday afternoon working at what will be the new home for Dairy Queen, which is now under construction in West Whitesburg.

New federal funds add $4.18 million to county budget

The 2021-22 budget for Letcher County has been increased by over $4 million, although the extra funds won’t be deposited until they are released by the federal government. The money comes from the American Rescue Plan and will add $4,180,072 to county funds. It must be spent on “applicable categories,” as defined in the Rescue Plan. The Rescue Plan funding […]

Hearing set in the case of woman charged with attempted murder

A Yonts Fork woman is in the Letcher County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond after pleading not guilty to a charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting her husband during an altercation at their home. After Natasha Gibson pleaded not guilty April 30, a preliminary hearing was set for May 11 at 3 p.m. in Letcher District […]

State police announce traffic checks for May

Troopers from the Hazard Post of the Kentucky State Police will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints during the month of May as approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Kentucky State Police use traffic safety checkpoints to […]

Speak Your Piece

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 the genius behind hiring the new basketball coach at Letcher County Central? When are the people at LCC going to leave the retired alone and stop trying to live in the […]

Fraley helped make W’burg ARH’s food really good

Over the past 42 years, Jackie Fraley has developed a thick skin. She had to. Fraley, who will retire next week, is the dietician in charge of all the food prepared at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. “Everybody talks about hospital food, but one of my goals was to make good food, and I can say we have the best food […]

New kids’ TV show comes from Mr. Rogers camp


Mister Rogers’ neighborhood has expanded. In rare welcome news of sprawl, PBS has released a new puppet-led series called “Donkey Hodie,” inspired from characters in the original Fred Rogers TV show. “Every part of it seems to be infused with joy and heart and humor,” says Adam Rudman, who co-created and co-produced the show with his brother, David. “And I […]

New this week:

‘Girls5eva’ will stream, along with ‘The Boy From Medellin.’ Heart’s Nancy Wilson goes solo

Here’s a collection curated byThe Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Eight months after first debuting in theaters, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” is finally streaming. Whereas many other releases during the pandemic have quickly detoured to streaming services, “Tenet” stuck to the traditional route. The film, the first big studio […]


I once met a chef who prepared 100 different kinds of devilled eggs. I can’t imagine 100 different ingredients to add to devilled eggs, but it proves the versatility of this staple.

› DEVILLED EGGS: . 6 boiled eggs, cooled in ice water for an hour (for each recipe). If making all three recipes, use 18 eggs . 2 tablespoons mayonnaise per recipe . 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard per recipe . 1 tablespoon sweet relish per recipe . 1 tablespoon dill relish per recipe . 1 tablespoon chopped pimento per recipe […]