2021-05-12 E-Edition

Couple hope their pickled corn recipe is a hit in grocery stores

Letcher County’s fledgling agriculture industry is growing again as another local business jumps into the supermarket supply chain. A year ago, Randy Polly had a vision and a pre-built storage building on the side of the road. Now he expects his pickled corn and other canned mountain staples to be on the shelves of seven stores by today. “By January, […]

Young teens will soon be eligible for COVID shots

Young teens ages 12 to 15 could begin receiving vaccinations against COVID-19 as early as tomorrow (Thursday), or early next week. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave emergency use authorization to administer the Pfizer/ BioNTech vaccine to the younger age group on Monday, and a Centers for Disease Control advisory committee was expected to give its OK by today. […]

Three charged with arson in 2019 blaze

Nearly two years after two houses and a barn burned on the same night and on the same property, the Kentucky State Police have arrested three people for arson. Kentucky State Police troopers rounded them up May 5 and May 6 in Laurel County and Floyd County. Roger D. Nease, 61, of East Bernstadt, is being held in the Laurel […]

UK hoops signee Hopkins has many skills

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky basketball has had player and coaching defections as well as player and coaching additions recently. That’s made it easy to lose perspective on signee Bryce Hopkins. The 6-7, 220-pound Illinois standout is not a top-10 national recruit, but Fenwick High School coach Staunton Peck believes his star has an unlimited future. “When he faces adversity or hardship his response […]

Struttin’ Time

Trying for the World Slam in Mexico

My trip to Mexico to try for a World Slam is here. By the time you read this edition of Struttin’ Time, I should be in the middle of my hunt for the Gould turkey. I have been trying to get to Mexico since 2006. Is my time really here? I sure hope so. The Gould turkey is the largest […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Don’t let peak crappie time pass

As I have said many times before, when the dogwoods bloom in early spring it is time to head to the backwaters and creeks to fish for early season crappie. I have used this pattern for a starting point for spring crappie fishing for as long as I can remember. It always seems to work out well and produces a […]

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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 To a certain ambulance driver who has a beard: You were very rude Sunday. Your bedside manners aren’t good. I have thought about calling and reporting you. . I think Terry Adams, the […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• The rarest shape for a human nose is the bulbous type, exemplified by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. • Smuggling a cat out of ancient Egypt was punishable by death. • A variety of corn grown in Peru has kernels so large that they’re eaten individually. • After impressionist painter Claude Monet developed cataracts, he agreed to have surgery […]

Funeral services planned for Paula Miller Johnson

Funeral services for Paula Miller Johnson, 51, will take place Saturday, May 15, at the Fleming-Neon Church of God. Visitation will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, May 14, at the church. Burial will be at the Sexton Cemetery in Jackhorn. A daughter of Pauline Miller of Paradise, Texas, and the late Glen Miller, she was born in […]