2021-06-02

2021-06-02 E-Edition

TAKING SHAPE IN THE WEST END OF TOWN

TAKING SHAPE IN THE WEST END OF TOWN — The insulating layer for Dryvit went up on the new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in West Whitesburg this week. Contractor Jesse Rudolph said workers expect to begin painting the exterior by the weekend. (Photo by Sam Adams)

Knock on door of Jenkins cop leads to wild chase, manhunt



A convicted felon accused of having a live grenade in his truck and four handguns is still at large a week after stealing a Jenkins Police car and sparking a high-speed chase. Steven A. “Stevie” Tackett of Brushy Fork was last known to have been in the Elwood area of Pike County last Wednesday, where the stolen police car was […]

Driver’s license exams no longer available here

‘I am furious,’ Circuit Clerk Watts says of new law that forces local residents to travel to Prestonsburg

First-time drivers in Letcher County will no longer be able to take their license exam in Letcher County. Kentucky State Police announced last week that the driver’s testing office in Letcher County was shut down as of yesterday, forcing residents to go to Prestonsburg to take their tests. And even worse, they’ll have to make the trip two times in […]

Grand jury charges 11 in 14 indictments

Eleven people have been named in 14 indictments by the Letcher Grand Jury, and eight of those are charged in drug-related cases. Those indicted are: •Buddy Amburgey, 29, of 2088 Johnson Fork, Premium, who is charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs […]

The Home Place


Summer days are often spent with family and friends, soaking in the sun’s rays and enjoying outdoor living with warm-weather activities. Complement this year’s summertime excitement with food that matches your enthusiasm for the season. Your menu can start with a fruity dip and a salad before diving into steak for the main course and a kidfriendly treat to top […]

A Truly Memorable Summer Menu

Go for Satisfying Summer Greens Many summer meals start with a simple yet satisfying appetizer: salad. This year, make sure you set the table with a bright, delightful bowl of greens that sets the tone for an enjoyable and festive meal with loved ones. This Apple, Strawberry, Blueberry Salad calls for an array of fruits, including a homemade blueberry dressing, […]

These cupcake making tips offered by Betty Crocker


With these basic items and tips courtesy of the Betty Crocker website (www.bettycrocker.com), you can bake and decorate a batch of beautiful cupcakes in a snap. CUPCAKE MAKING TIPS Staples: * Betty Crocker boxed cake mixes in a variety of flavors * Ready-to-spread frostings * Decorating icing, assorted colors * Decorating gels, assorted colors * Food colors (liquid, gel or […]

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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 the lady from Jenkins: I saw you at the hotel in Wise with some shady characters. Be careful with that bunch. . Can some of these cops around here not do something […]

Services set for Jacqueline Niece

Jacqueline “Jackie” Niece, 86, of Shepherdsville, died May 27. Born in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Della Back and the widow of William Burl Niece Sr. Mrs. Niece was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a former member of Little Flock Baptist Church, and was a skilled bookkeeper. Surviving are two […]