2021-06-09 E-Edition

Littering across the county is one thing virus didn’t slow

COVID-19 might have shut down many public places, but there’s one thing it didn’t shut down. “It appears we’ve still got litterers, and it may be the same people doing it over and over again,” said Frank Campbell, of Crases Branch at Letcher, who along with his wife Debbie started a Facebook page called Letcher County Garbage Patrol. Parks are […]

Jenkins officials voice concerns over cruiser theft

In the wake of the recent theft of a city police cruiser at the hands of a prisoner, several city officials expressed concern and embarrassment about the incident at the June meeting of the Jenkins City Council. Steven Tackett had been arrested by Jenkins officers and placed in the cruiser, but while his truck was being searched, he managed to […]

12 enter guilty pleas

Twelve people recently entered guilty pleas in Letcher Circuit Court. They are: • Christopher Dane Bentley, 30, of 764 Mallard Drive, Millstone, who pleaded guilty to first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and use/ possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to one year imprisonment for possession and 365 days in the county jail for the drug paraphernalia charge. […]

New this week: ‘In the Heights,’ ‘Loki’ and ‘Infinite’

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services, and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Summer movies are finally starting to heat up this week with the much-anticipated debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights.” The sweaty, vibrant musical about a close-knit Washington Heights neighborhood during a citywide blackout is undoubtedly […]

Vinyl record sales surging as Record Store Day nears


Note: Roundabout Music Company in downtown Whitesburg ( 357 Main Street) is participating is this Saturday’s Record Store Day event. Vinyl record sales surged during the pandemic as music lovers fattened their collections, and audio cassettes began a comeback as well, keeping business spinning at record stores. Easing restrictions on indoor shopping and continued interest in vinyl records provide stores […]

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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 redheaded woman: We told you once you don’t own our property, and now you are telling everyone that you do own it? Well, let’s just see about. Once before you […]

Joe Kiser dies at 89

Private graveside services for Joe Kiser, 89, will be held at Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. A son of the late Charlie and Maudie Gibson Kiser, he was born in Campbranch. He died June 5 at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard. Mr. Kiser was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and worked for General Motors for […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• Want to test how ripe your cranberries are? Drop them on the ground! Cranberries are nature’s bouncy ball — farmers even use this technique to see if the fruit is ready for shipment. In Las Vegas, it’s against the law to pawn your dentures. • Near the end of World War I, the French built a “fake Paris” designed […]

Bentley reunion planned

The Bentley reunion will be held June 26, 27, and 28 at the Otho Bentley Farm, 101 Reunion Dr., Millstone. It will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, contact Eddie Bentley at 1-606-634-8867 or ebentleysea@gmail.com.