2021-07-07 E-Edition

Rare deer spotted on Pine Mountain

A passerby on U.S. 119 near Whitesburg caught this image of two whitetail bucks preparing to cross the road over Pine Mountain. The deer at the top of the photo is a piebald with mostly white hair and a few brown spots. Only two percent of all whitetail deer are piebald. “Piebalds are rare so it’s considered very blessed to […]

Watts is hopeful regional license office comes here

There are still no promises that Letcher Countians will be able to get driver’s licenses close to home, but the state is planning two more regional offices southeastern Kentucky and Circuit Clerk Mike Watts has made the case to Gov. Andy Beshear that one of them should be here. Watts said he managed to speak with the governor at the […]

ARH to resume visitor, patient COVID screens

Visitors and patients at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital Campus will have to undergo screening for COVID-19 before entering the buildings again, after a new Occupational Safety and Health Rule for hospitals took effect on Monday. The change comes as the new, more contagious Delta Variant of COVID-19 is spreading among unvaccinated people across the country. It is not clear […]

Is this the year Cal doesn’t start a frosh?

Vaught’s Views

If he wasn’t already preparing a new message for next season, John Calipari better get busy now. It seems like every season at Kentucky he’s had to remind Kentucky fans that his “young” team needed time to blend tother and that having the “youngest team” in the nation always meant UK would reach its peak starting in February. That theory […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Need to cool off? Fish a stream

During this time of hot temperatures, if you’re looking for a way to beat the heat and fish the best answer might be to bank- or wade-fish a stream. We are blessed to have many miles of fishable streams and rivers in our general area. I, like most of you, spent many an hour of my younger years fishing our […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Struttin’ Time

Oryx proved to be a good choice

This is week three of covering Whitesburg’s own Bridgette Holbrook and her hunt to South Africa for that nation’s plains animals. This edition of Struttin’ Time uses her own words. Enjoy. “Still so many stories to tell from my South Africa trip. However, (with) jet lag, exhaustion, and playing catch up from being gone, I am lagging behind on my […]

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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 Hey, Judge Terry Adams, when are you going to start letting us seniors walk for free at the rec center again? . Boy, we’ve got some county. All you see are dogs, dogs, […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• “Bonobo,” the common name for apes, was a typo. Researchers are said to have first found the animals in the town of Bolobo, Zaire, but misspelled the town’s name as “Bonobo” on the crate in which one was shipped, and the error stuck. • Are you a fan of coffee breaks? Then you’ll want to head to Stoughton, Wisconsin, […]