2021-07-21 E-Edition

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WHAT’S A FARMERS’ MARKET WITHOUT A TRACTOR? On Saturday, 1-year-old Elijah James Newman led his dad, Jamie Newman through Whitesburg Farmers’ Market on his battery-powered tractor. The Newmans, along with Elijah’s mom Jessica Newman, operate Faith of A Seed Farm at Ice and are regulars at the market. Jessica Newman said Elijah often helps with the farm’s crops and puts […]

County OK’s offer of help to clean up debris from floods

The Natural Resources Conservation Service will help Letcher County remove debris that has collected around six bridges from this spring’s floods. The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted Monday night to accept the agency’s offer of help clearing bridges clogged with trees, limbs, and other debris. The work will be in locations across the county. The bridges targeted for cleanup include […]

Jenkins teachers, school workers get pay raises

The Jenkins Board of Education has approved a sweeping pay increase for its entire staff for the 2021-22 school year and beyond. At a special meeting held July 14 in the Jenkins Middle-High School Library, the district’s board of education voted to approve a pay increase of 3 percent for all the district’s certified and classified employees after the measure […]

‘Sharpe’ shooter has Calipari’s attention

Vaught’s Views

While there was a lot of focus on Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn not transferring to Kentucky and what high school sensation Jalen Duren will do about college, coach John Calipari has not lost track of 6-5 senior shooting guard Shaedon Sharpe of Arizona Compass. The Canadian is a top 10 player in the 2022 recruiting class by 247Sports and […]

Struttin’ Time

Lake Cumberland offers action

Recently, I booked a fishing trip for my daughter, Nema Brewer-Candy and myself, in the Gulf of Mexico. I missed the charter, but never missed the grief. Upon our return from St. George Island, Florida, I got in touch with my longtime guides and friends on Lake Cumberland, Morgan’s Guide Service. Nema and me were trying to reserve our yearly […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Nighttime is right time for crappie

I love to fish at night for crappie — always have always will. There is just something special about fishing at night for crappie. Whether fishing out of a boat tied off or just sitting over deeper cover with a pole out with a bobber under an old Coleman lantern, fishing for crappie at night is about as good as […]

Riding (and winning) for a cause

Xoey Adams, 10-year-old daughter of Donnie Adams and Amanda Freeman of Whitesburg, won both the 65cc D and Girls’ 7-11 races at the Leatherwood Motocross track over the past weekend in Leatherwood. Xoey, who will enter 5th grade at Cowan Elementary next month, races motocross all across the southeastern United States while promoting her “anti-bullying” platform. She just recently moved […]

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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 Every new beginning starts with another new beginning’s end. . I saw where the thief from McRoberts finally got caught on camera taking a man’s wallet and spending his money. The thief always […]

Strange BUT TRUE

• In the 1880s, businessman LaMarcus Thompson was so upset over the temptations presented by saloons and brothels that he decided to clean up what he viewed as one of America’s most immoral places—New York’s Coney Island. To that end, he built the country’s first roller coaster in a bid to give folks some good, clean fun well away from […]