2021-08-25

2021-08-25 E-Edition

Movie filmed in E.Ky. will be screened here Sunday


Letcher County will get a peek at the latest motion picture to be filmed here this Sunday night when director Braden King arrives for a screening of “The Evening Hour” in Whitesburg. Shot in 2018 in Harlan and along Pine Mountain in Letcher County, “The Evening Hour” is the story of West Virginia nursing home aide Cole Freeman (Philip Ettinger), […]

Feds say McRoberts man had 3 pounds of meth at his home

A McRoberts man is in the Pike County Detention Center after the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Kentucky State Police arrested him in a sting operation that allegedly netted five pounds of methamphetamine. Larry W. Bentley, 43, was arrested Friday after the FBI searched his residence at Tom Biggs Hollow, allegedly finding three pounds of the drug in addition to […]

51st COVID death reported here, with more expected

‘We are seeing a lot of young people that are sick, and we did not see that … in 1st wave’

COVID-19 vaccination rates are rising again in Letcher County as the virus’s Delta variant drives a sharp increase in hospitalizations among the unvaccinated, and more people are seeking immunizations. Two more people have been added to the death toll here, making the official number of dead 51. That number is expected to go up within days as the number of […]

LCC looks strong in season opener


The Letcher County Central Cougars started their 2021 football season with a convincing 50-13 victory on the road at Shelby Valley. The Cougars will go after their second win this Friday at 7:30 p.m. when they host David Crockett High School of Jonesborough, Tennessee. The Pioneers also won their first game of the 2021 campaign, defeating Sullivan East, 39-16. Against […]

Freshman has skills, confidence to contribute at linebacker spot

Vaught’s Views

He’s realistic about how difficult it can be for a true freshman linebacker to play in the Southeastern Conference. However, Trevin Wallace is also confident he can be a contributor for Kentucky this season. “I know it is pretty tough to do as a freshman and that most freshmen playing in the SEC are probably at safety, corner, running back, […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Hot sun is no fun for old miners

It has been dangerously hot the last few weeks with a lot of people unable to get out in the hot sun for long periods of time. I enjoy the days of summer and love to get out and fish and camp and work in my garden, but after working for more than 35 years as an underground coal miner […]

Struttin’ Time

Why no squirrel story this week?

I might as well face the facts, I am not 30 years old anymore. I put off doing this edition of Struttin’ Time so that I could do a story about our opening day of 2021 squirrel season. This is day two, and I have not made it into the woods yet. I just could not make it happen. I […]

Speak Your Piece

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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 I would like to speak my piece about the school traffic up here in the town of Neon: There is no sense in shutting the main road down to pick up the schoolchildren. […]

Rites held for Linda Pendleton

Linda Pendleton, 70, died August 19 at her home on Cowan. Born on Cowan to the late David and Oshie Baker Boggs, she was the widow of Doug Pendleton. Mrs. Pendleton enjoyed attending church at the New Freedom Worship Center in Dunham, and shopping and cleaning. Surviving are two daughters, Sarah Wyatt and husband Richard, and Mary Bates and husband […]