2021-11-03

2021-11-03 E-Edition

Old L&N Railroad tunnel is paved, open to walkers


Paving of the abandoned railroad tunnel on the Tanglewood Trail near the Whitesburg River Park has been completed. The paving is part of a $25,000 Community Challenge Grant from AARP obtained by Appalshop, which is partnering with the city and the county Tourism and Convention Commission to improve the downtown area. The groups have raised a little over $11,000 toward […]

Election changes to affect candidates, county voting places


Local candidates in next spring’s election have to navigate a whole new system of filing this year after the state placed all filing forms and finance forms online. County Clerk Winston Meade said new regulations require candidates to fill out their declaration forms and filing forms on the state Board of Elections website and then fill out finance forms on […]

Indictments name 17

Seventeen people are named in 19 indictments in Letcher Circuit Court. In one indictment, Mark Can Bentley, 39, of 60 Mosquito, McRoberts, is charged with tampering with physical evidence, two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), two counts of first-degree prescription controlled substance not in original container, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), trafficking […]

LCC awaits much-improved Perry Central


The Letcher County Central Cougars will host Perry County Central this week in the opening round of the 32-team KHSAA Class 4A state football playoffs. When the Commodores vs. Cougars game kicks off Friday at 7 p.m., it will mark the second time in five weeks that Perry Central has played on LCC’s home field at Ermine. While the Cougars […]

14th Region volleyball champs

Letcher Central volleyball seniors Randi Kincer, left, and Kaleigh Tilley, right, show some love for the 14th Region Tournament championship trophy after the Lady Cougars defeated Knott Central to reclaim the region crown. Kincer filled in during the championship match on Oct. 28 for Tilley after Tilley suffered a knee injury earlier in the tournament. LCC fell in KHSAA State […]

Robinson says Wildcats will bouce back

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky fans were mad after the Cat’s 31-17 loss at Mississippi State that was filled with turnovers on offense and missed tackles on defense. Coach Mark Stoops and his players were mad, too. “Any time you lose you are mad. We know what we can do and we didn’t do it,” Stoops said. Now Kentucky has to try to find […]

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Drawdowns boost crappie catches

Anglers look forward to this time of year to do some great crappie fishing, as most of the lakes are close to or at the winter pool drawdown level. The lakes are starting to turn over and are looking good and the fishing will get good as soon as everything settles down and stabilizes. The water and surface temperatures are […]

Struttin’ Time: Women hunt gators


As you know, I love doing stories that I get from people who think outside the box. I got a couple of e-mails this week from readers who said they are going after their “Grand Slam” for wild turkeys in 2022 just because we are always talking about hunters who, well, think outside the box. This week I choose to […]

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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 Has everyone noticed the fantastic cement pond with the diving board in downtown Neon? All summer it was open for all to see. I got excited thinking it was a city pool. But […]