August 5, 2015 RSS feed / News

Police say sex offender from Neon was ready to rob Pound pharmacy

A registered sex offender living in Neon is facing felony charges in Virginia in connection with the attempted robbery of a pharmacy.  More...

Golf course gets new ownership

TECO Coal Company has been unable to sell its mining operations, but has sold its Letcher County golf course.  Integrity Golf Company, one of the leading golf course managers in the world, announced August 1 that it has purchased Raven Rock Golf More...

Roxana picked as site for federal prison

Roxana is the preferred site of a proposed federal correctional facility to be built in Letcher County, according to a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) issued Friday by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).  More...

Alpha latest to seek bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK   Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country’s biggest coal producers, this week became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power sector brought on by More...

3-county chase ends after wreck

A Lincoln County man led police through three counties before the van he was driving overturned on a one-lane road in Perry County.  More...

Jenkins residents will face sale of past-due tax bills if law OK’d

Delinquent taxpayers in the City of Jenkins could soon see their tax bills purchased by third-party groups in the same way county taxes are now being sold if a new tax collection ordinance becomes law.  City Attorney Randall Tackett conducted th More...

Judge denies Damron request for probation

Special Letcher Circuit Judge Johnny Ray Harris on Tuesday denied a motion that would have granted probation to ex-Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Brian Damron instead of the fiveyear prison sentence Damron agreed to last month.  More...

Outage affects paper

A widespread telephone and Internet outage across the Southeast has affected this week’s edition of The Mountain Eagle.  More...

Talking Appalachian

A push is on to restore pride in the way we speak

PINEVILLE, W.Va.   In a county beyond the reach of any four-lane highway, a young couple chuckles and swivels in their chairs as they start telling for posterity the story of how they met.  More...