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News

Inmate faces meth counts

A state inmate in the Letcher County Jail has been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and other charges after jailers say they caught her with more than 2 grams of the drug inside the jail.  More...

The base publication

In the mid 1940s during World War II, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. had a weekly paper, Front and Center, a paper printed by Hamilton Field, Calif.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   More...

Carr Creek’s march to state tourney

The March 22, 1928 edition of The Mountain Eagle praises the Carr Creek High School basketball team for the good publicity the Kentucky mountains received as a result of the team’s remarkable march to the final game of the Kentucky State Tourna More...

Now here's a Tip

• “If you make your own whipped cream, try using honey instead of sugar. I find that it has a sweeter flavor, and it also stays firm longer than regular sugar. I especially like it on tarts.” — C.A. in Louisiana  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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 More...

Families & Friends

Seniors compete in Rook tournament

Well, we finally were able to go visit Auntie Linda at Letcher Manor Nursing Home and while we were there we also stopped in to see my uncle, Robert Wagner. More...

Spend an evening among the stars on Pine Mountain

The Letcher County Tourism Commission, along with the Pine Mountain Worship Center, the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky and the Appalachian Astronomy Association, invite you to experience an Evening Among the Stars on Pine Mountain.  More...

Letcher County Central High School ROTC

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Medicaid patients must ‘work’ to keep vision, dental help

Patients who qualified for Medicaid as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) will not be able to get vision and dental care after June without “earning” dollars for them, under a Medicaid waiver pushed by Gov. More...

State to remove campaign signs

Political candidates and other individuals and businesses with illegal signs placed on state highway department right-of-way are being warned their signs will be taken down next week.   More...

Meth suspects among 17 facing indictments

A Letcher County Grand Jury has named a Bottom Fork man in two indictments totaling 11 charges and his daughter in two indictments totaling 10 charges related to a drug raid last week that netted more than $183,000 in methamphetamine and heroin.  More...

Opinions

Teacher responds to Governor Bevin

Editor’s note: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin came under fire last week after calling school teachers “selfish and short-sighted” for fighting against a pension reform bill the governor hopes to get passed through the state legislatur More...

Political Cartoon

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The thieves in the suites

Today’s captains of corporate capitalism like to think of themselves not as mere businesspeople, but as modern society’s genius “innovators.” More...

Sports

The Cats really had nothing to fear

Vaught’s Views

When the NCAA Tournament pairings came out, I noted on social media that there was nothing in the South Region that should scare UK — which was coming off a SEC Tournament title. More...

Gabby’s Fishing Fever

Pictures of nice bass are being shared

I have seen a lot of nice pictures of some good bass being caught the last few weeks. Most are in the Tennessee TVA lakes like Cherokee. The lakes there always turn on a few weeks before they do in our area. More...

Linefork area may soon get high-speed Internet

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has voted unanimously to approve issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to install a wireless tower in the Linefork area that will provide wireless service to several hundred homes.  More...

Entertainment

Easy Spring Lamb, Sides and Treats

This   Easter holiday, hop into a new tradition and swap your classic ham for savory lamb.  Cooking lamb can be easier than many might think, especially when using a pressure cooker. More...

Give eggs a spongeware look

Easter soon will be here, with eggs of all colors and designs to brighten our homes. More...

Obituaries

Ida Adams buried at Ermine

Funeral services for Ida Pearl Adams, 73, were held March 18 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Memorial Park at Ermine.  A daughter of the late Prentice and Claudia Foster Goodlett, she was born in Bloomfield. More...

Opal Cook buried at UZ

Opal Faye Cook, 82, of Whitesburg, died March 16 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  More...

Services held for Eunice Frazier

Eunice Frazier, 89, a native of Letcher County, died at her home in Charlestown, Indiana on March 12.  She was born on November 5, 1928 to Noah and Mary Eldridge Fields. More...