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May 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Study shows county water rates need to be raised $5

Water use rates for customers in Letcher County could go up if the Kentucky Public Service Commission accepts the results of a study done by the Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) at the district’s request.  More...

News

American Legion plan Memorial Day services

Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday, May 28, by members of the Whitesburg American Legion Post 158 at 39 cemeteries in Letcher County. The schedule is: 7:25 a.m. More...

Kindergarten registration

The Letcher County Public Schools will have make-up preschool, Head Start, and kindergarten registration on July 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration will take place at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg.   More...

Cemetery donations being sought

Donations are needed to help maintain the Blair Cemetery at the mouth of Cowan on Hwy. 931. The cemetery is just beyond the recycling center. Donations may be sent to Letcher Halcomb, 256 Texas Ave., Whitesburg, Ky. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

1st draft was 100 years ago

World War I, also known as The Great War, started in Europe in 1914 when the Archduke of Austria-Hungary was assassinated. The United States initially opted not to get involved in the fighting of the war. More...

Heres a Tip

•“In a pinch, an old fashioned all-metal vegetable peeler can double as a Phillips head screwdriver, possibly to tighten the handles on your kitchen cabinets (not that I ever do that).” — E.L. in Connecticut 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

Right Fork Ramblers to perform at Hemphill

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  More...

BEARS WERE HERE

— Three black bears, a mother and her two large cubs, destroyed this birdfeeder and much of the flower garden the feeder stood in. More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

State says only 36 miners held jobs here in 1st quarter

The number of coal miners still employed in Letcher County fell to only 36 in the first quarter of 2017, down 20 from the previous quarter, according to the Kentucky Quarterly Coal Report from the state Energy and Environment Cabinet.  More...

Vietnam War casualty to be honored in special ceremony here on Saturday

Prior to Memorial Day, in small cemeteries across the nation, surviving members of the 589th Engineer   Battalion Association – Vietnam will conduct flower placing ceremonies to honor each of the 26 individuals who died while serving with More...

Opinions

Let’s remember the true meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, was borne out of the Civil War and desire to honor our dead. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Trump budget keeps pledges: Hurts the poor, helps military

WASHINGTON  More...

Sports

UK’s Mingione also deserves national award

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky did not win the Southeastern Conference regular season baseball championship, but that could not keep Nick Mingione from being named SEC Coach of the Year by his fellow league coaches on Monday. More...

Will hunters be priced out of sport?

Struttin’ Time:

As I sit down to do this Struttin’ Time, I have woken up to the fact that our youth may not be able to hunt anything but small game in the future.  More...

Searching for clean air

You have to hand it to NASCAR and Monster Energy as they put their heads together to try and bring the sport one of the best All-Star races of all time. More...

Health

‘Fat and frail’ seniors benefit from right excercise combo

CHICAGO Heavy seniors who want to lose pounds safely shouldn’t skip the weight machines or the treadmill, new research suggests. More...

Helping a smoker kick the bad habit

DEAR DR. ROACH: I need your help to get my husband to stop smoking. More...

Cancer fight cost often ignored

Most doctors did not discuss the cost of cancer treatment with patients, spent less than two minutes on it when they did, and usually did so only after patients brought it up, a study that taped hundreds of visits at several large hospitals finds.&nb More...

Obituaries

Memorial service set for Dan Polly

Dan Polly, 77, of Whitesburg, died May 17 at Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital in Irvine.  A son of the late Add and Edna Webb Polly, he was a brother of the late Jacqueline “Jackie” Page, Rex Polly and Bobby Polly.  Mr. More...

Rites held for Vernon Frazier

Vernon Phillip “Pete” Frazier, 73, of Ermine, died May 16.  Born in Premium to the late Vic and Edna Frazier, he was a lifelong resident of Letcher County.  He was a brother of the late Talbert “Tab” Frazier.  A More...

Services set for Randy Back

Randy Back, 55, of Jeremiah, died May 21 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A son of the late Stan and Betty Sue Caudill Back, he was also preceded in death by a son, Randy Joseph Back, and his mother-inlaw, Verta Johnson Eldridge.  More...