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May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

No raises for Jenkins school staff

Board still expects to meet schedule for new superintendent hire

Jenkins Independent Schools has moved into the next phase of hiring a new superintendent. More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

1967 Vickie Bates: Favorite food, Chicken; Drink, Pepsi; Singer, Elvis; Secret Ambition, If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret anymore; Pet Peeve, Someone hitting on you; Favorite song, A Little Bit Me and A Little Bit You. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Former Jenkins star played hoops for Kentucky, baseball for Reds

When it comes to top athletes who attended high school in Letcher County, few — if any — have topped the feats of Milton Mitchell “Mitt” Ticco. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of possibilities begin to open up by midweek. Some seem more appealing than others. But wait for more facts to emerge later on before you consider which to choose. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS MAY 23- 27 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...

Health

Immune drug for deadly skin cancer helps patient survival

CHICAGO A new kind of drug for the deadliest form of skin cancer helped some patients survive for at least three years, a study shows. More...

Pancreatitis requires total abstinence

DEAR DR. ROACH: I went to the emergency ward this weekend with severe chest pains and bloating. I was sure I was having a heart attack. More...

Trying to get jump on Zika preparations with few funds

WASHINGTON Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need. More...

Entertainment

Fire up the Flavor

Love cooking on the grill, but want to do more than basic burgers and the same-old barbecue chicken? Try cooking up some delicious grilled dishes with great tasting, all-natural Mrs. More...

Putting summer spin on grilled cheese sandwich

Several weeks ago when we rolled out the grill for the first time of the season, there was much joy. What to grill first? Ribs? Burgers? Pizza? So many choices. More...

Fried Twinkies are old hat. Try bourbon-fried pound cake

When we first encountered deep-fried, bourbonsoaked Twinkies, we were a little smitten. Until, that is, we realized we could do so much better. More...

County officials can’t agree on cuts to budget

Members of the Letcher Fiscal Court disagree over how the county government should allocate funds from a Fiscal Year 2016-17 operating budget that will be $2.7 million less than its current budget, which expires June 30. More...

Citizens urge fiscal court to forget ‘bathroom law’

Several Letcher County citizens attended an early-morning meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court to voice their concerns about a proposal that could result in a county ordinance regulating bathroom use in public and county-owned buildings. More...

News

Grand jury gets LCC ‘vape’ case; one student charged with felonies

Felony charges against a Letcher County Central High School student accused of supplying an intoxicating substance to other students have been referred to the Letcher County Grand Jury for further action. More...

Opinions

Wanted: New ideas for old mining sites

If the notion of mining reclamation as a path to economic development leaves Kentuckians skeptical, who can blame them? The track record is weak in a region that was the nation’s poorest even before the coal industry’s current collapse. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Fighting phony ‘populism’

From the coverage of the 2016 campaign over the last six months, you would think that American workers battered by economic change have finally won their moment in the political sun. More...

Sports

Cobb’s mom says UK days beat NFL time

Vaught’s Views

In four years with the Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb has had 335 receptions for 4,214 yards and 33 touchdowns. Cobb also has a 108-yard kickoff return for the Packers. More...

Struttin’ Time:

His buddy Carl and ‘nature’s call’

My hunting buddy Carl has gotten his “Slam,” although his Merriam was a jake, but that still counts. The Wyoming trip is finished and it is off to Kansas, a 650-mile trip. More...

It was night of confusion

Ever since Charlotte Motor Speedway turned on the lights for the first night NASCAR All-Star race in 1992, the one constant was that you had to expect the unexpected. More...

Families & Friends

Jessica and Ross Cline welcome new baby

Hello everyone. What a busy week it’s been. Keep my son Mike in prayer. He was admitted to the hospital in Greensburg, Ind., and has probably had two toes removed by this time. Both were full of infection. More...

Whitesburg Middle names valedictorian, salutatorian

Trinity Adams is the valedictorian of Whitesburg Middle School. She is the daughter of Anthony and Monica Adams of Whitesburg, and granddaughter of Pat and Leonard Adams and Beulah and Jack Collins. She has a sister, Olivia. More...

‘My nephew is an astronaut’

For seven years of my Air Force career I worked in an organization that built Air Force exhibits and took them on the road for nine months of the year, changing crews every 30 days. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Edna Sexton

Edna Watts Sexton of Randleman, N.C., formerly of Hallie, died May 21 at the Randolph Hospice Care Center in North Carolina. A daughter of the late Blaine and Eva Watts, she was the widow of James Edward Sexton. More...

Alpha Reynolds dies at 83

Alpha B. Reynolds, 83, of Apopka, Fla., died April 27. Formerly of Isom, he had served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Unit. He was a retired electrician. More...

Ritchie Dean Pease dies at 56

Ritchie Dean Pease, 56, of Craft’s Colly, died May 19 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. He was a son of Joy Holland Pease of Craft’s Colly, and the late Bennie Ray Pease. More...