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November 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

TOP ROOKIE

On November 26, 1963 — 51 years ago this week — Cincinnati Reds second baseman Pete Rose was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, November 30, 1944 Bronston Burke, brother of Mrs. Emmett G. Fields of Whitesburg, was killed in a car wreck in Lexington last Saturday night. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1983-84

The most exciting moment for all upper classman is the Junior-Senior Prom. This year’s prom was held at WHS’s cafeteria on May 18, 1984. The theme was “The Mardi Gras” and music was provided by Dave French and WIFX. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) That change in holiday travel plans might be more vexing than you’d expected. But try to take it in stride. Also, it couldn’t hurt to use that Aries charm to coax out some helpful cooperation. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS NOV. 24 - 28

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Having resolved herself into believing that her marriage is over, Caroline is shocked when Rick makes an unexpected declaration about his desires. More...

Shopping tips for soon-to-be retiree

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: I’m retiring soon and will lose the 38-year luxury of having a company vehicle. I am looking for a good, used, 3/4-ton, 4-by- 4, extended-cab, long-bed pickup. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

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

Kynect drawing steady interest

Open enrollment through kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange, began earlier this month and continues to see interest from Kentuckians. More...

Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

Taking a cholesterollowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. More...

Finger splitting worse in winter

DEAR DR. ROACH: My friend, who is 79 years old, started having his fingertips split open at random several years ago. More...

Entertainment

Shooting match set for Nov. 30

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 30, at the American Legion. Straight guns only, no barrels over 36 inches, no scopes, no peep sites. All guns will be checked before each match. More...

To perform

Benny Jones and CMT County will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Nov. 29. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old. More...

Country Troubadours to play

The Country Troubadours will perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Sugar Grove Opry, located in the former Kingdom Come Settlement School on Linefork. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children 6-12 with children under 6 admitted free. More...

Jury says father acted justifiably in shooting son

The Letcher County Grand Jury has determined that a 56-year-old Mayking man was acting in selfdefense when he shot his 29-yearold son in August. More...

Grand jury returns 11 indictments

The Letcher Grand Jury has charged a Thornton man and two others in connection with the theft of an automobile in new indictments handed up to Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright. More...

Cumberland River area getting postal help

Residents living in the Upper Cumberland River area of Letcher County will soon be receiving additional postal service. The Kentuckiana District of the U.S. More...

News

Jenkins council hears second reading of law removing alcohol tax

The Jenkins City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance that modifies the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control Law to take the words “and food” out of it. More...

Don’t hide from your bills

If you are having trouble paying a bill, contact the company immediately to work out a payment plan. Whatever you do, do not ignore letters and calls from your creditors, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). More...

‘They are in such dire straits’

More are depending on food pantry for help

As the coal industry continues its slide in eastern Kentucky, the Letcher County Food Pantry has seen a continuing increase in the number of families it serves each month. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Amazon a threat to the vitality of communities

It’s that time of year — Thanksgiving holiday will be here soon, and we’ll gorge ourselves on turkey. More...

Heightened contradictions

Stay wide awake in the coming weeks. This is a historic moment when all of the divisions, misunderstandings and hatreds of President Obama’s time in office have come to a head. We are in a different place than we were. More...

Sports

Calipari’s team needs a challenge

When you’re ranked No. More...

We’re blessed with ‘stuff ’

Thanksgiving. Thank you, Lord! And let’s eat! When it comes to blessings in our lives, soon after good health and family, we think of our “stuff.” An Internet site recently ranked Americans’ collector favorites. Top Ten: 1. More...

Hendrick changes ahead

Every team and organization with the exception of Kevin Harvick’s Budweiser Chevrolet are now looking for ways to replace the Stewart-Haas driver as next season’s champion. More...

Families & Friends

Be thankful for what we have

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. Well, I had a good birthday this past week. Did not spend it at the hospital for the first time in two or three years sitting with a loved one. More...

BIRTHDAY

Easton Scott Conley celebrated his first birthday Nov. 25. He is the son of Brandon and Ashley Conley of Whitesburg. More...

PAGEANT WINNER

Kayla Paige Stambaugh was crowned 2014 Miss Alice Lloyd College on Nov. 20. She is a graduate of Jenkins High School and a junior majoring in business and accounting at ALC, where she is a member of the softball team and cheerleading squad. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for David Caudill

David Lance Caudill, 65, died November 19 at his home in Franklin. A native of Letcher County, he was a son of the late Bryan and Ada Pearl Johnson Caudill. He was retired from Quebcor in Franklin, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. More...