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August 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Former top student here sells firm for $408 million

Let it be said that members of the 1993 graduating class of Whitesburg High School knew what they were doing when they picked Naveen Rao as their fellow student who was “most likely to succeed.” More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

Whitesburg schools hold commencement week 1937 More...

Opinions

Lawmaker says Gov. Bevin left threats by phone

FRANKFORT Days after Matt Bevin took office in December, the Republican governor went to work on an ambitious project: persuading some Democratic state representatives from conservative districts to switch parties, giving Republicans control of the s More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

EpiPen scandal not over

So the seller of the EpiPen is now going to offer a generic alternative costing 50 percent less. More...

Sports

Many believe first game is UK’s biggest

Vaught’s Views

Which game on the Kentucky football schedule should be considered the key game to UK’s success this year? More...

Five questions

Five Questions with Letcher County Central senior linebacker Kylar Sturgill: Q: What are your expectations for the season? A: To have a winning record and win the district championship again. Q: What is it like playing for Coach Matthews? More...

Struttin’ Time:

Boy, 6, takes limit of squirrels

Are these summers getting hotter or am I just getting older? I haven’t been into the woods yet to squirrel hunt even though the third Saturday in August has come and gone. More...

Families & Friends

Old friend writes from Arizona

I received a sweet letter from a friend in Arizona who gets The Mountain Eagle, Susie Franklin. She told me about some news that broke my heart. More...

School Bucks Program begins

As students across the area head back to school, Food City is gearing up for the kick-off of its 2016-2017 School Bucks Program. More...

Two get degrees

Two area residents have received degrees from Western Governors University (WGU). The university held its 31st semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 16 and celebrated the graduation of more than 8,000 graduates. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Donald Sparks

Funeral services for Donald Lee Sparks, 49, will be held at noon today, August 31, in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Little Library to open at Isom

The Isom IGA and Route 7 Artisan Fellowship will hold a the ribbon cutting ceremony for the “Little Free Library” located inside the Isom IGA. It will be held between 4:30 to 5 p.m. on Sept 1. Lemonade and cookies will be served. More...

Photo

The Letcher County 4-H Senior Horticulture Team won Reserve Grand Champion at the state fair. More...

ARH is still fighting virus from hackers

A computer virus believed to be the worker of hackers continued to plague Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospitals and clinics in Whitesburg and elsewhere in Kentucky and West Virginia on Tuesday. More...

4 more facing meth counts

Four more Letcher County residents have been charged with manufacturing the powerful and addictive stimulant methamphetamine. More...

Isom Days next up on fall festival menu

The annual Isom Days Festival kicks off with carnival rides opening tonight and a “Cruizin’ in Isom” car and truck event starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday). More...

News

Construction stops truck show

Letcher County’s fall tourism season took a hit this month with the cancellation of the Heritage 2K16 truck show. More...

Theft suspect pleads not guilty

A 32-year-old Letcher County man has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge filed after he knowingly sold three stolen truck rims for scrap. More...

Cable dispute leads to charges

A dispute over a cable television hookup that dates back to 2014 has led to the arrest of a Letcher County man. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Mars, your ruling planet, helps you deal with career challenges in a way that reflects some of your own hidden strengths. This impresses some important decision-makers. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 2 More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

Brand or generic?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My pharmacy recommends that I switch to the generic to save a lot of money on each refill, as it’s exactly the same as the brand name. More...

Study: Most teens are ‘vaping’ fruit-type flavors, not nicotine

NEW YORK Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. More...

Firm to offer budget version of its EpiPen

Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that has grown to $608 for a twopack, making it unaffordable for many patients. More...

Entertainment

Calendar

September 3 — The Watts family reunion will be held at the Campbell’s Branch Community Center beginning at noon. Those attending should bring a covered dish. More...

Crockpot makes easy pulled-pork sandwiches

My father was born and raised in Winston-Salem, N.C., the perfect place to find a delicious pulled-pork barbeque sandwich. The Piedmont triad area where he grew up is famous for its pork barbeque and highly seasoned, vinegar-based sauces. More...

Lemon juice makes chicken and potato bake into a breeze

Autumn might be the official season of the onepot wonder. Kids are back in school, the office water cooler gets crowded as we trickle back from summer vacations, and suddenly dinnertime feels like more of a time-squeeze. More...