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Deputies find 1 of 2 suspects hiding behind big Teddy bear

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has arrested a Neon man on drug and weapons charges, and another with a weapons charge after serving a warrant at Quillen Fork.  More...

News

Whitesburg hopes hotel funds come soon

Delays in the release of federal funding could endanger the already fragile structure of the old Daniel Boone Hotel in Whitesburg as coming winter weather could pose a threat to the building if measures cannot be taken to protect it soon.  More...

Bible trivia

By WILSON CASEY   1. Is the book of Boaz in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. Whose first chapter begins, “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God”? 1 Timothy, Titus, James, 2 John  3. More...

Library board, other agencies say they can’t afford tax cut request

Local special government districts being pressured by the Letcher County Fiscal Court to reduce their tax rates to make room for a county tax increase say they can’t afford to give up anymore than they already have.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   Thursday, October 13, 1927  More...

Nows Here's a Tip

• Use glow-in-the-dark paint to light a path in your yard. Simply paint a series of rock markers, and when the sun goes down, your path will be lit up.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Knowing the trepidations that Steffy had about his trip to San Francisco, Liam made it clear to Sally that their venture is strictly business. 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

Community calendar

October 13 — A free Healthy Baby Workshop will be held at 12 p.m. at the Letcher County Heath Department, 115 East Main Street in Whitesburg by KIDS NOW Plus Program, KRCC Regional Prevention. 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...

Fall is beautiful this year

Hello everyone! Oh what a beautiful fall day. The mornings have been sort of nippy, yet the afternoons are wonderful. Please, winter, stay away for about six months.  More...

Obituaries

Lillian Collier dies at 81

Funeral services for Lillian Francis Collier, 81, were held October 8 at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  Born in Millstone to the late Winferd C. More...

Stella Brock buried at Payne Gap

Stella Brock, 79, died Friday, October 6, at her home in Cumberland.  A daughter of the late John Hendrix and Mandy Hendrix Couch, she was the widow of James Brock.  She was also preceded in death by 16 siblings.  More...

Services set for Goldie Sparks

Funeral services for Goldie Mae Smith Sparks, 90, of Payne Gap, will be held Thursday, October 12, at Carty Funeral Home in Jenkins. More...

Neon city council assumes control over waterworks

The Fleming-Neon City Council voted to assume oversight of the day-to-day operations of the city’s water commission at Monday evening’s October city council meeting.  More...

Large reward offered after vandals paint initials on observation deck

County business have chipped in to pay for a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of vandals who spray painted one of the new observation decks on Pine Mountain. More...

Opinions

If you’re not an addict, you know someone who needs help

Substance Abuse Disorder, what is it?  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mainstreaming extremism

The mainstreaming of rightwing extremism”Some people say I’m extreme,” an Indiana tea party leader told The New York Times at the height of the movement’s rebellion in 2010, “but they said the John Birch Society was extr More...

Sports

Dorian Baker hasn’t been forgotten

Vaught’s Views

He might not be playing, but receiver Dorian Baker has not been forgotten by Kentucky receivers coach Lamar Thomas. More...

Cougars will use week off to prepare for next 2 foes

The Letcher County Central Cougars have a much needed week off as they try to regroup and win the final two games of the season.  The Cougars, who will be back in action next week against Whitley County, fell to district foe North Laurel last Fr More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass fishing at its most exciting time

This can be a fast-paced and very exciting time to fish for bass and to be on the water. If you have never seen and heard a huge bass blow up on the surface chasing shad, you have really missed something.  More...

Health

Patients here worry they’ll lose life-saving health coverage

Editor’s note: This story is part of Crossing the Divide, a crosscountry reporting road trip from The GroundTruth Project and WGBH, a public radio station in Boston, Mass. More...

White House will order health care alternatives

WASHINGTON  The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy insurance outside their states, a unilateral move that follows failed efforts by Co More...

Entertainment

Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

At times, spending hours in the kitchen can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, even for avid home cooks, a busy weeknight isn’t one of those times. More...

Tired of plain old veggies? Spice ’em up with flavor

Tired of plain old vegetables? Spice ‘em up with some flavor   I am smaller than a dime, and though I am cool, I can also burn. I can be many colors, but also none at all. I am a household name, but people rarely speak of me. More...

All About Onions

Knowing how to buy and store onions can make them true superstars in your kitchen. More...