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Features

Summer jobs at old meat packing plant weren’t easy

Wardrup’s Meat Packing Company was located at the mouth of Pratt Branch near the old Stuart Robinson School campus at Letcher. More...

The Way We Were

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

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH 1979 Competition More...

Sports

Wildcats get another QB committment

Vaught’s Views

Just a few hours after he announced his commitment to Kentucky, Georgia junior quarterback Jarren Williams was on the phone talking to potential future teammates. More...

A storybook finish ahead?

Three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart has long been known as the “People’s Champion” and his win Sunday in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 proved to be very popular not only with the fans but also up and down pit road. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Back in a place where fishing is great

I am back down south in Georgia to visit family and friends and to do some fishing. As usual we’ve had some good fishing, catching a lot of bass and bluegill. More...

Health

Feds not against breastfeeding

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read a letter that seems to be saying that the Department of Health and Human Services is against breastfeeding. There also was something about hospitals and insurance companies, but I’m not sure what that was all about. More...

Ouch! Flu spray fails again, panel says shot works best

NEW YORK The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures that has prompted an expert panel to recommend that doctors stop giving it to patients. More...

Nearly 1 in 3 Medicare patients got pain pills

CHICAGO Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans&rsqu More...

Water thieves are being prosecuted, some for felonies

By WILLIAM FARLEY Water thieves in Letcher County are now being prosecuted — some of them on felony charges. More...

Alpha closing mine, tipple

Alpha Natural Resources Inc. is expected to shut down its operations in Letcher and Knott counties later this week. More...

Officer describes events that led to arrest of five suspects

Five people accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in a moving car pleaded not guilty at arraignment hearings in Letcher District Court Tuesday afternoon. More...

News

Hogg murder trial may stay

Special Letcher Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson says he is inclined to keep the murder trials of two men charged in the 2014 stabbing death of 24-yearold Michael Shane Hogg in Letcher County. More...

Fiscal court adopts budget for 2016-17

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has formally adopted its budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17. More...

Advocates criticize state’s proposed Medicaid plan

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. Bobby Paisley’s health insurance covers his vision and dental care. He knows, because he and his wife pay for it. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You dislike waiting for promises to be fulfilled and for commitments to be kept, but resist your headstrong tendency to push things along. Your patience will be rewarded. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JUNE 27 – JULY 1 More...

Now here’s a good tip

• “To get to dust bunnies under the fridge or any piece of heavy furniture, wrap packing tape stickyside out on a yard stick. Then, just swipe under the furniture, and out comes the dust.” — I.E. in Virginia 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. More...

Families & Friends

Learning the business side of catering

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

Lee’s marking 50th anniversary

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. More...

Doris Hunsucker dies at 82

Doris Jean Hunsucker, 82, of Eolia, died June 25 in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Troy and Mattie Sturgill Engle, she was the widow of Doyle Hunsucker and the mother of the late Gary Hunsucker. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Maggie Bowen

Maggie L. Bowen, 93, of Campbranch, died June 26 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Lee and Martha Cook Smith, she was the widow of Carl Bowen. Mrs. More...

Samuel ‘Joe’ Ramsey dies at 75

Funeral services for Samuel “Joe” Ramsey, 75, of Whitesburg, were held June 28 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Whitesburg. More...

Funeral held in Va. Tuesday for Ralph Stanley

Funerals services were held in southwest Virginia this week for bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley. Stanley died June 23 at his home in Sandy Ridge, Virginia, located between Coeburn and McClure, because of difficulties from skin cancer. More...