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September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bible thief must serve 5 years, judge orders

A Jenkins man was sentenced to five years in prison this week after he pleaded guilty to stealing a 125-year-old Hungarian Bible from an 85-year-old woman. More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

1973 Student teachers here from Morehead State University WHS has gained two new student teachers this semester. Both are from MSU. More...

Just a Pinch

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Columns

The Way We Were

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

Salomes's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful, Lamb. Taking on too many tasks at one time can cause you to create more snarls each time you try to work your way through the tangled mass. Best to handle one job at a time. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

Recaps Aug. 31 – Sept. 4 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

States should post local vaccine info, officials say

NEW YORK How many kids are vaccinated at your child’s school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out. More...

Most medications increase risk of fall

You recently wrote that antihistamines used for sleep can increase the risk of falls. Are there any sleep aids that don’t increase fall risk? — C.A.L. More...

Calendar affects drug use

Study looks at when college students try drugs first time

CHICAGO Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certa More...

Obituaries

Services held for Dallas Adams

Dallas “D” Gregory Adams II, 22, of Mayking died August 25 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital of injuries received in an accident. He was the son of Dallas Gregory and Connie Adams of Sergent and Vicki Kincer Adams of Mayking. More...

Walter Webb succumbs at 60

Walter Keith Web, 60, died September 1 at his home at Mayking. A son of the late Glenn Burt and Geneva Lee Logsdon Webb, he was a brother of the late Edward Dale Webb, Darrell Glen Webb and Curtis Michael Webb. Mr. More...

Paul Caudill dies at 84

Funeral services for Paul Caudill, 84, of Miamisburg, Ohio, were held August 28 at the Dalton Funeral Home in Germantown, Ohio. Burial was in the Springboro Cemetery. More...

TECO has little to say about new report of its sale

The on-again, off-again sale of TECO Coal Company may be back on. “The TECO deal is done,” a knowledgeable source told The Mountain Eagle. More...

Grand jury indicts 9 here

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named nine people in 10 indictments including a woman charged with possessing the painkiller oxycodone while allowing a 16-yearold to drive her vehicle without a driver’s license. More...

News

$2.5 million to fund COPD study here

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.5 million grant to the University of Kentucky College of Public Health for a five-year study of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Letcher and Harlan counties. More...

Heart attack fatal to school administrator

An administrator for Letcher County Public Schools died Saturday night after suffering a heart attack. Roger Dale Martin, 60, of Dema in Knott County, had been employed by the Letcher school district for nine years. More...

Former Neon man is named to head facility in Colorado

Former Neon resident Derek Holbrook is now serving as the administrator at Yuma Life Care Center, a nursing home in Yuma, Colo. Holbrook and his wife Britta moved to Yuma from Louisville, where he worked for Consulate Health Care. More...

Sports

Pikeville beats Cougars; QB’s injured

The Letcher County Central Cougars’ record fell to 1-1 after losing 49-12 to Pikeville Saturday night in the Pike County Bowl. More...

Cats are like the Cubs

Sports in Kentucky

The Chicago Cubs and Kentucky Wildcats. A Cubs pitche tossed a no-hitter last Sunday, marking 43 years since Milt Pappas did it September 2, 1972. More...

When being ‘drawn’ isn’t worth it!

Struttin’ Time:

Have you ever done something that was legal to do and should have been fun, and you figured, well it won’t happen anyway? Then as soon as it does happen, you think, what the hey? More...

Families & Friends

Things are really getting hard

Hi to all my Mountain Eagle readers. Hope all is well with everyone. I’ve been kindly lonely and depressed, but that goes along with life I guess. More...

Students can earn bonus KEES

Kentucky high school students who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches can earn bonus Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship ( KEES) awards for how well they do on certain advanced study exams. More...

Season changing

Since I missed doing a column last week, I have forgotten most of the goings on in the area. Fall seems to be in the air, cooler mornings and the blue of the sky, and the look of the clouds let you know the seasons are beginning to change. More...

Entertainment

Jenkins kicks off fall fests

The annual Jenkins Homecoming Days festival held over the weekend in downtown Jenkins marked the start of fall festival season in Letcher County. More...

Stars, town featured in ‘Big Stone Gap’

“Big Stone Gap” writer and director Adriana Trigiani said Letcher County residents and the rest of coal country will feel connected to her new movie scheduled to open in Norton, Virginia and elsewhere in the region on Thursday, October 8. More...