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‘I Love Lucy’ debuted 63 years ago

On this date in 1951, “I Love Lucy” debuted on CBS-TV. The show, which was at the top of the Neilsen television ratings when it ended after 179 episodes in May 1957, remains one of the most beloved situation comedy shows ever. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, October 18, 1934 More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Can you identify these Whitesburg High School graduates? Answers are at the end of the column. Soliloquy of The Old High School Building by Nora Boyd More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Caution dominates the Sheep’s monetary aspect this week. Rams and Ewes might want to shear their big spending plans until a more favorable financial picture begins to emerge by week’s end. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS OCTOBER 6 - 10

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Quinn makes a serious threat against Hope when she learns that she will not be welcome into her grandchild’s life. Having to shift the focus of his affection, Deacon makes his move on an unsuspecting target. More...

Moments in Time

• On Nov. 1, 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is first exhibited to the public. More...

Speak Your Piece

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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

Health officials want all hospitals to ‘think Ebola’

Federal health officials this week urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak “the most severe, acu More...

TIA events launch search for the cause

DEAR DR. ROACH: In the past six weeks, I have had five TIA events, ranging from a minute or so to six minutes. My symptoms are: a loss of control of my right leg, moving up to my right arm and fingers; and a loss of speech. More...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

Exchanges Key to Diabetes Management

Most people with diabetes work closely with their care team to create a meal plan that helps guide them in selecting the right kinds of food in the proper amounts. More...

Entertainment

Holiday Road Show planned

The Holiday Road Show, hosted by the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg, will be held Nov. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the extension office. The program provides ideas for holiday decorations and gifts with the directions on how to make them. More...

‘Faustus’ set at UVa-Wise

The American Shakespeare Company will present Christopher Marlowe’s “Faustus” at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25, in the Gilliam Center on the University of Virginia College at Wise, Va. More...

To perform

Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Oct. 18. 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...

Judge blocks law on electioneering near voting places

A Kentucky law banning election day campaigning near polling places was struck down Tuesday by a federal judge, who ruled the 300- foot buffer impedes free speech by reaching private homes and yards. More...

Six set to answer drug charges

Six Letcher County residents charged accused of trafficking in drugs are scheduled to formally answer the charges against them this week in Letcher District Court. More...

Grand jury charges man with stealing from elderly couple and funeral home

A Whitesburg man has been named by the Letcher Grand Jury in nine indictments charging him with forging checks over an eightmonth period. More...

News

Play to be based on Letcher stories

Cowan Community Action Group Inc. has obtained a grant to create a play based on original stories shared by Letcher County residents. More...

Luggage helps kids

Don Pratt, of Lexington, recently delivered several pieces of gentlyused luggage to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services office in Whitesburg. More...

Machine open for voters who can’t make poll

Absentee voting machine are open in the Letcher County Clerk’s Office during regular business hours until 4 p.m., November 3. More...

Opinions

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Political fearmongers

One thing you can say about Rick Perry is that he sticks to his guns. If one of his policy proposals turns out to be dumb, by gollies, he will double down on dumb. More...

Citizens disunited

Are we spending our democracy into oblivion? More...

Sports

Letcher Central girls reach title game

Cameron Kincer (14) celebrated after kicking the first goal in Letcher County Central High School’s 3-1 win over Hazard in Monday’s opening round of the 53rd District Soccer Tournament. More...

Surprising Cats still face tough task

Remember the hitch in Cawood Ledford’s call during a Kentucky football game? Following a productive play by the home team, Ledford would say, “... hold the phone!” Fits today. More...

Jenkins falls in nail-biter against Pineville, 36-28

The Jenkins Cavaliers, coming off a big win at Knott County the week before that led to JHS player Andrew Oliver being named WYMT-TV’s player of the week, marched into last Friday night’s game against the Pineville Mountain Lions hungry f More...

Families & Friends

Church celebrates homecoming

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is doing well. The weather has been nasty and rainy, but we sure had a great revival at King’s Chapel Church. I attended every night. Bro. Don Enfusse was there from Hazard. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Letcher Manor Nursing Home recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with an open house. Dr. Abubakar Tidal and Martha Fields, the dietary manager, were recognized for their years of care and service to the nursing home’s residents. More...

Blackey Days marks its 50th anniversary

Southern Ohio

The bands at Blackey Days were great as usual. It was wonderful to get to hear Sunrise Ridge with my cousin Jack Adams, and so good to get to talk to Jack and Jeff for a little bit. More...

Obituaries

Coy Gail Riley Sr. dies at 60

Coy Gail Riley, Sr., 60, of Whitesburg, died October 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Services held for William Davis

William Davis, 50, of Thornton, died October 9 at Millstone. More...

Services held for Chuck Crawford

Chuck Crawford, 78, died October 10 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Mt. Vernon Ind., he was a son of the late Clarence Harley and Margaret Spencer Crawford and the widower of Lola Blair Crawford. More...