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Autopsy results show man was killed after ATV wreck - Free Access

An autopsy indicates that a 35-year-old man whose body was found December 1 in a field between Roxana and Kingscreek died of injuries he received in an all-terrain vehicle accident that occurred nine days earlier, authorities say. More...

Opinions

Helping guard against diabetes is gift to yourself

Imagine contracting a disease that could affect many of your vital organs. This disease could end up causing you to go blind or force you to have your feet and legs amputated. More...

Political Cartoon

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1 amendment, 5 freedoms

What a thing of beauty, our First Amendment.  Think about it: In only 45 words, it lays out five constitutional rights.  More...

Sports

Bowl man has been waiting on UK

Vaught’s Views

For five years Kentuckian John Showalter has been waiting for a chance to let those on the TaxSlayer Bowl committee with him know what a loyal fan base the Wildcats have.  Finally this year he got his chance.  More...

Lady Cougars improve to 3-0

Letcher Central’s Emma Maggard put up a shot during the Lady Cougars’ 62-48 win over Betsy Layne on Monday. More...

NASCAR’S new sponsor

NASCAR’s premier series has a long and rich history of stability when it comes to entitlement sponsors that began when R.J. Reynolds signed on to what came to be known as the Winston Cup Series.  More...

Families & Friends

Fiscal court’s action will help Tractor Supply open store here

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has taken action to help Tractor Supply locate a store in Whitesburg.  More...

Country Troubadours to play at Hemphill Ctr.

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at: www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center.  Many thanks to Santa for his help in making Breakfast with Santa 2016 the best ever. More...

Council will meet Dec. 13

The Whitesburg City Council will have its December meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Whitesburg City Hall. Council members will be sworn in after the meeting for the year 2017.   More...

Obituaries

Services planned for Eulene Hogg

Funeral services for Eulene Roark Hogg, 78, of Whitesburg, will be held today, December 7, at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Edward Fields buried at Cowan

Edward Fields, 72, of Whitesburg, died December 2, in Greenfield, Ind.  A son of the late Culbert and Easter Mitchell Fields, he was the widower of Allie Fields.  He was a brother of the late Wanda Taulbee, Louise Pittman, and Lilly Mae Beg More...

Lyle Frazier dies at 61

Lyle Frazier, 61, died November 30 at his home in Whitesburg.  A son of the late Gilby and Imogene Caudill Frazier, he was a brother of the late Kellis Frazier and Edward Frazier.  Surviving are his wife, Donna Combs Frazier; four sisters, More...

Devices will allow school bus speeds to be watched here

Letcher County school officials will soon be able to tell if and when school bus drivers are breaking the speed limit while transporting students.  Members of the Letcher County Board of Education were told recently that 52 speed detectors &mdas More...

Funds being sought to help pay funeral for 2nd murder victim

An online fundraiser has been started to help pay funeral expenses for double murder victim Crystal Warner, the northern Kentucky woman who, along with her boyfriend, Letcher County native Robert “Bobby” Jones, was killed in July after th More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, December 5, 1926 The Blackey Bluebirds, 10 to 7 winners over Whitesburg, are looking for games with other elementary school teams. More...

‘Sulfuring’ apples

Pioneer life in Letcher County and elsewhere was hard.  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1974 Band members visit Morehead   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

Why is alcohol banned with use of antibiotics?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m confused about the medical rule not to drink any alcohol while on antibiotics. More...

‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ has a new meaning with high drug prices

Imagine not being able to afford one of life’s great pleasures — sex.  That’s true for many older couples, doctors say. More...

Food allergy warnings need to be rewritten, top experts say

WASHINGTON  “Made in the same factory as peanuts.” “May contain traces of tree nuts.” A new report says the hodgepodge of warnings that a food might accidentally contain a troublesome ingredient is confusing to people wit More...

Entertainment

Tasty Tips for a Healthier Holiday

The holiday season evokes thoughts of delicious, hearty and festive meals. More...

Chewy molasses cookies taste great!

An artistic cookie display is a thing of beauty, that I’ll not argue, but I’ll reach past the whole lot if I see a flat, modest, quiet molasses cookie. More...

Long, slow braise makes tough meat awesome

How do you transform a tough, less expensive cut of meat into something tender and delicious? You braise it!  More...