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November 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

First week sees 15 file to run for county offices

Fifteen people have filed to run for county offices during the first week of registrations, and 26 others have picked up papers but have not yet filed.  Two others have announced candidacies, but have not picked up papers or filed. More...

News

The first plane I landed

Sergeant Johnson was an enlisted pilot during World War II. He flew the L-5 Air and Sea Rescue aircraft in Europe until the end of the war. His job was to rescue members of a downed aircraft, American or British. More...

Neon facing insurance rate hike

Employees of the City of Fleming-Neon will see some changes in their citysponsored health insurance plan in the coming year.  More...

Letcher native will ride ‘Santa Train’

A dream will come true this weekend for Letcher County native Omer Champion II when he gets to ride on the Santa Train from Pike County to Tennessee.  Champion now works for CSX in Jacksonville, Fla. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Here's a Tip

• Since you know it’s coming anyway, take the opportunity to clean out the fridge a day or two before a big family dinner. It’s a good idea to eat up any leftovers for dinner the day before. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: NOV. 13 - 17   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

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

— Bryce Anthony Powers turned 13 years old Nov. 9, and his sisters Sage Elizabeth (left) and Adriana Grace Powers (right) turned nine years old on Nov. 5. More...

Community calendar

November 16 — A community Thanksgiving potluck and dance will be held at Hindman Settlement School in the May Stone Building. The potluck will be at 6 p.m. with main dish provided; square dance at 7 p.m. with live band and caller. More...

Marlowe people telling their stories

Well, once again Mom had to correct me on something. No matter how old I get it seems she always has to do that from time to time. More...

Breaking News - 12:35 PM

Suspect taken to hospital after police pursuit - Free Access

Vehicle wrecked after ramming police cars, police said

A man and a woman are in custody after a police chase that left at least two cruisers damaged, and the fugitive vehicle wrecked in a creek at Isom. More...

Coal jobs are up to 48 in Letcher

Letcher County had 48 coal mining jobs at the end of the third quarter of 2017, an increase from only 28 mining jobs for the quarter ending June 30 but down 35.1 percent from September 30, 2016, when 74 miners still held jobs in coal mines located in More...

County residents urged to vote to bring free concert series here

Cowan Community Center and the City of Whitesburg are urging residents to go online before Monday and vote for the community as part of a grant process that would bring a 10-week free concert series to Letcher County.  The Levitt Amp promotion i More...

Opinions

Why reward bad companies with more tax breaks?

As anyone who has ever been to any of the many cities that are graced with a Trump hotel, casino, golf resort, etc. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

She took on the bully, and she beat him at polls

Last January, John Carman returned from Donald Trump’s inauguration apparently so puffed up that he decided to make fun of the much larger crowd at the Women’s March the next day.  More...

Sports

Vaught’s Views

Former UK quarterback Freddie Maggard has seen enough. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

The real smallmouth season is close

This is the time of year most normal people want to be inside and warm. But some not so normal anglers like me are thinking about a early winter smallmouth trip. e best smallmouth fishing  Th is during some of the coldest days of the year. More...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. long ago outgrew his father’s shadow

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   He was so shy, so skinny, not yet somebody.  It was around 1997 and Dale Earnhardt Jr. was testing at Talladega Superspeedway, wearing an all-white firesuit. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

When the holidays come around and you’re looking for a menu to please your guests, stick to time-honored classics to ensure everyone goes home happy.  More...

Log Cabin Pudding is awesome for any Thanksgiving gathering

Whip up this rich dessert for whatever Thanksgiving celebration you attend. More...

Pumpkin Raisin-Bread Pudding

1 loaf (16 ounces) raisin bread with cinnamon 5 cups milk 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 can (16 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin (not pumpkin-pie mix) 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon vanilla More...

Obituaries

Pina Freeman dies at 91

Pina Freeman, 91, of Whitesburg, died November 11 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.  A daughter of the late George and Delia Potter Fox, she was the widow of James Hubert Freeman. More...

Dotson services Thursday

Funeral services for Cameron P. Dotson, 19, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 16, at the First Baptist Church of Whitesburg. Visitation will take place at the church from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 16. More...

Services set for Loretta Vanover

Funeral services for Loretta Flanary Vanover, 88, will be held at noon today (November 15) at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. More...