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December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Public urged to attend meeting

The Letcher County Fiscal Court was informed that the City of Whitesburg will hold a special meeting on January 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Whitesburg City Hall to get input from city and county residents on the proposed new entrance to the city. More...

Features

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, December 17, 1908 Editor’s note: This issue, published only 16 months after The Mountain Eagle was founded in August 1907, is one of the earliest copies of the paper known to exist that carries a December dateline. More...

More Ingram precious memories

In the year of 1947-48, I had just turned 18 years old and was a junior in high school (at KCHS on Linefork). I was spending the night with a good friend of mine who was working for Earl and Deloris (Ison) Nolan. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1993

Tally Lucas elected football Homecoming Queen More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The New Year brings challenges that can change many things in your life. You need to be prepared not only to confront them, but also to deal with what happens afterward. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: 12/15 – 12/19

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Bill attempts to convince an already vulnerable Quinn to atone for her misdeeds towards his family. More...

Charge up battery to avoid other charges

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk: Back in the old days (i.e. 1964), we used to think that if you had a low or dead battery, it would charge faster if the engine was running faster. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

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

Indoor tanning injuries can require visit to ER

Indoor tanning injuries have declined but still sent more than 1,000 people to emergency rooms in recent years. More...

Coumadin vs. Pradaxa

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was put on Coumadin several years ago for atrial fibrillation. It was a perpetual pain in the butt, all those tests and never knowing from day to day how much the blood had been changed from meal to meal. More...

More teens using e-cigarettes

More teens are trying out e-cigarettes than the real thing, according to the government’s annual drug use survey. More...

Entertainment

To perform

Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Dec. 20. 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...

Lee Ann Womack’s daughter is rising star

Aubrie Lee Sellers, daughter of country music stars Lee Ann Womack and Jason Sellers, appeared in concert at Summit City in Whitesburg on December 12. More...

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...

Breaking News - 5:52 PM

Masked gunman robs Isom Subway - Free Access

Police are on the lookout for an unknown white male believed to be the masked gunman who robbed the Subway restaurant at Isom Tuesday night.At approximately 8:25 p.m. More...

Ky. Power wants 12.45% rate hike; may start Jan. 23

Recent savings on the price of gasoline at the pump may soon be erased by an increase in the monthly power bills of most Letcher County residents. More...

Police looking for stolen beehives and 6-foot bear

Two unrelated thefts were reported to the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department Monday afternoon — one involved beehives and the other a stuffed black bear. More...

News

Letcher schools get 4 good used buses; scoreboard replaced

The Letcher County Board of Education will retire more buses now that the school district has been able to buy four school buses from a larger Kentucky school district. “ It’s a godsend in my opinion,” said Supt. Tony Sergent. More...

Stuffed bear stolen

Police are looking for this six-foot tall stuffed bear that was stolen this week from a cabin on Pine Mountain. Related story appears on front page of this issue. More...

Lawsuit could put state’s libraries in deep trouble

Washington County’s 11,800 people have one public library in a 4,000-square-foot building that, for many of them, is the only place they have to access the Internet. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Two-acre permits might help region recover, writer says

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I think I have one solution to putting coal miners back to work here in Appalachia and elsewhere. More...

Thoughts on torture

I have always found the debate relating to torture fascinating, as it seems to be a constantly recurring theme throughout history. More...

Sports

Kentucky, UCLA to meet in Chicago

The only school with more national championships than top-ranked Kentucky’s eight is UCLA with 11. On Saturday, the Wildcats and Bruins play for the first time in eight years in the second half of an impressive doubleheader in Chicago. More...

Cougars win fifth in a row

After a season-opening loss at Harlan County, the Letcher Central Cougars have rebounded to win five in a row to raise their record to a surprising 5-1. More...

Fans honor Poythress

A trifecta of bring-out-the-bestin us sporting events took place across America last week. More...

Families & Friends

Rose Ballard has eye surgery

Southern Ohio

I am sure that your Christmas tree is up with lots of Christmas presents all ready wrapped and waiting. More...

Cross Country Bluegrass to play Dec. 19 at Hemphill

Hemphill

Fleming- Neon Senior Citizen’s Center news: Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open. Dec. 18: Christmas potluck and party. Eugene Slone will be making name badges for ornaments. More...

Sorority has potluck dinner

Kentucky Laureate RHO Sorority met at the home of Jerry and Patty Nantz Dec. 9 for a potluck Christmas dinner. The home was decorated throughout with beautiful Christmas tree with all the lights and decorations, a Christmas wonderland. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Lola Napier

Lola Jean Napier, 57, died December 11 Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. Born in Letcher County to the late Irvin and Barbara Stidham Napier, she was a member of the Whitesburg High School 1976 graduating class. More...

Services held for Vanda Hall

Vanda Gilene Hall, 49, of Neon, died December 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of Gilbert Hall of Tennessee and the late Mary Quillen, she was a sister of the late Oliver Quillen, Vester Quillen, and Audy Joe Quillen. More...

Shooting match set Dec. 21

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, at the American Legion. Straight guns only, no barrels over 36 inches, no scopes, no peep sites. All guns will be checked before each match. More...