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News

Raising allergies

As Uncle Stevie Craft used to say, “If it ain’t one thing set on aggravating me to death, it’s half a bushel otherns. Points East More...

Jenkins board sets new rules

Participation in graduations, prom, and athletic programs will be tied to attendance in the coming year at Jenkins Independent Schools. More...

Check your KEES accounts for accuracy

Kentucky high school students and 2016 graduates should check their Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) accounts for accuracy. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A more harmonious aspect favors all relationships. Family ties with mates and children are strengthened. Libra is Cupid’s choice to win the amorous Aries’ heart. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 25 - 29 More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

The mysterious rise in meat allergies

DEAR DR. ROACH: I heard that there is a sudden surge in people coming down with severe meat allergies. Is there any information as to why, after years of eating red meat, you suddenly can become extremely allergic? — E.V. More...

Watch for behavior changes for clues of dementia onset

WASHINGTON Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. More...

Knowing Your Blood Pressure

THE NUMBERS GAME:

You may know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for many serious complications with diabetes. You’ve probably been told repeatedly to work at keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level. More...

Entertainment

A Grape Idea:

Flavorful Fruit serves as Heart-Healthy Snack, Inventive Ingredient

Grapes make the perfect snack: they are delicious, with a juicy burst of flavor, and are hydrating, easy to eat and portable. Additionally, grapes are good for you, offering a variety of nutritional benefits. More...

The Eyes Have It

Recent research from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, funded by the California Table Grape Commission, suggests that eating grapes may help contribute to eye health. More...

A Caprese salad that’s fit for swimsuit model

The Caprese salad of fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes is universally loved. I personally make it all summer long and although I mix up the tomatoes based on what I can buy at the farmers’ market, it is virtually the same every time. More...

Alpha is free of bankruptcy, but effect here not yet known

Alpha Natural Resources has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but what effect that will have on the company’s idled operations in Letcher and Knott counties remains unknown. More...

Man still on run

A Letcher County Jail inmate who escaped from the rooftop of the Letcher County Courthouse last week is still at large. More...

Opinions

Gotta scare them all!

By now, even if you have not yet played “Pokemon Go,” you are more aware of it than your own breathing. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Philadelphia vs. Cleveland

PHILADELPHIA More...

Sports

UK’s Barker ready to show maturity

Vaught’s Views

Give Drew Barker credit for understanding that many University of Kentucky fans really do not yet know him — and he wants to keep working to change that. More...

A call from cousin stirs memories

Struttin’ Time:

The years have slipped by like the white lines on the highway at 60 miles an hour. More...

Jeff Gordon to the rescue

The only thing out of the ordinary at the sight of Jeff Gordon crawling behind the wheel of a Hendrick Motor Sport’s Chevrolet on Sunday at Pocono was that he got in the No. 88 instead of the No. 24 that he made famous. More...

Families & Friends

Families vacation at Outer Banks

Hot weather continues in our area and we could use some rain down our way. Some got rain on Saturday evening but not us, we got lots of thunder and lightning but no rain. Lots of people are canning and freezing their gar- den produce. More...

Rotary learns of Community Health Needs Assessment

Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital Community CEO Dena Sparkman shared the results of the ARH Community Health Needs Assessment with members of the Rotary Club of Whitesburg during the July 6 meeting held at Pine Mountain Grill. More...

Senior Fellowship every Tuesday at Hemphill Center

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each Senior Fellowship when the seniors meet. Good fun, good company, and a good lunch are a guarantee. Don’t sit home alone. This takes place each Tuesday. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Jamie Sturgill

Jamie Sturgill, 42, died July 20 in Whitesburg. Born in Treaton, Mich., he was the son of James and Anna Sturgill of Ermine and Phyllis and Clifford Cook of Hanover, Ind. More...

James “Big Jim” Adams dies at 71

Funeral services for James Hubert “Big Jim” Adams, 71, will be held at 1 p.m. today (July 27) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Isom Cemetery. More...

Josie Pendleton dies in Missouri

Former Letcher County resident Josie Calton Ratliff Pendleton, 75, died May 3 at her home in Cabool, Mo. Born at Linefork to the late Denver and Myrtle Calton Cornett, she was a sister of the late Bronson Calton, Emma Jean Halcomb and Oxie Amburgey. More...