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June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Internet scammers leave local man $2,900 in debt

The job offer — be a secret shopper at Walmart, get paid, and keep the merchandise the company paid for — sounded too good to be true. More...

News

Beshear sues Bevin again

FRANKFORT  Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general sued the Republican governor on Tuesday, marking the fourth time taxpayers will pay for the state’s two most powerful politicians to collide in court.  More...

New section of U.S. 119 awaits paving

The road to completion of U.S. 119 South from Partridge to Eolia has been a long one, but officials believe the end is in sight. More...

McConnell: Expect Senate health bill Thursday

Senate Republicans plan to make their repeal-andreplace Obamacare bill public on Thursday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told reporters Tuesday.  The bill is likely to continue the Medicaid expansion, which serves 470,000 Kentuckia More...

Columns

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‘Summer of Love’ turns 50

SAN FRANCISCO   They came for the music, the mindbending drugs, to resist the Vietnam War and 1960s American orthodoxy, or simply to escape summer boredom. And they left an enduring legacy.  More...

The Way We Were

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

Entertainment

Grisham releases a really fine beach read

“Camino Island: a Novel” (Doubleday), by John Grisham  Book review   More...

Drive-By Truckers, Tyler Childers set Hazard date

Southern rock and eastern Kentucky country will share the stage on Sunday, September 24 when the Drive-By Truckers of Alabama and Tyler Childers, formerly of Paintsville, perform at the Hal Rogers Center in Hazard.  More...

Isbell promotes compassion on new album

NEW YORK   Jason Isbell was motivated on his breakthrough 2013 album “Southeastern” to tell his story about quitting drinking and turning his life around. More...

Court fees going up by as much as $25 in some cases

By WILLIAM FARLEY By WILLIAM FARLEY   The cost of services for the District and Circuit courts in Letcher County will go up as much as $25 per case as soon as the ordinance authorizing and directing additional fees to pay expenses related to cou More...

Vandals destroy Fishpond Lake restrooms

Letcher County has temporarily closed the section of Fishpond Lake known as the Boy Scout Camp after vandals destroyed the restrooms there.  “They ripped everything in there out of the walls,” Judge/Executive Jim Ward said.  The More...

Opinions

Why the secrecy, Sen. McConnell?

Last month on this page, we wrote that while we hoped Sen. Mitch McConnell would do the right thing and correct the errors of the House of Representatives in regard to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, we feared he would not. More...

The jungle of political suspicion

Let it be said that for one lovely moment, House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi responded exactly as those in authority should to a shocking assault on human lives and our political system. More...

He failed 1st grade — and now look

This is for all the parents worried that their kids are cutting class, underachieving, spending all day playing video games — and for all the kids doing just that.  Dominick Vandenberge was raised in the Bronx. More...

Sports

In Fox, NBA team will be getting ‘good guy’

Vaught’s Views

It would have been easy to make a phone call, send a text or make a post on social media to announce her verbal commitment to the Kentucky basketball program.   Junior Emma King of Lincoln County didn’t want to do that. More...

Who will get Dale Jr.’s ride?

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   Brad Keselowski left himself very little wiggle room when asked if he is a candidate to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. next season.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

No moose hunt leaves writer sad

BY STEVE BREWER   When I was a young man, Volkswagen made a car that was the envy of the world; it was the Beetle. It was a small car that was a haveto have, and just about everyone had one at one time or the other.  More...

Families & Friends

Open window brought breeze to sleepers

Hello everyone! As summer has arrived with some humidity and hot weather, it takes me back to childhood in the mountains of eastern Kentucky once more.  More...

5K run set

The Letcher County Central High School cheerleaders will host a Color Me Disney 5K run beginning at 9 a.m., June 24, at Fishpond Lake. The entry fee is $25 a person and there will also be group rates. More...

Brooke Saurer raising funds for band trip

Brooke Saurer, daughter of James and Valerie Saurer, of Partridge, is a sixyear member of the Letcher County Central High School Band program, and an eight-year band student. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Rev. John Harms

Funeral services for the Reverend John Harms, 83, of Jenkins, were held June 17 at the Beefhide First Alliance Church. More...

Torrence Holbrook dies at 70

Torrence Holbrook Sr., 70, of Whitesburg, died June 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late James and Melva Mauk Holbrook, he was a brother of the late William Norman Holbrook.  Surviving are a son, Torrence Holbr More...

Rites held for James Bartram

Funeral services for James Robert Bartram, Sr., 79, of Jenkins, were held June 20 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. Burial was in the Payne Gap Cemetery in Jenkins. Born in Louisa to the late Dr. More...