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February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

1979 Cheerleaders enjoy King’s Island More...

Opinions

Magistrates must rescind vote to restart expense pay

Given the responsibilities that come with running county government, members of the Letcher County Fiscal Court often have to make controversial decisions that rankle some and please others. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Stop dissing trailer homes

Bear with me, please, as I start this column with a brief story about my two grandmothers who lived in trailer homes. They lived in Ashtabula County, which is tucked into the northeast corner of Ohio, an hour east of Cleveland. More...

Sports

UK signee reminds coach of Davis

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky signee Sacha Killeya- Jones, ranked as the nation’s No. 14 senior by 247 Sports, will be playing at Pulaski County High School in Somerset Saturday at 6 p.m. against Josh Jackson, one of the nation’s top ranked unsigned seniors. More...

The ‘nerve’ of Tyler Ulis

Sports in Kentucky

“What nerve!” a couple of tall Kansas Jayhawks must have grumbled after the pint-sized kid drove into the lane, got airborne, and changed his angle on a shot that found a gap among flailing giants and settled into the basket. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Plans are complete for spring travels

With all my hunting plans in place for 2016, I would like to share them with you. My season will start March 19 on the Watermelon Pond Plantation in Florida, where we will hunt with Ms. Kate and her crew. I love hunting with her. More...

Families & Friends

Small grocery stores are appreciated

Hello everyone! Hope all had a good week and am sure pleased with this nice weather, but I think the last snowfall was a tip of the iceberg with more bad weather to come. Just watch out. More...

BIRTHDAY —

Maggie Little, of Cowan, turned six years old on Jan. 22. She is the daughter of Beth and Phillip Little. More...

A sad time in my life

My first overseas assignment was Hickam Field, Hawaii. The cost of living was very high, but I would get overseas pay as Hawaii would not become a state until 1957. I would be in charge of the base’s printing department. More...

Obituaries

Flona Sexton dies at 74

Funeral services for Flona Lee Sexton, 74, will be held at 1 p.m., today, February 3, at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Adams Cemetery at Colson. More...

Services held for Doug Pendleton

Funeral services for Doug Pendleton, 72, were held January 30 at the Cowan Chapel Church. Burial was in the Pendleton Cemetery at Cowan. A son of the late Charlie and Sarah Banks Pendleton, he died January 27 at his home on Cowan. More...

Wilma Webb buried at Dry Fork

Wilma Lee Tyree Webb, 60, died January 26 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Whitesburg to the late Garfield and Ola Brown Tyree, she was also preceded in death by two grandchildren. More...

County is asked to abandon lake as water source

Entrepreneur says his firm can make mine water safe to drink

The Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District were asked to participate in a different way to provide water for Letcher County residents at the board’s regular monthly meeting. More...

State police renew roadblock warning with very few specifics

Kentucky State Police Troopers in Post 13 in Hazard say they will conduct traffic safety checkpoints and moving patrols throughout the Post 13 area during the month of February. More...

News

Four facing meth counts on Thursday

Preliminary hearings are scheduled for Thursday for four people charged with making methamphetamine in a Sandlick trailer. While conducting a welfare check on January 28, Letcher County Sheriff ’s deputies saw an active meth lab when Danny G. More...

Two women held after being found in Isom car

Two Whitesburg women were arrested Monday afternoon after being found passed out in a car near the Isom Double Kwik. Conda Mullins, 28, and Stephanie M. More...

Photo

Regina Combs Stivers was recently appointed Deputy Secretary of Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet by Governor Matt Bevin. The Cabinet oversees 17 agencies. 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) St. Valentine’s Day magic rules the entire week for romantic Rams and Ewes. Music, which is the food of love, is also strong. The weekend offers news both unexpected and anticipated. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Assuming that his sister is involved with someone new, Thomas isn’t too pleased when he learns that Steffy has been spending time with Wyatt. 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

Biologists try to give C-section babies mom’s missing germs

WASHINGTON Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom’s birth canal. More...

Healthy bodies don’t need supplements

DEAR DR. ROACH: After viewing an infomercial that praised the benefits of probiotics, I would like to know what you think. Probiotics have been prescribed when one is taking antibiotics to replenish the good bacteria that is lost. More...

Get screened for depression

The Associated Press WASHINGTON All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommends. More...

Entertainment

Crispy chicken wings for Super Bowl

Come Super Bowl Sunday, we all love a heaping platter of wings. They’ve got to be crunchy. They’ve got to be a little bit greasy. More...

Game Day Turkey Chili healthy, tasty

Everyone has a favorite chili recipe, and this is the time of year to break out yours, invite over some friends and yell at football players on TV. More...

For serious Super Bowl comfort food, don’t just dip — make it a hot dip!

Hosting a horde of fans for the Super Bowl? Or are you crashing somebody’s party and tasked with bringing something delicious? Either way, you could spend a lot of time thinking about what to prepare. More...