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News

Water, sewer rates set to go up soon in Neon

Water and sewer rates will go up in Fleming-Neon following publication of a new rate ordinance in The Mountain Eagle. More...

Consent to search results in arrest

A Jenkins man was charged with drug trafficking and firearms possession after a search of his home at McPeaks Branch near Jenkins.  More...

Chief warns dog owners

Dog owners in Whitesburg have been put on notice that they will be held responsible for dog bites and other personal damage done by their free-running dogs.  More...

Columns

We’ve never liked taxes and fees

As the following column indicates, we Americans have for many years balked at having to pay taxes and license fees.  More...

The Way We Were

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

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: FEB. 13 - 17   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Yuor 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

Doctors getting encouraged by new diabetes treatment

While the number of patients fighting diabetes continues to grow in many states, doctors are encouraged by new treatment options they say may help prevent, or at least lessen, the impact of the chronic disease.  More...

Statins can cause loss of memory

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking Lipitor for high cholesterol. Lately, my pharmacist said that all statins can cause memory loss. I hesitate to stop taking Lipitor, but I don’t want this side effect. Please advise. — P.C. More...

Oldest American dies at age 114

FLEMINGTON, N.J.   Adele Dunlap, the oldest person in America, has died at age 114.  Dunlap died February 5 at a hospital near Flemington, according to the Martin Funeral Home. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Jason Brown

Funeral services for Jason Brown, 44, of Jenkins, were held February 7 at the Neon Methodist Church. More...

Nena ‘Luv’ Blair succumbs at 68

Nena “Luv” Blair, 68, of Whitesburg, died February 6 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A daughter of the late Victor N. More...

Services set for Reed Kiser

Reed Kiser, 72, of Jenkins, died February 13 at Pikeville Medical Center.  He was the son of the late Hatler and Dixie Newsome Kiser.  More...

Doctors seeing ‘5 to 10 patients’ a day with flu

Widespread illness forced the cancellation of classes for two days at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College campuses across the region this week.  More...

Cops still seeking man who ran over KSP officer’s foot

Police are still looking for a Whitesburg man who police say led them on a pursuit from Isom to Elk Creek on Friday night.  More...

Opinions

We must demand that McConnell support RECLAIM

As citizens of the United States of America and the state of Kentucky we must make educated decisions when electing the officials who ultimately make decisions that affect our daily lives, our future, and the future of our children.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Put food policy back on table

During the farm crisis of the 1980s, an Iowa farmer asked if I knew the difference between a family farmer and a pigeon. When I said no, he delighted in explaining: “A pigeon can still make a deposit on a new John Deere.”  More...

Sports

Draft expert comments on UK players

Vaught’s Views

Players often come to play basketball at Kentucky now to enhance their NBA Draft status. It’s something coach John Calipari sells to players as he points to the draft picks he’s had and how well many of them are doing in the NBA.  More...

Watts’s triple-double leads Lady Cavs

Lala Watts, center, of the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers, tipped the ball away while fighting for a rebound during the Lady Cavs’ 53-50 win over Betsy Layne Saturday evening. More...

He wants his rifle and bow back

Struttin’ Time:

Struttin’ Time readers really like the story of Letcher County native “Hoss” Collins, whom we are following as he battles multiple sclerosis. I got several responses from last week’s first edition.  More...

Families & Friends

Will it frost in May?

Hello again from the flatlands! We are having a streak of crazy weather. In the teens with two inches of snow one day, the next day in the 50s. Oh well, spring can’t be too far away.  More...

Community calendar

February 18 — Appalachian Strings will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. Admission price is $5 for adults (12 years and over) and $1 for children 2 through 11 years. For information, call (276) 679-3541. More...

Cross Country Bluegrass to play at Hemphill

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  More...

Entertainment

Tritt performs at Pikeville

Country music star Travis Tritt performs a solo set during his concert at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville Saturday. Tritt celebrated his 54th birthday February 9. More...