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News

Session to address dementia behavior

An educational session, Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., July 27, at Letcher Manor Nursing and Rehab in Whitesburg. More...

Ky. Power rates to be subject of meeting

A community meeting will be held in Whitesburg Thursday night to give Letcher County citizens the opportunity to voice their concerns of a rate hike proposed by Kentucky Power Company and being considered by the state Public Service Commission. More...

Whitesburg man charged after Tennessee incident

A Whitesburg man is free on bond after he allegedly had to be “Tased” during a confrontation with police in Kingsport, Tenn.  More...

Columns

Babe Parilli: UK football’s best ever?

On the day of Kentucky’s football season opener with Xavier in 1948, a member of Adolph Rupp’s basketball squad found himself denied entry to Stoll Field.  It seems when pictures were taken for UK student IDs, Joe Hall had blown it o More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, July 21, 1927 Members of court juries in Kentucky are now being paid $3 per day instead of $2. More...

Heres a Tip

• Want to save money on both appliance repair costs and your power bill? Do yourself a favor and stay on a filter replacement schedule for your air conditioner unit. More...

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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...

Families & Friends

Looking forward to seeing the Kingscreek Bluegrass Festival

Howdy folks! How’s everything in your corner of the world? I wish whoever stole my energy would bring it back as I sure need it this morning.  More...

SKCTC joins employment program

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) is joining forces with Cengage and Jobs for the Future, a grantee funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission, to help employ older youth and adults who need a high school diploma in coalim More...

Canning demonstration draws crowd

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  We had a sweet gathering of folks as we continued with the Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Ramona Collier

Ramona Collier, 73, of Columbus, Ind., died July 14 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation.  Mrs. Collier was a homemaker and a member of St. More...

In Memory of

Another July 4th has come and gone. And it got pretty noisy around this neck of the woods. We used to see the fireworks at different locations, but quit going after we lost our beloved son, Steve. More...

Shirley Collins succumbs

Shirley Ann Taylor Collins, 77, of Sandlick, died July 17 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late William and Ova Profitt Taylor, she was the widow of Eugene Dishman Collins.  She was a sister of the late Gracie Sumpter, Mary L More...

Ward warns about more hard times: ‘Coal is back down’

The hard times that have fallen on Letcher County’s finances are not likely to get better soon, if predictions from the state are accurate. More...

Hotter weather expected

With temperatures already in the high 80s to low 90s for the past 10 days, it’s expected to get even hotter through Sunday. More...

Mrs. Banks wrote about Little Cowan for 31 years

Funeral services were held Tuesday for long-time Mountain Eagle community correspondent Elsie Caudill Banks of Cowan.  More...

Opinions

Looking back on 45 years as coach

My journey into coaching began innocently enough in the summer of 1972. I had just graduated from Roanoke College and was moving back home after four years there. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Beware of ‘preemption’

We the People are being burgled. Again.  More...

Sports

Top recruit can do ‘everything’ well

He might not have played as well or as much as he wanted — and a minor injury contributed to that — during the FIBA Under 19 World Cup, but that won’t impact the way New Albany (Ind.) guard Romeo Langford will finish the summer or h More...

Struttin’ Time:

Who still camps out the old way?

I have been so caught up in my way of hunting these days that I have almost forgotten how it really use to be. A friend of mine, Bryon Lucas, sent me a picture of him camping and the memories flooded my mind of years gone by. More...

Gibbs finally gets a win

Joe Gibbs Racing did everything but win the title last season as the four-car operation was always considered the ones to beat on race day. More...

Health

Magnesium pills and a-fib?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Ten years ago, I had many episodes of rapid heartbeats, diagnosed as atrial fibrillation. My cardiologist put me on a medication, which I took for a couple of years, but the A fib came back. More...

Entertainment

FRESH, FILLING FAMILY DINNERS

When busy mornings give way to a hectic workday followed by homework and after-school activities, a fresh, simple meal is often the only option. More...

Summertime Salad can help protect your skin from the sun

A sunburn is a type of inflammation, and diet has a tremendous impact on inflammation in the body.  This recipe for summertime spinach, watermelon and carrot salad is packed with the antiinflammatory, skin-protecting ingredients you need to safe More...