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Features

Happy Chandler picks baseball over Senate

SIXTY-NINE YEARS AGO — On October 29, 1945, former Kentucky Governor and U.S. Senator A.B. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, October 29, 1914 More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1980

Band accomplishes impossibility The Whitesburg Band has done what many people have stated was an impossibility. After many hours of hard work and frustration, the band was finally able to purchase new uniforms for the first time in 17 years. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A rejection of your attempt to be friendly leaves you with two choices: Try again, or give up. If you want to make another effort, go slowly. Let things develop without pressure. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS OCTOBER 27 – 31

THE BOLD AHND THE BEAUTIFUL — Feeling hurt and betrayed, Rick accused Ridge of attempting to take everything that means anything to him. More...

Strange But True

• It was Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdos who made the following sage observation: “ Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back.” • Board games date back at least 5,000 years, when people were playing on a bo More...

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Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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

Signs connecting calaries to activity most effective

Most Americans don’t adjust their bad eating habits after reading nutrition labels, but when they are provided information that is easy to understand, like connecting the amount of exercise needed to burn a certain number of calories, many do m More...

Laser hair removal not always effective

DEAR DR. ROACH: We spent a considerable amount of money on our teen daughter’s laser hairremoval procedures, but the poor thing takes after her swarthy father, and the treatment seems to have no effect. More...

Mitch, Grimes differ on healthcare

The U. S. Senate race between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has seen the candidates focus on several key issues, including the coal industry, the minimum wage and health care. More...

Entertainment

Larry Sparks to play Nov. 6

Larry Sparks will perform in concert at 7: 30 p.m., Nov. 6, for WMMT Bluegrass Express Live. The concert will take place at the Appalshop Theater, 91 Madison Ave., Whitesburg. Admission is $20. More...

Retreat set

A one-day retreat will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at 9757 Hwy. 805 Jenkins. The event will include lunch, music and speakers and is sponsored by God’s Love From a Diaper Bag and Smile Faith Foundation. More...

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Nov. 1. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old. More...

Mayor, 1 opponent attend forum held on SKCTC campus

Candidate participation was poor but attendance was high at a Tuesday night forum for Whitesburg’s three mayoral and 10 city council candidates. More...

Popular LCC student remembered for her smile, energy

Therman and Barbara Begley want their 18-year-old daughter Casey to be remembered for her beautiful smile. Casey Renee Hope Begley, who was born with spina bifi da, died Saturday at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. More...

News

Circuit jury convicts Camp Branch man charged in the abuse of a girl less than 12

A Letcher Circuit Court jury has convicted a Camp Branch man of first-degree sex abuse and is recommending that he serve six years in prison. More...

Robbery suspect sought

Police are still looking for an armed robber who got away with cash from an Ermine convenience store. A man entered the Double Kwik convenience store shortly after 2 a.m. on October 22 armed with a long club and demanding money. More...

Plan may help with repaying your federal student loans

Kentuckians who are having trouble repaying their federal student loans may want to check into the Pay As You Earn plan, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). More...

Opinions

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Readers deserve facts in ‘coal war’ election coverage

Over the last few months, I’ve actually enjoyed avoiding the parachute journalism that’s always done this time of year by people with titles like “national correspondent” or “political editor”. More...

The secrets behind 2014

There’s a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What’s not being widely talked about is as important as what’s in the news. Underappreciated fact No. More...

Sports

Middle schoolers advance to state playoffs

The Letcher County Middle School Cougars football team has advanced to the semifinals of the Kentucky Middle School Football Association’s 8th Grade Division 3 State Playoffs this Saturday (Nov More...

LCC wins district, gets top playoff spot

Letcher County Central wrapped up the district title by defeating Whitley County by a score of 42- 28 on senior day. More...

Cavs fall to Harlan

The Jenkins defense was strong, but not enough to stop the Harlan Green Dragons on the road. In the Cavaliers’ penultimate regular season game, two Jenkins defensemen had doubledigit tackles, but the effort was not enough against Harlan. More...

Families & Friends

Zombies walk at Haunted House

Fleming-Neon

Fleming- Neon Senior Citizens Center News: Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open. Oct. 29: Regional Elder Abuse Awareness at Perry County Park. Costume contest, food, and more. Oct. More...

Singer to visit Bible study group

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. The last two weeks were so hectic for me, but now everything has slowed down and nothing is going on. I miss all the people now, but I never allow myself to be bored. More...

Photo

The Letcher County Central High School JROTC Color Guard performed at the LCC football game on Oct. 24. The Color Guard consisted of Lt. Luke Little with the U.S. flag, Pvt. Jessika Moushon with the Kentucky state flag, Lt. More...

Obituaries

Chester Hughes buried at Deane

Chester Hughes, 76, of Isom, died August 16 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A son of the late Creed and Hattie Branham Hughes, he was the widower of Mary Ann Meade Hughes. More...

Rites held for Freddie Vanover

Freddie Kenneth “Horse Trader” Vanover, 64, of Neon, died October 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Jessie Vanover and Diddie Stone Mullins. More...

Services set for John Hayes

John Roy Hayes, 77, died October 27 at his home in Pound, Va. A son of the late Robert and Minnie Short Hayes, he was a brother of the late Jacqueline Hayes, Kermit Hayes and Bobby Hayes, and an uncle of the late Jacqueline VanHuss. More...