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September 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Dog lost in Florida found in Boston

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. A Pyrenees mix named Apollo is back home in Florida after a journey that took him to the Boston area. More...

Diamond status for Adele’s “25”

Adele’s comeback album “25” has reached diamond status in less than a year. More...

Jenkins board OK’s use of anti-OD drug

At its September meeting, the Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to allow school nurse Lisa Collins to keep and use the anti-overdose drug Naloxone (pharmaceutical brand name Narcan) in case of an opioid overdose at the More...

Columns

Texas via Germany

On June 23, 1948, the Soviet Union announced it would no longer allow the Western Allies access by land into West Berlin, the heart of East Germany. This resulted in the massive “Berlin Airlift.” More...

The Way We Were

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

Salome's Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of October More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

Walking is medicine? It helps high-risk seniors stay mobile

WASHINGTON It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes. More...

Heart disease can have few or no symptoms

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently went to my family doctor, complaining of left arm pain and heartburn-like pain in my throat area. He said that he could admit me to the hospital for two days of testing or that it could be a pinched nerve in my neck. More...

Morning sickness can help stop miscarriages

CHICAGO It’s dreaded by moms to be but morning sickness is actually a good sign — for the baby, a government study shows, confirming common pregnancy lore and less rigorous research. More...

30 years after his conviction, Acker killer loses court fight

The Supreme Court of Kentucky has affirmed the conviction of Roger D. Epperson, who is awaiting execution in the August 8, 1985, murder of Tammy Dee Acker, and the attempted murder of her father, Dr. Roscoe J. More...

Jenkins votes wet

Residents of the four precincts in the City of Jenkins voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to approve alcohol sales at retail outlets in the city’s limits. The vote total was 207 for and 71 against. More...

Opinions

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny own words

WASHINGTON Donald Trump’s habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. More...

Political Cartoon

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Will debate change race?

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Sports

Cougars (4-2) prey on Commodores

The Letcher County Central Cougars improved to 4-2 with an impressive 52-8 victory over Perry County Central over the weekend. More...

Will UK fans return even if they start to win games?

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky football fans have been some of the most loyal fans in the country. Not saying it is easy to be a Kentucky basketball fan, but it is. The basketball team wins and competes for national championships. More...

Struttin’ Time:

So long to bear hunting in Maine

A sad but foreseen time has arrived. Our final black bear hunt to Maine is now in the record books, with a nice black bear to fill our table for months to come. More...

Families & Friends

Off with a bang!

The 2016 Mountain Heritage Festival Parade kicked off with a bang (below) provided courtesy of cannon fire provided by members of the Ben E. Caudill Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. More...

Letcher County Picnic held

Happy fall, y’all! Can you believe it is fall already? I wish it would stay warm at least until next March. I really wouldn’t want to live in Florida or any other place as I do love the changing of the seasons. I just dread winter so bad. More...

Community Calendar

September 30-October 1 — Gates will open at 10 a.m. for the Indian Summer Folk Arts Folk Festival at the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre site in Jenkins. A Gary Stewart tribute show will be performed at 7 p.m. More...

Obituaries

McRoberts native, 71, worked for D.C. firm

Loretta Anderson, 71, of Capon Bridge, W.Va., died September 18 at the Winchester Medical Center in Virginia. Born in McRoberts to the late Brit and Gladys Looney Potter, she was the widow of Richard H. Anderson. More...

Service held here for Benny Adams

Benny Adams, 62, of Whitesburg, died September 25 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was a son of the late Grant and Corine Spangler Adams. More...

Danola Andrew was 98

Danola Adkins Andrew, 98, died September 21 at the Grant Center in Williamstown. Born in Neon to the late Boaz and Nynna Blair Akins, she was the widow of Claude J. Andrew. More...