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State’s politicians laud court decision on EPA

FRANKFORT After a series of judicial setbacks, Kentucky’s coal, utility and — for the most part — political interests won a significant environmental battle in the U.S. Supreme Court this week. More...

Program offers free fruits, vegetables

Patients of Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation ( MCHC) in Whitesburg may qualify for free fresh fruits and vegetables at the Letcher County Farmers Market. More...

July 4 celebrations set

Fireworks celebrations are planned in four Letcher County communities to commemorate Independence Day. A fireworks display paid for by the Isom Days Committee will begin at dusk on July 3 at the Isom Fairgrounds. More...

Sports

KHSAA should beware of mascot changes

Sports in Kentucky

A pick-up truck swung smartly across two lanes into a service station in Hardin County. Planted firmly in its bed was a huge flag, the Confederate stars-and-bars. More...

LSU’s new radio ‘voice’ has strong Letcher ties

A man with strong Letcher County ties will be the next “voice” of Louisiana State University radio broadcasts More...

Struttin’ Time:

Early summer lonely time for hunters

I am a lonely soul as I am writing this edition of Struttin’ Time. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Can somebody please tell me how long you can have a temporary tag on your vehicle in Virginia and Kentucky? More...

Health

Alzheimer’s hits women most

WASHINGTON Nearly two- thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men. More...

Persistent carpal tunnel syndrome

DEAR DR. ROACH: I had surgery late last year on my right wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome. The numbness in my fingers has not changed. Now I’m faced with the same problem in my left hand. More...

Dental patients heading to ER’s

More patients are going to hospital emergency rooms for dental care, illustrating how oral health remains the stepchild of the health system despite health-care reform. More...

Obituaries

Homer Caudill dies at 77

Funeral services for Homer Caudill, 77, of Premium, were held June 27 at the Hotspot Community Church. Burial was in the Caudill family cemetery at Johnson Fork. More...

Strickland rites planned

Dizzy Dean Strickland, 78, of Seco died June 27 at the Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center in Pikeville. He was a son of the late Thomas Roy and Letha Jane Moore Strickland. Surviving is a brother, James Darrell Strickland. More...

Arizona Fisher, 83, succumbs

Funeral services for Arizona Fisher, 83, will be held today (Wednesday), July 1, at 1 p.m. in Whitesburg. Burial will be in Douglas Day Cemetery at Whitesburg. More...

Sheriff Webb says layoffs being forced

Citing steep budget cuts to his office by the Letcher County Fiscal Court, Sheriff Danny Webb has ordered the closing of the sheriff ’s office on evenings and weekends. More...

Couple first to get same-sex marriage license

Letcher County Clerk Winston Meade is among the majority of Kentucky’s county clerks who are honoring the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last week that legalizes gay marriage across the U.S. More...

Opinions

Unintended consequences

Seventeen-year-old Faith Rowland sums up her thoughts on Kentucky’s new dropout law in two words: It’s stupid. More...

Working and poor; many struggle to make ends meet

Quincy Hamilton never wanted anything to come easily. The 24-year-old said determination has always been part of her personality. More...

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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, July 2, 1925 Smallpox continues to be prevalent in Whitesburg and elsewhere in Letcher County. More...

This week in our history …

… in 1863 the American Civil War was raging as the Battle of Gettysburg began in Pennsylvania on July 1. The drawing above by combat artist Alfred R. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A perplexing situation needs to be dealt with in order to avoid problems later on. Rely on both your own sense of what’s right and the advice of someone you trust to help work it out. More...

Families & Friends

Whitco church plans homecoming

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. You may have noticed I didn’t get my news in last week. I got a chance to go visit my son, Astor Hatton, and wife Rosemary. I was gone four days and I enjoyed every minute of it. More...

HOOKED ON FISHING

— Nine-year-old Peyton Combs received a fishing pole during a Hooked on Fishing event at Fishpond Lake. More...

Booster seat law now in effect

A new child safety seat law took effect June 24. Governor Steve Beshear signed the booster seat bill into law on June 15, requiring children younger than eight and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat. More...