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January 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins holds a ‘work session’ to talk about personnel issues

The Jenkins City Council held a “work session” Tuesday night to clarify several issues in the city’s personnel policy that will be addressed by the council at its Febru- ary meeting. More...

Features

Disaster struck 29 years ago this week

With many Americans watching on television, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded (as pictured above) over the Atlantic Ocean on the morning of January 28, 1986, killing all seven crew members who were on board. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, January 25, 1945 Word has reached The Mountain Eagle that Private Pony W. Bates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ireland Bates, has died in England as the result of wounds he suffered last September. No other details are available at this time. . More...

The Home Place

Homemade pizza is sure to draw fans for big game

Make pizza from scratch for a Super Bowl party? Come on! Why bother when you can snap your fingers and have it delivered to your door? More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your natural Arian leadership qualities make you the person others will follow in tackling that important project. But don’t get so involved in the work that you neglect your personal life. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: 1/26 – 1/30

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Rick’s reaction to seeing Ridge and Caroline kissing in the office caused great concern for everyone in the vicinity. Ridge confronted Rick regarding a particular term he keeps using in reference to Caroline. More...

Here’s a tip

• You can both marinate and tenderize beef with oil and vinegar dressing. Add spices and apply to meat on both sides, or put all ingredients in a zipper-close bag and turn often. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

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

SKCTC allied health conference scheduled

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will have a joint pre-admission conference Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. for all allied health programs. More...

UNITE sponsors drug testing

“Give Me a Reason”, a drug prevention initiative sponsored by Letcher County United for Substance Abuse Prevention and Operation UNITE, will be held at 11:30 a.m., February 4, in the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg. More...

Doctors say medical pot OK for severely sick kids when there is no other treatment

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pe More...

Entertainment

Shooting match planned

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, at the American Legion. Barrels over 36 inches only. All guns will be checked before each match. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. More...

To perform

Benny Jones and CMT Country will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 31. 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...

Sling TV: Good price, limited functions

Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. More...

Sheriff says jury could get report by next Thursday

Sheriff Danny Webb expects to meet with the Letcher County Grand Jury next week to present the findings of an internal investigation that resulted in the dismissal of one of his top deputies. More...

Cupid's Picks

The Mountain Eagle will again publishing Valentine photos this year in its popular ‘Cupid’s Picks’ section. The deadline to submit photos is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6. The section will appear in the Feb. 11 issue. More...

Drug suspect was indicted three times in three years

A man who has been indicted on felony charges three times since late 2011 is in trouble again — this time for trafficking in the painkiller oxycodone while violating the conditions of his parole in another case. More...

News

Miss Southeast Pageant planned Feb. 7 at LCCHS

Contestants are being sought to compete in the 2015 Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant to be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at 6: 30 p.m. in the auditorium at the Letcher County Central High School. More...

PRIDE gives Letcher Co. Schools $2,950

Student groups that explore nature and serve their communities have received a boost from Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education in southern and eastern Kentucky. More...

Woman, 36, indicted

A 36-year-old Whitesburg woman accused of breaking into a parked car in October has been indicted for taking property that same day from two additional vehicles. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Our community colleges do not deserve ridicule

Months before Caitlin Johnson graduated from high school, she opened Ohio State University’s early-decision letter and felt the doors open wide. For as long as she could remember, she’d wanted to go to OSU’s veterinary school. More...

Culture wars, old and new

The old culture war politics is dying but new culture wars are gathering force. The transformation of the battlefield will change our public life. More...

Sports

We dread saying good-bye to UK faves

Sports in Kentucky

For basketball fans in Kentucky, a calendar’s turn to February is the bittersweet. The sweet is obvious: Bragging rights, record without blemish, the team’s place at pinnacle of Hoops World. More...

Jenkins gets first win since early December

CREATING SPACE — Senior forward Jeffery Newsome used his elbow to make room between himself and a J.I. Burton High School defender during the Jenkins Cavaliers’ 53-48 win over the Norton, Va., team on January 21. More...

Carter shines in LCC loss

Despite a 37-point performance by sophomore guard Torell Carter, the visiting Letcher County Central High School Cougars fell 73-57 at Perry County Central on January 22. More...

Families & Friends

BIRTHDAY

Scott Profitt turned 20 years old on Jan. 17. He is the son of Ralph and Patty Profitt of Little Colley, and has a sister, Hannah, 8. His grandparents are the Rev. Conard and Carolyn Profitt of Isom, and Ralph and Karen Profitt of Whitesburg. More...

Childhood home is destroyed by fire

Jeremiah

Irene Jent, formerly of here, is still in the hospital in Indiana recuperating from her recent fall, and had to have a pacemaker, also. Her daughter Debbie Adams keeps family and friends updated on Facebook. More...

Many suffering poor health

Big Cowan

Hello everyone. Sorry I have not been able to write very much lately. I have been very busy. Hoping all of you are doing okay. More...

Obituaries

Rites set for Jon Robert Adams

Funeral services for Jon Robert Adams, 329, of Letcher, will be held at 11 a.m. today (January 28) at the Mount Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Caudill Cemetery at Red Star. A son of Eric K. More...

Services set for Roger Whitaker

Roger Lee Whitaker, 67, of Premium died January 26 at Pikeville Medical Center. A son of the late Amos and Nella Blair Whitaker, he was a brother of the late Wilma Halcomb. More...

Oscar Bowling dies in Michigan

Oscar Bowling, 78, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died January 15 at University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. A son of the late Joe and Alta Caudill Bowling, he was the widower of Rosie Bowling. More...