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News

What will winter’s thunder bring us?

There’s an old saying, at least up in the mountains, that if it thunders in February, it will frost in May. Points East I’m sitting here worried about what happens if it thunders in both January and February? More...

Could marijuana help end pain pill addiction?

CONCORD, N.H. More...

Rogers move holds off water charges

SOMERSET, Ky. U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers has pulled funding for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer study of Lake Cumberland. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re the first sign in the Zodiac and like to take the lead wherever you go. But this time, you’d be wise to follow someone who has much to teach you. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS APRIL 25 - 29 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 If anyone wants to run with a meth mouth, just come to Turkey Creek. More...

Health

Fragile babies need better pain relief, researchers say

OAK LAWN, Ill. More...

If walking hurts, try water exercises

DEAR DR. ROACH: I just wanted to touch base with you about my diabetes. While my weight has stayed stable around 320 pounds, my sugar numbers have been increasingly hard to keep in line. I’ve maxed out on the oral medications we use. More...

New study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes

WASHINGTON Transplants of insulinproducing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important ste More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Ida Allen, 89

Ida Mae Welch Allen, 89, of Neon, died April 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Haymond, she was a daughter of the late R.H. and Birtie Hubbard Welch and the widow of Sylvester Allen. More...

Fleming succumbs at 72

Elijah Fleming, 72, of Whitesburg, died April 23 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late Charlie and Goldie Hall Fleming, he was a brother of the late Wesley Fleming and Barbara Fleming. More...

Services held for Bluford Elswick

Bluford Elswick, 84, of Colson died April 23 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A son of the late James “Jim” Elswick and Daisy Bentley, he was a member of the Calvary Temple Church and a board member for 44 years. More...

Money is allocated to widen road from Jenkins to W’burg

Letcher County will receive $71.5 million for road improvements in the state’s two-year road plan recently passed by the Kentucky General Assembly. More...

Schools get OK to raise tuition costs

Local students taking Kentucky Community and Technical College courses in Whitesburg, Hazard and Cumberland may soon see tuition increases of up to $7 per credit hour. More...

Businessman Hubert Hall Sr. dies from illness; service Saturday

Letcher County businessman Hubert Hall Sr. died Monday at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. Hall owned and operated Hall Equipment & Supply Company with his brother Carl, of Whitesburg. More...

Opinions

This device shows too much distrust

There’s a new device on the market that’s making my heart sink as a mom and an American. More...

2016’s scrambled coalitions

Republicans are a more ideological party than the Democrats, but ideology has mattered less in the GOP primaries this year than in the race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. More...

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Sports

Can UK sign this ‘intriguing’ prospect?

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has been busy handing out scholarship offers to players in the 2017 and 2018 recruiting classes the last two weeks. One intriguing prospect is Putnam Science Academy (Conn.) guard Hamidou Diallo. More...

Struttin’ Time:

We were 1,600 miles away from home

The sun broke on April 6 as we pulled from my driveway, heading for a two-week turkey hunt in the states of Wyoming, then to Kansas, and finally to the finish in Nebraska. This week you will read about Wyoming. More...

Gibbs is still dominating

Carl Edwards’s win Sunday in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway was the fifth win this season for Joe Gibbs Racing in the first nine races of the Sprint Cup Series season. More...

Families & Friends

Community Calendar

To submit your event: Send information including the day, time, location and a short description of your non-profit, civic or fundraising event to mtneagle@bellsouth.net. Send your mail to Calendar, P.O. More...

How to spend a Sunday afternoon

Hello. Here it is another beautiful Sunday as I write this. Family time for me and my bunch. We packed sandwich makings, chips, soda and cupcakes, and headed to the walking track. More...

Coal Miner’s Memorial Homecoming & Candlelight Ceremony planned May 28

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center. Hemphill More...

Entertainment

KISS are coming to region

KISS will perform live in the region this fall. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band is scheduled to appear at Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, West Virginia on Saturday, September 10. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ STONERIDER (Southern hard rock band from Atlanta); Mon., June 6 at Summit City in Whitesburg. BRAD WHITFORD (of Aerosmith) & DEREK ST. More...