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News

Letcher chief’s claim stirs disagreement

According to Letcher Fire Chief Gary Rogers, upgrades in ISO ratings are not being applied by some insurance companies in Letcher County unless the policyholder notifies the agency and forces the change.  More...

ARH offers withdrawal help

The Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital Medical Center is now offering those living with addiction a local answer for drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms.  More...

Agency: 18 million more uninsured if Obamacare dies

The Associated Press  WASHINGTON  Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul without a r More...

Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

1938  Whitesburg schools close with week of graduation exercises; 69 graduate from high school and 40 graduate from grade school.  Mrs. Harris’s Music Class recital Thursday night, May 12  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, January 20, 1927 The Hogg & Hatton passenger train No. 4 has been frozen stiff to the track for the last few days, writes Kingscreek resident Hiram Mitchell Sr. More...

Now Heres a Tip

• “For troublesome-toopen jars -- pickles and such -- use a pair of standard dishwashing gloves. It’s a great gripper, especially if your hands are the least bit moist.” — D.L. in Indiana  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. More...

Families & Friends

Cross Country Bluegrass to appear

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/ Hemphill-Community-Center.  We were so glad for the melting of the snow and to be able to enjoy Friday Nite Pickin’ with the Country T More...

January weather is a rollercoaster

Hello everywhere! I hope everyone is surviving this rollercoaster ride of January weather!  One day it’s so warm you can wear a short-sleeve shirt, the following day you are back to long johns, coat and everything to keep warm. More...

Rotary Club hears about literary

Sky Marietta, curriculum and instructional specialist at the Pine Mountain Settlement School, presented a program on literacy for the Kentucky mountains at the January 3 Whitesburg Rotary Club meeting. More...

Entertainment

A Blended take on Family Favorites

It’s not always easy to create meals that are both nutritious and satisfying. More...

Kids love PB&J

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a lunchtime favorite. Although Dr. George Washington Carver invented more than 300 uses for the peanut, peanut butter wasn’t one of them. The first U.S. More...

1 of 2 U.S. 119 projects on time; planned Jenkins road is on hold

Improvements to U.S. More...

Dr. Breeding wins award

Whitesburg physician Van S. Breeding has been named the 2017 Country Doctor of the Year.  More...

Opinions

‘Obamacare’ repeal is coming in 2017. How will you fare?

Predicting what the rest of 2017 will bring is a very interesting exercise, and to be truthful, I suspect that I have about a 75% chance of being correct — not a bad percentage when looking into the future.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Planning to visit New Yawk ? If so, here’s your ‘talk guide’

Planning a trip to New York City? Don’t forget to pack this handy-dandy guide to NYC subway jargon. More...

Sports

UK football recruit Bowden is special

Vaught’s Views

It’s not hard for Warren G. More...

Beware of new rules proposals

Struttin’ Time:

We need to watch, be careful, and watch some more.  Just like with our last Kentucky Department of Wildlife commissioner, Jonathan Gassett, if we let the fox watch the henhouse it won’t be long until we have no hens. More...

Updating the rulebook

NASCAR, as has been customary in past years, has waited until just over a month away from the season-opening Daytona 500 to announce its newest tweaks to the already very thick rulebook.  Maybe the most significant change has nothing to do with More...

Health

Testing wearable sensors as ‘check engine’ light for health

WASHINGTON  A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.  More...

Blood test results wildly different

DEAR DR. ROACH: I went in for an annual examination with my primarycare doctor, and she had my blood tested at a laboratory. She told me that I have high potassium, 5.5, and had me retake it. More...

Kentucky has twice the U.S. rate of babies born drug-dependent

LOUISVILLE  Kentucky had more than twice the national rate of drug-dependent babies in 2013, according to research published in a medical journal.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Lula Slone

Funeral services for Lula Taylor Slone, 76, were held January 13 in Whitesburg. More...

Rites held for Harmie Griffie

Harmie Griffie, 81, of Cornettsville, died January 9, at Pikeville Medical Center.  He was a son of the late James and Frankie Watts Griffie.  More...

Macy Bolen services held

Macy Bolen, 55, of Bevinsville, died January 11 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.  Born in Appalachia, Va., to the late Lloyd and Easter Dixon Huff, she was a sister of the late Muncy Huff, A.P. More...