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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, August 22, 1934 More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1953-54

Athletic Banquet held last week at VFW Club On March 26, the Athletic Association honored the football and basketball teams and cheerleaders of WHS with its annual athletic banquet at the Whitesburg VFW Club. More...

Highlights of Fleming-Neon HS

1946-47

Meet some of the members of the senior class: Bobby Ruth Ackers, Glee Club 3- 4; Girls’ Reserve 1-2-3-4; Pep Club, 1-2-3-4; Basketball, 3. More...

Columns

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Labor in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Ecclesiastes 4:9, how many are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor? Two, Three, Five, Seven 3. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful not to allow the backers of a new financial “deal” to pull the wool over the Lamb’s eyes. It could hold fewer plusses and more negatives than you were first led to believe. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – AUG. 18 – AUG. 22

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Quinn had a convincing way to get Deacon to believe her innocence. She attempted to get him to agree to join forces with her to achieve a similar goal. 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

Study questions need for people to cut salt

A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most folks consume is OK for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much. More...

At what age can colonoscopy stop?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 75-plus-year-old female in excellent health. My doctor’s comment on my most recent annual physical test results was: “Great results on all tests. More...

Kentucky voters like Obamacare, but only when it’s called ‘Kynect’

A new poll again indicates that Kentuckians marginally approve of the state health-insurance exchange created under the federal health-reform law, but clearly disapprove of the law itself. More...

Entertainment

Talent contest planned

The Mountain Heritage Festival will once again sponsor Letcher County’s Got Talent. The festival committee is looking for all kinds of talent — singers, dancers, musicians, jugglers, comedians, and animal acts. More...

Cornhole match planned Aug. 24

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., Aug. 24, at the American Legion Post in Whitesburg. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834. More...

To perform

Dennis Cove Band will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, August 23. 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...

Suit says Jenkins, 2 firms negligent in death of boy, 8

Loose gravel and other debris left on a Jenkins city street during a sewer repair project resulted in the fatal injuries of an eight-year-old boy who lost control of his bicycle, the boy’s parents charge in a negligence lawsuit filed in Letcher More...

Meth buzz leads to wreck

Police say a Cornettsville man admitted to using methamphetamine before driving his pickup truck with his one-month-old child and wife as passengers. More...

Court members hear of new rules planned for park at Fishpond

As the new recreational vehicle parking spots at Fishpond Lake Park are getting close to being completed, the Letcher County Fiscal Court has modified the rules at the park to include the RVs and to increase safety for park users. More...

News

Latest threat to coal: Colombian imports

Coal imports to the U.S. are rising sharply even as coalmines close throughout Central Appalachia. A big reason: price. More...

Former Jenkins man writes book on MSHA

Former Beth-Elkhorn Corporation official and Mine Safety and Health Administration director David A. More...

New bakery went through 1,000 cupcakes on the day it opened

Cousins Becky Pigman and Kendra McIntosh were surprised to sell 1,000 gourmet cupcakes in five hours Monday during the grand opening of their bakery on Main Street in Whitesburg. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Uniforms have equalizing effect in nation’s schools

In school, one of children’s top goals, besides receiving a proper education, is to fit in with others. A need to be liked is part of human nature. No one should be faulted for wanting to fit in. More...

Don’t do ‘stupid stuff ’

If you are the last person in America wondering whether Hillary Clinton is running for president, her recent interview with The Atlantic should vanquish any doubts. More...

Sports

Max Hall helps team win series

Max Hall was a pitcher this summer for the Bluegrass Stars baseball team, based in Lexington. During the week of July 20-27, the Stars traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla., to compete in the 18U Grand Slam World Series. More...

Golf tourney attracts large field

The annual Lillian Faye Simpson Southeast Scholarship Golf Classic attracted a record number of players recently to Sleepy Hollow Golf Course at Cumberland. More...

New coach looking forward to task at Jenkins

New Jenkins High School football coach Daniel Sexton has stepped into a difficult role. More...

Families & Friends

Canning class produces pickles

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I have been keeping busy and can’t see what I’ve done. Does that happen to any of you? I heard Bro. Conard Profitt had a birthday on Aug. 14. More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

Caudill memorial meeting is Aug. 23

Jeremiah

I seem to have had an uninformative week this past week. Not much I can remember to write. Our Letcher Area Homemakers group met after having the summer months off. We got together at Carr Creek Lake for a planning meeting and late potluck brunch. More...

Obituaries

Ivan Adams buried in Isom

Ivan Donald Adams, 76, died July 24 at his home in Isom. He was a son of the late Dan and Virgie Smith Adams and was preceded in death by two brothers, Blaine and James, and three sisters, Mary, Margaret and Mamie. More...

Ervin Whitaker dies at 91

Ervin Whitaker, Jr., 91, of Jenkins, died August 10 at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard. More...

Services held for Delmus Stamper

Delmus “ Baby Doll” Stamper, 61, died August 9 at Lahser Hills Nursing Home in Southfield, Michigan. More...