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March 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury names 19 in 21 indictments here

The Letcher County Grand Jury has charged 19 people in 21 indictments, including a Jenkins man charged in two indictments. More...

News

WORTH REPEATING DEPT.

One shining moment. Roxanne Chalifoux. Villanova’s brave and teary piccolo player became face of the tournament with her play-on courage. More...

Wrong prisoners going free thanks to laws, crowding

What was Ryan Giroux doing free on the streets of a Phoenix suburb — free, that is, to go on a shooting rampage that killed one person, left five more injured and traumatized countless witnesses? More...

Jenkins seniors to graduate June 6

Graduation date for the Jenkins High School Senior Class of 2015 will be June 6 and the eighth-grade graduation ceremonies will be held on June 5. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908 Thursday, March 26, 1925 More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be upset about having to deal with problems that are no fault of your own. But you can turn the annoyance into an asset by showing how quickly and how well you can resolve them. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: 3/23 – 3/27 More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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 More...

Health

Roundup, other weed killers use carcinogen ‘glyphosate’

LONDON Roundup, the world’s most popular weed-killer and the most widely used kind in the U.S., has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. More...

How aspirin stops colon cancer

CHICAGO Researchers have identified common genetic traits that may explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer. More...

There’s no quick fix for fat on your belly

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an old man (84) with a middle-age paunch (5 feet, 7 inches tall and weigh 200 pounds) who needs to fit into a suit with pants an inch too tight in time for a wedding in a few weeks. More...

Obituaries

Service held for Ira D. Combs

Funeral services were held this week for Ira D. Combs, a sports columnist whose work appeared frequently in The Mountain Eagle and other mountain newspapers. He was 61. Combs, of Jeff in Perry County, collapsed March 21 just outside the KFC Yum! More...

Services held for Betty Jo Combs

Betty Jo Combs, 89, died March 22 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. She was a daughter of the late Virgil and Geneva Preston Picklesimer. More...

Connie Amburgey dies at 81

Connie Irene Amburgey, 81, died March 21 at her residence at Linefork. A daughter of the late P.W. More...

Board sets Aug. 5 as first school day for 2015-16 year

Students enrolled in Letcher County Public Schools will start next school year on August 5. More...

Constable was trying to stop man before wreck on Route 7

Police say a Sandlick man was flown by helicopter to a medical facility after he lost control of the car he was driving and crashed into a car Saturday in Jeremiah. A dog was killed in the head-on collision. More...

Opinions

Right’s word-deed problem

WASHINGTON Briefly, there seemed a chance we might have a cross-party discussion of the biggest economic problem the country faces: the vexing intersection of wage stagnation, declining social mobility and rising inequality. More...

Tackling tip theft

Whenever young journalists ask how to write stories that can change lives, I suggest they start asking about tipping policies whenever they see a tip jar or valet, or visit a restaurant. More...

Half a heart on marijuana better than no heart at all

Give thanks for the little things, they say. A bill that would stop the feds from going after medical marijuana users in states that permit such activity is something for which we should give thanks. But it is little. More...

Sports

Cats, Cards have scores to settle

Bob Watkins “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.” — Margaret Thatcher So it is, Old Kentucky Home brethren who hitch highest hopes onto our stars — two Sweet 16 entries headed north. More...

A sure sign of spring

As sure as the weather begins to warm in March, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers will be playing a winning brand of fast-pitch softball. More...

Pitino says Calipari is ‘coach of the year’

LOUISVILLE Count Louisville coach Rick Pitino among those who believes Kentucky’s John Calipari deserves national coach of the year honors. More...

Families & Friends

History on file at Seco Company Store

Letcher County residents with living relatives and ancestors who worked for South East Coal Company will find interest in a large payroll ledger on display at Seco Company Store. More...

Dawson Creek to play at Hemphill

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News March 25: Potluck chicken luncheon. March 26: Breakfast at Pine Mountain Grill and then on to the health fair at the Letcher County Recreation Center. March 31: Lunch and egg coloring afterward. More...

LCCHS registration set

There will be a parent meeting for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors on Monday, March 30, at 5 p.m. in the Letcher County Central High School auditorium to explain the registration process for next year’s classes. More...

Entertainment

Musical to be held at SKCTC

“Higher Ground 5: Find A Way”, an original dramatic music about telling the truth and finding a way to move forward as a county, opens at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9 in the theater in the Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland Campu More...

Country breakfast planned March 28

The Mountain Shrine Club will host an old-fashioned country breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. , March 28, at the Mountain Shrine Building. More...

Benefit set

The Spring Fling will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 18, at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. The sale will include handmade items, gently used items, arts and crafts, and gift items. More...