May 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Letcher County grand jury returns more indictments

Two more people charged in connection with a traffic stop at Jenkins and believed to be connected with a large methamphetamine bust at Bottom Fork have been indicted by a Letcher Grand Jury.  The two are among 12 people that a Letcher Grand Jury More...

News

Second trial in Hogg murder appears headed for elsewhere

The second trial in the Michael Hogg murder case could be moved to another county.  A hearing had been set to hear a change of venue motion filed by attorneys for Patrick Smith, however that hearing, along with an order to transport Smith to Let More...

Candidates talk about why they are running

Money is on the minds of most judge/executive and magistrate candidates who responded to a Mountain Eagle survey on issues facing Letcher County.  More...

American Legion’s first woman commander visits Whitesburg to discuss plans for the future

The first woman to serve as a National Commander of the American Legion brought her new vision for the veterans’ club to Letcher County recently in a visit to Douglas Day Post 159 on Pine Mountain.  Denise Rohan said she plans to visit Leg More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Academy Awards began this month 90 years ago

This week in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its first awards, at a dinner party for around 250 people held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California.  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1979  Mr. and Miss WHS  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...

Entertainment

Winning Back Weeknight Cooking

Moms pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals. But here’s the reality: 60 percent of moms think that coming up with dinner ideas is more difficult than getting their children to go to bed on time. More...

A fresh rhubarb custard pie

Whether you harvest rhubarb from your garden, or find stalks in your grocery produce section, give Nancy’s winning rhubarb custard pie recipe a try with your kids while rhubarb is fresh and in season.   More...

One dead in two-car collision - Free Access

Fatality is third at Payne Gap in two weeks

A Nicholasville man is dead after the truck he was riding was hit head-on on US 119 North. More...

W’burg council OK’s budget; roadwork is now underway

The Whitesburg City Council has conducted the first reading of its fiscal year 2018-19 budget, totaling $4.54 million.  More...

Opinions

It’s a good bet our lawmakers won’t get it right

LOUISVILLE  If I were a betting man, I’d say the Kentucky General Assembly will screw this up, too.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that a federal law banning sports betting in most states is unconstitutional.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Landscapers miss workers

LEXINGTON  Eddie Devine voted for President Donald Trump because he thought he would be good for American business. Now, he says, the Trump administration’s restrictions on seasonal foreign labor may put him out of business.  More...

Sports

Ex-UK stars had special relationship

Vaught’s Views

John Pelphrey knows he’s led a blessed life – but he does have one major regret that likely will never go away. More...

Find big bass hiding near bank areas

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass are moving around a lot this time of the year. Spawning cycles and pre- and post-spawn movements cause bass to move from deeper water to shallow water areas. Feeding patterns and baitfish movement also will move bass around.  More...

Women are helping save the sport

Struttin’ Time:

This is a wonderful story about some of our local women who are helping save our beloved sport of hunting. More...

Families & Friends

Summer school break almost here

It’s hard to believe another week has come and gone. More...

Cross Country Bluegrass to play

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

Obituaries

Services are held for Orville Hall

Funeral services for Orville Lee Hall, 62, were held May 15 the Light House Community Church at Campbranch.  A son of the late Bill Stevens and Frankie Lee Hall, he was born in Fleming- Neon. More...

Services for Ben Newsome set

Funeral services for Ben Franklin Newsome, 91, of Seco, will be held at 1 p.m., May 16, at Carty Funeral Home of Neon. More...

Gus Tolliver dies at 89

Gus Tolliver, 89, died May 13 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Brinkley, he was a son of the late Jim and Pauline Combs Tolliver and the widower of Wilma Adams Tolliver.  He was also preceded in death by six sisters, Eu More...