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April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Snake Man’ 1 of 11 held after raids

A former reality show cast member from Mayking was one of 11 people arrested yesterday in a drug roundup in Letcher County. More...

Features

Nature twists … and turns

Warm, humid air that brought thunderstorms and a double rainbow here April 11 gave way to snowfall and cold temperatures on April 15. The photo at right was taken by Amanda Bentley on Wright’s Mountain at Cram Creek. More...

Appreciations

Remembering Pat

Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Great-grandmother. Reporter. Editor. Weekly newspaper publisher. Affordable housing developer. Stalwart friend. Fierce foe of corruption and injustice. Mentor. Ally. Partner. Citizen. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, April 19, 1934 More...

Sports

Young fans are true hoops heroes

What is basketball in Kentucky all about? Final Fours ... NCAA banners? Nah. It’s the journey. This week, look east, good fellows, to Louisa Elementary School. More...

Lady Cavs are All ‘A’

On Saturday afternoon, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers traveled to Campton to take on Wolfe County in the Touchstone Energy All A 14th Region championship game. More...

Harvick doubles up

Darlington Raceway proved once again on Saturday night that even though the ol’ track has shown some signs of aging, the track still produces some of the best racing on the entire schedule. More...

Families & Friends

Spreading gossip through ‘party line’

Points East

My dad used to say that he knew exactly how to turn a mouse into an elephant. More...

Visit to family makes good week

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. This has been a great week for me. More...

TWO YEARS OLD

Brady Mullins Stamper celebrated his second birthday in January with family and friends at his home in Kingsport, Tenn. He is a son of Aimee and Brandon Stamper. More...

Obituaries

Troy McCloud dies at 86

Troy McCloud, 86, of Somerset, died March 27 at the Jean Waddle Care Center of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. More...

Iris Monroe buried at Whitaker

Iris Ann Monroe, 56, died April 9 at her home in Jenkins. Born in Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of Carolyn Bowman, of Bishop, Va., and the late Vernon Ralph Chandler. More...

Rites held for Ricky Niece

Ricky Allen Niece, 51, died April 4 at his home at Colson. He was the son of the late Jack and Alka Mae Bentley Niece. More...

Man, 47, indicted on murder count

He’s one of 18 named by grand jury

An argument that ended in a fatal shooting at Boothill Road in Letcher last month has resulted in a murder indictment being returned against a 47-year-old Cornettsville man. More...

Pat Gish, newswoman

Pat Gish, who with her late husband Tom published this newspaper since 1957, died peacefully on April 13 at the age of 87, surrounded by family members at her home in Thornton. More...

News

Sentencing set for man, 19, charged after passing bus that had stopped at Cowan

A 19-year-old Kingscreek man has pleaded guilty to charges filed against him after he illegally passed a school bus loaded with students from Cowan Elementary School. More...

Man charged with stealing, abusing dog after breeder says it was hers to begin with

If you want to have a stolen dog bred for puppies, be sure not to take the dog back to where it came from for stud service. You should also make sure the dog isn’t already pregnant. More...

Bill that makes pre-paid tuition program better signed into law

Kentucky is projected to save $20.1 million from changes to the state’s prepaid tuition plan under a bill signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might need to do a bit more investigating before making a career move. You do best when you come armed with the facts. A personal matter still needs tending to. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS –APRIL 14 – 18

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Liam and Wyatt confronted Hope about her predicament. Katie called Eric out on making Brooke and Ridge co-vice presidents. She was shocked when Eric told her how he really feels about the entire situation. More...

Now here’s a tip

• Yard sale, tag sale, garage sale ... whatever you call it, if you do it right, you can walk away with a decluttered home and a nifty bit of cash, too. 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

Noses, ears made in lab

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory. More...

Paget’s disease is bone building gone wild

DEAR DR. ROACH: For several years, when I have had blood drawn it has shown an elevation in the alkaline phosphatase. It has been as high as 377 in recent tests. I have had the test to see if it was from the liver, but it was all right. More...

‘Zap’ no fluke in treating paralysis

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man’s spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they’ve done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. More...

Entertainment

Teresa Osborne to present one-woman show at Benham

Storyteller Teresa Osborne, the Appalachian Program facilitator at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, will perform onewoman show billed as “Stories from the Cookie Jar” on Saturday, April 26 at the Kentucky Coal Museum in More...

Appalachian Strings to play

Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, April 19. 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...

Middle Cowan reunion planned

The Middle Cowan Community reunion will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 4, at the Cowan Community Center. Those attending should bring drinks, ice, water, a covered dish, bread or desserts. More...