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Pictured is the 1940 Kingdom Come High School basketball team. Holding the basketball is Glendon B. Ison. More...

At least 85 Letcher residents see UK edge UT

On November 20, 1954 — 60 years ago this week — at least 85 Letcher County residents traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., to watch as the Blanton Collier-coached Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Tennessee Volunteers, 14-13. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, November 22, 1934 More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There could be an unexpected change in plans for your upcoming holiday travels. But keep in mind that a little flexibility goes a long way in resolving any disappointments. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS NOV. 17 - 21

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — After witnessing the affection transpiring between Liam and Ivy, Hope informs Wyatt that she wants to return to Los Angeles as soon as possible. More...

Brake softening likely caused by overheating

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: More...

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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. More...

Health

Study removes cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin

A major study is lifting a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. More...

Fruits contain natural sugars

DEAR DR. ROACH: Medical advice is to reduce sugar consumption. Does this apply to 100 percent fruit juices, fresh fruit, sweetened cereal products or other fruit-sweetened products? — R.B. More...

Study looks at stents, blood thinners

Millions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting drugs much longer than the one year doctors recommend now. More...

Entertainment

Sororities celebrate Thanksgiving

Kentucky Laureate RHO and Beta Kappa Sororities met Nov. 6 in the Community Trust banquet room for a potluck Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. Sorority sisters are fabulous cooks. More...

Shooting match planned Nov. 23

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23, at the American Legion. Straight guns only, no barrels over 36 inches, no scopes, no peep sites. All guns will be checked before each match. More...

Cross Country Bluegrass to play

Cross Country Bluegrass will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Nov. 22. 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...

Distillery gets city’s approval after new vote

The Whitesburg City Council voted four to three Tuesday night to clear the way for a new moonshine distillery that will be located downtown. More...

Chief is working while DUI case moves ahead

Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields, who issued a public apology Monday after being arrested over the weekend and charged with drunken driving, is being permitted to stay on the job while his case winds its way through Perry District Court. More...

Fiscal court backs AG’s suit against Ky. Power

The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted unanimously this week to pass a resolution supporting legal action filed earlier this year by Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. More...

News

Pepsi men win for boy, 10

Two Pepsi employees designed a creative store display to win a $400 video game console for a 10-yearold Premium boy who has leukemia. More...

Grand jurors indict 10 here

The Letcher Grand Jury has named a Sergent man in an indictment charging him with threatening a woman, her children and her family. More...

Prosecutors, public defenders may qualify for student loan forgiveness

Public prosecutors and public defenders in Kentucky may qualify for student loan forgiveness through the John R. Justice Grant program, administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

State rep learns lessons from 6th-grade class

Like virtually every voter, I thought the most recent election season was especially tiring and trying. There has to be a better way, I said. More...

The other 63.7 percent

House Speaker John Boehner has said that President Obama would “poison the well” for legislative action on immigration reform by unilaterally issuing executive orders. More...

Sports

LCC falls

Letcher Central quarterback Zane Blair fired a pass downfi eld in one of his final plays as a Cougar. Pulask Co. More...

No. 1 Kentucky shuts down No. 5 Kansas 72-40

Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas 72-40 in Tuesday night’s Champions Classic. More...

Stoops shows inexperience after loss

College football soars toward its grand finale games with titles: Iron Bowl, Egg Bowl, Old Oaken Bucket, Army-Navy. And trumpets please across our Commonwealth for the Governor’s Cup to be held two days after Thanksgiving. More...

Families & Friends

Daughter had rare form of cancer

This happened right after I had retired from the military and was working for Syar Industries as the manager of its printing department in the early ‘70s. When my baby daughter, Tammy, was 12 years old, she started having a very bad nosebleed. More...

CLEANUP

The Letcher County Central High School JROTC conducted a roadside cleanup for 5.8 miles from Pine Mountain Junction to the Martha Jane Potter Exit. The cleanup was coordinated with Kim Fugate of the Letcher County Road Maintenance Department. More...

Harveys mark 43rd anniversary

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping everyone is having a great week. Thanks for the prayers for my son Mike. He is doing much better with his foot, but not completely healed yet. Just keep prayers going for him and Melinda. More...

Obituaries

Clarence Terrell dies at 67

Clarence Junior Terrell, 67, died November 15 at his home on Hillside Farm. Born in Nicholas County to the late G.C. and Agnes Terrell, he was a stepson of the late Paul Maggard. More...

Rites held for Jeffrey Adams

Funeral services for Jeffrey Adams, 53, were held November 16 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Bates Cemetery at Craft’s Colly. A son of the late Francie and Hazel Perry Adams, he died November 14 at his home on Craft’s Colly. More...

Shirley Pratt Hall buried at Ermine

Shirley Lois Pratt Hall, 86, died November 14 in Hampton, Ga. Born in Letcher County to the late Herbie and Maxie Pratt Wright, she was the mother of the late Jerry Hall and a sister of the late Loraine Collins, Inez Pratt and Remus Pratt. More...