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September 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman fined for using state job to get info on husband

A former state employee who lives in Jeremiah has been fined by the Executive Branch Ethics Commission for using her position to fraudulently obtain a subpoena for her then-husband’s cellphone records. More...

Features

Rain didn’t stop Neon Days Parade

Martha Jane Potter school’s Lil’ Tweets cheer squad shook their pom poms during Saturday’s parade. More...

Early writing by Harry M. Caudill is young soldier’s look at North Africa

Editor’s note: On September 21, 1944, about 20 years and nine months before his book “Night Comes to the Cumberlands” was published by Little Brown and Company (January 30, 1964), late Whitesburg attorney and Appalachian author Harr More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, September 20, 1934 More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Travel plans could be interrupted by the re-emergence of a workplace problem that was never quite fully resolved. Deal with it at once, and then take off on that well-deserved trip. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS Sept. 15 – Sept. 19

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Armed with incriminating information against Quinn, Liam sought out Hope to find out if it would change her mind about remaining married to Wyatt. More...

Now here’s a tip

• “Wax drippings from candles can be scraped off of most hard surfaces with the side of a credit card.” — T.E. 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

CDC study finds bellies are expanding too fast

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. More...

Prescription painkiller deaths slow down some

Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to — probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists. More...

Help wash formaldehyde out of baby’s hair for good

In the U. S. alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what’s commonly called “makeup.” But lipstick, blush, mascara, etc. are not the only kind of makeup the cosmetic giants are peddling. More...

Entertainment

Cornhole match set for Sept. 21

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 21, 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

Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 20. 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...

Mountain Heritage Festival calendar of events

32nd Mountain Heritage Festival Sept. More...

$1.5 million will start sewer work, judge announces

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District has secured $1,532,800 in grants to pay for sewer line extensions at Craft’s Colley and Dry Fork. More...

Queen a true people’s choice

With her father Therman Begley by her side, Casey Begley cried Friday night as she was crowned homecoming queen at Letcher County Central High School. More...

News

Bond stays in Hogg case

Two Pike County men charged with the New Year’s Day murder of Michael Hogg were in Letcher Circuit Court last week for a hearing on motions pertaining to evidence in the case. More...

Open house planned

An open house celebrating the 80th birthday of Jonelle Williams of Neon will be held from 2 to 5 p.m., Sept. 20, at the Fleming Baptist Church. Mrs. More...

SKCTC board to meet Sept. 25

The Board of Directors of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will meet Thursday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. on the Harlan campus. For more information, call (606) 589- 3003. More...

Opinions

Cartoon

Full Story

Public must be in on rebuilding region’s economy

A year ago, Governor Beshear and Congressman Rogers announced the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) process as a way to involve eastern Kentuckians in planning a new economic future given the decline in coal and the region’s other longstand More...

Can Congress do right thing?

There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud. It did so across all its usual lines of division: Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal, hawk and dove. More...

Sports

LCC NETTERS WIN

Letcher Central senior Kim Meade watched as her shot sailed over the net in the Lady Cougars’ win over visiting Shelby Valley in volleyball action last week. The Cougars took the game three sets to none, winning 25-19, 25-23 and 28-26. More...

Jenkins much improved, but still fell to Clinton Co.

The Jenkins Cavalier football team kicked off its second road game of the season Friday, making the four-hour trip to face off with the Clinton County Bulldogs. More...

Grimes-McConnell may have a debate on UPike campus

Eastern Kentucky may be the site for a second debate between Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes. More...

Families & Friends

Big tomatoes are ugly, but taste great

Points East

About midsummer just over a year ago, I got an envelope in the mail with a little packet of tomato seed my pal, Fred Beste, had sent me, along with a heads up on the notion that he might have recently discovered the world’s greatest tomato ther More...

Adamses mark 70th anniversary

Jeremiah

Our communities have been saddened by the deaths of Virginia Dare Back and Don Quillen, and I also just learned that Rodney Collins of Blackey has died. Dare was president of our Letcher Area Homemakers for many years, when her health was better. More...

NEW DICTIONARIES

Deborah Young (left), vice president and Whitesburg campus director of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, recently distributed dictionaries to third-grade students at Cowan Elementary School. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Don Quillen

Don “D.Q.” Quillen, 53, died September 10 at his home at Jeremiah. A son of the late Sidney and Gladys Oliver Quillen, he was a brother of the late John “Buddy” Quillen. More...

Services held for Ellene Whitaker

Ellene Whitaker, 98, of Dry Fork, died September 7 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. A daughter of the late Joseph E. and Martha Jane Dixon Cornett, she was the widow of Astor Whitaker. More...

Funeral set for Heather Hall

Heather Janell Callahan Hall, 31, died September 13 at her home at Fleming- Neon. A daughter of Arthur L. and Phyllis Richardson of Fleming-Neon, she was preceded in death by her biological parents, James and Vivian Callahan. More...