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December 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Murder trial is now in 2nd week of testimony

Opening statements and testimony began on December 7 in the trial of James R. Huffman IV, charged with complicity to murder in the stabbing death of Michael Hogg about 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, 2014. More...

News

City OK’s New Year’s Eve alcohol sales

Restaurants serving alcohol in Whitesburg will be allowed to stay open on New Year’s Eve.  More...

LONG, COLD WEEKEND —

Gary “Gabo” Collins, left, and Chris Caudill took a break early Saturday afternoon while fixing one of six broken waterlines across the City of Whitesburg during the weekend. More...

Fleming-Neon City Hall will close for four days

Fleming-Neon City Hall will be closed Friday, December 22, and reopen Tuesday, December 26, Mayor Susie Polis announced this week. Garbage pickup and other city services will also be placed on hold until after Christmas Day.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• “Most of my large family stays at our house on Christmas Eve. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: DEC. 11- 15   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...

Families & Friends

The overturned outhouse

During my younger days in the military I was on assignment to a part of the world that my family could not be with me. My family was staying with my parents on our 100-acre farm on Cane Branch.  More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Immanuel in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. Which Old Testament prophet said the most about the birth of Christ? Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, Jeremiah  3. More...

Christmas brings Marlowe memories

It is so hard for me to believe in two weeks it will be Christmas. Where oh where does the time go, and why does it seem to go by faster the older we get?  More...

Obituaries

Larry Joe Gibson dies in Indiana

Larry Joe Gibson, 62, of Lafayette, Ind., died December 4 at Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.  More...

Services held for Norma Adams

Funeral services for Norma Jean Adams, 82, were held December 6 at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. Burial was in the Mose Adams Cemetery at Blair Branch.  Born in Louisville to the late Frank W. More...

Lonis Ray Morris dies at 33

Lonis Ray Morris, 33, of Viper, died December 2 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was a son of the late Billy Ray Morris and Annette Miller Whitaker.  More...

NEAR SCENE OF CRIME

— Murder suspect James Huffman IV was guarded by Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputies as he watched jurors examine the scene of the January 1, 2014 stabbing death of Michael Hogg of Kingscr More...

Jenkins sets holiday schedule

Jenkins Mayor Todd Depriest announced this week that city offices in Jenkins will be closed for four days beginning Friday, December 22.  City Hall will re-open and city services will start up on Tuesday, December 26. More...

Opinions

Why we need ‘net neutrality’

We’re told by politicos, pundits and Internet providers themselves that access to the net is crucial to our educational achievement, future prosperity and ability to be self-governing. More...

Political Cartoon

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Institutional crisis nears

Our democratic republic is in far more danger than it was even a few weeks ago.  More...

Sports

UK signee Keldon Johnson draws raves

Vaught’s Views

One reason that Florida signee Keyontae Johnson is playing at Oak Hill Academy this season is because he wanted to be on the same team as Keldon Johnson, a Kentucky signee.  The two have been friends for years and Keyontae Johnson wanted to spen More...

LCC boys split two

The Letcher Central Cougars split a pair of games on the road last week and are 1-3 heading into week three of the season. After playing at 0-1 Belfry Dec. 12, the Cougars travel to 2-3 Cordia Dec. 14 and visit 0-6 Jenkins the following night, Dec. More...

LCC girls come up short in 2 close ones

The Letcher Central Lady Cougars dropped a pair of tough losses last weekend at Belfry and at Harlan Independent to lower their record to 3-2. LCC lost 63-57 at 4-1 Belfry Dec. More...

Entertainment

Throw a Christmas Cookie Party

The next best thing to baking cookies for many home chefs is baking cookies with friends. More...

Feast on fish at Christmas with this recipe

I discovered a delicious recipe for Pasta with Sardines and Lemon Caper Sauce. This budget-friendly recipe is packed with flavor. It’s the perfect dish for feeding and serving a crowd during the holidays.   More...