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October 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

McConnell back in Letcher County

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (center) posed with Hannah Caudill, 13, and her father, Tim Caudill, after McConnell spoke to an enthusiastic audience at Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation’s Whitesburg Clinic on Monday. More...

Features

Watching Apollo 7 from the White House

President Lyndon Johnson and his 1-year old grandson, Lyn Nugent, were interested spectators in Washington as Apollo 7 was launched at Cape Kennedy on October 11, 1968. They were watching a replay of the actual launch. More...

Railroad coming

The Wednesday, October 20, 1910 edition of The Mountain Eagle carried the news that the Lexington & Eastern Railroad would immediately begin construction to extend its track from Jackson in Breathitt County to the mouth of Craft’s Colly nea More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, October 25, 1934 More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of choices could make it difficult to select what is best for your needs. Avoid snap judgments. Take the time to check them all out to find the one that really meets your goals. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS OCTOBER 20 - 24

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — More...

Now here’s some great tips

• Save plastic bags that cannot be recycled, and use them to collect food scraps that cannot be composted or flushed. — B.M. in New York • Keep the yolks in hardboiled eggs from crumbling by wetting your knife between slices. 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

New test to help diagnose respiratory virus in kids

For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. This week, they expect the wave to start looking a whole lot bigger. More...

Thyroid top cause of loss of eybrows

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an active 63-year-old female of normal weight. I exercise several times a week and am in seemingly good health. About a year ago I noticed that my eyebrows were disappearing, starting on the outer edges. More...

Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications. More...

Entertainment

Theater project to host meetings

The Cowan Community Center will host two meetings concerning the Cowan Community Theater Project. More...

Trick-or-treat times

Hours for countywide trick-or-treating have been set for 5 pm. until 8 p.m. on October 31. Halloween safe nights are scheduled to take place in several communities on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Pirate Pooch dog show set

Fleming- Neon’s Drama Team will hold the Pirate Pooch dog show at 2 p.m., Oct. 26, at the Neon stage area on Main Street. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the entry fee is $3 per category. Categories include Mr. More...

Rec center doesn’t need work after all, energy expert says

Says new building is energy-efficient after all

A further examination at the Letcher County Recreation Center has revealed that heating and cooling systems at the center are working correctly and the center is neither a source of energy losses in the county’s inventory of buildings nor a sig More...

Seatbelt stop leads to drug charges

A Perry County man was arrested Friday after police say 181 oxycodone tablets and two grams of cocaine were found hidden inside a sports utility vehicle at Isom. More...

News

Mondopad helps teachers teach and students learn

West Whitesburg Elementary School teacher Sharie Bailey used a 55- inch touch display screen Monday morning to show her students what activities on an educational website she wanted them to complete. More...

Mayoral hopefuls to appear at forum

The Letcher County Chapter of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will sponsor the only candidate forum for city of Whitesburg mayoral and city council candidates. The event will be held next Tuesday, October 28, at 6 p.m. More...

PMC boss: Ebola rumors hurt

Pikeville Medical Center has issued a statement regarding any concerns of a potential Ebola outbreak in our region. More...

Opinions

Student makes choice for Senator

To the Editor: My fellow eastern Kentuckians, I understand the aggravation you must feel towards the candidates in this year’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

From a bad war to a worse one

In 2004, Stuart Bowen of Texas was asked by a friend to take on a difficult and important job, which he did. More...

Sports

Cougars advance

Letcher Central’s Brittney Buttrey kicked the ball past a Breathitt County goalie Monday during the Cougars’ 3-0 win. LCC advances to the 14th Region final against Perry County Central tomorrow night at the Perry Central field at 6. More...

UK gridders can’t take day off in SEC

A kid I knew growing up in eastern Kentucky had never heard of Midnight Madness at the University of Kentucky. More...

Game lost, pride still intact

The Jenkins Cavaliers hoisted their helmets for the final time at home this season after Friday’s 43-6 loss in the mud to perennial Class 1A powerhouse Hazard. More...

Families & Friends

FIVE YEARS OLD

Gavin Kendrick Lee Eldridge is celebrating his fifth birthday today (Oct. 22). He is the son of Ashley and Justin Eldridge of Mayking. His grandparents are Lois and David Stewart of Mayking, and Scottie and Maggie Eldridge of Campbranch. More...

Blackey church marks 100th year

Jeremiah

Hope this week finds everyone doing well. Before you know it all the pretty leaves will start to fall and Halloween will be here. We had a very good church service and a large crowd attending at Blair Branch Church this past Sunday. More...

Dawson Creek to play Oct. 24

Fleming-Neon

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens’ Center News: Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30. Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open. Oct. 22: Unity Day. Wear orange please. Oct. 23: Potluck. Oct. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Hampton succumbs at 83

Emma Pauline Hampton, 83, of Blackey, died October 12 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. A daughter of the late Wendell H. More...

Jeffrey David Bowling dies

Jeffrey David Bowling, 57, of Blackey died October 11 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Estill Bowling and Berniece Dixon Whitaker. More...

Lydia Adams succumbs at 74

Lydia Carol Adams, 74, died October 11 at her home in Mayking. A daughter of the late James and Dessie Adams Hunsaker, she was the widow of Watson Adams. She was a sister of the late Glen Hunsaker, Edith Adams, Vernon S. Hunsaker and Clyde Hunsaker. More...