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August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Fun for all ages at Jenkins!

Sister and brother Lauren and Ethan Bailey enjoyed a ride on the Silver Streak during the 2014 Jenkins Homecoming Days festival. More...

The Way We Were

The August 26, 1954 edition of The Eagle carried this story.

Then-Letcher County Sheriff Robert B. Collins, acting on a tip, discovered one of the largest moonshine stills in the history of Letcher County on August 21, 1954. The still was located near Eolia at the home of Willard Sturgill. More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, August 30, 1934 More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Changing your mind doesn’t come easily for Lambs, who place a high value on commitment. But new facts could emerge that might persuade you to rethink your situation. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS AUG. 26 – AUG. 30

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Hope had a difficult time processing the devastating information about Liam being in Paris to meet her at the same time that she took off to marry Wyatt. More...

Trivia test

1. MOVIES: Which movie character delivered the famous tagline: “Why so serious?” 2. EXPLORERS: Who was the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe? 3. More...

Health

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...

Pediatricians want schools to start later for teen-agers

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. More...

Do you really need gallbladder surgery?

Gallstone pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit emergency rooms. More...

Families & Friends

Hattons hold family reunion

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Time seems to be going so fast, I can hardly keep up with it. But I don’t have time to be bored. I guess that’s good. I seem to be busy all the time and getting nothing done. More...

David Mullins is named Sen. Jeff Green Scholar

David Mullins, a 2014 graduate of Letcher County Central High School, has been named a Senator Jeff Green Scholar by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). More...

Highlights of Fleming-Neon HS

1949-50

FNHS starts band (from Fleming Hi-Times) One of the most important things that has taken place at Fleming-Neon High in years is the organization of a band. We are more than happy to introduce to you our bandmaster, Gilmer Thomas Slusser. More...

Jury to decide if shooting was in self-defense

‘I didn’t deserve to get shot,’ son says after being wounded by dad

Kentucky State Police will ask the Letcher County Grand Jury to determine whether a 56-year-old Mayking man was standing his ground in self-defense when he shot and wounded his 29-year-old son late Sunday night. More...

Trooper loved helping others

A retired Kentucky State Police trooper will be remembered for his dedication to raising money for KSP outreach programs. Bennett David Combs, 55, of Ice, died August 23 at his residence after a long illness. More...

News

Coal firm wants 71 miners hired

Patriot Coal will accept applications from experienced coal miners for 71 available underground mining, surface/prep plant and salaried positions in western Kentucky and northern West Virginia at an upcoming job fair in Hazard. More...

Jenkins board tables contract, raises fees

In the first meeting with newly appointed Superintendent Freddie Bowling, the Jenkins Independent Board of Education addressed several “new school year” issues and tabled the contract with Wise County Schools that allows for Jenkins High More...

Water board saves cash with radio-read meters

The Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District learned that the district has seen a considerable savings in the amount of man-hours it takes to read all the water meters in the entire district since switching to a radio-read sy More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

What we’ve paid for the war and Afghanistan, Iraq

War is Hell. More...

Looking beyond the label

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. More...

Sports

Cougars blast Berea in short game

Jenkins-Phelps opener ends in scoreless tie

The Letcher County Central Cougars, coming off an impressive 30-0 win over visiting Berea in last Friday’s season-opening football game, will host McCreary Central in the second game of the 2014 season this Friday (August 29) at Cougar Field at More...

Can Cats get big win?

It’s that time of year. A hazy, hot and humid woolen blanket remains cast over the Bluegrass State this week. More...

Bristol gets new ‘date’

The biggest news to come from Bristol Motor Speedway over the weekend had nothing to do with what took place on the track. More...

Entertainment

To perform

Benny Jones & CMT Country will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, August 30. 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...

Final showing of ‘Little Shepherd’

The final showing of “Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come” outdoor drama will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, August 30. Admission is $7 and group rates are available. More...

Cornhole match set Aug. 31

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., Aug. 31, 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...

Obituaries

Edna Halcomb succumbs at 86

Funeral services for Edna Campbell Halcomb, 86, of Winchester, were held August 26 at Mount Olivet Church. Burial was in Campbell family cemetery at Cornettsville. More...

Death takes Mrs. McCool

Billie Ann Trent McCool, 57, of Otisco, Ind., died August 22 at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Charlestown, Ind. Born in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Billy Ray and Elizabeth Ann Adams Trent. More...

Billy Ray Adams dies at 62

Billy Ray Adams, 62, of Jeremiah died August 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was a son of the late Jack Glenn and Allene Adams. More...