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KCTCS president Box to visit SKCTC campus

Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay Box will visit Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College as part of a statewide listening tour to seek input for the KCTCS 2016-22 strategic plan. More...

Compare award letters to find best college deal

By now, most high school seniors should have completed the college application process and will begin receiving financial aid award letters. More...

Adams fundraiser a success

The community fundraiser recently held to benefit Keith and Diane Adams was attend by many. More...

Opinions

Welfare and working poor

As Congress and some candidates in Kentucky debate the value of federal benefits to people, a new study out of The University of California offers some surprising findings about just who receives those benefits. More...

State right to target texting and driving

Kentucky authorities say they will be stepping up efforts in the days ahead to enforce the state’s law against texting and driving. They are launching a program they call U Drive. U Text. U Pay. We’re all for it. More...

Safer rides for kids

It took child safety advocates and Kentucky law enforcement agencies more than three years to win support for upgrading the state’s vehiclebooster seat law. More...

Sports

Justice, Vandy should be good fit for both

Tale of two winners. Both leaving our old Kentucky home Mr. Football Elijah Sindelar, Caldwell County quarterback, off to West Lafayette and Purdue. Mr. More...

Reds’ Price apologizes

MILWAUKEE Cincinnati manager Bryan Price says he’s sorry for using bad language. But he’s standing firm on his stance that reporters are divulging too much information when reporting on team developments. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass are now hitting at Carr Creek

I have been getting all kinds of reports on good bass fishing here and in area lakes in Tennessee. Lakes like Cave Run Lake in Morehead have been doing well on crank baits and small tube baits and jigs. More...

Families & Friends

Jeremiah

Get well wishes to our buddy, Rodney Ison, who has been having a few health problems lately. Recently Lee and Wilma Pridemore had an anniversary and went to the Smoky Mountains for a couple days. More...

Grant to design structure for Letcher Co. Farmers Market

The City of Whitesburg has received funding through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Flex-E-Grant (FEG) Program to create a design for a permanent structure for Letcher County Farmers Market. More...

HCTC nursing program receives 100% pass rate

The Hazard Community and Technical College Nursing Program December 2014 ADN (registered nursing) class received a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ THE WOGGLES (garage rock band that records for Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool label); Wed., April 22 at Summit City in Whitesburg. More...

Woggles will ‘change your life’

Garage rock band includes well-known Sirius/XM rock DJ

The Woggles, a legendary garage rock band out of Georgia, will make their Summit City debut tonight (Wednesday, April 22 at 9). More...

Ringo, Green Day rock way into Hall

CLEVELAND Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends. More...

Fiscal court pledges to get serious about poor economy here

The Letcher County Fiscal Court turned its attention to economic development at its April meeting. More...

TECO, firm try to close deal

Tampa, Florida-based TECO Energy Inc. has entered into a fourth amendment of its agreement to sell subsidiary TECO Coal to Cambrian Coal Corp., a member of the Booth Energy group. More...

Hogg murder suspect cleared of other counts filed by Pike deputies

A suspect in the New Year’s Day 2014 murder of Michael Shane Hogg has been cleared of separate charges filed against him in December 2013. More...

News

Suspects busted for stealing barrels of bourbon whiskey

FRANKFORT Kentucky authorities indicted nine people this week on charges of spiriting away what one prosecutor called more bourbon whiskey than a person could drink in a lifetime. More...

Delegations from Kentucky, West Virginia Will Meet

Thursday, April 23, 1925 Delegations from Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee will appear before the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington next week seeking to defeat the imposition of a “freight differential” on coal s More...

Millstone sewer system may be saved

Officials hope to gain state approval to reopen the Millstone sewer treatment system. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

The ‘Bible ladies’ and the day the Sycamore School burned

By TONY BLAIR We students knew Helen Neihburg and Helen Johnson as the “Bible ladies.” More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

. For the third month in a row, residents of Turkey Creek appeared before fiscal court to complain about what they say is a broken promise by county officials to fix their road. . More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The Lamb is usually excited about taking on a new challenge. But if that’s a touch of doubt you’re feeling, maybe it’s you telling yourself to go slow on this until you learn more about it. 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. E-m@il address More...

Health

Pill-taking can be less yucky for kids, study review finds

CHICAGO Many sick kids can’t or won’t swallow pills — and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help the medicine go down, a new study says. Dr. More...

Experts say moms should wait 18 months between pregnancies

NEW YORK For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2-1/2 years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a new study shows. More...

THE NUMBERS GAME:

Knowing Your Blood Pressure

You may know that high blood pressure puts you at risk for many serious complications with diabetes. You’ve probably been told repeatedly to work at keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level. More...

Obituaries

Mary Moore dies at 92

Mary Opal Baldwin Moore, 92, of Paducah, died Friday, April 17. Mrs. Moore was born in Neon, and was graduated from Jenkins High School. She was a resident of Paducah for 60 years where she was a member of Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church. More...

Rites held for Verlon Taylor

Funeral services for Verlon Taylor, 59, were held April 18 in Whitesburg. Born in Letcher County to the late William Neman and Lake Erie Tyree Taylor, he died April 16, at his home in Mayking. More...

Remembering Steve

We remember two little boys, inseparable brothers, raised in a happy and God fearing home. If you saw one you saw the other. Only two years difference in their age. They laughed together and cried together. More...