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July 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins Water System is among state’s best

The state Energy and Environment Cabinet announced this week that the City of Jenkins is the home of one of 61 drinking water treatment plants in Kentucky that consistently produced drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water quality More...

Features

This week in 1988 …

… the rock band Guns ‘N’ Rose burst onto the scene with the release of their single “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” The band is seen in this photo four years later accepting an MTV Video Award for the vidio of their single More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, July 27, 1944 More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Whitesburg High School football coaches Part 1 More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Technology snafus tax your patience. But before you throw that computer or other bulky hardware into the trash, take a deep breath and call someone knowledgeable for help. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 21 – JULY 25

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Ridge aggressively put pressure on Justin to admit his and Bill’s participation in the almost fatal accident in Abu Dhabi. More...

Now here’s a tip

• Keep a pretty basket by your front door for anything you need to take along when you leave. This can be store returns, backpacks, exercise gear for the gym, your sunglasses, whatever. When you leave the house, check the basket! 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

Rumors about vaccinations starting to cause much harm

Urban legends are ubiquitous these days, thanks in no small part to the Internet. There’s even an Internet website, Snopes.com, dedicated to unmasking them. More...

Sweating buckets

DEAR DR. ROACH: I hope you can help me. I am 67 years old and have been sweating profusely from my head for about six years. I believe it is secondary hyperhidrosis. No one in my family has this problem. More...

Heatstroke can happen in minutes

What’s the first thing you do if you’re driving on a hot July day? Most of us turn on the air conditioning. What if you turn the knob and there’s no relief? Roll down the windows? What if nothing happens when you push the button? More...

Entertainment

Cornhole match set Juy 27

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., July 27, 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...

Dixon to have book signing

Charles Dixon will be at the Jenkins Public Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, for a book signing. “A Journey of a Lifetime: A Pictorial and Written History of the Dixons” spans five volumes. More...

Back-to-school bash to be held at Kids Day July 25th

The Letcher County Kids Day Committee will hold a back-to-school bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 25, at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. More...

Divided court takes money from senior center at Fleming

In a surprise move, the Letcher County Fiscal Court voted in a split decision to remove $100,000 in line item funding that had already been allocated to replace or rehabilitate the Boone Fork Senior Citizens Center at Fleming. More...

Jenkins man, 52, charged after kitten thrown, killed

Police say a kitten died after it was “body slamed” by an intoxicated Jenkins man. Robert Markham Machniak, 52, of 21 No. More...

News

Letcher County Police Beat

Monday, July 14 More...

4-H yard sale donations wanted

The Letcher County Extension Office is accepting donations of yard sale items for the Letcher County 4-H yard sale. Bring items to the extension office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. More...

Healthy baby workshop July 25

A healthy baby workshop, hosted by KIDS NOW Plus Program and Kentucky River Community Care Regional Prevention Center, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 25, at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Can a $7 billion penalty be a good deal for Citigroup?

Media outlets across the country trumpeted the stunning news with headlines like this: “Citigroup Punished.” More...

Will Flight 17 sober us up?

Tragedies concentrate the mind. American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. More...

Sports

LCC archers shoot their way into top eight at world meet

For the second year in a row, the Letcher County Central High School archery team placed eighth at world competition. More...

Towns will be fan favorite

A 6-11, 240-pound bundle of man-child talent, Karl Anthony Towns will be 19 years old in November. The kid has the right stuff to be a Kentucky basketball poster boy on a fan-love plateau with Jamal Mashburn, Kyle Macy and the Unforgettables. More...

Back to the Brickyard

Long before a Sprint Cup car ever turned a lap at the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the thought was that the giant track was “off-limits” to stock cars and would always be hallowed ground for the open wheel cars. More...

Families & Friends

‘Coming in’ to Letcher County

Points East

My wife Loretta and I went up or down or both to Letcher County last weekend for the first time in more than three years and only the second time since Mr. Parkinson has tried to take over my very being. More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

Church homecoming draws a large crowd

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. This has been a great week. Our church homecoming has been real good and I’ve got to go all week and enjoyed it so much. There’s been a good crowd every night. A lot of folks I had never met. More...

Obituaries

Bobby Breeding dies at 79

Bobby D. Breeding, 79, of Mt. Sterling, died June 14 at St. Joseph Mt. Sterling Hospital. Born in Whitesburg to the late Charles and Nan Adams Breeding, he was retired as principal of Mt. Sterling Elementary School, and was a farmer. More...

Services held for Carol Litts

Carol Anne Litts, 60, of Jenkins, died July 15 at St. Joseph Hospice Center in Lexington. Born in Norton, Va., to Thelma Hidvegi Litts and the late Raymond C. Litts, she was a lifelong resident of Jenkins. More...

Services set for Ella V. Preston

Funeral services for Ella V. Preston, 97, of Florence, will be held at noon today ( Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...