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March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

How would budget cuts hit us here?

Here is partial list of programs affected locally by the elimination or reduction of programs in President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget. Congress would still have to approve the budget for these cuts to take effect. More...

Letcher County soldiers serving in Kuwait

Seven Letcher County friends, all National Guard soldiers, are serving together in Kuwait. Pictured, with a fellow soldier are: Sgt. Kristen Phipps, Sgt. Ryan White, Spc. More...

Cumberland River area is a step closer to good water

After several positive developments, Letcher County residents in the Cumberland River area are one step closer to having a reliable source of clean drinking water.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, March 24, 1927 The Jenkins High School Debate Team defeated Hazard Friday night to qualify for the state meet in Lexington.   More...

McRoberts man was one of three charged in brutal slaying that Letcher doctor, police officers helped solve

Details of 1947 slaying came as a shock to many

This week 70 years ago, in what The Mountain Eagle termed “one of the worst crimes committed in this section in the last decade,” 21-year-old Jasper Nease of McRoberts and two other soldiers who escaped with him from the stockade at Fort More...

Nows Heres a Tip

• Hang brooms and mops to preserve their useful life. 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

It’s nice that spring is finally here

By the time this week’s paper comes out it will offi- cially be spring. Yipee! Even though we haven’t had a very bad winter, it’s still nice to think that spring is here. More...

National Black Lung Association to meet March 28

The National Black Lung Association will meet at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. More...

Community calendar . . .

March 23 — There will be a free pottery workshop on at 5 p.m. for ages 14–25 at the Boone Youth Dropin Center in Whitesburg, across from the Appalshop. More...

Entertainment

These ‘Better Meatballs’ are hearty dish

After the Mona Lisa, Italy’s most beloved and enduring gift to world culture might be the meatball. But talk to any two Italian cooks about which ingredients actually comprise a meatball and you’re going to get an argument. Fine. More...

Black beans, mango make this great salad

Canned beans are fantastic convenience food. More...

Tips for getting most flavor — and juice — from lemons

Fresh lemon — including the juice and the peel — is one of my all-time favorite ingredients, in part because it’s just so versatile. More...

Ward says fees on gas wells, mines could solve crisis

The Letcher County Fiscal Court took the first step toward a longterm solution to the county’s chronic defect at its March meeting when, by a vote of five to one, the court approved the first reading on an ordinance to place a $2,500 per year l More...

Suspect in meth case named in 26 counts

The Letcher Grand Jury has charged a Pistol City man with manufacturing methamphetamine (first offense) on February 3 — one of 26 counts under which he has been indicted.  More...

Proposed budget cuts would hurt badly here

Budget cuts proposed by the Trump White House would affect government, education and community development agencies at nearly every level in Letcher County, decimating some programs that rely on federal funds, officials in multiple local agencies and More...

Opinions

Leaders should be ashamed of how school bills passed

Before I became a state representative, I had the great privilege of serving on two site-based decision making councils for the Letcher County Public Schools. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Dear American Express: Don’t punish an honest man for your mistakes

I’ve been an American Express cardholder for longer than I care to say. Let’s just say it’s been close to 40 years, and American Express has always been the first card I use. No more. Hello, MasterCard and Visa!  More...

Sports

Willis was key in UK’s win over Wichita

Vaught’s Views

After Kentucky survived against Wichita State Sunday, a lot of attention was given to the way De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo played, especially late in the game. However, not nearly enough attention was given to Derek Willis.  More...

We’re all South Carolina fans now …

… that is, unless the Gamecocks and the Kentucky Wildcats are both fortunate enough to win in the Sweet 16 portion of the NCAA Men’s Tournament this weekend and advance to the Final Four More...

Turkey season nears; are you ready?

Struttin’ Time:

Turkey hunters, beware, our time of the year is almost here.  It has already started in Florida, although I passed up on that turkey hunt this year to hunt moose in October. More...

Health

For many older Americans, costs rise under GOP plan

NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. More...

Bad hip and pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: It would be helpful if you described some of the warning signs/symptoms of a bad hip that requires replacement. I now know that such a condition does not necessarily announce itself with chronic severe pain in the hip. More...

Some parts of ‘Obamacare’ are working fairly well today

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump and Republican leaders say drastic action is needed because the Obama-era health care overhaul is a disaster, with soaring premiums and insurers bailing out.  It’s true that major parts of the 2010 More...

Obituaries

Jon Murphy dies at 74

Jon D. More...

Billy Blair dies at 59

Billy Ray Blair, 59, died March 16 at his home in Connersville, Ind.  A son of the late Elbert and Alice Blair, he was a brother of the late Joyce Plummer, Alta Blair, Dorothy Mae Ison, Russell Blair and Bobby Wayne Blair.  Mr. More...

Services set for Gladys Cornett

Funeral services for Gladys Irene Huff Cornett, 73, of Judy Branch in Roxana, will be held at 11 a.m. at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg today, March 22. Burial will follow at the family cemetery on Judy Branch.  More...