April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Heavy rains result in damages here

Flash flooding damaged roads and stranded motorists Sunday after more than two inches of rain fell in an hour.  More...

Angel Cave Wings

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Jenkins schools to close May 16, reopen August 9

By WILLIAM FARLEY   More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   More...

Here's a Tip

• “To keep light bulbs from sticking in the socket, apply petroleum jelly to the base of the bulb before screwing it into the fixture.” — B.D. in Virginia  • “Use the liner of cold cereal boxes as wax paper. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Starcrossed lovers, Brooke and Bill, celebrated their reunion by consummating their re-engagement. 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...

Health

Caught: A cold, not fish

The plan for a long weekend of fishing below Wolf Creek Dam from April 21 through 23 did not include the onset of dogwood winter (or at least all we’re going to see of one) nor the 2+ inches of rain that decided to start falling about two hours More...

Overcoming opioids: The quest for less addictive pain medicine

Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on just over-the-counter ibuprofen.  More...

Stretching helps ease spinal stenosis pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife suffered from spinal stenosis. She had a cortisone shot, which helped for 90 days. She had regular physical therapy meetings. She was in constant pain, but insisted on playing tennis (against her doctor’s wishes).  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Judy Mullins

Judy Ann Breeding Mullins, 64, of Isom, died April 21 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A daughter of the late Burnett and Lillian Miller Breeding, she was the widow of Robert Mullins.  More...

Thomas Jordan dies at 62

Thomas Eugene Jordan, 62, of Cawood, died April 13 at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Lynch to the late Roy and Ethel Blanton Jordan, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and enjoyed fishing, hunting a More...

Rities held for July Mulins

Judy Ann Breeding Mullins, 64, of Isom, died April 21 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A daughter of the late Burnett and Lillian Miller Breeding, she was the widow of Robert Mullins.  More...

Layoffs, furloughs hit 49 government workers in Letcher

Nearly 50 county government workers are out of a job or being scheduled for furloughs this week — the result of the Letcher Fiscal Court’s failure to raise new revenue sources to a serious budget shortfall brought on by drastic cuts in co More...

6 charged in meth raid at Pistol City

Kentucky State Police charged six people with eight counts each related to trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine after a raid at Pistol City this week.  More...

Opinions

The First Amendment: Can it survive?

On April 19, officials of the University of California Berkeley announced that they were canceling a speech to be given by conservative writer Ann Coulter scheduled for April 27.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Jeff Sessions’s aloha-baiting

Imagine if I began a column about Attorney General Jeff Sessions this way: “I really am amazed that an attorney general who hails from a former Confederate state in the Deep South can issue a series of orders wrecking efforts to reform police p More...

Sports

Coach expects recruit to surprise UK fans

Vaught’s Views

It was not a surprise to Justin Downer when California guard Jemarl Baker got a scholarship offer from Kentucky earlier this month — or that he accepted it. “He is a kid that is very confi- dent in his abilities,” said Downer. More...

Young hunter gets her second turkey

Struttin’ Time:

This week, I am happy to do a second story of two of my most favorite people, Randy Bailey and his daughter Rebecca.  I like Randy for several reasons, but one that is dear to my heart is he takes time to teach and to hunt with Rebecca. More...

Tweaking the schedule

One of the most anticipated moments for fans of any sport is when the schedule comes out for the following season. More...

Families & Friends

Snow couldn’t hide Easter eggs

Today is Easter, April 16. More...

WWES students win at 4-H contest

Sixteen fifth grade students from West Whitesburg Elementary School participated in 4-H Speech and Demonstrations April 18 at Robinson Center in Jackson.  More...

Conference to be held

The East Kentucky Leadership Conference will be held April 27 and 28 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The theme is Transitioning Eastern Kentucky: Economy, Workforce, Demographics. More...

Entertainment

BACK HOME IN EASTERN KENTUCKY

— Country music star Chris Stapleton (left) and his wife, Morgan Stapleton, sing during one of two sold-out concerts Stapleton performed in Pikeville over the weekend. (Photo by Thomas Biggs) More...

Sweet Meets Spicy

FAMILY FEATURES There’s no better way to spice up a party than by using unexpected ingredients in fun, flavorful dishes and drinks. For your next fiesta, celebrate a star of the party with sweet and juicy watermelon. More...

Add salsa to snapper

If you’re looking for a way to change up your favorite fish recipe, try adding salsa. The word “salsa” really just means “sauce” in Spanish.  More...