January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Cops: Meth suspect was passed out in Mercedes

A former Linefork man already under indictment here on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine is back in jail on methamphetamine trafficking charges after he was found passed out in a car at the Twin Bridges on KY 7 South.  More...

News

I was one day AWOL

After my three months of basic training at Sheppard Field in Texas, I was assigned to Scott Field in Illinois for radio school. More...

Community calendar

January 20 — Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. 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...

Bible trivia

1. Is the Book of 2 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Ruth 1, who called herself Marah, a name meaning “bitter”? Priscilla, Miriam, Naomi, Deborah  3. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Heres a Tip

• January Sales Items: Get great deals on leftover holiday decorations and cards, appliances and furniture, as well as linens, towels and other “white sale” items.  • Keep a few fabric-softener sheets in the linen closet. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JAN. 15 – 19   More...

Families & Friends

Shufflers have new baby girl

I need to ask you all to pray for my mother-in-law, Evelyn Yonts, again. She is having a really hard time getting her strength back. She’s also not sleeping very well. She will go three or four days without sleeping.  More...

School nutrition and activity public hearing set for Jan. 22

A public hearing regarding the plan to improve school nutrition and physical activity in the Letcher County Public Schools will be held at 6 p.m., January 22. More...

Highlights of F.N.H.S.

By BENNETT WELCH   1954-55  Class news  The speech class presented a 30-minute play Dec. 11, entitled “Short of Murder.”  More...

Power bills may go up this week

Kentucky’s Public Service Commission will issue a final decision this week on Kentucky Power’s request to increase rates for its 168,000 customers in Letcher County and 19 other eastern Kentucky counties where the coal industry’s de More...

Flu wreaks havoc here

As influenza cases reach epidemic levels across the United States, flu is being blamed for 12 deaths in Kentucky over the past six weeks, and hospital rooms locally have been filled with patients suffering from the virus. More...

Opinions

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Pick for MSHA boss stirs doubt

A year after recording a record low of eight coal mining deaths in 2016, the number of mining deaths nearly doubled to 15 deaths in 2017. Eight of those deaths were in neighboring West Virginia with two mining deaths in Kentucky. More...

Wave of lawsuits being filed to block net-neutrality repeal

The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of netneutrality rules has begun.  More...

Sports

UK’s Herro much more than ‘shooter’

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky signee Tyler Herro of Wisconsin is known as a 3-point shooter. Kentucky fans were delighted with his recruitment because John Calipari’s teams at times have lacked great outside shooters. More...

LOOKING FOR TWO —

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Letcher Central splits two

The Letcher Central Cougars, who have struggled to find success in a very competitive first half schedule, split a pair of games last week — losing at home 84-83 to Paintsville before going on the road the next evening for the win at Phelps &md 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...

Obituaries

In memory of Anne Frye Caudill

March 6, 1924 — December 28, 2017

“Someone once told Anne that she was to Harry what Ginger Rogers was to Fred Astaire: she could do everything he could do, but while dancing backward and in heels. She laughed and pooh-poohed the comparison, but it was apt.  More...

Services held for Danny Caudill

Danny Ray Caudill, 65, of Cornettsville died January 12 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.  He was a son of the late Dan and Nella Faye Brown Caudill.  Surviving are his wife, Anita Caudill; two sons, Danny Ray Caudill J More...

Doris Combs succumbs at 85

Doris June Potter Combs, 85, of Hallie died January 8 at the Dover Manor Nursing Home in Georgetown.  A daughter of the late Mark H. and Lovell Ison Creech, she was the widow of Elmon G. More...