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News

Letcher County joins opioid lawsuit

The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted this week to join a lawsuit that has been mounted by Pikeville Attorney Gary C. Johnson to recover funds from pharmaceutical companies that dumped excessive amounts of opiates in Letcher and other counties.  More...

Water and sewer district will move offices to former Standard Lab site

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District should be moving into its new headquarters in Mayking before winter.  At the May meeting of the district’s Board of Directors, the board voted unanimously to purchase the old Standard Labs buildi More...

Dispute over Weed Eater led to shots being fired

Kentucky State Police are investigating the shooting of a Carcassonne man over the weekend.  Adam Henrikson, 44, was taken to Whitesburg ARH Hospital and then transferred to Pikeville Medical Center with a gunshot wound to each leg. More...

Sports

Ex-UK stars had special relationship

Vaught’s Views

Since he first saw him at a quarterback challenge camp as an eighth-grader, Drew Phillips has felt that Nik Scalzo had unique abilities that most quarterbacks do not have.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Catching big bass from ‘visible cover’

When you are fishing and see visible cover it is hard to not make a cast to it. Most fishermen know that bass, bluegill and crappie love to hang out in areas like this.  More...

Will state shorten turkey season?

Struttin’ Time:

On the day I write this, nothing has gone right today, and yesterday wasn’t much better.  More...

Entertainment

Encourage Healthy Eating Habits

Of the many challenges parents face daily, encouraging healthy eating habits for their children can be one of the most vexing. More...

I’ll drink to that!

I try to drink the recommended amount of water each day, but sometimes I want a healthy alternative. What you drink is as important as what you eat. More...

Obituaries

Jewelene Perry dies at 85

Jewelene Perry, 85, died May 21 at her home.  A daughter of the late Cullen and Bertha Sexton, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Terry; a son, Stephen; four brothers, Vernon, Ottis, Harlan, and Love Sexton; three sisters, Marcelene B More...

Johnny Curry succumbs at 75

Funeral services for Johnny J. Curry, 75, of Eolia, were held May 17 at the Middle Fork Church of God in Viper.  Born in Harlan to the late Floyd and Essie Adams Curry, he was the father of the late Beulah Marie Curry.  Mr. More...

Services held for Gary Collier

Gary Neil Collier, 59, of Premium, died May 13 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.  A son of the late Kenneth and Mildred Collins Collier, he was the father of the late Jennifer Collier and a brother of the late Donald Collier.&nb More...

Mayor is ‘disgusted’ after two workers charged in drug case

The Jenkins mayor says he is “disgusted and disappointed” after two Jenkins city water plant employees were arrested at work on drug trafficking and possession charges. More...

All students must be vaccinated for hep A or stay out of school

Local health care providers are worried that a requirement for all students to have hepatitis A immunization to attend school next year could overwhelm medical facilities and cost local school districts thousands of dollars if parents put off the vac More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• When you replace batteries, write the date of installation on the actual battery with a permanent marker.  • “Get a sock bag for your laundry room. In our house, all stray socks go in the bag. More...

Moments in Time

• On May 26, 1897, the first copies of the classic vampire novel “Dracula,” by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Blackberry winter still to come

Well, I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather. More...

American Legion to hold Memorial Day services

Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday, May 27, by members of the Whitesburg American Legion Post 152 at 38 cemeteries in Letcher County. The schedule is: 7:45 a.m. More...

Hollands welcome daughter

SOPHIE HOLLAND Sophie Grace Holland was born at 8:16 p.m., April 23, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...