February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Draft budget calls for the end of VISTA, ARC

In 1965, Appalachia had few good roads, high unemployment and a reputation as a third world country wholly contained within the United States.  More...

News

Grand jury indicts 13

The Letcher County Grand Jury has charged a Dorton man with a fourth offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.  Ronnie J. More...

Black lung experts to be available here to answer questions

The National Black Lung Association will have a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office, 478 Extension Drive in Whitesburg.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS FEB. 20 - 24   More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1966  Future plans  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

Surgeons who act rudely may pose problem in ER

CHICAGO Surgeons who are rude to patients and others may pose a problem in the operating room, according to a study linking unprofessional doctor behavior with infections and other surgery complications. More...

Can spleen rupture without trauma?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband was admitted to the hospital with a ruptured spleen that bled into his belly. His surgeon repaired it with a coil. He was not in an accident and had no injuries or any bruising anywhere on his body. More...

Tobacco ban for public school properties is moving forward

FRANKFORT The state Senate passed a bill to ban the use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on public-school properties and during school activities, but not without debate about local control and overreach. More...

Entertainment

Add Some Pop to your Party

No matter the occasion, every celebration is better with snacks. More...

Sweet potato, carrot dish sparkles with vinaigrette

Starchy sides are a mainstay of the classic American dinner. It’s easy to get complacent and rely on a trusty, if unimaginative, rotation of mealtime regulars: rice, potatoes, noodles.  More...

The king of English street food: fish and chips

The Culinary Institute of America’s recipe for Fish and Chips gets right to the point. Flaky, tender cod in a crispy batter, served alongside twice-fried potatoes (fries, not chips, which are crisps. Got it?). More...

Ward says court must cut services if funds not raised

Threat comes after tax plan fails

The Letcher Fiscal Court this week defeated a proposal to place a six percent tax on insurance premiums in the county. More...

Murder trial delayed again

The trial of the first of two suspects charged in a January 1, 2014 stabbing death in downtown Whitesburg has been delayed again.  The trial of Patrick C. More...

Opinions

One state’s sharp turn to the right

DES MOINES, Iowa   After decades as the crossroads of prairie populists and checkbook conservatives, Iowa has suddenly become solidly Republican like many of its Midwestern neighbors.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The death of a family hero

We buried one of my heroes on Friday. She was my mother-in-law.  In the case of Helen Boyle, hero might be a form of understatement. More...

Sports

Recruit should do well at point guard

Vaught’s Views

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the only player in Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class who is not a five star recruit. More...

Big fish caught at Jenkins Lake

Joshua Bentley of Neon Junction landed this monster fish Tuesday at Elkhorn Reservoir in Jenkins. The fish, a 28-pound grass carp, was released safely back into the pond. More...

Torell Carter is 14th Region’s nominee for Ky. Mr. Basketball

Letcher County Central’s Torell Carter and Estill County’s McKenzie Flynn have been announced as the 14th Region’s candidates for the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation’s 2017 Kentucky Mr. and Miss Basketball.  More...

Families & Friends

Community calendar

February 23 — A garden planning and planting workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Topics will include soil testing, seed and plant selection, and planting dates. Free and open to the public. More...

Mother, son visit on four-wheel Mule

Hoping to find that all my readers and friends are doing well by this time. I’ve heard that a lot of people are sick with flu. I hope it goes away, and stays away.  More...

Flowers are beginning to bloom

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  We should all be doing well with all this nice weather we have been having. More...

Obituaries

Nannie Lois Pease dies at 88

Nannie Lois Pease, 88, died February 18 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Big Stone Gap, Va.  Born in Ermine, she was a daughter of the late Isom and Martha Haynes Webb and the widow of James W. Pease.  Mrs. More...

Ruby Caudill dies at 99

Ruby Haynes Caudill, 99, of Carcassonne, died February 19 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A daughter of the late Will and Katherine Haynes, she was also preceded in death by Clifton Caudill, her husband of 65 years; More...

Services held for Vanessa Mae Hall

Funeral services for Vanessa Mae Hall, 61, were held February 21 at the Fleming- Neon Church of God. Burial was in the Bummer Holbrook Cemetery at Tolliver Town.  A daughter of the late Luke and Janice Holbrook Hall, she was born in Haymond. More...