August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Xanax pills led to stealing spree, woman tells deputy

Police say a Blackey woman was charged with theft after she went on a Xanax-fueled “stealing spree” near her home recently.  More...

News

Fleming-Neon officials facing problem of trying to collect property taxes from those who won’t pay

Delinquent taxpayers in the City of Fleming-Neon could see their taxes sold for non-payment to third party purchasers soon.  More...

Cops say man rammed cruiser during pursuit from Jenkins to Thornton

Police are looking for a Camp Branch man who allegedly crashed his vehicle into a Jenkins City Police cruiser during a high-speed chase Sunday.  More...

Man pleads guilty in Pike meth case involving wife

A Letcher County man has pleaded guilty to methamphetamine charges filed against him in Pikeville earlier this year. More...

Sports

UK coaches still high on Blake Bone

Vaught’s Views

He was a four-star recruit in high school and All-State selection in South Carolina not only in football, but also basketball for two seasons. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Don’t overlook catfishing for fun

There are many people who like to catfish, and I am one of these fishermen.  This type of angling is not for everyone, but in some ways it is its own kind of fishing. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Steve Brewer is taking the week off from writing his column, “Struttin’ Time.” In its place appears a message sent to Mr. Brewer via Facebook concerning a recent column about squirrel hunting. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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...

Entertainment

Fun in the Sun

Cap off a day of play with dinner outdoors

Grilled Panzanella   More...

Gourmet on a budget

You easily can prepare delicious meals for your family and friends without spending a lot of money.  Try these tips to save time, money and stress when making gourmet meals for your friends or family.  • Generic brands tend to be the b More...

Obituaries

Tommy Harris Smith dies at 77

Tommy Harris Smith, 77, of Jeremiah, died August 12 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A son of the late Dee and Ethel Whitaker Smith, he was a brother of the late James Richmond Smith, John Welch Smith, William Douglas Smith, and Lillie Moss Hale.&n More...

Services held for Bobbie Brown

Funeral services for Bobbie J. Hamilton Brown, 81, were held July 28 in Bellevue, Ohio. More...

Ricky Dingus succumbs at 35

Ricky Dean Dingus, Jr., 35, of Jenkins, died August 12 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Pound, Va., he was a son of Martha Ann Crawford Robinson and the late Ricky Dean Dingus, Sr., and a stepbrother of the late Jason Robinson.  More...

Ceremony for new Jenkins fire truck

The newest addition to the Jenkins Volunteer Fire Department’s fleet of trucks was officially put into service Monday evening. More...

Eclipse is ‘great opportunity’

Next Monday (August 21) brings to us Letcher Countians a great opportunity to see a total eclipse of the sun, perhaps the best opportunity in the remainder of most of our lives. More...

Opinions

Local heroes died fighting evil Nazis

Larry Davidson. Jack Davis. William R. DePriest.  Names cover the panels on the Letcher County Courthouse. Every name is a soldier who died in service of the United States of America.  Ernest Dills Jr. Teddy M. Dingus. James E. Dixon. More...

Truman Thompson, retired fire chief, dies at age 70

Longtime Whitesburg Fire Chief and firefighter Truman Nathaniel Thompson died Tuesday morning after a long illness.  Thompson, 70, was the first black fire chief in Whitesburg, and served on the department for 34 years. More...

Columns

Strange But True

• It was 18th-century American novelist and poet Herman Melville who made the following sage observation: “Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, August 18, 1927 More...

How the times have changed

The following commentary appeared in the August 21, 1947 edition of The Mountain Eagle, decades before the production of goods used daily by many Kentuckians was shipped overseas to foreign countries.   More...

Families & Friends

Fall weather is almost on us

Hello everyone! We are in the second week of August in the Ohio Valley and it has already begun to feel like fall is here.  We’ve had very cool mornings and no use for air-conditioning at night. I don’t have central air anyway.  More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

Community calendar

August 19 — The Elkhorn Shrine Club will hold a four-wheeler poker run, rain or shine, at Fishpond Lake in Letcher County. Sign-up is at 11 a.m. and the ride begins at noon. More...