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Isom man is cleared

A Perry Circuit Court jury cleared a Letcher County man of allegations that he stole timber from a Blackey couple in 2004. More...

Features

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 6/4 - 6/8 ONE LIFE TO LIVE - Antonio shows up at the hospital in the nick of time, and both he and Jessica are immediately prepped for the O.R. As she is wheeled away for surgery, she and Nash express their love for each other. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A heads-up alert to all free-spirited Ewes and Rams: Be wary of a deal that could result in compromising your independence. Check every detail before making a commitment. More...

Is the world really made up of all kinds of people?

Many of you are familiar with the old saying, "the world is made up of all kinds of people." And rightly understood, this is true. Yet from an eternal perspective, there are only two kinds of people. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Put the brakes on sudden stops

Dear Tom and Ray: If one anticipates stopping at 100 yards when the light ahead turns red, should one continue at speed and then press firmly one time when near the light to stop, should one intermittently and repetitively press firmly to slow dow More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 6, 1957 Plans for the development of Stuart Robinson School into an independent but church-related high school were outlined at a dinner meeting at the Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church here Tuesday. The Rev. John R. More...

Real Southern shortcake

Fresh baked shortcake complements strawberries and other fruit available this time of year and makes a delicious dessert. Discovered many generations ago, a real Southern biscuit shortcake partners perfectly with fresh fruit and a little cream. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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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. More...

Health

Research aims to ease breath-robbing disease

Poking holes in a lung is usually a bad idea. But dozens of people suffocating from a disease that traps stale air in their lungs are volunteering to try it. More...

Doctors say Lincoln had severe smallpox

Abraham Lincoln has been dead for 142 years, but he still manages to make medical headlines, this time from doctors who say he had a bad case of smallpox when he delivered the Gettysburg Address. More...

Viral ear infection makes people dizzy

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have been looking every day for an answer to my question: What is a virus infection of the inner ear that causes dizziness? My ears were checked for wax and fluid, and they have neither. More...

Patchwork

Entertainment

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...

Summer concert season begins

NEW YORK As flip-flops hit the pavement and barbecue grills ignite, some of the biggest artists are packing their bags to get the summer concert season started. More...

Concert amphitheaters face wrecking ball

NASHVILLE, Tenn. It doesn't take a second for David Kells to recall the first concert he ever saw: Aerosmith with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Starwood Amphitheater, 1990. More...

Jenkins may host two fall festivals

The City of Jenkins may be hosting two city festivals within a onemonth period if the Jenkins City Council is able to come to an agreement with the Jenkins Festival Committee Incorporated. More...

Shootings justified, jury says

his right to self-protection when he shot and wounded two men he believed were burglarizing his home in March, a Letcher County grand jury has determined. More...

Couple charged with passing out on pills while baby left alone

Pair named in indictments returned here

A couple face charges of wanton endangerment after they allegedly snorted stolen pain pills until they passed out while their infant child was left unattended in the back seat of their car. More...

News

Jobless rate falls here

Letcher County's unemployment rate fell from 7.6 percent in March to 6.7 percent in April. According to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, 8,756 members of Letcher County's 9,387-member labor force held jobs in April. More...

Man held after investigation

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for today (Wednesday) in Letcher District Court for a 23-year-old man who was arrested by the sheriff's department last week and charged with second degree rape. Billy Monroe "B.J." Baker Jr. More...

State to replace bridge at Ulvah

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has plans to replace the bridge on Watts Drive (County Road 1376) over the North Fork of the Kentucky River at Ulvah in Letcher County. More...

Opinions

Ruling should be a wake-up call for Kentucky schools

The Council on Postsecondary Education recently took a long step toward elevating Kentucky's higher education system to national status and ranking. More...

Candidates from 2 parties living in parallel universes

WASHINGTON So when Democratic presidential candidates get together, they argue about who has the best health care plan. When Republicans have a big discussion, it's about torture and who'll use it when. More...

Region won't benefit from new museum

Every culture has its creation stories. The ancient Greeks believed the Earth and sky were formed from Chaos, a dark abyss, and that subsequent events on the planet were shaped by Zeus and a cast of other gods. More...

Sports

Cougars win region, will face Johnson Central

The Letcher County Central Cougars overcame the tragic death of a teammate's mother last week to capture the championship of the 14th Region Baseball Tournament. More...

More dumb things at UK

So help me, I think that UK's athletic bigwigs get together once a week and ask each other, "What can we do to mess up Wildcat sports this week?" How else can the university find itself is so many goofy situations? More...

Stewart: Busch a 'bad apple'

DOVER, Del. Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch went from running inside the top 10 to running into walls. And Stewart wasn't shy about blaming Busch for the wreck that cost them both a shot at catching winner Martin Truex Jr. More...

Families & Friends

Whitesburg

Go-cart riders chased by protective turkey

Hello, everyone, hope you are all doing well. Everyone seems to be getting ready for vacation trips. My son, Astor (Red) Hatton, and his family have been in North Carolina for vacation. They will be heading back home to Ashland. More...

ANNIVERSARY -

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a worldwide social organization, celebrated its 75th anniversary April 26. More...

Jeremiah

Combs family welcomes new baby boy

I would like to apologize to those who gave me yard sales and events that needed to be in last week's Eagle. I forgot that Monday would be Memorial Day and I didn't get my column in early. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Brenton Sexton

Brenton Lee Sexton, 62, of Jenkins, died May 12. Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Avis Willard and Cassie Fleming Sexton. He was a brother of the late Kenny Ray Sexton and Judy Sexton. More...

Services held for Ray M. Back

Ray M. Back, 86, of Blackey, died May 30 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital. Mr. Back was a member of the Letcher County Board of Education for 24 years. He was chairman of the board for 17 years. Mr. More...

Juanita Fields, 76, dies in Ohio

Funeral services for Juanita Fields, 76, were held June 1 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Johnson Fork. Ms. Fields died May 18 at her home at Norwood, Ohio. More...