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The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 27, 1957 Beware Jenkins motorists! The town has a new red light. The red light is not located in the center of the street but is over to the side near the post office. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS - 6/25 - 6/29 ONE LIFE TO LIVE - Marty confesses her blackmail "deal" with Miles to John, who wishes she had confided in him before making such a drastic move. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Information you need might be coming in sporadically, but at least what you're getting is valuable. Continue to wait until more is available before acting on that career move. More...

Columns

Lower mileage usually equals less pollution

Dear Tom and Ray: I'm a sales rep handling six states in the Midwest. I drive about 36,000 miles a year. I'm concerned about the amount of garbage cars spew. More...

Sports

NASCAR'S Busch series can be fixed (beyond new name)

NASCAR is presently trying to find a new sponsor for the Busch Series for next season, as this will be the last year for the longtime series sponsor, Busch beer. 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: mteagle@tgtel.com My name is Katherine Dollarhyde. More...

Families & Friends

Flip flop theme party was a success at the Ermine Senior Citizens Center

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well and hope everyone had a great Father's Day. I guess July 4 is coming up very soon. Hope it will be a safe and happy day for everyone. We all enjoyed Clyde's birthday party here at home. More...

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FIRST BIRTHDAY - Abigail Marie Stallard turned one year old May 16. She is the daughter of Timothy John and Heather Stallard of Ermine. Her grandparents are Tim and Debbie Stallard of Ermine, and Judy Caudill of Doty Creek. More...

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BROTHERS - William and Loren Hatton are the sons of Dr. Kevin and Adrienne Hatton. They are the grandsons of Robert Hatton and the late Joan (Trent) Hatton, and Diane and Chaffin White of Louisville. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for William Goodman

William Charles "Bill" Goodman, 62, of Springboro, Ohio, died May 8. Born at Cromona, he was a son of the late James Thomas and Geneva Young Goodman. More...

Velma Sue Rose, 57, buried at Payne Gap

Velma Sue Rose, 57, died June 18 at her home at Payne Gap. She was a daughter of the late Arlie and Lula Bentley Hall. More...

McRoberts man back in jail

trouble with the law again, nearly 20 years after he was charged with operating one of the largest chop-shops east of the Mississippi River. More...

Miners afraid they'll lose jobs if screened for black lung disease

Despite free government programs, only about 16 percent of Kentucky miners get screened for black lung - about half the national average for coal-mining states. More...

News

Man caught after 3 years on lam

A Letcher County man who has been a fugitive from police for more than three years was arrested at his home June 21. More...

Fireworks displays set for three Letcher towns

Independence Day fireworks celebrations will take place in several locations in Letcher County. Fireworks will be seen at the fairgrounds at Isom, beginning at dark Tuesday, July 3. More...

Col. Larry Fuller to headline bluegrass festival in Jenkins

Only a few musicians have the staying power to remain popular after 35 years in the business. So it is with the very talented bluegrass music singer/songwriter Colonel Larry Fuller, a native of Smith Fork of Phelps in Pike County. More...

Opinions

Candidates need to address issue of school funding

A coalition representing most of the state's public school districts has decided against an appeal of a Franklin County Circuit Court ruling early this year that only the General Assembly can determine what is adequate funding for Kentucky's school More...

Children must learn to speak others' language

More than 200 million Chinese elementary and secondary students are studying English, a required course in all primary schools. Meanwhile, just 24,000 American students are studying Chinese. More...

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Health

Diabetics shouldn't skip insulin to lose weight

Like many teenage girls, Lee Ann Thill was obsessed with her appearance. A diabetic, she was already suffering from bulimia - forcing herself to throw up to lose weight. But it wasn't enough, and she'd recently put on 20 pounds. More...

Just 1 glass of red wine got obesity surgery patients drunk, study says

SAN FRANCISCO People who had obesity surgery got drunk after just one glass of red wine, researchers reported in a small study that was inspired by an episode on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." "A lot of people think they can have one glass of wine an More...

Inactivity and smoking promote artery clogs

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife has a problem. About a year ago, she saw a doctor about her legs. The doctor couldn't find a pulse in her legs. She is not active. She sits on the couch or in bed all day. When she walks, she has a lot of pain. 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...

Women are a mess on 'Rescue 911'

LOS ANGELES Tommy Gavin has issues with women. Or maybe it's the women on "Rescue Me" who have the issues. More...

Smashing Pumkins put Asheville on music map

ASHEVILLE, N.C. When the Smashing Pumpkins reunited after seven years to plot a U.S. concert series, the alternative rock band made a surprising choice for its first shows: a small club in the mountains of North Carolina. More...