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Jenkins official says some police officers are harassing public

The Jenkins City Council went behind closed doors earlier this week to talk about whether or not some of the city's police officers are harassing citizens. More...

Features

The way we were

July 4, 1957 Letcher Circuit Judge Courtney C. Wells has directed the July grand jury to investigate bootlegging in Letcher County. "I am confident there has been some bootlegging going on in the county," said Wells. Jack M. More...

Who Cares About Sin?

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Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be prepared to face some challenges stirred up by an envious colleague. Your best defense is the Arian's innate honesty. Stick with the truth, and you'll come out ahead. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

It's not a hybrid - the battery is in the trunk

Dear Tom and Ray: The other night, I came out of a function that was 99 percent women and 1 percent men (a quilt show, to answer your question). In the parking lot, two women asked if I had jumper cables, since their rental Chevy wouldn't start. More...

Sports

Reds try new manager to end old slump

CINCINNATI Now, it's Pete Mackanin's turn to end the enduring slump. The Cincinnati Reds turned to their advance scout on Monday to try to jolt the major leagues' worst team out of its doldrums. More...

Sports in Kentucky

CBA should do well in Pikeville

News, Views and things. NEWS. Professional basketball in Pikeville. East Kentucky Miners will be the Continental Basketball League's newest expansion team. Tip-off is planned for late fall, according to a press release. More...

NASCAR receives mid-term grades

NASCAR's traveling road show pulls back into Daytona Beach this weekend for the annual rite of summer known as the Pepsi 400. More...

Families & Friends

Carty family welcomes new baby boy

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. I don't know what in the world I will write about. I haven't been out and about to see and talk to people. I did go up to Letcher Manor to see Clyde's former roommate, Larry Polly. More...

Questions new workers may have about Social Security

There are at least a couple of million teenagers out there who will be starting their first real jobs this summer. More...

Singing planned

The Blessed Friends will sing at the Pine Creek Church of God at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 7. For more information, call Pastor Johnny Mullins at 855-7348 or 633-7179. More...

Obituaries

Maxine Newsome buried in Indiana

Former Millstone resident Maxine Newsome, 75, died June 22 at her home in Gary, Ind. She was a daughter of the late John and Jesse Reeves Wilson. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jack Newsome; a son, Jack Newsome Jr. More...

Services held for Edward McKnight

Funeral services for Edward McKnight, 71, of Trafalgar, Ind., were held June 30. Burial was in the Nineveh Cemetery in Nineveh, Ind. Born in Harlan, he was a son of the late Bennett B. More...

Gibson rites set

Graveside services for Edgar L. Gibson, 77, will be held at 2 p.m., July 13, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff. Military honors will be provided by a team from Wright Patterson Air Force Base. More...

Fireworks, good music to highlight celebration

B.B. King's All Stars will cover hit tunes in West Whitesburg

The soul, R&B, and funk sounds of the B.B. King All Stars will be featured at a Fourth of July celebration being held tonight (Wednesday) in Whitesburg. More...

Police able to recover pills from drain lines

Police say a Cromona man allegedly attempted to flush OxyContin down a toilet last week when he saw police coming to his residence. Ricky E. More...

Jobless rate up here after 205 lose work

rate increased a full percentage point after 205 residents lost their jobs between April and May. More...

News

Frank Majority Jr. dies at 89

Frank Majority Jr., one of Letcher County's best-known photographers and an authority on mountain lore, died June 30 after a long illness. He was 89. More...

State police to hold safety checkpoints over holiday

July 4 is the second mostdeadly holiday period of the year - just behind New Year's. Last year, 16 people were killed in traffic crashes across Kentucky during the Fourth of July period. More...

The Wells Family to appear at bluegrass festival

In only our second year of producing music shows, the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre in Jenkins has built a reputation as being a prestigious venue for musicians to perform. More...

Opinions

Court's ruling a profound loss to America

Where does it end? Now that the U. S. Supreme Court has ruled that race cannot be considered by the nation's schools in efforts to integrate classrooms, what's next? More...

Democrats must reject next right-wing nominee

WASHINGTON Just say no. More...

MSHA's problems were easy to predict

Rather than the sound enforcement the U.S. 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. More...

Health

Kidney disease speeds up heart disease

WASHINGTON Hearts and kidneys: If one's diseased, better keep a close eye on the other. Surprising new research shows kidney disease somehow speeds up heart disease well before it has ravaged the kidneys. More...

U.S. circumcision rate drops

SAN FRANCISCO On the eighth day of her son's life, Julia Query welcomed friends and family to celebrate his birth and honor their Jewish heritage. More...

Very low blood sugar can lead to a coma

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Last year I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I take half a diabetes tablet and test my blood three times a week. More...

Patchwork

Why 'best' lists are dominating TV

NEW YORK You'll know television's mania for lists has gotten completely out of hand when C-SPAN counts down the 100 greatest Senate filibusters. Maybe that moment is closer than we think. More...

Entertainment

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

Concert review

Fans got all they wanted at Asheville show

The Smashing Pumpkins will be in Asheville, N.C., tomorrow night (Thursday) to wrap up their unprecedented nine-show residency at the 942-capacity Orange Peel. A total of 8,478 tickets for the shows sold out in less than five minutes. More...