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Lawmakers view mountaintop sites

Eastern Kentuckians concerned about mountaintop removal felt they didn't have a voice in Frankfort, so they brought Frankfort to eastern Kentucky. More...

Features

Take Center Stage With Holiday Sides

FAMILY FEATURES

The holidays are all about spending quality time with family and friends, and creating special memo ries that will last for years to come. This year, take a step back from the hustle and bustle of the season ... More...

Opinions

What's in the air?

I can't remember exactly when the shift took place, when every conversation with an old friend started including references to illness, to who was sick in their family or mine, or among our friends, and to how this could be happening so often, so y More...

It's our dollar, their Monopoly money

Oh, to be middle-aged, middle-class and schlepping around New York's super-chic shopping district, SoHo. Oh, wait a sec - I am. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Ralph Beard was beyond good

"I want to be remembered as someone who loved basketball more than life, and that I played as hard as I could in every basketball game I ever played." - Ralph Beard Ralph Beard was not only a great athlete, he was an extraordinary athl More...

Alex Legion calls it quits

LEXINGTON Kentucky freshman point guard Alex Legion wants to transfer out of the program, the school confirmed Monday night. Legion informed coach Billy Gillispie of his decision Monday night, the school said in a statement. More...

Cougars to return good nucleus

The Cougar football team had a remarkable year. After losing their opening game to Class A Regional champion Hazard, they reeled off 11 wins in a row before bowing out to Highlands in the region championship. More...

Families & Friends

All the Christmas decorations are pretty

Whitesburg

Hello, everyone. Hope you are all doing well. Can you believe it's December? Today has been a beautiful day. It's a day the Lord has made. I hope you rejoiced and were glad in it. I try to do that every day and think of the good things in my life. More...

Photo

ENGAGED - Sherry Collins and Larry Adams, both of Ermine, announce they became engaged to be married on Thanksgiving Day. The couple have been dating for 2 1/2 years. More...

Thanksgiving brings our family together

Big Cowan

Hello, everyone. I thought I would start writing again thanks to Stanley Pack and my uncle, Isom Fields. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Cecil Martin

Funeral services for Cecil Martin, 85, of Democrat, were held December 4 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Riley Bentley Cemetery at Deane. More...

Daniel Seals, 67, buried at Colson

Daniel "Dane" Seals of Colson, died November 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was 67 years old. He was a son of the late Delzie and Nannie Sexton Seals. More...

Services are held for Judy Brown

Judy Sizemore Kinman Brown, 51, of Premium, died November 24 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. She was a daughter of Jacob Sizemore of Premium and the late Irene Caudill, and a sister of the late Linda Sizemore. More...

Nurses say offer by ARH favors replacements

Registered nurses striking against Appalachian Regional Healthcare hospitals in Whitesburg and elsewhere in the region were expected to vote yesterday (Tuesday) to defeat the company's latest contract offer. More...

Woman suffers serious burns after truck hits restaurant wall

A "freak accident" in Jenkins last week left one woman badly burned and authorities trying to find out why a late-model truck was able to roll down a steep hill even though it was in park gear and its emergency brake was set. More...

News

Christmas parade set for Friday

The City of Whitesburg will hold its annual Christmas parade at 6 p.m., December 7. Local nonprofit organizations are invited to set up food booths and arts and crafts booths on Main Street. The Christmas tree lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. More...

Nancy Brown's work on display

Nancy K. Brown of Whitesburg, will have her handmade jewelry and hollowware included in an exhibition from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14 at the Kentucky School of Craft Gallery at The Kentucky School of Craft in Hindman. More...

Understanding the dangers of wind chill

Wind chill is the term used to describe the rate of heat loss on the human body resulting from the combined effect of low temperature and wind. More...

Columns

CLICK and CLACK TALK CARS

Performance chips is a good way to wear out your engine

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2003 4Runner V-6 that easily pulled my boat. So I bought a bigger boat. More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years December 5, 1957 Former Whitesburg Fire Chief Remious Day was reappointed to his old job by members of the city council at their meeting Monday night. More...

Moments in Time

• On Dec. 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, officially ending the institution of slavery, is ratified, the single greatest change wrought by the Civil War. • On Dec. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what's on your mind. No need to give your name. 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 Howdy, Brushy Bill here. More...

Health

Kids need more milk, exercise

Today's children are at risk for rickets, osteoporosis

WASHINGTON Too little milk, sunshine and exercise: It's an anti-bone trifecta. And for some kids, shockingly, it's leading to rickets, the soft-bone scourge of the 19th century. More...

Vaccine works best in younger women

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Why isn't the cervical cancer vaccine given to women in their 30s and 40s? Also, please discuss Pap smears and the new and better Pap smear. Why is it better? - Anon. More...

Graveyard shift being listed as 'probable' cause of cancer

LONDON Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will soon be listed as a "probable" cause of cancer. It is a surprising step validating a concept once considered wacky. 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...

Levon Helm gets his voice back

NEW YORK The voice is raspy but recognizable, reminiscent of a time when he played with a band so amazingly good they were simply known as The Band. More...

Brooke Shields will star in NBC's 'Lipstick Jungle'

NEW YORK Brooke Shields hopes "Lipstick Jungle," her new show, will convince women that they should not be afraid to want it all. More...