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News

Bill raising dropout age advances

FRANKFORT   A bill aimed at raising Kentucky’s minimum school dropout age has cleared another hurdle in the General Assembly.   It easily cleared the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee on Tuesday. More...

Whitesburg library plans readings, book signings

From 1 to 4 p.m. on March 6, the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg will host a reading and book signing by Neva Bryan, author of “St. Peter’s Monsters”.   More...

Cultural arts classes planned

Cultural arts classes will be held at the Campbell’s Branch/Linefork Community Center. The classes include quilting and tacking at 4 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month, basketmaking at 4 p.m. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Bigger wheels are no deal in this case

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

March 3, 1960   More...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Disappointed about something that didn’t go your way? Cheer up. Look at the reasons it happened, and you could find a valuable lesson about what to do (or not do!) the next time.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

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

Children’s vaccines still face skeptics

CHICAGO   One in four U.S. parents believes some vaccines cause autism in healthy children, but even many of those worried about vaccine risks think their children should be vaccinated.   More...

Researcher says rural suicides need attention

“I feel like we have some unique things going on in a rural area that should be addressed,” —Jameson Hirsch, professor

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.   An East Tennessee State University researcher said suicides in rural areas need special attention.   More...

BE CREATIVE WITH MEAL PLANNING

Whether you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, or have become an expert at planning healthy meals for your own blood sugar control, you are bound to encounter either frustration or a lack of enthusiasm about your meal plan once in a whi More...

Obituaries

Belvia Taylor services held

Belvia Stallard Taylor, formerly of Crafts Colly, died February 21, at Hospice of the Bluegrass in Lexington   She is survived by three daughters, Sevetta Hayter and husband, John, Sue Prater and husband, Bryan, and Barbara Honeycutt and husba More...

Services held for Ottis Branson

Ottis Dean Branson, 78, died February 28, at his home at Carbon Glow.   A son of the late Joseph C.and Susan Whitaker Branson, he was a former member and past master of the Whitesburg Masonic Lodge #754, and a U.S. Army veteran.   More...

M. Lela Pigman dies

M. Lela Pigman, 75, died February 28 at her home in New Port Richey, Florida.   Born in Harlan County, she was a retired controller.   Surviving are two brothers, Coy W. Pigman of Spring Hill, Fla., and Kenneth Pigman of Catlettsburg. More...

Closing arguments expected to begin in shooting case

Closing arguments were to begin today (Wednesday) in a jury trial for a Cowan man who says he shot his friend in self-defense.   More...

Jenkins board votes to cancel spring break

Citing the need to make up 29 days of classes already missed because of bad weather and other issues, the Jenkins Independent Board of Education has voted unanimously to cancel a weeklong spring vacation for students and teachers that had been sched More...

Water bills going up in Jenkins

Water customers in the City of Jenkins will soon see a slight increase in their monthly bills.   More...

Opinions

My Toyota

It was a great car. A 1981 Toyota Corolla, white with blue interior, and no extras. Exactly $5,000 — $1,000 down, the rest financed. To be honest, I really wanted a Honda Accord. My mother had one, and what a dream that car was. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Mindful partisanship

WASHINGTON   The word “partisanship” is typically accompanied by the word “mindless.” That’s not simply insulting to partisans; it’s also untrue.   More...

Sports

Shooters look to get on track for No. 3 Cats

LEXINGTON   While his Kentucky team was losing one battle to Tennessee, coach John Calipari was losing another to a clipboard. More...

Lady Cougars take down top-seeded Knott Central

Despite entering last week’s 53rd District Tournament as the second seed, the host Lady Cougars, led by a career-high 37 points from freshman guard Kelah Eldridge, held off top-seeded Knott County Central 66-57 Friday night to notch their seco More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Here are cures for fishing fever

After a long, cold, rough winter, a lot of fisherman are ready to get the fishing season started. I have been ready for some time to go fishing for the first time of the new season. More...

Families & Friends

Sheet of ice turns deck into skating rink outside cabin

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.   “But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness.” 2 Timothy 2:16. NASB.   More...

Scholarship helps students take AP, dual credit classes

Kentucky high school students may qualify for a state-funded scholarship to help pay for dual credit classes taken at a Kentucky college or university or for Advanced Placement courses taken through the Kentucky Virtual High School.   More...

Snow delays trip to Indiana for granddaughter’s birthday

Big Cowan

Once again, here we are with snow on the ground, but not as much as we have had.   We have been wanting to go to Indiana for our youngest granddaughter’s birthday; Michaela Dawn Fields will be 12 years old March 9. More...

Entertainment

Rocker to play, show paintings

The musical pipeline that continues to supply Letcher County with great rock from the Muscle Shoals area of northern Alabama will be filled with something extra this weekend — a free art showing before one of the performers takes the stage.&nb More...

American Legion plans dance

Whitesburg American Legion Post #152, Pine Mountain, Highway 119, will hold a dance Saturday, March 6, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, March 5, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. More...