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Features

Maker’s Mark to uncap first new bourbon since the ‘50s

LORETTO, Ky.   It seemed like any other day at the Maker’s Mark Distillery, as workers dunked tops of whiskey bottles into tubs of red wax. Only this time, the bottles were diff erent — and so was the bourbon.   More...

Opinions

A serious president for serious times

In the Broadway musical “1776,” opponents of declaring independence sing (and dance a minuet) as they pat themselves on the back for being “cool, cool conservative men.” These days, some conservatives are the white-hot loudmo More...

E.J. Dionne

Double bind facing Obama adminstration

WASHINGTON   The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has created a double bind for the Obama administration. More...

Paul a part-time ‘constitutionalist’

Rand Paul’s campaign website says “the federal government has expanded the scope of its power at an alarming rate, while blatantly ignoring the Constitution.”   If elected, the Republican U.S. More...

Sports

KET to air ‘Rebound: A Basketball Story’

In July, KET will air Rebound: A Basketball Story, a film which details how successive explosions in a boiler room at Simon Kenton High in October 1980 triggered a series of events that shook the world of Independence, Ky., and led to the school More...

Wolves drop opener to Knoxville

Professional football in Letcher County began Saturday evening on a losing note, as the new Letcher County Wolves dropped their season opening game to the twotime defending league champions, the Knoxville Knights.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s a great time to fish for bluegill

As the water continues to warm, bluegill are beginning their early summer spawn. More...

Families & Friends

Half runner beans travel to Indiana

Hello everyone. I hope everyone had a great week. For me, it’s really been too hot. I stay in most of the time because it’s cooler. More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue.   More...

Big Cowan

Her son, Tommy, turned 45 on May 28. I hope he had a good one and belated happy birthday wishes to him. It was good to hear from Shelby.   Charles and Audrey Maggard Hammond were in this past weekend for Charles’s class reunion. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Aldena C. Owens

Aldena C. Owens, 91, died May 21 at her home on Kings Mountain.   Born in Scott County, Va., to the late George and Rosella Margaret Stone Jonas, she was the widow of Theodore R. More...

Services are held for Danola Potter

Danola Quillen Potter, 85, formerly of Neon, died May 31 in Winston Salem, N.C.   A daughter of the late Henry and Martha Jane Hall Quillen, she was the widow of Vigil Joseph Potter. More...

Rites are held for Jack Cantrell

Jack Delano Cantrell, 74, of Seco, died June 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Jenkins will look for new principal

Jenkins Independent Schools will be starting the coming school year with a new principal at the Middle- High School.   More...

24 are named in indictments

Twenty-four persons are named in indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury. More...

Wreck fatal to nurse

A Cowan woman was killed in a head-on collision Tuesday morning after she fell asleep driving on her way home from work near Payne Gap, according to Letcher County Deputy Coroner Robbie Campbell.   More...

News

Follow Social Security on Facebook and Twitter

It seems that these days everyone is on Facebook. It’s hard to believe that as recently as 2006, Facebook didn’t even exist. More...

Mosquitoes and us

Guess it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that the mosquito looms large in Native American mythology.   Sort of like the mosquito looming large in my bathroom right now.   More...

Tomato blight threatens local crops

Home gardeners are being warned of a late blight that could quickly destroy tomato crops. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Reader wonders why car’s wheel broke off

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

June 3 1960   State Aeronautics Commissioner Phil Swift announced this week that the state has set aside funds for construction of a chain of airports for eastern Kentucky, including one at Whitesburg. More...

Now here’s a tip

• When frosting a cake, put a dollop of frosting in the middle of the serving plate, and then invert your cake onto it. It will keep the cake from sliding around while you frost.   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: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Health

To Your Good Health

Case of stomach flu isn’t like the real flu

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have read your column for many years, but I haven’t seen anything about stomach flu. Will you write about it? Someone in my family of seven gets it every year, even in the summer. Does the flu shot protect you from it? More...

Back pain often overtreated

WASHINGTON   “Why did they cut you?”   The shocking question came from a respected spine surgeon tracked down by Keith Swenson, who was still in severe pain after an earlier back operation. More...

Pre-breakfast workouts burn more fat

LONDON   Running on empty may not be such a bad idea after all.   Though many athletes eat before training, some scientists say that if you really want to get rid of more fat, you should skip the preworkout snack.   More...

Entertainment

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 6/7-6/11

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ Caleb was upset when Erica found a photo of a woman from his past. Liza offered Jasmine a bonus if she got Damon to cheat on Colby. Damon confronted Liza about her scheming and the sexual tension between them rose. More...

Coming events

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...

Patchwork

Country, Colt Ford-style

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   Don’t call Colt Ford a country rapper, and whatever you do, don’t call what he does on his newest album, “Chicken & Biscuits,” hip-hop.   In fact, stop trying to pigeonhole him at all. More...