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Features

Another goat rescue

Miners help rescue goats

In a scene reminiscent of one in Letcher County a little more than a year ago, two young goats wandered onto the thin ledge of a railroad bridge and spent nearly two days high above the ground until rescuers in a towering cherry picker plucked them More...

Want cheapskates to spend? Hawk gizmos that save cash

NEW YORK   How do you get penny pinchers to spend these days? Pitch products that promise to save them money. More...

Perryville Civil War display good enough for Smithsonian

PERRYVILLE, Ky.   With Smithsonian-quality artifacts on display, “The Horse Soldier,” showcased at Perryville Battlefield Museum, has garnered a lot of interest.   More...

Columns

Car Talk

How to stop in an emergency

Dear Tom and Ray:   More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

September 8, 1960   Whitesburg’s police and fire chiefs told city council this week that the city is having increased problems with juvenile delinquency and they are hard pressed to know how to cope with the situation.      More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Personal matters claim a good deal of the Lamb’s time in the early part of the week. But by midweek, pragmatic considerations (work, school, job-seeking, etc.) begin to take priority.   More...

Sports

YOUNG BOWLER

YOUNG BOWLER — Ten-year-old Savanna McConnell bowls on the Little Monkeys team. Her team won second place in the Bantam/Prep bowling league, and placed in the Handicap Series 559. More...

Sports in Kentucky

A handsome win

Kentucky began its 120th football season with a coin toss surprise, solid first 30 minutes, a handsome victory, then bused down I-64 with a fistful of reasons for optimism. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing for the fun of the sport

In this day and time, everything seems to just be moving faster and faster. You can go online on your cell phone from anywhere. A cell phone six months old is outdated and replaced by a newer one with more stuff on it.   More...

Entertainment

Mountain Heritage Festival Schedule of Events

Theme: Say What?

September 11 Letcher County 10 & 5 Bi-Athlon 8 a.m. at Payne Gap 10 mile bicycle race and 5K (3.1 mile) run race Proceeds to Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (D.S.A.C.K.) Call for entry forms (606) 633-2002   More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., at the Chilhowie Lions Club, Chilhowie, Va., and Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Damascus General Store, in Damascus, Va., at 7:30 p.m. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 9/6-9/10

ALL MY CHILDREN Æ The person who collapsed at Caleb’s announcement was pronounced dead. Acting as interim district attorney, Liza promised to prosecute if it turned out to be murder. More...

Authorities still trying to find why car on wrong side

State police have not been able to determine why a Virginia man was traveling on the wrong side of the road when his vehicle crashed headon into a car owned by a Letcher County couple.   More...

Motorcycle crash fatal

Funeral services will be held Friday for a Linefork man who died Monday in a motorcycle wreck near the Letcher/Perry county line. More...

News

Anti-drug group feels snubbed by Rand Paul

By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press Writer LOUISVILLE   A group representing Kentucky drug enforcement officers is feeling snubbed by Rand Paul, claiming the Republican Senate candidate ignored its questionnaire seeking his views on drug is More...

2 held on drug counts

Two Pike County residents remain in the Letcher County Jail after being arrested last week on a variety of charges related to forging prescriptions to obtain pain pills.   More...

Conway gets $260,000 in web-based fundraiser

By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press Writer LOUISVILLE   Democrat Jack Conway surpassed $260,000 in campaign contributions Tuesday in his first Web-based fundraiser, borrowing from a strategy used effectively by his Republican opponent in Ke More...

Opinions

Ultra-rich brothers remaking America for their benefit

There’s a difference between being paranoid and being suspicious. Paranoia is mental disturbance; suspicion is a rational deduction.   More...

Unions equaled posterity

Watching the great civil rights march on television in August 1963, I couldn’t help but notice that hundreds of people carried signs with a strange legend at the top: “UAW Says.” UAW was saying “Segregation Disunites the Unit More...

Government protects the little guy

More than a century ago, William Jennings Bryan presided over mass rallies of mostly middleclass Americans angry about economic inequities. 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...

Families & Friends

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...

FIRST BIRTHDAY

FIRST BIRTHDAY — Gavin Wayne Sexton turned one year old on July 30. He is the son of Crystal and Jody Sexton of Neon. More...

Meeting planned

A meeting for those considering become foster parents will be held by at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services office in Whitesburg, Sept. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call Heather Caudill or Mike Hurt, 633- 1280. More...

Obituaries

Bertha Stewart, 91, of Jenkins dies

Bertha Stewart, 91, of Jenkins, died September 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.   Born at Beefhide to the late William and Delia Mullins Stewart, she was a lifelong resident of Letcher County. More...

Rites are set for Myrtle Bentley

Funeral services for Myrtle Bentley, 89, of Neon, will be held today (Wednesday), September 8, at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. More...

Services are held for Ida Adams, 86

Ida Geraldine Adams, 86, died August 31 at Mt. View Nursing Home in Elkhorn city. More...