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News

Ruling a win ‘for all miners,’ attorney says

A ruling handed down last week by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission is a “precedent-setting victory” for all underground coal miners, says an attorney involved in the case.  More...

Fleming-Neon officials say paying for private street lights must end

$15,000 per year cost for lights is bringing old practice to end

A number of Fleming-Neon residents have apparently been furnished with private street lights courtesy of the city for quite a while now, but that will soon stop.  More...

86 children fill Walmart for late shopping spree

About 86 children didn’t seem to mind waiting a month to Christmas shop with Kentucky State Police troopers last Thursday.  More...

Columns

The family chores

All In Fun

In our younger years while we were still at home, Mom gave each of the kids chores to do so we could all help out with the work around the house.   More...

Now here’s a tip

• Remove mineral deposits from shower fixtures by removing them and boiling them in straight white vinegar for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool and then scrub with a brush. More...

The wife is right in this situation

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  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: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Health

Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis are related

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 28-year-old daughter, who has been healthy all her life, was recently diagnosed with lupus. Will she be able to live a full life, including having children. Is there a cure? How about exercise and diet? — R.K.  More...

Flu season here, shot urged

WASHINGTON  Flu season’s arrived with lots of coughing and fever in the South and New York City, and it’s sure to spread to the rest of the country. The good news: There’s still plenty of vaccine for procrastinators.  More...

Too much flouride spotting teeth

ATLANTA  In a remarkable turnabout, federal health offi cials say many Americans are now getting too much fluoride because of its presence not just in drinking water but in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, and it’s causing splotch More...

Entertainment

Rook tourney set for Jan. 14

The McRoberts Community Center will sponsor a Rook tournament on Friday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Trophies will be awarded for first and second place. All proceeds will go to the Committee For a Better McRoberts. More...

Tyme to play

East KY Tyme, a country/ bluegrass band, will play Friday, Jan. 14, at the Hemphill Community Center from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., weather permitting. Food will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Dance planned

American Legion Post #104 in Neon, will sponsor a dance Saturday, Jan. 15, starting at 9 p.m. Singles will pay $7.50, and couples $10. This will also be a celebration of Ivan Hall’s birthday. Music will be by Aftershock Band. More...

Ky. Power says bills are higher because electricity use is up

Some bills are more than double; officials urge complaints to PSC

As temperatures continue to drop, Letcher County residents continue to see the cost of their electric bills go up. Bills for some homeowners have more than doubled from last month’s total.  More...

Complaint says Jenkins got funds that were intended for Whitesburg

A hearing will be held in Frankfort next week to determine whether the City of Whitesburg will have a say in how state government must spend $240,000 in fine money the city believed it would be getting.  More...

Opinions

Blame game

Within an hour of the tragic shooting in Arizona, it had begun. The Blame Game. The effort to score political points.   The attacks on the ugliness of the political debate mimic the very ugliness they condemn.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Rep. Giffords: Tragic prophet

WASHINGTON  There is one commentator whose words should enlighten us on the meaning of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the savage murders that took the lives of, among others, a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. More...

Sports

New week is new opportunity for Cats, fans

Sports in Kentucky

For University of Kentucky fans, last week was the likes of which I’ve not witnessed. A black-onblue.   The clouds began rolling over the Bluegrass State January 4 and dropped more than a few inches of snow. More...

Cougars 4th in tourney

The Letcher County Central High School Cougars finished fourth in last week’s eight-team WYMT Classic to drop their record to 8-6.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie bite in cold water, too

It may seem just too cold to get out on the lake and fish, but the angler who will get out and spend some time looking for the right type of area — and use the right type of bait and presentation — can do some good winter crappie fishing. More...

Families & Friends

Snow caused everyone to stock up on food

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Was everyone ready for more snow? I’m all snowed in again.  More...

Bonnie Combs Craft marks 90th birthday

Cowan

Elsie Banks is happy to be home after spending a little time in the hospital and Letcher Manor. We are happy for her.   Bonnie Combs Craft of Louisville, celebrated her 90th birthday Jan. 3.  Howard Brown of Louisville died Nov. 21. More...

Kids are enjoying snowy weather

Blair Branch

Hello all! I want to apologize for the fact that my weekly piece has been missing in action for so long. I just haven’t had a chance to write. I have had good intentions, however it seems something always comes up. More...

Obituaries

Katherine Marcum buried at Cowan

Funeral services for Katherine Marcum, 48, of Litt Carr, were held January 6 at King’s Chapel Church at Whitco. More...

Rites are held for Rudolph Collins

Rudolph Collins, 88, of Isom, died January 6 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late B.F. More...

Services held for Sarah Fleming

Graveside services for Sarah Belle Fleming, 86, of Whitesburg, were held at the McRoberts Cemetery on January 11.  She died January 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late Jerry and Ida Profitt, she was the wi More...