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News

DUMPSTER DIVING

Frances Ryan of Eolia photographed this black black searching for food in a Dumpster on July 4. More...

April PRIDE challenge met

Whitesburg met the ‘Get Five for PRIDE’ challenge during PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month, according to Congressman Hal Rogers and PRIDE. More...

Concealed carry class scheduled

A Kentucky concealed carry class will be held from 1 to 9 p.m., July 17, at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. Participants can apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. More...

Columns

Car Talk

Stinky smell is due to bad battery

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years  July 6, 1961   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) You’re not Sheepish when it comes to asserting your opinions on what you think is right or wrong. Be assured that you’re being heard, and something positive will follow.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

Amanda Smith, Elmer Boggs to wed

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s really feeling like summer now.  I saw Sharmaine Hale the other day. She was wondering if I knew the men in a picture she had. I knew the two that were named but not the other two. More...

COMING HOME

Tim Hooper is pictured with his wife Ramona and their son. He is back in the United States now and will be discharged from military service in September. More...

Photo

This photo, which appeared in the May 2009 edition of The Kentucky Explorer, was taken in the late 1930s on the old Whitco Bridge in Letcher County. More...

Obituaries

Services are set for Susan Lucas

Susan Juanita Lucas Kiser, 81, died July 3 at her home in Madison, Ind.  A daughter of the late Millard and Fannie Goins Lucas, she was the widow of Hobert Kiser and the mother of the late Patricia Van Kiser.  More...

Sexton rites held

Gilbert Sexton, 76, died June 26 at his home at Sergent.  He was a son of the late Henry and Sara Sexton.  More...

Services held for Carol Gibson

Carol Gibson, 77, of Cambridge City, Ind., died June 25 at Reid Hospital in Richmond.  Born in Knott County to the late Mallie and Latisha Hammonds Gibson, he was the father of the late Rebekah Millicent, and as preceded in death by sisters and More...

Judge hears about neglect and theft at Golden Years

After hearing witnesses testify about charges of embezzlement and gross patient neglect, Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright ordered again last week that Golden Years Rest Home of Jenkins remain in receivership while criminal and civil matters involving More...

Grand jury says woman stole funds from HOMES

Ex-employee one of 10 indicted here last week

A 56-year-old Letcher County woman has been charged with embezzling at least $32,000 from her employer, HOMES Inc. of Whitesburg, during a three-year period beginning July 1, 2007.  More...

Opinions

A disgraceful act

It would be hard to imagine anything more despicable than a coal company keeping a false set of records on safety conditions to mislead mining inspectors.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

We’re not in 1773 Boston

WASHINGTON  Our nation continues to confront a challenge after this Fourth of July that we face but rarely: We are at odds over the meaning of our history and why, to quote our Declaration of Independence, “governments are instituted.&rdqu More...

Sports

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kayla Stambaugh recently participated in the Kentucky East/West All-star softball game. More...

CHAMPIONS

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Pirates in the Fleming-Neon Little League captured the title of season champions. The team has the best win-loss record and is also League tournament champion. More...

Bummer in the summer: July slow in Kentucky

July in Kentucky.  When haze lifts we notice fields of corn are high as an elephant’s eye .  Family reunions, picnics, community festivals, Little Baseball all-star games and always, the troops. More...

Health

Luke Dotson is first born in new wing at ARH here

A Whitesburg woman’s special delivery marked a milestone for Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital last week as she became the first mother to give birth in the hospital’s newly completed patient care wing that offers state-of-the-art More...

Medical assisting program offered

Beginning with the fall semester, a medical assisting program will be offered at Whitesburg campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College .  More...

United Way donates to hospice

United Way of Southeastern Kentucky, which serves Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe counties, recently presented a $5,000 check to Hospice of the Bluegrass – Mountain Community.  With the addition of the new G More...

Entertainment

Square dance planned July 9

The Carcassonne square dance will be held from 8 to 10 p. m., Saturday, July 9. Music will be by Randy Wilson with Shawn Stamper, Gabe Wilson and Logan Dollarhide. For more information, call 633-7958.   More...

Celebrating the Fourth at city park

JAILHOUSE ROCK — The Citations performed at the City of Whitesburg’s Independence Day Celebration at River Park Monday evening. More...

PATCHWORK

From homeless runaway to playing guitar for Springsteen, Neil Young

NEW YORK   Homeless runaway? Backstage intruder? Daredevil gymnast? Rock guitar virtuoso, playing to tens of thousands of fans?  Nils Lofgren has been there, done that — and more.  More...