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Driver was drunk at time of fatal crash, jurors told

Whitesburg

A Letcher Circuit Court jury was told Tuesday that Jonathan Anderson had a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit when he crashed his pickup truck into the rear of a car driven by Gwendolyn Whitaker last November, resulting in Mrs. More...

News

No labor to apply online for retirement benefits

If you’re like most workers, you’ve labored hard throughout the year. This Labor Day weekend, it’s nice to be able to kick back and take a rest from all of your hard work. More...

NEW OFFICERS

— The annual meeting of the Kentucky River Area Development District Board of Directors was held Aug. 24 and the new officers were sworn in. More...

Seeking donations

Rollers Chapel Church, which is located on State Route 603 about six miles from Duffield, Va., is seeking donations to replace the main body of the church building. More...

Columns

Car Talk

What’s the real story with timing-belt claim?

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

The way we were

August 31, 1961   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) Mars, your ruling planet, helps you deal with career challenges in a way that reflects some of your own hidden strengths. This impresses some important decision-makers.  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. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net   More...

Health

Laxatives have gotten an unfair reputation

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For the past two years, my husband has been trying to deal with constipation. We have tried everything — lots of fruits and vegetables, prunes and fiber. He takes a spoonful of mineral oil daily. More...

Older kids need vaccines too

WASHINGTON  Older children need a few new immunizations starting at age 11, including a shot to guard against the worrisome resurgence of whooping cough. More...

Report: Vaccines generally are safe

Vaccines can cause certain side effects but serious ones appear very rare — and there’s no link with autism and Type 1 diabetes, the Institute of Medicine says in the first comprehensive safety review in 17 years.  More...

Entertainment

Fun at Jenkins Days

Jenkins Kiwanis Club member Jared Tackett was all smiles as he served up an order of ribbon fries his club was selling during the festival. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES  RAP, CHRISTIAN  L.A. GUNS; Thu., Sept. 1 in Whitesburg at Summit City.  More...

PATCHWORK

Singer, drummer have been with L.A. Guns since 1st album

Glam metal fans are forewarned: L.A. Guns are still cocked and loaded and will be performing in Whitesburg this week.  More...

Escapee faces several charges

Police are still looking for a Letcher County Jail inmate who assaulted a Perry County jail security officer and escaped while being transported back to Whitesburg after a appearance in Hazard last week.  More...

Jenkins board hikes taxes despite pleas from city officials

Taxes on real and personal property will go up in Jenkins despite pleas from Mayor G.C. More...

Opinions

Both sides guilty of ignoring facts

As our world becomes more complicated, and inundated with information that people increasingly select to affirm or spread their own beliefs, the facts can be ignored, obscured and misrepresented, especially on environmental issues.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

On hearing the real Dr. King

WASHINGTON  We tend to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. we want to honor, not the Martin Luther King Jr. who actually existed.   More...

Sports

Bonus fish stocking in area lakes

Four eastern Kentucky lakes will receive special stockings of fish in the coming months.  “Whenever our hatcheries produce extra fish, we select various lakes around the state for bonus stockings of fish,” said Ron Brooks, fisheries More...

Sports in Kentucky

It’s that time!

That time of year has come again when college football marches back to center stage of our consciousness.  Or maybe this is week one of a six-week countdown to Midnight Madness and the buzz that surrounds basketball’s early signing period. More...

Cougars fall to Breathitt Co., will host Franklin Co. Friday

The Letcher County Central Cougars will try to improve their record to 2-1 on Friday when they host fellow Class 5A team Franklin County at Ermine.  The Cougars fell to 1-1 last Friday after hanging tough for three quarters before falling to the More...

Families & Friends

Classic Comfort

A h, comfort food. Simple, hearty dishes full of flavor and good memories. There’s nothing quite like sitting down to one of these family favorites after a long day. More...

Linda and Dennie Hall mark 52nd anniversary

Hello everyone. Hope you are having a good day. The weather is just perfect now, but I think I feel fall coming at times.  More...

Photos

THE LATE CLYDE HATTON is pictured with his friend, the late Harrison Stidham, at Marlowe Service Station. More...

Obituaries

Sarah Jane Hall succumbs at 83

Sarah Jane Hall, 83, died August 27 at Pikeville Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late Hawk and Aggie Breeding Hall, she was the widow of Evans Hall. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Lynn Hall, and 18 brothers and sisters.  More...

Rites held for William Collier, Jr.

Funeral services for William ‘Bill’ Collier, Jr., 79, were held August 29 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking.  More...

Rites held for Randy Taylor

Funeral services for Randy Taylor, 46, were held August 27 at Calvary Temple Church. More...