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Features

4 Simple Steps to Transform Chicken as Usual

Chicken is a popular choice for family dinners — but no matter how much your family enjoys it, serving it the same way over and over again can stir up cravings for something new.  More...

Opinions

Why Paul Ryan is unhappy

WASHINGTON  We may be reaching an inflection point, the moment when the terms of the political argument change decisively. Three indicators: An important speech by Rep. More...

Occupiers, it’s time to quit

Conditions at some of the “Occupy” tent sites started going downhill at a most inopportune time. More...

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Sports

Cougars will face Lincoln

The Letcher County Central Cougars scored a convincing 61-6 win in their final game of the regular season. More...

Cavs to tackle Williamsburg

The Jenkins High School Cavaliers are faced with the monumental task of taking on one of the state’s top Class A teams when football playoffs begin Friday.  Even more challenging is the fact the Cavaliers (1-9) have to go on the road to tr More...

Bob Watkins Sports in Kentucky

Joker is close to ‘hot seat’

From Menifee County in the east to Marshall County in the west, high tide in Kentucky is autumn. More...

Families & Friends

WINNERS —

Martha Jane Potter Elementary School was the winner of the Letcher County Elementary Athletic Association C-Team Tournament. More...

Visitors winterize Engles’ home

Well now, hello all. I’m hoping you are all doing well and staying warm. It’s just plain cold here and we are still getting rain and it’s getting colder. More...

FIRST TURKEY —

Preston Helle, 7, of Sandlick, killed his first turkey while hunting with his father Scott Helle and his cousin Dale Brown on the first day of shotgun turkey season. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Eddie Haynes

Eddie Dean Haynes, 62, died October 24 at his home in Cynthiana.  Formerly of Letcher County, he was a son of the late Clyde Dean and Mallie Haynes, and the widower of Karen Adams Haynes.  More...

Kenton Moore dies

Funeral services for Kenton ‘Ken’ Moore, 76, will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday), November 2, at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Services are held for Fredia Webb

Fredia Richardson Webb, 50, died October 27 at the Johnson City Medical Center.  A daughter of Joyce Richardson Venters of Richmond and the late John Richard Richardson Jr., she was the mother of the late Thomas Michael Duncan and a sister of th More...

Breaking News - 11/7/2011 4:05 PM

Foreman killed in Letcher County mine - Free Access

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Fired miner loses fight over job

An underground miner has lost his claim that he was fired from his job as a roof bolter in a Letcher County mine because he had refused to install roof bolts in an illegal and dangerous place.   More...

Jenkins school officials cleared in abuse case

Charges have been dismissed against the Jenkins Independent School System, its superintendent and football coach on charges of failing to report a sexual assault of a Jenkins High School student last November.  More...

News

Beshear defends jobs record; Williams says change needed

When political forecasters predict the winner and losers of an election, the factor most often considered is the economy. More...

Candidates ramp up attacks in last debate

LEXINGTON  In their final encounter before next Tuesday’s election, a debate televised statewide on Halloween, the candidates for governor ramped up their attacks and developed deeper contrasts on a range of issues.  More...

NEW PATH —

Blair Construction LLC is building concrete sidewalks near KY Highway 317 in Fleming-Neon from the Fleming Baptist Church to the old Fleming-Neon High School gymnasium. More...

Columns

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years  November 2, 1961 A vote of more than 8,000 is predicted for Letcher County in the general election next week.   More...

Car Talk

Quick-thinking wife saves the day

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) Some changes might seem confusing at first, especially to an Aries whose impatience levels are pretty shaky this week. Take it one step at a time, Lamb, and soon all will be made c More...

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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

Restless legs

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I would like to know more about restless leg syndrome. — I.J.  More...

New number in cholesterol test mix

WASHINGTON  For heart health, you’re supposed to know your numbers: Total cholesterol, the bad LDL kind and the good HDL kind. But your next checkup might add a new number to the mix.  More...

Aspirin reduces cancer risk in some

LONDON  People with a genetic condition that puts them at increased risk of colon cancer may lower their chance of developing the disease by taking daily aspirin, a study suggests.  The finding, however, doesn’t apply to the general p More...

Entertainment

Kelly Clarkson finally at ease

LOS ANGELES   It may have taken some time, but Kelly Clarkson seems to finally have released an album without any drama on the side.  “Everything is good, everything is happy,” she said, laughing brightly during a recent intervi More...

Bluegrass Circle to play at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 ½ mile west of Norton. More...

Toby Keith keeps it simple

Toby Keith, “Clancy’s Tavern” (Show Dog-Universal Music)   Strip away the No. More...