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Jenkins council approves plans for war memorial

The City of Jenkins took one step closer to the construction of a long awaited memorial to local World War II veterans, as architect Jarred Tackett of Richardson Associates presented drawings of the proposed memorial for the approval of the Jenkins C More...

As Ali nears his 70th birthday, old friends reminisce

LOUISVILLE  Long before his dazzling footwork and punching prowess made him a threetime world heavyweight boxing champion known as Muhammad Ali, a young Cassius Clay honed his skills by sparring with neighborhood friends and running alongside th More...

Petition seeks more alcohol sales in city limits of Whitesburg

A petition for a local option election is circulating in downtown Whitesburg.  Mark Kidd, of Whitesburg, said he has been talking to people in the last six months who are in favor of having a special election to vote on whether or not Whitesburg More...

Columns

Speaking of soaps

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Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? You’re about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later.  More...

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

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Health

Inner ear is often cause of dizziness

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 82 and in pretty good health except for a recent problem. During the day everything is fine, but when I lie down to go to sleep, the room starts to spin. It lasts about 10 seconds. More...

More women having twins

ATLANTA  The number of twins born in the U. S. soared over the last three decades, mostly the result of test-tube babies and women waiting to have children until their 30s, when the chances of twins increase.  More...

Publication your doctor should read regularly celebrates 200th birthday

Unhappy with today’s health care? Think of what it was like to be sick 200 years ago.  No stethoscopes, antibiotics, X-rays or vaccines. Bloodletting was a common treatment. More...

Obituaries

Robert Sexton Jr. buried at Deane

Robert Sexton Jr., 66, died January 6 at his home in Whitesburg.  Born in Fleming-Neon to the late Robert ‘Preacher Bob’ and Siller Collins Sexton, he was a brother of the late Mary Rose, William Bryan Sexton and Robert Luther Sexton More...

Alta Taylor dies

Funeral services for Alta Taylor, 86, will be held January 11 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  More...

Monroe Pack dies at 90

Monroe Pack, 90, died January 7 at his home at Cowan.  A son of the late George Hiram and Cora Lee Day Pack, he was the widower of Alberta Thompson Pack, and the father of the late Rodney Pack.  He was a brother of the late Bob Pack, Edgar More...

Officials say fake drugs now illegal after latest action

Officials say synthetic marijuana became illegal in Letcher County after an ordinance banning synthetic cannabanoids was approved by the Letcher County Fiscal Court.  More...

Council member dies

Funeral services were held Sunday for a Whitesburg City Council member who died Friday at the Hazard hospital.  Freda McFall, 65, died Jan. 6 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  More...

Opinions

State suffers most when lawmakers gather in Frankfort

The Kentucky General Assembly is in session. More...

Political Cartoon

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Corporate money rules

And away we go!  Not just into the rest of the new year, but —zap! — suddenly we find ourselves catapulted en masse into the turbulent Twilight Zone of the 2012 presidential election. More...

Sports

Silly season winds down

Since the end of the Sprint Cup season in November, the sport has kept itself in the news by the number of moves that have been made and are still being made. More...

Struttin’ Time

11-year-old gets his big buck

Here it is already the second week of 2012. Time is just a memory anymore. I went coyote hunting and did well, but I won’t be talking about the hunts I go on for a while. Instead, I need to catch up on some other stories that need to be told. More...

Girls beat Pike, rise in rankings

For the first time since 2007 — the last time Letcher County Central High School won a regional title — the Lady Cougars are back in Dave Cantrell’s state basketball poll in the Lexington Herald- Leader. More...

Families & Friends

Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast set at McRoberts

A breakfast is planned for Monday morning in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  The event will be held at 10 a.m. on January 16 at Church of God Militant Pillar and Ground of the Truth in McRoberts.  More...

Students may win money

Kentucky students in grades K-6 have a chance to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” Students are invited to submit an original drawing, poem, essay or video answering the question: &ldqu More...

FIRST DEER

— Isaiah Roark, 6, killed his first deer on Jan. 1. He is the son of B.B. and Beverly Roark of Kingscreek, and has an older brother, Elijah, 9. More...

Entertainment

Take our easiest quiz yet!

1. Who was born Robert Allen Zimmerman? Name the first single he wrote and released.  2. Led Zeppelin ran into a small snag when the band flew into Singapore to do a concert. What happened?  3. More...

‘The Revolution’ is coming

NEW YORK   J.D. Roth’s first email upon learning that ABC had decided to air his transformational new daytime series, “The Revolution,” came from his mother-in-law: “You killed Erica Kane!”  More...

Van Halen tickets go on sale Jan. 16

Tickets will go on sale Monday (Jan. 16) for a Louisville concert by legendary rock band Van Halen. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will begin their 2012 North American Tour on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the KFC Yum! Center. More...