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News

Musician Gary Eldridge has Letcher County roots

Gary L. Eldridge was born and raised in Dearborn County, Ind., graduating from Aurora High School. Growing up, he listened in the early mornings to WSM out of Nashville before getting on the bus and heard Lester and Earl on the Martha White Show. More...

KRADD board to meet in Whitesburg

The Board of Directors of the Kentucky River Area Development District will meet Wednesday, Oct. 24. The meeting will take place at noon at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. Dr. Peter Hackbert of Berea College will be the speaker.   More...

Grant applications accepted

The Center for Rural Development, a nonprofit organization located in Somerset, is accepting grant applications from city and county governments and eligible nonprofit organizations in Letcher County for the next round of federally funded Appalachian More...

Sports

Cougars win championship!

Winning the title is only part of the story

Congratulations to the Letcher Central Cougars on winning the Letcher County Middle School Football Championship on Thursday, October 18. More...

Photo

NOT MUCH FUN — The looks on the faces of these members of Letcher County Central High School football team said it all last Friday night as the Cougars lost to Whitley County, 55-18, in a game More...

Winless Greenup to host Cougars

The Letcher County Central Cougars welcomed district foe Whitley County to Cougar Field last Friday night. The senior night celebration did not last long as the Cougars lost 55-19.  More...

Health

Open house at MCHC’s clinic here

An open house was held Oct. 17 at Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation’s Lois A. Baker Center for Women’s Health in Whitesburg.   More...

Earlier puberty also seen in boys

CHICAGO   When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected.  More...

Docs warn about cheerleading

CHICAGO   Cheerleading isn’t just jumping and waving pompoms — it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve safety, the nation’s leading group of pediatricians says.& More...

Entertainment

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ coming

”Fiddler on the Roof”, a universal story of hope, love and acceptance, will be staged Monday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Author, artist here for Artwalk

A reading by author Jonathan Greene will take place at The Courthouse Café at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, along with an exhibition of limited edition broadsides with photographs by Dobree Adams. More...

Dance star will teach workshop nearby

Kimberly Ann Fore will conduct a hip hop/jazz/ funk dance workshop at Shelby Valley High School on Saturday.  More...

Former Jenkins man killed after argument in Nashville

The man who police say killed former Jenkins resident Christopher Shane Toth during a dispute in Nashville, Tenn., last week was being held in a mental health facility this week while the death investigation continued.  More...

Scrap dealer among 10 indicted by jury

The Letcher Grand Jury has named 10 people in 14 indictments including two Isom men who have been charged in a case involving military markers stolen from Letcher County graveyards.  More...

Opinions

Snake oil won’t cure what ails us

Coal is a curse. It’s also a blessing. It’s the reason the railroads punched through the mountains and brought our forebears into a wilderness. It has killed us, maimed us, left us gasping for breath.  More...

Halting pills, or patients?

Gov. Steve Beshear says House Bill 1, the “pill mill bill” he signed into law in July, is working as intended. More...

Remembering ‘Cawood’

To the Editor:   I heard mention of Cawood Ledford earlier this week and it got me to reflecting on how important he and the University of Kentucky basketball team were to me and my friends when we were young.  More...

Columns

Being good Samaritan could be costly

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. But be careful you don’t lose patience with those who are still not ready to act.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 10/22-26   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.

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...

Families & Friends

Marlowe people like to keep in touch

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. We’ve had a lot of weather changes, some cold, some warm, some rain and some hail, and some wind.  The wind caused some big limbs to fall at our place. More...

Mountains show brilliant color

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. More...

Now here’s a tip

• Have a stiff straw or corn broom? To keep the ends in shape, cut a band that’s about 4 inches wide from an old pantyhose leg. Slip it over the bristles to keep them together.  • Act now to prevent burst downspouts from ice. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Kathleen Tyree

Kathleen Tyree, 79, died October 15 at her home in Marion, Ohio.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Finley and Nancy Cornett Lucas, she was the widow of Clarence Tyree.  She was an avid gardener and cook  Surviving are two sons, five gran More...

Rites held for Patsy Ann Bowen

Patsy Ann Bowen, 82, died October 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Cumberland to the late Henry Harrison and Herma Stamper Fields, she was the widow of Ben F. More...

Service Saturday for Toth

A memorial service will be held in Jenkins on Saturday for Christopher Shane Toth, 42, who died October 18 in Nashville, Tenn. The service will be held at 2 p.m. More...