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Features

The Home Place

Corn on the cob with some butter is a popular side dish, but there’s so much more you can do with fresh, juicy corn. These recipes make the most of sweet corn from Florida and will have your family asking for more.  More...

A lighter take on French onion soup, via Italy

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sara Moulton was executive chef at Gourmet magazine for nearly 25 years, and hosted Food Network shows.   More...

How much has changed here in 49 years?

Journalism has been famously described as “the first rough draft of history.” Nearly 50 years ago, Tom and Pat Gish wrote the following editorial for the January 2, 1964, issue of The Eagle.  More...

Sports

Tough tests awaiting Letcher Central boys

Perhaps the Letcher County Central Cougars surprised fans as well as themselves by how much they had improved the first month of the season. Playing mostly at home the first two weeks of the season, the Cougars ran off six straight wins.  More...

Kentucky basketball dominated ’12 stories

Sports stories from 2012 were varied, colorful and, in some cases, memorable.   1. In April, Kentucky basketball fans celebrated an eighth NCAA championship. Oddly, the team never achieved a nickname that stuck.  2. More...

Kentucky’s Poythress receiving Cal’s ‘help’

Kentucky coach John Calipari promises that Alex Poythress will improve.  In fact, he’s taking a personal interest to ensure the freshman’s growth.  One of the Wildcats’ four highly touted rookies, Poythress is struggling. More...

Health

Clinton blood clot uncommon

The kind of blood clot in the skull that doctors say Hillary Rodham Clinton has is relatively uncommon but can occur after an injury like the fall and concussion the secretary of state was diagnosed with in December.  Doctors said this week that More...

Nurse donates kidney to boy she grew to love in hospital

A 3-year-old Perry county boy got a special present this holiday season when a nurse who had cared for him donated a kidney to him.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Ben Pratt had to start on dialysis when he was three days old.  More...

New anticlotting drug gets OK

The Food and Drug Administration has approved an anticlotting drug called Eliquis, developed by Bristol Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Mary Lou Whitaker

Mary Lou Whitaker, 67, of Louisville, died December 26, at St. Mary’s and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville  Born in Hazard to the late Vernie and Verna Dixon Caudill, she was a sister of the late Josephine Bell.  More...

Services held for Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell, 87, of Blackey, died December 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Cooley and Tessie Mae Logan Campbell, he was a member of the Doermann Presbyterian Church and a UDTNavy Seal veteran of World War I More...

David Melton buried at Ermine

David Melton, 86, died December 22 at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.  Born in Perry County to the late Harrison and Mary Jane Shepherd Melton, he was the widower of Imogene Lawson Melton, and the father of the late Norma ‘Cook More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2013 10:32 AM

School lockdown order lifted - Free Access

Letcher County Central High School was ordered locked down this morning after rumors began circulating about an intoxicated man with a gun being near school grounds. The lockdown order has since been lifted. More...

Mine closes after inspectors issue 5 ‘failure’ orders

A Letcher County coal mine is stopping production after being issued 23 citations and seven orders by federal mining regulators during an “impact” inspection.  More...

Gas well permits fell to only six here in ’12

Only six permits were issued for natural gas wells in Letcher County in 2012, down from 67 the year before.  According to data provided by the Kentucky Division of Oil and Gas, three of the six permits — all for horizontal wells — we More...

News

Unique monument to little shoeshine boy

Little Billy Flynn, 12 years old, the little boy who went around whispering to shine everyone’s shoes and who some years ago practically lost his speech, smothered to death at the home of his parents here a few days ago. More...

Tax tips for students

Income tax season is approaching, and students may want to consider these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to help the process go more smoothly.  More...

Letcher Co. Police Beat

Wednesday, Dec. 26  • At 6:33 p.m., a Neonarea man telephones the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office asking about the status of a complaint he filed December 21.  More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• Too many dishes and cups and not enough cabinet space? Try rotating your serving pieces as you would a wardrobe. Use different patterns for different seasons.  More...

The way we were

From our January 2, 1919 edition

Jan. 3, 1963  The Mountain Parkway, the first four-lane divided highway to penetrate the eastern Kentucky mountains, is scheduled to be opened to traffic January 14. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be hurt by a colleague’s harsh criticism. But don’t let it shake your confi dence in what you’re trying to do. A more positive aspect starts to appear by week’s end.  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.  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

Marlow Tackett had a big Christmas giveaway

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well and had a very merry Christmas.  I enjoyed mine very much. My son Astor came in and took me home with home to Georgetown for three days. I had never spent Christmas away from home. More...

Friend still takes the cake

Points East

When last I left you, readers, my fruitcake was out of the oven, cooled and ready for the display and serving apparatus.   More...

Miners would work from daylight to dark

Southern Ohio

Happy New Year everyone!  Did everyone have a good Christmas? I am sort of glad it is over. More...

Entertainment

Show to feature new Hatfield-McCoy artifacts

The Hatfield clan New Year’s attack on Randolph McCoy’s cabin marked a turning point in America’s most famous feud — the homestead was set ablaze, and two McCoys were gunned down. More...

The Rock Hall’s first woman?

2. What was the name of the film documenting the Rolling Stones’ 1981 North American Tour?  3. Who released “To Daddy” in 1977? What’s the song about?  4. Who did Cher marry in 1975?  5. More...

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...