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Company: Microwave keeps bread mold at bay

Attention, bread shoppers: A Texas company could have the answer to some consumers’ unwelcome discovery that justpurchased loaves contain mold.  MicroZap Inc. claims its technology allows bread to stay moldfree for 60 days. More...

Opinions

Power and powerlessness

Years ago, when the candidate I was working for rejected my advice, I made the mistake of going back to the headquarters and telling my loyal staff (who together had formulated the rejected proposal) that our recommendation had been declined. More...

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Universities need CMOs?

The “ivory tower” of academia has become overshadowed by a new edifice on campus that is reaching ridiculous heights: the tower of mammon.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

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

What’s today’s flu chance?

Only a 10 percent chance of showers today, but a 70 percent chance of flu next month.  That’s the kind of forecasting health scientists are trying to move toward, as they increasingly include weather data in their attempts to predict disea More...

1 in 24 doze off while driving

This could give you nightmares: 1 in 24 U.S. adults say they recently fell asleep while driving.  And health officials behind the study think the number is probably higher. More...

Teens and acne

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 17 years old. I have pimples all over my face. The only thing that helped was an antibiotic, but it made me sensitive to sunlight. My parents don’t want me to continue to use an antibiotic. Can you help? More...

Entertainment

5 overlooked albums that should be heard

While everyone was buzzing about big album releases from Frank Ocean, Fiona Apple, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift, you might have missed some mustlistens. Here’s what you should know about, and why:  More...

‘Ultra-HD’ TVs unveiled

LG unveiled a 55-inch TV that sports “ultrahigh-definition” resolution with four times the sharpness of regular HD television sets, kicking off what is likely to be a mini-obsession with the latest super-clear format at the annual Interna More...

Mary Jane Clark’s latest mystery offers more than puzzle-solving

Book reviews

“Footprints in the Sand” (William Morrow), by Mary Jane Clark   Piper Donovan, the heroine of a mystery series by Mary Jane Clark, is fearless and inquisitive, and this trait often puts her in danger. More...

City’s water line near Craft’s Colly may break soon

The main water line that serves Letcher County residents living east of the Craft’s Colly Bridge is in danger of breaking. More...

Man surrenders after leading police on chase

Authorities say a 34-year-old Whitesburg man damaged two police cruisers while evading arrest Sunday evening.  More...

Police: Suspect’s car a meth lab

A preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Thursday for a Knott County man charged with making methamphetamine in the truck of his car.  Denver L. Gibson, 47, of 79 Mahala Lane, Sassafras, was arrested at 11:34 p.m. More...

News

Clothing giveaway Jan. 11

A clothing giveaway will take place at 10 a.m., Jan. 11, at Bethel Community Church in McRoberts. For more information, call (606) 832-1593.   More...

Letcher Co. Police Beat

Monday, Dec. 31  More...

Meeting set

An informational meeting on becoming a foster or adoptive parent will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., January 29, at the Pike County Protection and Permanency Office in the Summit Building in Pikeville. More...

Columns

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...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 1/7-11

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Bill was blindsided by pointed fingers and wild accusations regarding his drinking. Marcus confronted Justin about what really went down in Italy with Bill and Deacon. More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Thyatira in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. In Luke 3, who told Roman soldiers to avoid taking money by force? John the Baptist, Paul, Mark, Matthew  3. More...

Sports

Cougars to host Leslie

The Letcher County Central Cougars, ranked fifth in this week’s Lexington Herald-Leader rankings of 14th Region teams (behind Perry County Central, Hazard, Knott County Central and Breathitt County), hosts 5-7 Leslie County this Friday night be More...

Louisville now state’s sports ‘gold standard’

The price of bullion is up, way up. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie fishing is still going good

Most fish are now holding deeper waiting for spring and shallow water to grow warmer. However, some fish such as crappie and smallmouth bass and trout will stay in shallow water just about year-round.  More...

Families & Friends

Make the best of every day and enjoy life

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well. Welcome to a brand new year! I hope it will be a great one. More...

TO BE WED

— Mr. and Mrs. More...

2012 went by so quickly

Jeremiah

Well, here we are into a new year and if you’re like me, you wonder how could last year have gone by so quickly. More...

Obituaries

Janice Collins buried at Deane

Janice Collins, 70, died January 3 at her home at Premium.  A daughter of the late Dewey and Nora Profitt Collins, she was a sister of the late Dewey Collins Jr., Marvin Collins, Jimmy Collins, Johnny Collins, Pauline Taylor, Mildred Collier, Je More...

Rites held for Tommy Rose Sr.

Tommy Homer Rose Sr., 65, died December 20 at his home at Payne Gap.  Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Acie and Edna Johnson Rose.  He was the husband of Nina Rose, the father of the late Tim Rose, and a brother of the late More...

Lonnie Hall dies in Richmond

Lonnie W. Hall, 65, died January 2 at his home in Richmond.  Born in Pike County, he was a son of the late Noah and Bethany Wyatt Hall.  He was a retired employee of General Electric, a veteran of the U.S. More...