February 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Neon battling water woes

About 10 percent of Fleming-Neon Water Company customers — or about 120 households — have had water off and on since Feb. 1, said Fleming-Neon Mayor Susie Polis. More...

Features

Jenkins soldier on bomber that went missing in WW II

As was the case with many of the 149 soldiers from Letcher County who were killed in World War II, little information was released about Sgt. More...

Opinions

Tangled logic

Up in Alberta, a tragedy occurred a little while back that you probably haven’t heard of. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

On Valentine’s Day, women try; men don’t

The following is a crashing generalization, but here goes: When it comes to how we dress, there are serious gender inequities — in standards of comfort and in body exposure. More...

Sports

Girls keep rolling

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars (25-3) have been on a tear since losing 50-46 at Knott County Central in early January. More...

Star quarterback breaks the mold

If a break-the-mold sports story turns your head the way it does mine, meet Donovan McCoy.  With a name like that he has to be a quarterback, right? More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Boat and RV shows worth attending

It is the time of year when the boat and RV shows are going on. This past weekend was the WYMTTV Boat and RV Show at the Expo Center in Pikeville. More...

Families & Friends

Good neighbors are appreciated

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing OK.  It’s such a beautiful day (Saturday). It sure doesn’t feel like February! More...

SIXTH BIRTHDAY

— Bradin Chase Barriger is turning six years old today (Wednesday). He is the son of David and Vickie Barriger of Jenkins, and grandson of Bobby and Reeda Potter. More...

Was chicken-killing dog God’s answer to prayer?

Points East

The story you are about to read was told to my best buddy, business partner, and frequent co-coconspirator, Ralph E. King. More...

Jenkins advances plan for gas utility

The Jenkins City Council voted unanimously this week to choose Pikeville-based Summit Engineering to design and implement the city’s plan to provide natural gas to residential and commercial customers.  More...

Boy, 5, remembered for ‘always smiling’

Dies in mishap in yard of Blackey home

Family members of a five-yearold cancer survivor who died in a freak accident at Blackey Saturday want people to wear superhero attire at his funeral on Thursday.  Logan Howard, a kindergarten student at Letcher Elementary School, died after run More...

News

Jeffrey Allison to lecture at Wise

Professional photographer Jeffrey Allison will visit Wise, Va., on Thursday, Feb. More...

Senate votes for bill allowing liquor sales on Election Day, 29-8

A Prohibition-era ban on the sale of alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on Election Day would be lifted under legislation approved by the Senate on Tuesday.  The measure would allow alcohol sales during hours that polls are open. More...

Federal student aid programs can help pay most college costs

The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

February 11 1943  More...

Corolla owner tracks down strange sound

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  More...

Now here’s a tip

• “It can be tricky to add new keys to a key ring, especially if you don’t have much of a fingernail. I have found a foolproof way to get the key started. Just use a staple remover. It works wonders!” — T.R. 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.   More...

Health

What’s the surgery cost?

Want to know how much a hip replacement will cost? Many hospitals won’t be able to tell you, at least not right away — if at all. More...

Lifetime jobs are not always for life

The world seems surprised that an 85-year-old globe-trotting pope who just started tweeting wants to resign, but should it be? More...

Dangers of salt

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please provide the pros and cons of using salt in the diet? Why is water retention considered so bad? I am an 81-year-old man with stents in five heart arteries and one in the left carotid artery. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Donald Howard, Calvary College founder, dies at 79

Dr. Donald Ray Howard, 79, of Lewisville, Tex., died February 5. He was founder of Calvary College at Letcher.  Dr. More...

Carol Polly succumbs at 68

Carol N. Polly, 68, died February 3 at her home at Mayking.  A daughter of the late Harold and Goldie Thielen, she was a sister of the late Dona Brennan.  More...

Services held for Ed Bentley

Ed Bentley, 81, died February 4 at his home at Jackhorn.  Born in Pike County, he was a son of the late William Payne and Nancy Ann Stewart Bentley. More...