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Neon water problems may be solved Friday

Water problems continue for about 10 percent of Fleming-Neon Water Company customers. More...

Features

Something sweet’s in the air over Whitesburg

The Letcher County Extension Office is tapping into one of the county’s natural resources and making something sweet.  Shad Baker, agriculture agent for Letcher County, said the extension office, located off of the Whitesburg Bypass, is th More...

City’s ‘streetscape’ plans continue

If you have driven through downtown Whitesburg in the last few months, chances are you have spotted frontiersman Daniel Boone looking out over Main Street.  More...

W.Va. coal exports increase 40 percent

West Virginia exported 40 percent more coal in 2012 than it did in 2011, but that wasn’t enough to compensate for a decrease in domestic demand, according to government data.  The export data released this week by the U.S. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

February fires were unkind to towns of Fleming, Neon

Two major fires, both occurring about a decade apart in the month of February, left their mark on the communities of Neon and Fleming.  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You could have some problems with doubters who don’t share your enthusiasm for that new project you’re supporting. But use the facts to win them over to your side.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 2/25-3/1

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . Rick’s time volunteering at Dayzee’s earned him more than just good karma when a young lady piqued his interest. 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...

Health

Mediterranean diet helps heart

Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people More...

Southern fried diet invites stroke

Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. People whose diets are heavy on them and sugary drinks like sweet tea and soda were more likely to suffer a stroke, a recent study finds.  More...

Life still very good without appendix

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13-year-old son went to camp for five days. On day three, he had terrific stomach pain and started to vomit. The instructors were alarmed and took him to the local hospital, where doctors diagnosed appendicitis. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Imogene Caudill

Imogene Griffie Caudill, 85, died February 23 at her home at Gordon.  More...

Absent without leave

I just read about the young airman who left his base in Germany and went AWOL to Sweden, and later was called a deserter for 28 years.  He never once got in touch with his parents in Pennsylvania, and not even his wife or his three children were More...

Rites held for James Caudill

Funeral services for James Truman Caudill, 67, were held February 24 at Hotspot Community Baptist Church. More...

Attorney says state should put people before mining firm

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is more concerned with protecting the coal company that destroyed the water supplies of 41 Letcher County citizens than it is with looking out for the interests of those citizens, said an attorney who filed More...

Constable posts may end

Counties could abolish their constable offices under a bill that cleared a House panel this week.  The proposal, which state lawmakers have been trying to pass in various forms for years, was approved by the House Committee on Elections, Constit More...

News

Rural Route Film Festival is coming to Whitesburg

On Wednesday, March 6, the Rural Route Film Festival will come to the Appalshop Theater with a program of short films from around the world.  More...

WHS reunion planned

A reunion of all classes of Whitesburg High School will be held August 16-18 at Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington. More...

Fundraiser planned March 2

The Kiwanis Club of Jenkins will hold a fundraiser to help renovate the old Woman’s Club building in Jenkins. A food trailer will be set up in the IGA parking lot in Jenkins on Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. More...

Opinions

In budget fight, sky falling again

President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it’s a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling hype.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

‘Free market’ price-gouging

When folks pan the Affordable Care Act for being nearly 3,000 pages long, here’s a sensible response: It could have been done in a page and a half if it simply declared that Medicare would cover everyone.  More...

Sports

UK learning to survive without Nerlens Noel

The dark cloud that hung over Kentucky following Nerlens Noel’s season-ending knee injury has given way to a silver lining in the form of a modest two-game winning streak.  More...

Lady Cougars advance

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars continued their late season surge by beating June Buchanan and Knott County Central to claim last week’s 53rd District championship.  More...

And it’s on to Phoenix!

Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) is a lot like a traveling carnival in that you love it when it is in town but you are not really sure what you saw once the last truck — or in this case the last hauler — has pulled out o More...

Families & Friends

YOUNG MUSICIANS

— Pictured are Will and Loren Hatton, sons of Dr. Kevin and Adriane Hatton of Lexington, and Elise and Daniel Hill, children of Rockie Hatton Hill and Matt Hill, also of Lexington. More...

Howard brothers, sisters get together

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.  The weather is so nice, bright and sunny and warm. My kind of weather.  This has been a good week. I enjoyed going to Ermine Senior Citizens with my brother, John Howard. More...

BIRTHDAY

— Dakota M. Johnson is turning six years old today (Wednesday). More...