April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Developments emerge in Mayking death probe

As the charge against him continues to await final action by the Letcher County Grand Jury, recent developments have emerged in the case against a 37-year-old Mayking man charged in connection with the death of his wife in the early morning hours of More...

News

Store first to sell package liquor here since 1943

A new retail store near Ermine is the first to sell liquor and wine legally in Whitesburg in nearly 70 years.  Big Daddy’s Liquor Barn LLC, which is owned by Sandy Hammock of Whitesburg, opened for business on April 2.  More...

Bid opening draws questions at Jenkins

A bid opening became controversial at the April meeting of the Jenkins City Council Monday evening, prompting one contractor to withdraw his bid twice and a council member suggested that the council go back to opening bids during the meetings as it h More...

Jenkins scholars honored

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education celebrated the elementary academic team’s success in the Governor’s Cup Academic Competition at its March meeting.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Murder of Fleming dentist remains a mystery today

On this week in 1941, Letcher County was still abuzz with the latest news about the unsolved slaying of a popular Fleming dentist nearly seven weeks before.  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A little woolgathering is OK. But don’t let that dreamy state linger beyond midweek, when you’ll want to be ready to take on new workplace responsibilities.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 4/1-4/5

THE BOLD AND THE BEAU. TIFUL . While meeting with Danielle, Katie’s gut intuition told her that something was wrong with someone that she cares about. 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

YOUNG PREACHER

Twelve-year-old “Rev.” Jon Dawson Hunter Fields is pictured with his younger sisters, Lacie Isabella, 6, and Maggie Jane, 3. They are the children of the Rev. More...

Grandfather didn’t spare the rod

Whitsburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well on this beautiful day (Friday). I think we have more rain coming. That’s better than snow and ice.  I hope Sunday is a beautiful day for all the things that will be going on. More...

Photos

These Arlie Boggs Elementary School students show their responses from Mexico. Pictured are Jordan Jenkins, Anne Lewis and Charles Drake Hensley. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Ray Mullins

Funeral services for Ray Mullins, 77, were held April 2 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Mullins family cemetery at Kite.  A son of the late John Harrison and Veggie Johnson Mullins, he was born in Pike County. More...

Lorraine Rudd buried at Thornton

Lorraine Rudd, 78, died March 29 in Whitesburg.  Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Rockford and Mae Holbrook and the widow of Donald Ray Rudd. She was the mother of the late Donald Ray Rudd Jr. More...

Dorothy Campbell, 87, succumbs

Dorothy Campbell, 87, of Jeremiah, died March 30 at the University of Hospital in Lexington.  Born in Letcher County, she was the widow of Amos Campbell, and the mother of the late Juanita Carol Campbell  She is survived by a son, David Lee More...

Coal production is down dramatically here, across region

State reports say Letcher now 11th in coal tonnage, 3rd in joblessness

The state has released new statistics showing a staggering drop in coal production and a large rise in unemployment in the southeastern Kentucky coalfields, particularly in Letcher, Harlan, Knott and Perry counties.  More...

Grand jury says woman, 34, stole $32,000 from beer/tobacco store

A 34-year-old Linefork woman is charged in an indictment with stealing $32,240 from a beer and tobacco store in Whitesburg.  More...

Letcher board delays action on team’s plan to go to the Bahamas

The Letcher County Board of Education will not decide whether to let the Letcher County Central High School basketball team travel to the Bahamas next December until the board meets with the principal, basketball coaches and ball players’ paren More...

Opinions

Other issues in focus as war and the economy fade

After a dozen years of war and a half-dozen of economic troubles, the United States is beginning to wrestle with a question even more existential than those big events: What does it mean to be an American?  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Baseball’s welcome return

The obligations of religious toleration and pluralism require all who care not a bit about baseball to accept that Opening Day is more than the beginning of a sports season. It is a great religious festival.   More...

Sports

Bottle honors Dan Issel

Former UK All-American Dan Issel is being honored on this year’s edition of the Maker’s Mark charitable bottle series.  More...

This break was needed

The annual Easter break on the Sprint Cup schedule could not have come at a better time after the first five races of the season.   More...

UofL looks best

Louisville’s march through Rupp Arena, Indianapolis and on to “Catlanta” has turned Big Blue Nation and Hoosiers into the loudest silent majority since ESPN shut down Dick Vitale for the season.   More...

Health

Scooter ads face scrutiny

80% of Medicare patients don’t meet requirements

TV ads show smiling seniors enjoying an “active” lifestyle on a motorized scooter, taking in the sights at the Grand Canyon, fishing on a pier and high-fiving their grandchildren at a baseball game.  More...

To circumcise or not

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I recently got into a discussion about circumcision with my granddaughter, who recently gave birth to our great-granddaughter. She mentioned that if her next child were a boy, she would choose not to have him circumcised. More...

Alcohol Consumption and Diabetes

Consuming alcohol is a matter of debate in the medical community. The natural reaction is to discourage it, especially if people are drinking excessive amounts and abusing it. More...

Entertainment

Kirkland-Carlson to perform

Jennifer Kirkland and Bert Carlson will present two performances of jazz arrangements from American popular music. The first performance is in Big Stone Gap, Thursday, April 11, at 12:15 p.m. More...

Wildflowers program is planned

A program about wildflowers will be held at noon on April 16 at the Letcher County Extension Office. The speaker will be Rufus Fugate, a Letcher County native and retired Leslie County agriculture extension agent. He is a wildflowers expert.  More...

Hot dog sale

A hot dog sale will be held April 3-5 at the Jenkins IGA parking lot. Hot dogs with homemade chili, barbecue and pies will be sold. The Ladies’ Auxiliary will make 500 pies. More...