April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Best ways to do business with Social Security

Many people save time by going online to take care of everyday tasks. For example, they shop online to avoid going to crowded malls or stores. More...

U-turn: GOP blasts Obama plan to sell TVA

In a political role reversal, Republicans are blasting President Barack Obama’s plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority, an icon of the New Deal long targeted by conservatives as an example of government overreach.  More...

Why TVA should be broken up — and how

NOTE: President Obama suggests it’s time to sell the beleaguered Tennessee Valley Authority, an “experiment” that began with promise but delivered a series of failures.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

‘Gone with the Wind’ was big news here in spring of 1940

To say that news of the pending arrival of the epic film Gone with the Wind spread through Letcher County like wildfire would be an exaggeration — but only a slight one if the flames were of the Hollywood variety.  More...

Eagle writer helped with novel

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mountain Eagle columnist Larry Caudill of Blackey had a role in the publication of author Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel Gone with the Wind. More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

April 15, 1943  More...

Health

Health care law may enable 5 million addicts to get help

It has been six decades since doctors concluded that addiction was a disease that could be treated, but today the condition still dwells on the fringes of the medical community. More...

Age is no barrier to heart valve fix

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had an echocardiogram. More...

Double Jeopardy Smoking and Diabetes

If you smoke, you already know two things: It’s bad for your health, and it’s very hard to quit. But now, there have never been more resources available for people who want to quit smoking. More...

Entertainment

Kiwanis Club bringing circus

The Kiwanis Club of Jenkins will host the Lewis & Clark Circus at the Kiwanis Mini Park in Jenkins at 5 and 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22.  The circus includes clowns, aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, goats and camels. More...

Band behind ‘Justified’ theme among two here over weekend

The band behind the theme song to the acclaimed TV series “Justified” will appear in concert Friday night in Whitesburg.  More...

Clogging classes

Clogging classes for beginners will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. weekly starting April 18. The classes will take place at the Norton, Va., Community Center for ages 5 and up. The cost is $12 a week for six weeks. More...

Budget cuts would hurt teachers, staff if okayed by board

The Letcher County Board of Education is expected to discuss at next week’s board meeting what items might be cut from the district’s operating budget.  More...

Alleged power thieves among 18 indicted

Four people have been named in indictments by the Letcher County Grand Jury on charges of theft from Kentucky Power Company.  Earnest Ray Adams, also known as Ernest Ray Adams, 39, of 41134 Hwy. More...

News

Court embroiled in new rec center dispute

Controversy involving the Letcher County Recreation Center has broken out once again at a meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. More...

Plan for Letcher prison receives boost forward

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is moving forward with plans to build a prison in Letcher County, commissioning an environmental impact study on potential sites here.  U.S. Rep. More...

Education Foundation raising funds on April 24

On April 24, thousands of Kentucky residents will support their favorite charity during Kentucky Gives Day. More...

Opinions

I need another raise

The government gave everyone over 65 a raise the first of January this year. I got a total of $41.27. Then they said, “Hey, we need some of that money back,” so they took back $7.80 a month of my raise for Medicare.  More...

Sports

Letcher takes 3

Letcher County Central’s baseball team went into action this week with a record of nine wins and five losses after notching three straight victories in the Jack B. More...

Jenkins girls win ‘A’ title

Jenkins pitcher Caitlynn Estevez didn’t allow a single run as the Lady Cavaliers swept all three games in 14th Region All ‘A’ Classic fast-pitch softball tournament.  More...

College hoops ‘hijacked’

Never mind the block-charge complaints or maddening flurry of fouls in last two minutes, our game of college basketball has been hijacked.  What highlights do you remember from season just ended? Anything come to mind?  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 HUNTERS

— Kane Gibson killed his first turkey during the recent youth weekend. More...

Photo

PFC Sidney Fields of Alpha Company 3-10, 2nd Platoon, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., completed basic training April 4. More...

Sisters enjoy get-together at Dairy Queen

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  It’s been a good week for me. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Johnson

Memorial services for Raymond Denny Johnson of Texas, will be held at 10 a.m., April 20, at Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine. More...

Campbell services are held

Letitia ‘Tish’ Campbell, 91, of Wawaka, Ind., died April 4 at North Ridge Village Nursing & Rehabilitation in Albion, Ind.  Born in Jeremiah to the late James and Anna Adams, she was a sister of the late John Adams, Watson Adams, More...

Rites held for Hattler Adams

Hattler Edison Adams, 62, of Whitesburg, died April 10 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Virgil and Lula Niece Adams Redford, he was a U.S. More...