May 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mrs. Ison was proud to live her life ‘the mountain way’

Long-time Mountain Eagle correspondent Sara Ellen Caudill Ison of Ice was laid to rest April 25 in Kingdom Come Cemetery near the site of the “big one-room hewed log house nestled in the beautiful hills of eastern Kentucky” in which she g More...

Features

‘A love letter to Appalachia’

It’s a classic tale of a double life: mild-mannered librarian by day, steamy romance writer by night.  More...

McConnell says his plan will help coal

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled legislation this week aimed at forcing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to expedite the process for coal companies seeking permits to open new mines.  More...

Special session may come

Pressure is beginning to mount on Gov. More...

Columns

Moments in time

• On May 16, 1717, French writer Francois-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, is imprisoned in the Bastille. His satirical attack on politics and religion had infuriated the government, and Voltaire was arrested. More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

May 2, 1963  Stephen Terry Hall, an eighth grade student at Letcher School, took first place in the annual Letcher County spelling bee. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 4/29 – 5/3

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — An outraged Taylor and Brooke angrily went after each other. Eric had to separate Brooke and Taylor, but he stunned Taylor when he appeared to defend Brooke’s actions. More...

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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

Robots combat superbugs

They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist.  In U.S. More...

‘Cinnamon challenge’ hurts teens

Don’t take the cinnamon challenge. That’s the advice from doctors in a new report about a dangerous prank depicted in popular YouTube videos but which has led to hospitalizations and a surge in calls to U.S. poison centers.  More...

‘Fighting’ dreams

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 73-year-old husband has, in the past year, been jerking during his sleep. His movements are quite wild at times. He has fallen out of bed three times during his “fighting” dreams. More...

Entertainment

Whitesburg will rock in mid-May

The weekend of May 17-18 promises to be a good one for fans of rock music when up-and-coming bands Buffalo Killers (above) and The Twang Bangers visit Whitesburg to perform shows at Summit City and Streetside Grill & Bar.   More...

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...

Fleetwood Mac relive Rumors

“It’s been three years since we’ve been onstage together, (and) after all that time apart we come together and it’s different. Somehow we’ve grown. More...

TURF TASK

— After months of delay, turf is being installed in the outfield of the new softball field at Letcher County Central High School at Ermine. More...

Board postpones ‘closed’ meeting

Letcher County Board of Education Chairman Robert Kiser said he does not know when or if the school board will reschedule a closed-door meeting to discuss proposed budget cuts and personnel matters.  More...

More ‘meth labs’ found in same area of Burdine

Police found two more methamphetamine labs Tuesday in the same wooded area near an apartment complex in Jenkins where four meth labs were found last week.  Jenkins Police Sgt. More...

News

PSC to take comments here

The agency that regulates Kentucky’s utilities is planning a public meeting here that would allow Kentucky Power Company to retire its Big Sandy generating facility in Louisa.  The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold the meeting i More...

Eight sexual assault cases occur monthly in Letcher

As Letcher County and other communities across the U.S. More...

Election set for LCCHS Council

Nominations for parent members of the Letcher County Central High School Council for 2013- 2014 are due to Michelle Craft, school secretary, in the school office no later than 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Is 13 too young to cross street?

Thirteen-year-old Ashley Davis gets hit by a car while crossing the street to get to her school bus stop. She dies. Who is to blame?   More...

The economic whodunit

The policy mystery of our time is why politicians in the United States and across much of the democratic world are so obsessed with deficits when their primary mission ought to be bringing down high and debilitating rates of unemployment.   More...

Sports

To play baseball at Centre College

Letcher County Central High School senior Jordan Short has accepted a scholarship offer from Centre College in Danville to play baseball there. More...

Golf scramble planned May 8

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg and the Letcher County Chamber of Commerce are partnering for their first golf scramble. More...

O’Neill, Krigger chase Derby history

A little known jockey and a lightly regarded horse pulled off an upset victory for trainer Doug O’Neill at last year’s Kentucky Derby.  On Saturday, he’ll give another relative unknown a chance of not only winning the big race More...

Families & Friends

Wright is top manager again

Mark Wright, agency manager of the Letcher County Agency for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance, has been named 2012 Agency Manager of the Year for District Five. This is the third consecutive year that Wright has won this award.  More...

BIRTHDAY

— Anna Niece Sparks will celebrate her 80th birthday with a party given by her children and grandchildren at 12:30 p.m., May 5, at the McRoberts Community Center. Her birthday is May 7. More...

Whitco Pentecostal Church holding a revival

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  I’ve been working outside and starting my painting. I’m really not having fun doing it, but I’ll be happy once I get it done.  I’ve been to two funerals this week. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Mavis Morgan

Memorial services for former Jenkins resident Mavis Banks Morgan, 88, of Prestonsburg, were held April 27 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va.  More...

Rites held for William Gibson

Funeral services for William Edwin ‘Bill’ Gibson, 82, of Jenkins, were held April 29 at Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. More...

Services held for Jerry Vanover

Funeral services for Jerry Allen Vanover, 40, were held April 30 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the Hemphill Cemetery.  Born in Alexandria, Va., he was a son of the late Harold and Helen Vanover. More...