May 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

31 have applied for job of Letcher schools chief

A Letcher County Board of Education member says he wants to interview all superintendent applicants who reside in Letcher County.  “I think it is a courtesy thing for our local people to get an interview,” said Will Smith, a board me More...

Features

The Home Place

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Big flavor - not effort - in honey-paprika chicken

Sweet and smoky and spicy are three flavors that work wonderfully together, and this recipe for roasted chicken thighs is a fast, easy and delicious way to make that point.  More...

Opinions

Disagreed with ruling

In my last article, I let it be known that I disagreed with the ruling of the Commonwealth as to the cause of my son Steven’s death. But I didn’t say what that ruling was purposely. More...

Political Cartoon

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Why are we crushing kids?

Here’s this week’s “Did that really happen?” quiz. More...

Sports

When others say what you’re thinking

Our theme for the week is based on a quote from former Ford and Chrysler president Lee Iacocca, who famously said, “Talk to people in their own language. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Buzz baits offer best action in fishing

With bass now chasing schools of baitfish close to the bank, you will see minnows jumping out of the water and bass breaking the surface. This is when top water fishing becomes very good — and very fun.  More...

Talladega plays no favorites

NASCAR prides itself in making sure the sport is always competed on a level playing field. The sanctioning body does a great job of enforcing the rulebook, but the greatest equalizer that the sport may know is the restrictor plate tracks.   More...

Families & Friends

Senior citizens prom coming up

Colson

Senior citizens prom is just in a couple weeks. All seniors are encouraged to get their prom dresses and finery ready. Try and get a date, but if you don’t have a feller or gal come anyway. More...

Local women attend George Jones memorial service

Judy Meade Sumpter of Medora, Ind., formerly of Kingscreek, drove her sister, Cassie Gibson of Cowan and their niece, Tammy Mitchell of Kingscreek, along with a dear family friend, Bertha Turner of Ingram’s Creek, to Nashville, Tenn., to attend More...

Ethel Banks marks her 97th birthday

Kingscreek

Hello from Kingscreek.  We are sure enjoying this beautiful weather. Everyone’s gardens are looking good.  The center is going strong right now. We had a 97th birthday party for Ethel Banks. More...

Obituaries

Mary Passmore dies in Virginia

Mary Glenn Jenkins Passmore, 90, died April 29, in Salem, Virginia.  Born at Seco, she was a daughter of the late Arch C. More...

Aleda Dianne Day, 63, succumbs

Funeral services for Aleda Dianne Day, 63, of Lawrenceburg, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) in Columbus, Ind. More...

Services held for Chasity Vance

Chasity Rena Vance, 31, died May 3 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  Born in Wise, Va., was a daughter of Jimmy and Shelia Williams Vance of Bill Moore Branch.  More...

‘Burnout’ a mistake, Jenkins mayor says

To many who attended the first of six scheduled “Jenkins Cruise In and Burnouts” events, the smoke sent rising from a stationary police cruiser’s spinning tires represented the highlight of the Saturday night show. More...

3 of 5 board members vote to abolish 3 staff positions

The Letcher County Board of Education abolished the position of assistant superintendent and two other jobs at a special meeting Tuesday night.   More...

News

LCC archery team continues rapid rise

In its third year of existence, the Letcher County Central High School archery team is ready to compete this week on the national level.  “It has been their willingness and desire to win,” said Mike Sexton, LCCHS archery coach. More...

Hunters here take 202 turkeys

Wild turkey hunters in Letcher County killed 202 birds during the spring hunting season that ended May 5.  More...

Thieves hit low mark, steal $5,000 from Little League

The Letcher Little League is offering a $300 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever stole baseball equipment and food from an Isom field last week. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908   May 11, 1933  Last Sunday, Lloyd Potter drove the first automobile over the mountain from Beefhide to Jenkins, a feat no one has undertaken before.  .  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you might prefer moving forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could find a good reason to make a change at this time.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 5/6-5/10

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Caroline orchestrated a charity fashion show and the proceeds were designated to benefit cancer victims. 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

Exercise cuts kidney stone risk

Women have another reason to exercise: It may help prevent kidney stones. You don’t have to break a sweat or be a super athlete, either. More...

Kids have more food, skin allergies

Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found.  More...

Living with vitiligo

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have vitiligo, and it keeps spreading over my body. My father had it on his legs. I’m an older lady of brown complexion. This vitiligo is so embarrassing. I wear slacks every day, except to church. More...

Entertainment

Square dance set for May 11

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, May 11, at the Carcassonne Community Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the dance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Kayak, canoe trip planned

A 16-mile kayaking and canoeing trip down the North Fork of the Kentucky River is set for Saturday morning.  Headwaters Inc. is organizing the trip from Whitesburg to Blackey. Participants are to meet at 9:30 a.m. More...

Mother’s Day dinner planned

The Mountain Shrine Club will hold is annual Mother’s Day dinner on Sunday, May 12, at the Mountain Shrine building in Whitesburg. The event will take place from noon until 6 p.m. More...