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Notice about coal jobs draws much interest

If reaction to a posting on The Mountain Eagle’s Facebook social media site is any indication, employment workers at a Pikeville employment agency better prepare for an onslaught of activity while accepting applications for 250 jobs expected to More...

Features

Is Medicare Part D an inadvertent enabler of prescription drug abuse?

An examination of the Medicare Part D program that Congress established a decade ago, dedicating billions of dollars to subsidizing prescription drug purchases for 35 million elderly and disabled Americans, uncovers the program’s risky lack of More...

Farmer’s trouble started pre-2008

Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer’s “unwarranted sense of entitlement” goes beyond what he’s been charged with, federal prosecutors said in a court filing.  More...

Richie Farmer’s sister resigns state position

Former Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer’s sister has resigned as assistant executive director of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Graduation Day. Congratulations.

It is that time of year again.  Some years ago, I was invited to speak at the graduation ceremonies of a liberal arts college. Later, many in the audience told me they expected a very political speech. More...

The party is officially over

Two weeks after the press partied hearty with President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the administration admitted that federal authorities had secretly combed through phone records for dozens of Associated More...

Sports

SAYING THANKS TO SENIORS

Emily Blair (left) and Katlyn Creech were honored during Senior Day ceremonies last Friday at Letcher County Central High School. More...

Lady Cavaliers defeat LCC to claim 14th Region crown

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers defeated Cordia and Letcher County Central this week to claim the championship of the 53rd District Fast Pitch Softball Tournament.  Monday’s 15-0 win over Cordia and Tuesday’s 14-4 win over Letcher Central More...

JENKINS SENIORS HONORED

Jenkins High School paid tribute to fast pitch softball players who are graduating seniors. More...

Families & Friends

Finchums to mark 27th anniversary

Cowan

Ramona Finchum and Robert and Regina Stivers spent the weekend with Bennett and Linda Combs. More...

GRADUATE

Tasha Yonts Brown was graduated recently from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College’s nursing program. More...

Thanks are planned for Wings crew

It doesn’t seem possible, but it has been 10 years since we worked to get the medical helicopter to move into Letcher County.  First Lifenet came, which later moved to Hazard Airport.  Then we were blessed to build the helipad and ha More...

Obituaries

Mary Johnson dies in Lexington

Mary E. More...

Rites held for Ronnie Morgan

Funeral services for Ronnie Delmar Morgan, 67, of Craft’s Colly, were held May 13 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Fon Jay Adkins

Fon Jay Adkins, 40, died May 18 at his home in Jenkins.  Born in Pikeville, he was a son of Rosetta Dingus Adkins of Jenkins and the late Fon Junior Adkins.  He was a 1989 graduate of Mayking Christian School, and a member of Jenkins First More...

Late taxpayers risk losing land, county clerk advises court

If you haven’t paid your delinquent property taxes, your tax bill is in great danger of being sold to a third party if you don’t pay soon or make arrangements to pay soon with Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton.  More...

Jurors clear Mayking man in wife’s death

The Letcher County Grand Jury voted not to indict a 37-year-old Mayking man who had been charged in connection with the death of his wife in March.  More...

Indictment names wrong man

This time they really did get the wrong man.  Justin Juan Bates, 34, of Box 3265, Highway 15, Whitesburg, did not help two others steal a Fleet One credit card from the Fleming-Neon Volunteer Fire Department and charge more than $500 in a sixmon More...

News

Counterfeit money found here

Counterfeit $5 and $20 bills are turning up in Letcher County.  One person from McRoberts was arrested on May 15 by the Jenkins Police Department in connection with using fake bills in the Jenkins area.  More...

Blood drive to be held at Jenkins

The Kentucky Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, on the KBC Bloodmobile on Lakeside Drive in Jenkins. Donors may register to win a 2013 Toyota Prius. For more information,call 1-800-775- 2522.   More...

American Legion sets Memorial Day services

Memorial Day observances will be held Sunday, May 26, by members of the Whitesburg American Legion Post 158 at 37 cemeteries in Letcher County. The schedule is:  7:25 a.m. More...

Columns

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

May 23, 1963  The 10-room home of Mrs. Herman Combs on Madison Street in Whitesburg was destroyed by fire. The wreckage continued to smolder for several days.  .  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An apparent act of injustice might turn out to be either an error in judgment or just plain stupidity. So calm down and cool off, and let the explanations roll out.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 5/20-5/24

ALL MY CHILDREN — Miranda gave AJ some unsolicited advice. She told him to figure out a way to make peace with his father. JR had holes in his memory and put Dixie on the spot when he asked about Marissa. 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

What do we eat? Map will tell us

Do your kids love chocolate milk? More...

Cataracts common in people over 60

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doctor gave me some very unsettling news. He says I have cataracts in both eyes. I haven’t been able to sleep since he told me. My aunt was blind later in life. More...

Shrinks, critics at odds over guide

In the new psychiatric manual of mental disorders, grief soon after a loved one’s death can be considered major depression. Extreme childhood temper tantrums get a fancy name. More...

Entertainment

To perform

Dennis Cove Band will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, May 25. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.   More...