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Attorney General’s office says board violated law

The Letcher County Board of Education violated Kentucky’s Open Meetings Act by failing to give notice of the nature and purpose of a closed session at a May 7 meeting, the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General has concluded.  More...

Features

The C-118 Liftmaster that flew Elvis home

The first C-118 arrived at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on March 25, 1955.  These aircraft saw service all over the world to countries such as Libya, Nigeria, Greenland, Brazil, Guam, Turkey, and New Zealand, to name a few, during its years at More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

IRS should boot all ‘political charities,’ both right and left

If you’re covered in political stink, it might be prudent to avoid yelling “dirty politics” at others.  More...

Slower rise in health care spending is a big deal

The sky isn’t falling. The train is not wrecking. The end is not nigh. More...

Sports

UofL has already clinched best of 2013

When 2013 comes to an end and its time to chronicle Kentucky’s top sports story of the year, the suspense will be like Secretariat winning the Belmont Stakes 40 years ago — by 31 lengths in June 1973.  More...

Compete at state meet

Jenkins High School’s Tanner Goff (above) and Josh Collins (below) medaled at the state track meet recently. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Use a floater and catch some bluegill

Bluegill fishing is good right now.  I have been several times in the past few weeks and have done well every time. More...

Families & Friends

Old home place looks good again

Jeremiah

Sunday before last we attended the Maggard Memorial meeting held once a year at the old church house across Pine Mountain.  The meeting is usually just a small group who come out to worship and also remember loved ones laid to rest in the very o More...

Bible school in full swing

Bach Court

It’s Vacation Bible School time at the Whitesburg First Baptist Church, where Colossal Coaster World is the theme. We’ve been having a great time.  More...

Choices for bluegrass shows were plenty

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone.  I don’t know about you but I feel like I am on a fast moving plane and not leaving the ground! As I was writing a check and put the date, I realized half the year is nearly already gone. More...

Entertainment

To perform

Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, June 15. 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...

Block party here will feature food, music, contests and pro wrestler

Event is from 2 until 9 Saturday on Main Street in Whitesburg

A summertime block party will be held on Main Street in Whitesburg this Saturday.  Different businesses will host games and activities for children. A pie-eating contest will be held at Here Comes The Bun Bakery. More...

Former Drive-By Trucker bassist Tucker and band to perform here

Shonna Tucker’s star has been rising ever since she made her vocal debut in 2005 on the Drive- By Truckers’ cover of Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone.” If the three songs now available from her coming new album A Tell A More...

City of Neon may turn late tax bills over to collectors

Fleming-Neon citizens who are delinquent in paying their city taxes may soon see their delinquent taxes sold to third parties who will double or even triple the amount owed through court costs and other collection fees.  At the June meeting of t More...

Funeral held for woman killed in Pike

Funeral services were held Saturday for a Whitesburg woman who died after being hit by a car in Pike County last week.  More...

News

First black tar heroin arrests made here

Two Ohioans were arrested by the Whitesburg Police Department for being in possession of black tar heroin, an illegal narcotic that police say isn’t a common drug in Letcher County.  More...

Rabies clinic set June 15

A rabies clinic will be held June 15 in Letcher County. The cost is $5 for a rabies vaccination, $12 for a 5-way/7-way vaccination for dogs, and $12 for a 4-way vaccination for cats. The clinic is sponsored by the Letcher County Health Center.  More...

Want to attend a class reunion

Members of the Whitesburg High School Class of 1973 are gauging the level of interest for a class reunion to be held at the home of Michael Burl Combs on the weekend of September 14-15.  If you are interested please call Michael Burl or Kim Comb More...

Columns

Moments in Time

• On June 29, 1613, the Globe Theater, where most of Shakespeare’s plays debuted, burns down. The Globe was a round wooden structure with a stage at one end, and covered balconies for the gentry. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

June 10, 1943 The Sweet Shoppe, which as been a very popular meeting place for the young crowd for several years in Whitesburg, has assumed new management and will reopen on June 15 with Mr. Floyd Mercer in charge. . More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Count to 10 if you must, but don’t lose your temper, despite that person’s (you know who!) efforts to goad you into reacting. Your restraint will pay off in a big way.  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

Study: Sunscreen slows aging

If worry about skin cancer doesn’t make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin.  More...

Q&A on court ruling on morning-after pill

Don’t expect to see morning-after pills for all ages on drugstore shelves anytime soon. More...

Testing and Diabetes Control

Keeping blood glucose at near-normal levels helps people with diabetes avoid long-term complications, which can affect the eyes, nerves and kidneys. More...

Obituaries

Memorial service planned June 16

A memorial service for people buried in the J. D. Maggard Cemetery will be held at the Little Dove Church in Eolia on June 16 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 634-8170.   More...

Rites held for Carrie Cornett

Funeral services were held at Blackey June 6 for Carrie Gail Cornett, 61, of Letcher, who died June 4 at the Whitesburg hospital.  Mrs. More...

Russell Calhoun, 86, succumbs

Funeral services for Russell Calhoun, 86, of Hindman, will be held today (Wednesday) in Hindman. More...