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Features

Alison Grimes will run against McConnell in 2014

Declaring that Senate Minority Leader Mitch Mc- Connell has “lost touch” with Kentucky voters, the state’s 34-year-old secretary of state announced this week that she would seek to unseat him in 2014, ending a long search by Democra More...

The Home Place

The best parties bring together great food, great ingredients, and great friends. To make your party stand out, take advantage of resources you already have to create an inviting and warm atmosphere for party guests. More...

A coconut and berry no-bake pie for July Fourth

Just because summer seems to scream for pie doesn’t mean we are eager to crank up the oven. This is especially true at the Fourth of July, when we’d rather focus on the grill and preparations for fireworks.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Mayking’s ‘Marauder Man’

On September 10, 1920, Ray Harding Hogg was born in the community of Mayking, the fourth child of Charles and Lina Hogg. Quiet and unassuming, Ray would be anything but average. More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

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Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your persistence pays off as the information you demanded starts to come through. The pace is slow at first, but it begins to speed up as the week draws to a close.  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

Nation’s librarians being called upon to help with healthcare law

The nation’s librarians will be recruited to help people get signed up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Up to 17,000 U.S. More...

‘Artificial pancreas’ supplies insulin

Doctors are reporting a major step toward an “artifi- cial pancreas,” a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed.  More...

DASH it up!

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I was very interested in your column on the DASH diet. Is there a diet sheet listing all the items pertaining to this diet? How can I get one? I think it’s a doable diet. — I.P.  More...

Entertainment

Square dance

A square dance will be held at the Carcassonne Community Center on Saturday, July 13. The dance will begin at 7 p.m.   More...

Drama to honor veterans

The Little Shepherd Outdoor Drama will hold Armed Forces Appreciation Day on July 6. Tickets for veterans are $5.50. The drama will take place at the amphitheater located off US 23 at Jenkins on Hwy. 3086. Showtime is 8 p.m. More...

Acts old and new put fun in Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo, the four-day music and arts festival held annually in Manchester, Tenn., lived up to its reputation again this year as a pillar in American outdoor music festivals. More...

Power bills could rise 31% if plan is approved by PSC

Electricity bills for a “typical residential customer” could surge from about $120 a month to about $157, according to a base rate case filed with the state Public Service Commission by Kentucky Power.  More...

Man found dead at Ermine; investigation is continuing

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 27-year-old man who was electrocuted last week.  Jason Allen Riley was pronounced dead on the afternoon of June 26 by Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker. More...

News

As expected, Jenkins board closes school

After serving its small community for 101 years, McRoberts Elementary School will not open its doors to incoming students in August. More...

Letcher board working on vehicle usage policy

The new superintendent of Letcher County Public Schools has indicated that financial cuts to the district’s budget are necessary.  “Expenditures are rising and revenues are falling,” said Supt. More...

Class for foster parents is set

An orientation class for foster parents will be held at 10 a.m., July 11. Those interested in attending should call (606) 886-0163.   More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Millions are spent on ‘war,’ but miners aren’t beneficiaries

Editorial

Thanks to Lexington Herald-Leader reporters John Cheves and Bill Estep, we have learned of a huge spending blitz by “pro” and “anti” forces in the continuing “war” between the coal industry and environmentalists.&n More...

The original reformer

Let’s praise a struggling conservative reform movement seeking to disentangle the right’s cause from extremism and to make its ideas more compelling to a younger and broader swath of Americans. More...

Sports

Football practice set July 10

Varsity football practice will be held at 9 a.m., July 10, at Letcher County Central High School. All freshmen must attend. At 1:30 p.m., July 11, physicals will be given by Dr. More...

Noel’s draft position still worth celebrating

Let us celebrate with moderation, Nerlens Noel’s good fortune this celebratory week (July 4).  More...

AMONG THE VERY BEST

The Letcher County Central High School archery team placed eighth out of 48 teams at the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) world competition in St. Louis, Mo. over the weekend. More...

Families & Friends

TIRED (AND IN MANY CASES) UNRECOGNIZABLE

Contestants posed for a photo after the inaugural 5K event “Color Me Crazy Red, White and Blue Run, Walk, Crawl” in Whitesburg on Saturday. More...

Summer’s good outweighs bad

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2  More...

Pairing for a Purpose

The third annual Pairing for a Purpose golf tourney at the Jenkins Golf Course raised $7,000 for Relay for Life. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Richard Adams

Funeral services for Richard Wiley Adams, 83, of Mayking, were held July 1 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  The son of the late Wiley and Ritter Kincer Adams, he was born in Letcher County. More...

Donnie Wright buried at Seco

Funeral services for Donnie Ray Wright, 73, were held June 20 at The Light House in Whitesburg. Burial was in the family cemetery at Seco.  More...

Rites held for Stevie Toler

Stevie Darrel Toler, 59, died June 27 at his home at Jenkins.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Elbert and Mary Dorothy Mullins Toler, he was the widower of Linda Fleming Toler.  He was the father of the late Kevin Fleming, and a brother of t More...