July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Fleming-Neon will set up pay plans for late taxpayers

Delinquent taxpayers in Fleming- Neon will be given the opportunity to come into City Hall and make arrangements to set up an installment plan to pay their overdue taxes before the city moves to more drastic efforts to collect.  More...

Features

Attorney’s scrip collection believed to be best in region

There are hundreds of history lessons and stories in Steve Cawood’s collection of scrip, the coins issued by coal companies in Appalachia in the early 1900s for use in their commissaries.  More...

Fresh takes on summer tomato salad

The classic caprese salad — tomatoes paired with fresh mozzarella and torn, peppery basil leaves — is such a delicious blast of summer.  More...

The best fried chicken you’ll ever eat at home

As recently as eight months ago, I’d have told you I don’t really care for fried chicken.  More...

Columns

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Jude in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. What king of Judah built up the defenses of Bethlehem and other cities? Rehoboam, Omri, Hiel, Nimrod  3. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

July 8, 1943  Despite the objections of President Franklin D. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your zeal for challenges usually works well for you. But this week it’s best to avoid jumping into new situations without more information. Vital news emerges by the weekend.  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

Fixing up homes of seniors enables them to age in place

Alberta Hough struggles to feed herself a snack, her arms shaking badly from Parkinson’s disease. Days earlier, the 84-year-old fell while eating, sliding off her kitchen chair.  More...

Female facial hair

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I’m a 26-year-old woman with an embarrassing problem. I’m growing a mustache. What causes this? I have started to shave, but I worry that shaving is going to make the hair grow faster and coarser. More...

Double Jeopardy Smoking and Diabetes

If you smoke, you already know two things: It’s bad for your health, and it’s very hard to quit. But now, there have never been more resources available for people who want to quit smoking. More...

Entertainment

Celebration of mountain heritage, culture planned

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will sponsor a festival of mountain heritage and culture on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland campus.  More...

Little Shepherd Drama set

The Little Shepherd Drama runs every Saturday night. Showtime is 8 p.m. The amphitheater is located off US 23 on HWY 3086 at Jenkins. The Devil John Days Reunion membership is welcome on Saturday, July 13. More...

To perform

Will Caudill & Route 7 will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, July 13. 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...

Rains, delays mean Jenkins pool won’t open before August

Permitting delays and wet weather may push the opening date of the new Jenkins City Swimming Pool into August.  More...

W’burg tax rates stay the same

The City of Whitesburg will not raise property tax rates this year.  More...

News

Scammers calling here

A Premium woman became suspicious of a telephone call she received Sunday when the caller demanded that she wire $20,000 to the Dominican Republic.  More...

Registration planned

Myra Christian Academy of Faith Baptist Church of Myra will hold registration for the 2013-2014 school year at 10 a.m., July 17, at the church. More...

LCCHS senior pictures scheduled

Letcher County Central High School seniors will have senior pictures taken July 22 to 24 by Jack Tester of Best Portraits. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Board should drop appeal, ex-chairman advises in a letter

The following letter was sent to Robert Kiser, chairman of the Letcher County Board of Education, by Steven Carroll Sexton, who served as school board chairman in the 1990s. More...

State begins cuts that hurt working poor

Starting this month, some very cruel budget cuts are making it much harder for poor, working parents in Kentucky to pay for childcare.  As if that weren’t enough, the state no longer has enough money to pay a modest, monthly stipend to re More...

Sports

UK football schedule is tough — as always

What’s the old saying? Things are never as bleak as they appear to be nor are they ever as rosy as they may appear. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

High waters can bring fishing success

With all this rain we have had the last few weeks, many lakes are high and out of their banks. However, this is not too bad of a thing. Some of the best summer fishing trips that I have had have been during times like this.  More...

Johnson completes sweep

Jimmie Johnson continued his march to the Sprint Cup Hall of Fame Saturday night when he completed the rare sweep of both of Daytona’s Cup races in the same year. More...

Families & Friends

Eli Brown enjoys his ‘big sandbox’

Cowan

The Hop Gibson clan met at the Cowan Community Center for their annual reunion. A large crowd gathered from several states and everyone had a good time. More...

Caudill family reunion

The Martha and Silas Caudill Reunion was held at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park June 28-30 with 60 plus family members attending from eight states.  Jim and Linda Whitaker, Ida Sellers, and Kim Haas, the reunion hosts, had everything ready by More...

ANNIVERSARY

Steve and Vickie Hatton Underwood went on a dinner cruise while celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on June 7 in Maui, Hawaii. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Bonnie Holbrook

Bonnie Holbrook died July 4 at her home in Whitesburg. She was 90 years old.  Born in Letcher County, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Nannie Tolliver Duncil and the widow of Rufus Holbrook. More...

Can Pease buried at Ermine

Funeral services for Can William Pease, 50, were held July 11 at Letcher Funeral Home. More...

Miller rites held

Ronnie Miller, 55, of Blackey, died July 5 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of Mavis Halcomb Miller and the late James Miller, he was a brother of the late Tommy Miller, Annette Whitaker and Connie Crase.  More...