July 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Burial set for wreck victim

Graveside service were to be held today (Wednesday) for a 67-year-old Eolia woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Virginia last week.  Lois Faye Brock died July 9 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Pound, Va. More...

Features

3 teen girls working to bring more visitors to Carcassonne

Three Whitesburg teenagers are working to encourage more people to visit the Carcassonne Community Center.  More...

‘Moving Wall’ coming to region

The Moving Wall, a halfsize replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., will be in the city of Middlesboro next month.  Bell County Tourism President Judy Barton said an opening ceremony is set for 7 p.m. EDT on Aug. More...

Coach writing book

Kentucky coach John Calipari will reveal some of the philosophy behind his championship program in a book he’s writing for release next year.  More...

Opinions

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The ‘Mean Team’ now striking out at jobless Americans

“Come on, team, let’s get mean!”   More...

Still remembering ‘Tony’

In the endless cycling that has all but overtaken my profession, if you had anything to say about actor James Gandolfini’s death, you were supposed to write it, post it and move on within 24 hours of his passing on June 19.  More...

Sports

Golfer Kenny Perry does Kentucky proud

When Kenny Perry came huff- ing and puffing to the 18th green at the 34th Seniors Open Golf Tournament Sunday in Omaha, we had to smile. An age thing.   More...

Girls’ team is state’s best

The Fleming-Neon Senior League softball team traveled to London to play in the Kentucky State Championship against Trimble County.  In the first game on Saturday, Trimble County got two on base with a walk and a single by Shelbe Black in the fir More...

NASCAR get this one right

NASCAR has one of the toughest jobs in all of professional sports trying to make sure that everyone involved is respecting its rulebook. More...

Families & Friends

Harrison hosts Civil War re-enactment

Southern Ohio

Hello again everyone!  How is everything in your little corner of this big old world? I should say my how time flies when you are having fun!  More...

Growing up in Hoot Owl Hollow

In my mind’s eye I can see the old homeplace where I was raised in the hollow that people called Hoot Owl Hollow at Isom. More...

Imagination Library enrolls 150th child

The Imagination Library in Whitesburg has enrolled its 150th child. Eight-month-old Lily Alexandra Hall is the daughter of Brandi and Nicholas Hall, and received the book “The Little Engine That Could”.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Ralph Sexton

Ralph Sexton, 26, died July 13 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  A son of Betty Hutchins of Whitesburg and the late Mike Sexton, he was reared by his grandmother, Sally “Nan” Sexton. More...

Rites held for Yvonne Hammock

Yvonne Hammock, 82, died July 12 at her home in Whitesburg.  A daughter of the late Francis Corbett and Elsie Hall Hammonds, she was the widow of Lennon Hammock.  She was a member of the Whitesburg First Baptist Church.  Funeral servi More...

Eula McFall Meade dies at 83

Eura L. McFall-Meade, 83, of Wyandotte, Mich., died June 27.  Born in Jackhorn to the late Alvin McFall and Mary Childers, she was the widow of Ulyses Meade.  She was preceded in death by two sons Ulyses Jr. More...

Sheriff tells court he will try to keep from service cuts

Letcher County will see a more streamlined sheriff ’s department this year, but Sheriff Danny Webb told the Letcher County Fiscal Court at its July meeting that he hopes to be able to continue the current level of service in the face of funding More...

Freak mishap hurts woman on vacation in Smoky Mtns.

A Letcher County school district employee remains in a Tennessee hospital after sustaining serious injuries in a freak accident while on vacation.  A tree fell on Michelle Tilley, 41, of Pike County, on July 10 while she was in a cemetery at Cad More...

Chainsaw mishap is fatal to man

A Little Colley man died Tuesday from injuries sustained from a logging accident.  Charles ‘Tiger’ Yeary III, 39, was cutting limbs from a fallen tree in the Harrison Branch community of Little Colley when the chainsaw kicked back an More...

News

Back-to-school bash, Kids Day

The Letcher County Kids Day Committee will hold a back-to-school bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at Riverside Park in Whitesburg. More...

Space openings for new classes

The Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy, located in Harlan, has recently started Class 3. A limited number of spots are still available  The Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy is a residential, quasi- military school. More...

Letcher Co. Police Beat

Monday, July 8  • At 3:10 p.m., a representative of Chesapeake Energy calls the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office to report a burglary at a natural gas well site at Eolia. More...

Columns

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

July 20, 1933  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With new facts to work with, you should feel more confident in moving ahead. But continue to do so at an unhurried pace so you can spot details you might otherwise miss.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – JULY 15 – 19

ALL MY CHILDREN — Lea let Jesse know that it she knows that it was actually Vlad who was killed and not Uri. The dental record identification was faked. Jesse told David to stay away from Angie when he took her side against him. More...

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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

Monitors help seniors stay home

It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a More...

More middle-aged women dying of OD

Overdose deaths in the U.S. More...

Smoking isn’t only cause of emphysema

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I work with a woman who claims she has emphysema. She smokes regularly and finds herself out of breath when coming up the stairs. She is 60. More...

Entertainment

Drama offers discount

The Little Shepherd Drama can be seen every Saturday night until Sept. 7 at the Little Shepherd Amphitheater in Jenkins. Showtime is 8 p.m. Groups of 12 or more are eligible for special discounts. More...

To perform here Saturday

Jeff German says his “working class music” is “best served with a cold beer after a long week.” If your taste in music runs along the lines of the Drive-By Truckers or Scott M More...

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...