July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins school board loses newest member

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education this week accepted the resignation of one board member and told a group of visitors from McRoberts it will work with them to try to see that the McRoberts Elementary School remains a fixture in the community More...

Features

‘The revitalization of Neon’

Officials hope a new library will be the start of revitalization for downtown Fleming-Neon.  “I think this is one of the steppingstones for Neon to start building back,” said Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward. More...

Nursery tends to native Appalachian plants

If you want to visit Enchanter’s Garden Native Plant Nursery, be sure to call ahead to fix a time.  Because if you meet another vehicle on the rocky, half-milelong, one-lane driveway that leads there, somebody will have to back up to where More...

Love of speed pushes man to collect Mustang Cobras

Randy Thomas never could help but go fast in his blue 1966 Ford Mustang, but he knew the outcome as a teenager.  Too many traffic violations for speeding and street racing and he’d be forced to park the speed machine and ride his bike to s More...

Sports

Jordan Short will play baseball at Centre

Jordan Short, son of Frank Jr. and Sandy Short of Neon, was selected to participate in the Senior All Star games for the East team in Louisville, where he performed on June 19. More...

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The Fleming-Neon Senior League softball team won the Kentucky State Championship against Trimble County. More...

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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. More...

Families & Friends

Shepherd family enjoys reunion at Cowan

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are doing well and keeping cool in this hot weather. I’ve been staying in. The only times I’ve been going out is to church and I’ve been to three funerals.  More...

Photo

Joe and Misty Hatton Jones are pictured at their wedding. She is the daughter of Ida and Roger Hatton. More...

Many taking beach vacations

Jeremiah

I haven’t written in so long that it’s hard to sit down and remember what’s been going on in the Jeremiah area. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Kimberley Collier

Kimberley Sue Collier, 50, of Neon, died July 8 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of Revil Million Collier of Neon and the late Ernest Collier, she had worked as a patient caregiver.  She was a member of Cornerstone C More...

Jack Stallard, 83, succumbs

Funeral services for Jack Stallard, 83, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in the Whitaker Cemetery at Seco.  Born in Letcher County to the late John M. More...

Rites held for Charles Yeary III

Charles Franklin ‘Tiger’ Yeary III, 39, of Little Colley, died July 16.  He was a son of Charles Franklin Yeary Jr. of Little Colley, and Rosetta Kiser of Millstone.  More...

Breaking News - 7/27/2013 7:30 PM

Wreck fatal to Kingscreek man - Free Access

A two-vehicle traffic accident on the Whitesburg bypass Saturday afternoon left one man dead and one woman injured — apparently critically. More...

Outlook for coal much improved, top producer says

The nation’s coal industry is beginning to regain many of the customers it has lost to natural gas, the world’s biggest private-sector coal producer said this week.  More...

Letcher board declines donation that would have kept new class

The Letcher County Board of Education has declined an offer of $16,000 from an anonymous donor to help fund the salary of a law enforcement instructor.  The new law enforcement and criminal justice program, which the board created in December, h More...

News

Sheriff ’s department will guard schools again

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department is again in charge of providing security for schools that belong to the Letcher County School System.  More...

The tornado at Isom

The date was June 11, 1953, and I was 15 years old.  I was staying overnight at the home of Tom Boring at Isom, and the house was right beside the old Isom Grade School building, near where the rodeo arena is now. More...

School meals offered

Jenkins Independent School District will participate in the National School Lunch/Breakfast programs for the 2013-2014 school year.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A longtime situation starts to move into a new phase. The question for the uncertain Lamb right now is whether to move with it. Facts emerge by midmonth to help you decide.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – JULY 22 – 26

ALL MY CHILDREN — Cassandra had trouble coping with the reality that she is pregnant. She hated the fact that this baby will do nothing but remind her of all the times she was used by men while she was in captivity. More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

July 25, 1963  Alfred Adams tells about his family’s move from their mountain farm on Little Cowan to the town of Fleming, where they thought life was so easy and full of excitement. More...

Health

Skipping breakfast hurts heart

Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack.  A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of a heart attack than those who ate a morning meal. More...

Chemo ‘cold cap’ saves hair

Happier survivor

Hair loss is one of chemotherapy’s most despised side effects, not because of vanity but because it fuels stigma-revealing to the world an illness that many would rather keep private.  More...

New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer

Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer.  An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they’ve removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors say. More...

Entertainment

Ladies’ night out

On Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come Drama, all women will be admitted for $5 each. Showtime is at 8 p.m., pre-show music at 7:30 p.m.   More...

Dennis Cove Band to play

Dennis Cove Band will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, July 27. 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...

Poker run planned Aug. 3

The Riverside Days 4-Wheeler/ATV Poker Run will take place August 3 at Fishpond Lake. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the run at 11 a.m. The cost is $10 per poker hand with a $100 prize for best hand and $50 for second best hand. More...