July 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Prison officials will be here to talk about site

A local volunteer citizens group appears much closer to reaching its goal of bringing a federal prison to Letcher County.  More...

Funeral set for victim of bypass wreck

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) for a Kingscreek man who died Saturday afternoon from injuries sustained in a twovehicle wreck on the Whitesburg bypass.  More...

Features

Restaurant will have its own BBQ pit

Owners of a barbeque restaurant that will open soon in downtown Whitesburg pride themselves on homemade recipes and slow cooked meats.  More...

Fighting World War II in Alaska

EDITOR’S NOTE: Known as the “Forgotten Battle,” the Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II was little known because it occurred at the same time as the Guadalcanal Campaign in the South Pacific. More...

Letcher man writes about draft, boot camp

Although Eddie Nickels didn’t see combat action while serving his country during the Vietnam War, that doesn’t mean his tour of duty was without sacrifice.  More...

Columns

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

July 29, 1943  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – 7- 29 – 8 - 2

ALL MY CHILDREN — Colby is told by David not to get too carried away because they slept together. To him it’s just a fling and nothing serious. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There might still be some uncertainty about the decision you made. But a quick check of the facts should reassure you that you’re doing the right thing.  More...

Speak Your Piece

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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

Work longer, protect memory

New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. More...

10 early signs of dementia

Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all.  Noticing you have had a decline beyond the occasional misplaced car keys or forgotten name could be the very earliest sign of Alzheimer’s More...

Golden years shorter, sicker in the South

If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good health.  More...

Entertainment

Mars Fest set Aug. 2, 3

The fifth annual Mars Fest at Wiley’s Last Resort on Pine Mountain will be held August 2 and 3.  More...

One big bash before class

The all-volunteer Letcher County Kids’ Day Committee sponsored its annual Back to School Bash at River Park in Whitesburg on July 26. More...

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, August 5. 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...

TAKING SHAPE

Worker Greg Pihs worked to install a large slide being installed at the new swimming pool in Jenkins. After a series of delays the pool is getting much closer to opening. (Photo by Chuck Johnson) More...

Police say they ‘won’t tolerate’ bomb threats

A Friday evening telephone call saying that a bomb had been placed in the Streetside Grill and Bar in Whitesburg postponed well-attended musical performances at Streetside and the Summit City Lounge.  More...

Alleged sex offender among 14 accused in indictments

The Letcher County Grand Jury has indicted a Letcher County resident on three charges of sexual abuse of a minor.  More...

News

Letcher schools to hold enrollment day Aug. 1

Letcher County Public Schools will host an open enrollment day on Thursday, August 1. More...

SKCTC registration Aug. 12-15

Registration for the fall semester at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will be held August 12 through August 15 at all SKCTC campus locations. Hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. Classes will begin Monday, Aug.19. More...

4-H plans yard sale

The Letcher County 4-H yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., July 31 through August 2, at the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Office off of the Whitesburg By-Pass and Stone Ave. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Blessed are America’s richest

One thing I’ve come to value in the last couple of years is the altruism and keen economic insights of the fourth-richest man in America: Charles Koch. More...

Fighting back on voting rights

Attorney General Eric Holder has opened what will be an epic battle over whether our country will remain committed to equal rights at the ballot box. More...

Sports

Softball camp planned Aug. 3

Chris Slone, former East Jessamine head softball coach and current assistant head softball coach at Alice Lloyd College, will hold a skills and hitting camp for girls ages 8 to 18 at Earnest Cook Memorial Park in Whitesburg at 11 a.m. More...

Fleming-Neon Senior Leaguers win in Indiana

The Fleming-Neon Senior League softball team traveled to South Bend, Ind., to play in the Central Region Senior League Tournament. In the first game of pool play, Fleming-Neon played Jefferson R7 from Missouri.  More...

Newman’s Indy audition

Ryan Newman knew coming into this season that it could be his last with Stewart-Haas Racing as it leaked at the end of last year that Kevin Harvick would be moving to SHR for the 2014 season. More...

Families & Friends

History society to discuss 1927 deaths

Blair Branch

Hello all! I hope each and every one of you had a great week and are doing well. Wasn’t the weather on Sunday wonderful?  We definitely picked the perfect day to have a gettogether with the family to celebrate our boys’ birthdays. More...

TOP STUDENT

Lindsey Belcher received the top eighth grade student awarding during the Jenkins Middle School promotion ceremony. She had the highest grade point average in her class. More...

Gloria Beachy receiving therapy at Cardinal Hill

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. More...

Obituaries

Patsy Craft buried at Partridge

Patsy Nadine Craft, 82, died July 27 at Life Care Center in Morehead.  She was a daughter of the late Steve and Mary Jane Maggard Raleigh, and the widow of General Caudill. She later married the late Isaac Craft. More...

Rites held for Patricia Inez Day

Patricia Inez Ratliff Day, 83, of Kingscreek, died July 24, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  More...

Carl Dean Hall dies at 73

Carl Dean Hall, 73, died July 19 in Lexington.  Born in Letcher County to the late Enoch and Maggie Webb Hall, he was retired from teaching and coaching in the Letcher and Pike County school systems.  He was an honorary Kentucky Colonel, an More...