August 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins killer believed he was missing $6,000

A man angered over a missing wallet believed to contain about $6,000 awarded from a motorcycle accident settlement murdered three people and shot himself in Jenkins early last Friday morning, authorities say.  More...

Features

The Home Place

Spicy, sweet or zesty, it’s never been easier to enjoy the crisp, tangy taste of homemade pickles. And with recipes like these you can preserve perfect pickles for any palate. Here are a few tips from the pickling pros at Mrs. More...

No need to get in a pickle over making pickles

Works with other vegetables, too!

Everyone loves a good homemade pickle. But not everyone loves to break out the canning equipment for the occasion.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Prison would bring needed jobs

The scheduling of a community forum in Whitesburg next Tuesday to allow Letcher County residents to meet with federal Bureau of Prisons officials about a proposal to locate a prison here can be seen as a sign that such a facility will indeed be built More...

What we (don’t) need to know

The leaders of al-Qaida in Pakistan and Yemen now know that it was the conversation last week between Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s successor in Pakistan, and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, Yemenbased head of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, in w More...

Sports

Softball camp planned

Chris Slone, former East Jessamine head softball coach and current assistant head softball coach at Alice Lloyd College, will hold a softball camp for girls ages at Perry County Park in Hazard at 11 a.m. More...

Former UK star holds camp here

Former University of Kentucky basketball star and current NBA player Darius Miller watched nine-year-old Landon Tolliver of Whitesburg practice dribbling during a short camp hosted by the 23-year-old More...

College football will be fun in Kentucky in 2013

Before the first crunch of shoulder pads there are hints that college football 2013 may be the season you tell the grandchildren about. More...

Families & Friends

Dorthy Tacket, daughters go to singing

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing okay and enjoying the nice weather.  Time is going so fast. I can’t believe it’s time to write again. Not much has been going on, or I haven’t heard about it.  More...

GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Luis and Beulah Caban were married August 9, 1963, and are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The live in Sylmar, Calif. More...

Roy Culp doing well after surgery

Jeremiah

By the time this hits the stands a new school year will be started. I hope all students have a good, prosperous school year and are safe getting on and off the school buses. More...

Obituaries

Edward Lumpkins, 86, succumbs

Edward Lumpkins, 86, died August 3 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Ruben and Mary Moore Lumpkins and was married to the late Janice Stamper Lumpkins. More...

Funeral service set for Thursday for 15-year-old Jenkins student

Funeral services will be held Thursday for a 15-year-old boy who died at his grandparents’ home Saturday morning.  Isaiah M. Nixon, a student at Jenkins Middle-High School, was found unresponsive about 10 a.m. More...

Services held for James Kiser

Funeral services for former McRoberts resident James Kiser, 88, were held August 6 at Hemphill Freewill Baptist Church. More...

Freak wreck kills Mayking man

Funeral services were held over the weekend for a 52-year-old Mayking man killed in a freak automobile accident in Pike County earlier last week.  Kelly Ray Caudill died August 1 after he was struck by a parked Jeep Cherokee near Pikeville while More...

Board OK’s new travel policy after auditor’s findings

Responding to a recent recommendation from the state auditor’s office, new Letcher Schools Supt. More...

News

Haymond will celebrate its 100th year

Haymond will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10, at Skyview Park. The event will include a quilt and art display on Friday, a car and bike show and corn hole tournament, both at 10 a.m.  More...

AT&T says upgrade should help broadband mobile service here

AT&T has announced the availability of its mobile broadband network in the Isom, Gordon and Whitesburg areas of Letcher County, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and applications to customers in the area.  More...

Jenkins council votes to end city auto stickers

Residents and workers in the City of Jenkins will no longer be required to purchase city auto stickers after the current cycle expires.  More...

Columns

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

August 5, 1943  Kirby Dixon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rich Dixon of Roxana, was killed in action in the Southwest Pacific, the War Department says. Kirby was a volunteer soon after the war was declared. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Impatience with those who don’t keep up with you can cause resistance, which, in turn, can lead to more delays. Best to be helpful and supportive if you want results.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – AUGUST 5-9

ALL MY CHILDREN — Evelyn was concerned when she saw Celia getting chummy with Colby and advised her to keep her distance. Pete lamented to Jane that he wished Celia would attend the auction with him. 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

Stem-cell burger lacks flavor

The food of the future could do with a pinch of seasoning — and maybe some cheese.  Two volunteers who took the first public bites of hamburger grown in a laboratory gave it good marks for texture but agreed there was something missing.&nb More...

Stomach bug hard to trace

Donna Heller thought she had cancer. But multiple visits to the doctor after a month with debilitating nausea and diarrhea didn’t yield any answers. Convinced she was dying, she met with her lawyer to get her will in order.  More...

More women breast feed

Health officials say breast-feeding rates continue to inch up: Now more than 3 in 4 mothers try to breast-feed their newborns.  Breast-feeding rates remain highest in Idaho and lowest in Mississippi. More...

Entertainment

Baby pageant set Sept. 16

The Letcher County Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant, sponsored by the Mountain Heritage Festival Committee, will be held at 6:30 p.m. More...

Seafood boil set

The Mountain Shrine Club in Whitesburg will hold a seafood boil from 4 to 8 p.m., August 24. The menu will include shrimp, crawfish, mussels, Polish sausage, imitation crab, corn on the cob, potatoes, dessert and drink. The cost is $18. More...

Square dance set August 10

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, August 10, at the Carcassonne Community Center. Dinner will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and the dance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Music will be by Lee Sexton. More...