August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Survivors seek answers as 2 more funerals held

Graveside services were held over the weekend for the last of three Jenkins residents murdered by 58-year-old Timothy Lee Shelby before Shelby turned his gun on himself and committed suicide.  Jennifer Walters, 35, was buried Saturday after a pr More...

Features

Couple working to get to Africa for 2nd baby

Reagan Berry has seen firsthand how some children in Africa suffer. Berry, of Whitesburg, has returned to Africa several times since her first three-month mission trip to Senegal during her sophomore year in college.  More...

The bombing of Khobar Towers

On the night of June 25, 1996, near Dhahran Air Base, Saudi Arabia, terrorists positioned a tanker truck filled with explosives less than 100 feet away from a building in the Khobar Towers Complex that housed deployed airmen. Shortly before 10 p.m. More...

Opinions

What was best year?

Did you ever be just sitting around and start trying to decide which was the best year of your life since you became an adult?  I would have to pick 1976 because that was the year that I got my house in order and the Lord accepted me as a fit su More...

Columns

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 3 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. “Satan” is found 15 times in the Old Testament, with 11 in which book? 1 Chronicles, Job, Psalms, Zechariah  3. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty might upset some people, but you inevitably win more admirers for having the courage to tell the truth when others are more likely to scramble for cover.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – AUGUST 12-16

ALL MY CHILDREN — The gala event featured Opal doing interviews on the red carpet. Billy Clyde fantasized about being in the limelight there. Colby bragged about herself and David tried to get some positive press for his new bio-sensor. More...

Families & Friends

Reunions • Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

Professor Sue Greer-Pitt contributes to textbook

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TO WED

Tiffany Lowe and John Reedy will be married at 2 p.m., August 17, at Little Bethlehem Church at Litt Carr. She is the daughter of Lilly and Floyd Lowe of Isom. More...

Obituaries

Dors Hall, 63, dies at Jenkins

Dors Hall, 63, died August 12 at his home at Jenkins.  Born in Pike County to the late Hassel and Hazel Ray Hall, he was a brother of the late Ronnie ‘Little Red’ Hall, Harold Dean Hall and Georgia Ball.  More...

Georgia Slone dies at 72

Funeral services for Georgia Slone, 72 of Hallie, were held August 10 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Annie Gilley

Annie Gilley, 50, of Sandlick, died August 8 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  She was a daughter of the late Powers and Sylvia Combs.  More...

City council says festival must start meeting its costs

The Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously at its August meeting to require the promoter of Riverside Days to assume the cost for electricity in order to continue using the River Park, as well as the cost of paying the overtime incurred by city wo More...

Woman stole from elderly vet

Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright followed a jury’s recommendation in sentencing a Jenkins woman to a 20-year prison term for stealing checks from a 92-year-old veteran.  More...

News

Man charged with DUI days after fatal wreck

A Sandlick man involved in a fatal two-vehicle wreck on the Whitesburg bypass two weeks ago is on home incarceration after being arrested August 9 on an unrelated matter.  Kelvin Eric Sexton, 30, was arrested at 3:08 p.m. on Aug. More...

Jenkins woman admits guilt in 2011 death of Atlanta man

A Jenkins woman recently pleaded guilty to her involvement in the 2011 shooting death of an Atlanta man.  Angela Renee Mays, 31, of 936 Premier Subdivision, has been sentenced to a maximum term of 10 years in prison for her role in the murder of More...

Neon member quits

The Fleming-Neon City Council will begin the process of appointing a new member soon. 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

Trampoline parks pose risks

Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline park in Utah for a day of flipping, jumping and bouncing.  More...

High blood sugar tied to dementia

Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. More...

A pain in the leg

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Since January, when I made a New Year’s resolution to be more active, I have been walking daily, seven days a week. In the past month, I have pushed to walk farther and faster. More...

Entertainment

Isom Days parade set

The Isom Days Parade will start at 11 a.m. on August 31. For entries, contact Carla Smith at 633-0020 or 633-2432 or leave a message on the Facebook page for the Isom Days Festival. Entries must be received by August 29.   More...

Pine Mountain Trail Race set for Aug. 24

The Pine Mountain Trail Master of The Mountain 13.1 Trail Race will begin at 8 a.m. on Aug. More...

Horseshoe tourney set Aug. 18

The American Legion Post 152 of Pine Mountain, Whitesburg, will have a horseshoe tournament sponsored by the Sons of the Legion on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded, and the entry fee is $5 per person. More...