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News

Parent, board member plead for full-time nurse at Cowan

The parent of a Cowan Elementary School student appeared before the Letcher County Board of Education this week to voice her concerns about the lack of a fulltime school nurse to care for her son who has diabetes and others who may also need insulin More...

Class, workshops being offered

The Workforce Solutions Office of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer workshops and a class.  On Sept. 7, a class on digital photography will be presented by photographer Jennifer McDaniels. More...

Water testing workshop set

A community water testing workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at the old Boone Motor Building on Madison Avenue in Whitesburg. More...

Columns

Our integration record

The Way We Were

Fifty years ago this week — on August 28, 1963 — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

August 24, 1933  Voters in Kentucky will vote on November 7, general election day, on the question of repeal or retention of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your Arian charm quotient at an almost all-time high this week, plus all the facts to back you up, you just might win over the last doubters to your proposal.  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...

Families & Friends

Rotarians attend conference in Tennessee

Rotarians Barbara Ison and Margaret Hammonds attended Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Homecomin’ 2013 at the Music Road Hotel Conference Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., in June, and talked with David Dotson, President of the Dollywood F More...

Hatton reunion draws crowd

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. This has been a good week for me.  I had lunch one day with my brothers, John and Jack Howard, and I really enjoyed it a lot. I don’t think we had ever done it before. More...

SKCTC and ESPN celebrate College Colors Day Aug. 29

Students at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will team with sports leader ESPN in celebration of College Colors Day on Thursday, Aug. 29.  More...

Entertainment

Little Shepherd Drama scheduled

The Little Shepherd drama will be presented on Saturday, August 31. Showtime is 8 p.m. Group rates are available. For more information, call 832-1543 or email littleshepherd@windstream.net.   More...

Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to noon at the Blackey Community Center on Sept. 1. The cost is $5. Proceeds will benefit Holly Whitaker’s mission trip to Haiti. More...

Bluegrass festival planned

The third annual Miner’s Memorial Bluegrass Festival will be held Sept. 2 at the Hemphill Community Center in Jackhorn. More...

24 sign to become organ donors here in days after wreck

While Letcher County has been last among Kentucky’s 120 counties in the percentage of residents volunteering to become organ donors, that number appears to be changing in the wake of the recent death of 21-year-old organ donor Jacob Lucas.  More...

Canadian firm donates $100,000 to Jenkins schools for new iPads

A Canadian-based energy services company has donated $100,000 to the Jenkins Independent School System to help the system provide Apple iPad computer tablets to students.  More...

High school again left without police officer

Is Letcher County Central High School going to have a school resource officer this school year? More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Looking evil in the eye

The three Oklahoma teenagers were, according to official reports, “bored.” So they decided to do something: kill the guy who jogged past them. They got in the car, followed him and did just that.   More...

The Armageddon Caucus

Are you ready for the Big Magilla of American politics? This fall, every important domestic issue could crash into every other: health care reform, autopilot budget cuts, a government shutdown, even a default on the national debt.  More...

Sports

Cougars usher in new era with a victory

The much-anticipated 2013 Letcher County Central Cougar football season began with a rousing 47-0 victory over the visiting Berea Pirates. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Small baits can catch big bass

One of the many old sayings in fishing is big baits catch big bass. More...

Atlanta finally goes racing

Hard to believe that this Labor Day weekend the Sprint Cup Series will be making its only stop of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway. More...

Health

Liver transplant list needs fix

‘The last chance we have to be a hero …’

Where you live can affect your chances of getting a liver transplant, and your risk of dying while waiting. More...

Psoriasis defined

Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.  More...

No one loves warts

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13-year-old son has a wart on his hand. In fact, he has two of them. They don’t bother him, but they bother me. If you neglect them, will they go away on their own? More...

Obituaries

Services held for Larry Collins

Larry Daniel Collins, 65, of Millstone, died August 20 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.  A son of the late Troy and Opal Holland Collins, he was the father of the late Larry Collins Jr.  He was the widower of Erma Collin More...

Charlie Peters, owner of Mayking Mall, succumbs

Funeral services for Charlie Ray Peters, 90, were held August 24 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Ronnie Banks dies at 63

Ronnie Banks, 63, of Jeremiah, died August 25 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of Mary Stamper Banks of Michigan and the late Sammie Banks, he was the father of the late Samuel Christopher Banks and Kristiana Heather Banks.&nb More...