September 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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Fire truck

Saturday night’s exhibition by Jamie Kelly and his mini truck, the “Radical Fireworks Shooting, Flame Throwing Monster Schizophrenia” was one to remember for fans new and old of the Heritage Car and Truck show which has been held in More...

Opinions

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Making smokers pay 40% more for health insurance is wrong

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No closure for Cleveland

Ten hours after Ohio prison staff found Ariel Castro dead in his cell, Pam Zander Turos was standing in her kitchen in a Cleveland suburb. More...

Sports

Cougars look to rebound from tough loss

The Letcher County Central Cougars will travel to Pike County Central this week as they try to shrug off a heartbreaking loss on the road to the Hazard Bulldogs 26-21. Kickoff for the Friday night matchup in Pikeville is 7:30.  More...

Kenseth looks like favorite

It took 26 races to get to the Chase portion of the schedule, but Saturday night at Richmond we were treated to the type of drama that I am sure NASCAR would like to see in the last race of the season at Homestead-Miami.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Milder weather improves fishing

The milder weather with less humidity is having a good effect on late-summer fishing bass are moving to more shallow waters and have become more active.  More...

Families & Friends

Car collides with bear

Jeremiah

Just a few items this week. I’m always writing in a rush.  Glad that Ronnie and Joyce Ball’s daughter Christy wasn’t seriously hurt when her car collided with a bear. More...

Photos

The Laureate Rho Sorority of Whitesburg met Sept. 5. The members, dressed as cowgirls, were photographed by Sue Banks in front of a Western themed backdrop. More...

Penningtons hold reunion

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  First of, I want to offer my sympathy to the family of Emma Lou Engle. I am so sorry! I only met her one time, but we kept in touch and I always looked for her news first.  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for fire victim

Funeral services were held Saturday for a Sergent woman who died of smoke inhalation after her home caught fire Thursday.  More...

Service held for Mrs. Sergent

Bonita Mae Sergent, 62, of Whitesburg, died September 7 in Mooresburg, Tenn.  A daughter of the late Homer and Bertha Vance Taylor, she was a granddaughter of the late Rosa ‘Big Mom’ Vance, and a sister of the late Harold Dean Taylor More...

Services held for Anna Adams

Anna Bea Adams, 62, died September 5 in Jenkins.  Born in Knott County to the late Johnny Amburgey and Hattie Bentley Hall, she was the widow of Harold Gene Adams, a sister of the late Ben William Amburgey and Martha Virginia Butts, and a frien More...

Workers in W’burg will be taxed 1.5% on their paychecks

In a move that will put Whitesburg level with most surrounding cities, the Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously at its September meeting to institute a one-and-ahalf percent payroll tax on people working in the city. More...

State benefit cuts bring end to daycare center

Citing a tough economy, tightened guidelines for state assistance and an increase in payroll taxes, the cofounders of a non-profit daycare center in Whitesburg closed the center’s doors on Monday.  “We were struggling,” said Bo More...

News

New ordinance will end sticker law in Jenkins

The Jenkins City Council heard the first reading of an ordinance revoking the city’s “motor vehicle tax sticker law” at its September meeting this week.  More...

Class ring owner sought

A class ring from Letcher High School was found at the mouth of Linefork recently by a group of people four-wheeling.  The people who found the ring said it looks new, but is several years old, which makes them believe it may have been stolen fr More...

Jenkins native to sign books

Jenkins native Willie Webb will be at the Jenkins Library Thursday (Sept. 12) to offer for sale and sign the two books in his “High Mountain” fiction series.  More...

Columns

Now here’s a tip

• When preparing outdoor furniture for winter storage, it’s important to give it a good cleaning. If you have a truck, why not load it up and take it to the local self-serve car wash? More...

Strange But True

• It was noted wit Ambrose Bierce who made the following sage observation: “All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.”  More...

The Way We Were

Remembering Isom in the 1940’s

I was visiting in Isom a few weeks ago and could not help but compare it to the Isom I grew up in. 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. More...

Health

Ky. to charge smokers 40% more for insurance

Supporters of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have touted its goal to provide health insurance to all Americans without discrimination, such as prohibiting insurers from denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions. More...

E-cigs work as well as patches

Electronic cigarettes worked just as well as nicotine patches to help smokers quit, according to the first study to compare them.  More...

Understanding The Secret Symptom: Cause Of Diabetes-Related Impotence

There are many well-known complications that can occur for a person with diabetes. Yet, often men with diabetes are uncomfortable discussing the issue of impotence with their doctor or pharmacist.  More...

Entertainment

Festival planned

The 45th annual Dock Boggs & Kate Peters Sturgill Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. Music will begin at 1 p.m.  More...

Fall Fling Festival contests approach

Photo essay, art, essay and storytelling contests will be included in 35 annual Fall Fling in Wise, Va., October 12 and 13.  More...

Neon Days Schedule

Neon’s 100th birthday

Wednesday, Sept.11  7 p. m. Community church service  Friday, Sept. 13  11 a.m. Opening ceremony  11:30 Lil Mr. and Miss Neon  12 p.m. More...