September 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Firm with local ties lays off 525 miners

A major coal producer is idling several eastern Kentucky mines and laying off 525 full-time workers, blaming continued weak coal markets.  More...

Features

Getting ‘batty’ at Neon Days

Inflatable toy baseball bats in various shapes and sizes appeared to be the prizes coveted by those who played the carnival games at the annual Neon Area Days Festival held this past weekend in downt More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Another cheap shot from Mitch

Editorial

With the general election for Kentucky’s U.S.  More...

Says payroll tax is needed

To the Editor:  Suppose for a moment that somebody were to approach you one day and offer you the following deal: “If you agree to contribute $450 of your annual salary (roughly, 1.5 percent of the median Whitesburg annual salary) spread o More...

Sports

LCC looks to regain edge in return to home

The Letcher County Central Cougars hope their homecoming game against Sheldon Clark on Friday will put them on the positive side of the won-loss column after losing their second consecutive road game of the season.  The Cougars lost 34-21 to Pik More...

Drivers told to give 100%

The week leading to the beginning of the Chase should be one of the best of the entire Sprint Cup season. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie good, but will get better

Throughout a year, crappie and bass move to different parts of the lake because of water and air temperatures, water levels rising or falling, fishing pressure and food source.  More...

Families & Friends

Hammondses marking anniversary

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping all are having a great week. Loving this weather, though sometimes pretty chilly at night.  Sorry to hear of another great lady on Cowan dying, who was also one of my cousins. More...

Starting to feel like fall is here

Blair Branch

Hello all! I hope this finds each of you happy and healthy.  More...

Busy week ahead

Bach Court

Fall is here! Leaves are turning colors. It’s perfect weather for walking. Myself and Lydia Hall make our rounds every evening.  Thelma Brown has been sick and in the hospital at Pikeville. She’s home now and doing really good.  More...

Obituaries

Odus Durham, 90, succumbs

Funeral services for Odus Durham, 90, of Burdine, were held September 1 at the Burdine Church of God of Prophecy. Burial was in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton, Va.  More...

Rites held for William Kincer

Funeral services for William “Walter Kincer, 74, were held September 15 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Laurel Fork Cemetery at Jenkins.  More...

Rites held for Yvonne Miller

Yvonne Marie Miller, 62, of Payne Gap, died September 9 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Darwin and Ota Mullins of Jackhorn, she was a grandmother of the late Erica Nicole Miller and a sister of the late Madonna Sue Mullins.& More...

W’burg council will meet Thursday night to discuss payroll tax

The Whitesburg City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to hear the first reading of a proposed new ordinance that would levy a 1.5 percent tax on all employees working inside the Whitesburg city limits.  More...

Board hikes school taxes

The new property tax rate adopted by the Letcher County Board of Education is estimated to generate about $4.6 million for the school district, school officials say.  The board voted 3-2 to approve a four percent increase on the property tax rat More...

News

Payne Gap homes may get water soon

Residents of the Payne Gap area will be gaining access to treated drinking water sooner rather than later.  More...

Cleaning trash from lake an important event

Many Kentuckians enjoy time on Barren River Lake daily, mainly in the warmer months.  When people use the 10,000- acre lake, they shouldn’t have to see garbage on the banks or in the water. More...

Pikeville Commons groundbreaking set

The groundbreaking of the new retail development Pikeville Commons in Pikeville will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 23, at the project site area next to Texas Roadhouse at 121 Justice Way on Thompson’s Road. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might need to get more facts to help you work out those problems with your new project. As always, a friendly approach shows the charming Arian at his or her persuasive best.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – SEPT. 16-20

ALL MY CHILDREN - on hiatus  More...

A gamble you shouldn’t take

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  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

‘Low E’ may cause ‘Low T’

TV ads tout testosterone treatments for “low T,” but surprising new research shows a different hormone may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age. More...

One in 10 teens ‘binge drink’

Almost 1 in 10 U.S. high school seniors have engaged in recent extreme binge drinking — downing at least 10 drinks at a rate that barely budged over six years, according to a government-funded report.  More...

23,000 will die from bacteria

For the first time, the government is estimating how many people die from drug-resistant bacteria each year — more than 23,000, or about as many as those killed annually by flu.  The figure was released this week by the Centers for Disease More...

Entertainment

Band’s mix of rock, country gets national notice

Editor’s Note: The Nashvillebased country-rock band Truth & Salvage Co., which was formed in California and has been compared to a cross between the bands The Eagles and Black Crowes will appear in concert Saturday at Summit City in Whitesb More...

Mountain Heritage Festival schedule

Wednesday, September 18  Mountain Heritage Photo Contest and Photo Display  Amateur and professional  Black & White and Colored Photos  Entries Sept. 18 and Sept. More...

Bike Nite

Bike Nite will be held in downtown Whitesburg on Saturday, Sept. 21. The event will include a free concert by Dirty Gunnz with special guest Chris Rose.  Parking on Main Street will be blocked off for motorcycle parking only from 5 to 10 p.m. More...