September 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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WTCW/WXKQ still local after 60 years

When the late Don Crosthwaite bought a license for an FM radio station 50 years ago, AM stations were the prominent mode of audio communication.  More...

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Food stamps are again a symbol in poverty debate

Food stamps have figured in Americans’ ideas about the poor for decades, from President Lyndon Johnson’s vision of a Great Society to President Ronald Reagan’s scorn for crooked “welfare queens” and President Bill Clinto More...

Game soon to be over

Voices from right field are explaining why they’re justified in threatening the United States with default if Congress does not defund Obamacare. More...

Sports

Golf scramble set Oct. 13

The Letcher County Central High School girls’ aoftball team will host a golf scramble on Oct. 13 at Raven Rock Golf Course starting at 1 p.m. There will be a hole-in-one contest to win a 2013 Chrysler 200 sponsored by Tim Short Chrysler. More...

Race held in memory of barber

Driver Jackie Boggs, second from left, is congratulated by track owner Jarrod Breeding, left, of Isom, after winning the 4th Annual Roger Breeding Memorial Race, held this year at Breeding’s 20 More...

Girls win one, lose one

Above, Letcher County Central girls’ soccer defender Carli Combs booted the ball away from host Hazard during a 5-0 LCC win on September 17. More...

Health

Walk, run set

The Haunted Hills and Hollows 5K will start at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Cowan Elementary School. The Halloween-themed event is a one-mile run or walk. More...

Health insurance available

Under the Affordable Care Act, the new healthcare law, many uninsured Kentuckians will qualify for Medicaid, which is free of charge, or tax credits from the government to help pay health insurance premiums.  More...

The strain of rising Alzheimer’s

David Hilfiker knows what’s coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so early that he’s had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating.  More...

Entertainment

To perform

Dawson Creek, a bluegrass band, will play at the Mountain Heritage Festival at Whitesburg, Sept. 26. The performance will begin at 6:15 p.m.   More...

Nashville band plays at Summit

Truth & Salvage Company, a Nashvillebased band that was formed in California, performed before a nice-sized crowd at Summit City in Whitesburg on Saturday night. More...

To perform

Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 28. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.   More...

City council OK’s 1.5% payroll tax; levy begins Oct. 1

Paychecks for employees who work inside the city limits of Whitesburg will be a bit smaller beginning October 1.  More...

Counterfeit clothing found at Deb’s Place

Police have seized more than 4,000 items of counterfeit clothing from a Whitesburg store.  More...

News

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On Sept. 10, the Whitesburg Fire Department hosted a flammable liquids and gases class. More...

Whitesburg daycare center reopens after 6 days away

After a non-profit daycare center was closed for six days, cofounders of the center decided to reopen and try to tough it out during hard financial times.  “We were always committed. More...

Sergent: Cuts must come

Letcher Schools Supt. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

September 23, 1943  Marion Combs, 49, was found dead near his home at Whitco on Wednesday morning. Mr. Combs died after being hit by a freight train.  .  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries charm helps persuade others to listen to your proposal. But it’s still a long way from acceptance, unless you can stand up to the tough questions that are set to follow.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – SEPT. 23-27

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke and Quinn discussed whether or not Wyatt and Hope could possibly have a future together. Liam was once again discouraged by Bill to marry Hope and was accused of having lingering feelings for Steffy. 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

Pridemores hold reunion

Jeremiah

Sorry we were out of town for a few days week before last, and I didn’t get back in time for a column last week.  We went to Wheelersburg, Oh., to the Hiram and Ella Caudill Pridemore reunion on Saturday, Sept. More...

Burns, Runyan win fishing tourney

Jeremy Burns and David Runyan took first place and the big fish award at the seventh annual Isom Days bass fishing tournament.  Coming in second place were Henry Baker and Darrel Wooten, while Curtis Webb and Bobby Webb finished in third place.& More...

School was important to Linefork

Linefork

Greetings to all from my little mountain home on Dry Fork of Linefork, one of the greatest places on this part of the world. More...

Obituaries

Anna Lou McCool dies at 72

Anna Lou McCool, 72, of Whitesburg, died September 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late Boaz and Eliza Adams Sexton, she was the widow of Mose McCool. More...

Rites held for Wanda Sue Banks

Funeral services for Wanda Sue Banks, 69, of Jeremiah, were held September 20 at Whitco Faith Tabernacle Church. More...

Bobby Evans succumbs at 71

Bobby Evans, 71, died September 19 at his home at Ermine.  A son of the late Arthur and Bell Fields Evans, he was the father of the late Timothy Michael Evans, and a brother of the late Charles Evans and Marie Franks.  More...