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Taco Bell not coming

Although almost 2,000 people have “liked” a Facebook page in support of bringing Taco Bell back to Whitesburg, a spokesperson with the fast food chain said there are no plans to build a new location in Whitesburg.  More...

Features

On parade in Whitesburg

The 31st annual Mountain Heritage Festival was held in Whitesburg last week. Most of the photos seen on this page were taken during the parade held Saturday while another was taken earlier in the festival. More...

Letcher County grade school football began in the ‘50s

In 1955-56 school years the Whitesburg Athletic Association became ambitious, deciding that Whitesburg High School would benefit even more if its future players started playing at early ages, a trend that was beginning to develop around the country p More...

Composting puts fall leaves to good use

As the fall season progresses, many folks obtain large amounts of leaves and other yard wastes that need to be removed from their property. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, October 5, 1933 More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A bid for you to step in and take over an incomplete project could prove to be an excellent learning experience that you can take with you when a new opportunity opens up.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – SEPT. 30-OCT. 4

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — The power of the rare diamond began to work its magic as Wyatt professed his love for Hope and asked her not marry Liam. 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

Enrollment for ‘Obamacare’ now underway in Kentucky

Uninsured Kentuckians swarmed to the state’s online health insurance marketplace Tuesday, causing technical snafus that delayed signing up people for coverage on the opening day of enrollment as the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s More...

‘Obamacare’ is now live

Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama’s health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people.  More...

Harlan man is inspiration

Heroes come in many shapes and sizes.  Standing 6 feet 11 inches tall, Tony “T.J.” Brewer Jr. More...

Entertainment

Swappin’ Meetin’ planned Oct. 4-5

The annual Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. More...

Cruise-in set Oct. 5

A cruise-in and burnout will be held Oct. 5 in Jenkins. A poker run will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Jenkins City Park. Cost is $2 entry, $5 hand.  The cruise-in will start at 4 p.m. in the city park. More...

Musicians set for Swappin’ Meetin’

Musicians scheduled to play at the Kingdom Come Swappin’ Meetin’ on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College include:  More...

Trial begins for 1 of 3 charged in 2011 murder

A jury trial is underway here this week for a Georgia man accused of murdering a friend here in 2011 in a dispute over drugs and money.  Alfred “New York” White, 46, of Jonesboro, Ga., is accused in the March 24, 2011 shooting of Wal More...

Jenkins board hikes tax again

Jenkins Independent School District residents, who already pay some of the highest school taxes in Kentucky, are being asked to pay even more during the next year.  More...

News

Trash pickup

The Pine Mountain community will have trash pickup day on Saturday, Oct. 19. Participants will meet in front of Laurel House at Pine Mountain Settlement School at 10 a.m. and trash bags and gloves will be provided. More...

ATV ride Oct. 6

The Gordon Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-terrain vehicle ride at 10 a.m., Oct. 6. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the fire department. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $10 per ATV. More...

Yard sale, bake sale set Oct. 5

A yard sale and bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 5, at Cowan Elementary School. Spaces are available for $10. Proceeds will benefit Sharon Burton’s kindergarten class for a field trip. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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The sports cable rip-off

Not long ago, an important New England Patriots game failed to appear on my cable lineup. There was a way to pay extra for it, but the heck with that.   More...

Who is more American?

Are Germans now more American than we are? More...

Sports

Fans can pick best prep football coach in nation; LCC’s Holcomb eligible

USA TODAY High School Sports is asking fans to choose the best high school football coach in the country. More...

Cougars hope to regroup during week off

The scheduled bye week could not come at a better time for the Letcher County Central football team. The Cougars fell to visiting Somerset by a score of 42-7 last Friday night.  More...

Chase taking on team feel

The Chase for the Sprint Cup championship has only had three checkered flags out of its 10- race schedule, but that has been enough to give this year’s title hunt somewhat of a team feel.  More...

Families & Friends

ANNIVERSARY

Merrill and Mary Holbrook of Dry Fork, are celebrating their second wedding anniversary today (Wednesday). More...

Stories tell history of Letcher County

Big Cowan

Hello everyone!  Looks like the Mountain Heritage Festival went well. We went out on Friday night and listened to the storytelling “Precious Memories” put on by Cowan Community Center. I didn’t know R.C. More...

Contest winners

Winners of the Mountain Heritage Festival window display contest are Community Trust Bank, first; The Looking Glass, second; and Annie’s Frugal Finery, people’s choice. More...

Obituaries

Raymond Nichols dies at 70

Funeral services for Raymond “Ray” Nichols, 70, were held September 30 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Johnson Cemetery at Cody.  Born in Galigar, W.Va., he was a son of the late Ona Ray and Estella Shamblin Nichols. More...

William Caudill succumbs at 85

William Riley Caudill, 85, of Whitesburg, died September 26 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Curtis and Mary Hyden Caudill, he was married to the late Margaret Page Caudill.  He is survived by two sons, William Ca More...

Rites are held for Ulysses ‘Paul’ Hall

Funeral services for Ulysses ‘Paul’ Hall, 76, of Indianapolis, Ind., were held September 16. Burial was in Washington Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.  More...