October 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

China agrees to close 2,000 smaller mines

China has pledged to shut down at least 2,000 small coal mines by the end of 2015 as it tries to improve safety standards in its deadly industry.  More...

Grimes raises more money than Mitch

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes raised more money than Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell since July, banking $2.5 million, a campaign aide said Tuesday.  More...

Social Security raise to be tiny

For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.  Preliminary figures suggest a benefit increase of roughly 1.5 p More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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And this attorney still has not been disciplined by Ky?

On Oct. 7, the U.S. More...

Polls reflect huge shift

The key in politics is to snatch victory from the jaws of victory.   More...

Sports

Kentucky has long way to go to catch ’Bama

After covering college football the past 1-1/2 months from the comfortable confines of the Commonwealth Stadium press box I am convinced strongly of two things:  More...

LCC must regroup for Perry

Letcher Central must regroup after falling 49-7 to rival Harlan County in the Cougars’ first district game of the year. The loss gives LCC it first losing record of the year at 3-4.  More...

‘Silly season’ is ending

The 2013 Sprint Cup season will long be remembered as one that never did lack drama as it seemed the sport kept itself in the headlines of the sports pages. More...

Families & Friends

Larry Hatton celebrates birthday

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope everything’s going well for all of you.  My son Larry is recovering from his birthday on the 10th. Do you think he is looking older? If you do, don’t tell him. He’s a good old boy anyway.  More...

Moose Lodge marks 20th anniversary

Bardstown

Cooler temperatures have sneaked in here and there the last few weeks. We’ve had quite an eventful summer as well.  I apologize for so much spacing between my columns this time around. More...

Stir-off held at Blair Branch

Jeremiah

The recent George M. and Sally Banks Adams reunion was held at the Stuart Robinson Dining Hall was enjoyed by many. The crowd was small this year and Luther Adams and his family couldn’t make it. We missed them, but understood.  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Millie Bentley

Funeral services for Millie Bethane Bentley, 77, of McRoberts, were held October 15 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  More...

Edgar Ison succumbs at 99

Funeral services for Edgar Ison, 99, were held October 8 in Jackson. Burial was in Jackson.  Born on Kingdom Come Creek to the late Kelly and Callie Stallard Ison, he died October 5. More...

Rites held for Eunice S. Kendrick

Eunice S. Kendrick of Greenville, Kentucky, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:59 p.m., at Baptist Health in Madisonville, Kentucky. She was born March 24, 1927 in Letcher County, Kentucky the daughter of Grant and Hettie Ison Smith. More...

Kentucky Power’s rates will increase by 5% in January

Residential customers of Kentucky Power Company will see their monthly bills rise approximately five percent beginning January 1.  More...

Neon fears water from Dawahare’s building

Fleming-Neon officials fear that water coming from under the old Dawahare’s Department Store building in Neon could go from a nuisance to a truly dangerous situation as temperatures drop.  Mayor Susie Polis expressed her frustration by tel More...

News

Train to own small business

People — including outof work coal miners — who are considering starting their own small business can soon access nationally recognized startup training thanks to the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) and its Hiring More...

Police warn of scam targeting the elderly

The Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard is warning citizens about a phone scam targeting area elderly residents in which someone claims to be a representative from Publishers Clearing House. More...

Workshop planned Oct. 19

A free workshop on repurposing found objects will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at Jenkins Middle School. Participants must bring one “found” object, preferably an old window or other flat, hangable object. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

October 17, 1963  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The high standards you set for yourself don’t always translate into the behavior you expect of others. That relationship problem can be resolved if you’re more flexible and less judgmental.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – OCT. 14 - 18

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Hope heard the words from Wyatt that she always wanted to hear from Liam: that there will never be another girl in his life but her. 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

Regular mammogram screenings encouraged

While the rain poured and lightning flashed outside, Maggie paced anxiously, tapping her heels across the hardwood floor. She was waiting for her husband Michael to get home. He was an hour late. More...

To take baby’s DNA or not

Little Amelia Sloan became a pioneer shortly after her birth.  More...

Why some women have mustaches

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I watch a lot of TV news. Without naming names, there are two very attractive women reporters, darkhaired, who have prominent mustaches.  Is unwanted hair removal so very painful or costly that they would not have it done? More...

Entertainment

Cruise-In planned

The SkillsUSA student club at the Letcher County Area Technology Center is having a Car Cruise-In to help raise money for trips and competitions, Saturday, Oct. 19, at Letcher County Central High School, from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m. More...

Whitesburg will host two Halloween ‘safe nights’

People in Whitesburg will be able to celebrate two Halloween “safe nights” on the same night this year.  More...

Cowan dance team to have 5k walk/run

The Cowan Elementary School dance team will host a 5k walk/run at 9 a.m., Oct. 19, in downtown Whitesburg for ages 7 and up. The cost is $25. Register online at http://tiny.cc/CESDanceSk or the day of the race. More...