October 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Man cleared of murder charge thanks judge, members of jury

Alfred “New York” White, who was cleared earlier this month in the shooting death of a friend, says he was charged with murder in Letcher County because he was an “outsider.”  “That’s the only reason why and y More...

Features

Neon library gets new computers

Members of the Letcher County Public Library District Board celebrated the opening of a new computer station at the Fleming-Neon Public Library on Oct. 18. More...

8th grader wins 8th bike for fundraising efforts

An eighth- grader at Whitesburg Middle School has raised at least $3,000 for art and drama programs since kindergarten.  As a kindergartener at Arlie Boggs Elementary School, Brooke Saurer, with the help of her mother Valerie Saurer, wrote lette More...

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Who wouldn’t jump at chance to nail Wall Street crooks?

J.P Morgan was recently socked in the wallet by financial regulators, who levied a fine of nearly a billion bucks against the Wall Street baron for massive illegalities.   More...

Now, a case for hope

“Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed.”   It was the early 20th century socialist Eugene V. Debs who pointed to the utility of this extra Beatitude. More...

Sports

Cougars fighting for home-field advantage

The Letcher Central Cougars evened their record to 4-4 after an all-important 22-18 victory over district rival Perry County Central. The Cougars visit winless Whitley County this Friday in their last district contest of the season.  More...

Track teams honor seniors

On October 15, Letcher Central’s cross country team held its first ever Senior Night and was host to its annual Cougar Climb.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Hearts race when buzz baits are hit

Bass are now in the shallows and close to the bank and feeding and chasing shad, and any old bass angler worth his favorite rod and reel knows what this means. It is time to start fishing buzz baits on the surface for these feeding bass.  More...

Families & Friends

Jan and Curt Boggs mark 50th anniversary

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  Are you ready for the gossip? Okay, pull up a chair and maybe get a cup of coffee and let’s visit.  More...

Seniors visit flea market

Kingscreek

Hello again. It has been a very busy week for us again.  Tuesday, we had our potluck dinner. As always the ladies brought lots of good food.  Luther and his crew from the jail were there painting our porch. More...

Collins judges Morehead State band competition

Jenny Lynn Collins, formerly of Millstone, was invited recently to judge the marching band competition at Morehead State University. She attended Whitesburg High School.  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Darrell Hampton

Darrell E. Hampton, 62, of Kite, died October 17 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  Born in Letcher County to the late Floyd and Anna Hall Hampton, he was a brother of the late Claude Hampton.  More...

Susan Harrison dies at 48

Susan Renee Sutton Harrison, 48, died September 19 at her hone in Jamestown after a long illness.  Formerly of Little Colley, she was a daughter of Brenda Caudill Brown of Columbia, and the late Leon Brown.  She attended Whitesburg High Sch More...

Froney McPeeks dies at 73

Froney Gay McPeeks, 73, died October 8 at her home at Cornettsville.  A daughter of the late James and Lovell Adams McPeeks, she was a retired caregiver.  She was the mother of the late Billy Gene Brock, and a grandmother of the late Geria More...

Judge sets phone hearing in firm’s suit against city

A federal judge in Pikeville has ordered a “status conference” to consider a motion filed in connection with Veolia Water North America – South’s lawsuit against the City of Whitesburg.  More...

One to plead guilty to equipment thefts

One of three Letcher County residents charged with conspiring to steal more than $1 million worth of trucks and heavy equipment has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced next month in federal court in Pikeville.  More...

News

Magistrate questions city’s payroll tax

The Letcher Fiscal Court has asked County Attorney Jaime Hatton to explore the possibility of getting some type of an exemption from the new City of Whitesburg payroll tax for magistrates who do not spend most of their time in the city.  More...

‘Stink bugs’ by thousands attack home at Payne Gap

Three years ago a local extension agent predicted that another pest beside ladybugs may be on its way to Letcher County.  On Tuesday, Shad Baker, Letcher County extension agent for agricultural and natural resources, talked to a homeowner in Pay More...

Governor set Oct. 30 as Weatherization Day

Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear has issued a proclamation joining the U.S. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, October 21, 1943  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You enjoy the attention early in the week, but it might be a good idea to opt for some privacy by week’s end so that you can have more time to consider an upcoming decision.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – OCT. 21 - 25

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Maya’s heart was broken when she learned that she got to Rick too late; he’s now engaged to Caroline. 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

Discussing death over coffee

It can be tough to get a conversation going if you want to talk about the late stages of dementia, your last will and testament or the recent passing of your mother.  More...

Bacteria found in ‘online’ breast milk

Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria including salmonella.  More...

Crystal clear info on living with gout

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: The skin where my big toe joins my foot turned red and felt hot. It was painful. I decided it must be gout. More...

Entertainment

‘Roxana’ author in Whitesburg Friday

On Friday, Nov. 1, from noon until 2 p.m., author Forester Hogg will be at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg to sign copies of his new book Roxana. Plans also include selected readings and visiting with those in attendance.  More...

The story of Lilley Cornett will be told Friday night

Kentucky Chautauqua will present “Lilley Cornett: A Voice for the Forest” at Pine Mountain Settlement School at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25.  More...

Gospel sing Nov. 2 at Haymond

Haymond Pentecostal Church in Haymond, will host a gospel sing, Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m., featuring Blessed Alliance, The Kids For Christ, Martha Wright, Thelma Bates and more. All singers, players, and listeners are welcome. More...