October 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Your guide to the new health care law

Few laws have generated as much confusion, opposition or news coverage as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Despite the flood of news stories about the law widely known as Obamacare, there is still much confusion about it.  More...

Governor, AG warn of scams with health law

Governor Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway are warning consumers to protect themselves from fraud and to be vigilant of scams claiming to be associated with Kentucky’s rollout of the Affordable Care Act.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Talk alone won’t fix region’s woes

Gov. Steve Beshear and 5th District U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers have joined hands in a bipartisan effort to find ways to bolster the economy of eastern Kentucky. More...

Needed: Great plan, gumption, leadership

Harlan County Judge/Executive Joe Grieshop is right when he says that lots of local people should be involved in economic planning for eastern Kentucky.  Grieshop also is right when he says the region’s “situation will not improve wi More...

Sports

Cougars look for senior night magic

The Letcher County Central Cougars are back home this week after suffering a surprising 44- 20 defeat to previously winless district foe Whitley County. The Cougars will play Breathitt County Friday on “senior night.”  More...

Gordon shows he belongs

When the checkered flag waved at Richmond back in September, Jeff Gordon wasn’t even in the Chase field of 12 drivers. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

The action continues to pick up pace

I have been receiving reports of much-improved fishing on many of the Kentucky and Tennessee lakes.  More...

Families & Friends

Man proves you can catch big fish at Fishpond Lake

James Potter, of Dunham, was among those fishermen who hadn’t had much luck at Fishpond Lake recently. More...

Cold weather not kind to flowers

Blair Branch

Hello all! I hope this finds each of you doing well. Michael, the boys, and I are doing wonderful. Thank goodness! I know a lot of people have been sick with colds, flu, and stomach flu lately. We’ve sure been blessed to have it miss us.  More...

Photo

Austin Wade Whitaker, 15, killed a four-point buck during the Youth Hunt on Oct. 12. He is the son of Wade and Lena Whitaker of Jeremiah. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Leroy Sexton

Leroy Sexton died October 26 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He was 79 years old.  Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Hezekiah and Drucilla Taylor Sexton. More...

Rites held for Bobby Joe Howard

Funeral services for Bobby Joe Howard, 62, were held October 29 at Everidge Funeral Home. Burial was in the Dixon Cemetery at Hallie.  A son of the late John and Thelma Smith Howard, he died October 25.  More...

Funeral services held for Robert ‘Bob’ Collins, 100

One hundred-year-old Robert “Bob” Collins died October 16 at his home in Blackey.  A son of the late Will and Eva Thomas Collins, he was the widower of Myrtle Collins and the father of the late Leslie Collins and Lester Collins.  More...

Food stamp cuts will affect 43% of Letcher homes

Forty-three percent of the households in Letcher County will be affected by a decrease in monthly food stamps benefits that begins Friday, according to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).  More...

Jenkins board welcomes new member, dreads budget cuts

A former Jenkins Middle High School teacher is the newest member of the Jenkins Independent Board of Education.   More...

Eolia man sentenced in Virginia robberies

A 28-year-old Eolia man has pleaded guilty to robbing two Virginia convenience stores last fall.  Jonathan Dean Adams entered a guilty plea in Wise County Circuit Court on Oct. 16 and was sentenced the same day.  More...

News

Letcher school board asked to help popular archery team; 110 students have signed up

In the wake of the success of Letcher County Central High School’s archery team, an overwhelming number of students have expressed interest in joining the squad.  More...

Food City conducts Race Against Hunger

Since 1992, Food City has conducted its annual campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. The holiday promotion, entitled Race Against Hunger, is cosponsored by Miller Brewing Company and Kellogg’s.  More...

Pay As You Earn plan may help with repaying federal student loans

Plan may help with repaying federal student loans  Kentuckians who are having trouble repaying their federal student loans may want to check into the Pay As You Earn plan, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).& More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, October 28, 1943  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. 28 – NOV. 1

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Liam goes to Hope to tell her that his marriage to Steffy is officially over and that Quinn was the one who sent the video. Rick and Caroline break the good news of their engagement to Eric and Brooke.  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

Stronger hydrocodone rules (and pill) OK’d

“The Food and Drug Administration has recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers, changes that are expected to take place as early as next year,” Barry Meier reports for The New York More...

Docs urge limit to kids’ online time

Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids’ tweeting, texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms. More...

Good Glucose Control

Keeps Pregnancy Complications In Check

Doctors have known for years that diabetes can complicate pregnancy, labor and delivery. More...

Entertainment

Shooting match

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, at the American Legion. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633- 2834.   More...

Holiday bazaar planned Nov. 2

A holiday bazaar will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, at the Letcher County Extension Office. Handmade arts and crafts, home-baked goodies, Christmas gift items and gently used items will be for sale. More...

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Nov. 2. 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...