December 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge won’t dismiss Letcher miner’s suit

A U.S. District Court Judge in Pikeville has denied the motion of Arch Coal Inc. to dismiss a personal injury lawsuit filed by Letcher County coal miner Jarrod Sergent and his wife Linda.  More...

News

Guv: ‘It’s up to the people of eastern Kentucky’

As they opened up the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) conference earlier this week, state and federal leaders echoed the same sentiment: The road to economic success and growth for eastern Kentucky will be a long one and will take the erasure o More...

Federation to sponsor Rabbit Hunt for Kids

The Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual Rabbit Hunt for Kids on Saturday, Dec. 28. The group will meet at Raymond Brown’s building just below the Dry Fork Gas Station at 6:30 a.m.  More...

Drenda Crider to manage several local tourism sites

Drenda Crider, who has established a lengthy career in the hotel and leisure industry, has been chosen to lead several of the area’s notable tourist sites.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, December 4, 1943 More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The arts are a strong part of the Arian aspect, with music becoming more dominant. An important decision looms as a longtime relationship takes an unexpected turn.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – DEC. 9 – 13

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Torn by the ultimatum that Liam is giving her, Hope must decide whether he is more important to her that Wyatt. More...

Health

Drugs rise multiple births

Triplets-and-more increasingly are the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs — not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilization, new research shows.  More...

Kynect adds Sunday hours

A health care call center is expanding its hours to sign up Kentuckians for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.  The Lexington Herald- Leader reports the call center for Kentucky’s program, called Kynect, has added Sunday hou More...

Gene therapy blocks leukemia

In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.  More...

Entertainment

Christmas bazaar Dec. 14

A Christmas bazaar will be held at South East Kentucky Community College, Whitesburg Campus, on Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. More...

Shooting match at Legion Dec. 15

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, at the American Legion. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.   More...

Live Nativity scene planned

A live Nativity scene will be presented at First Baptist Church of Whitesburg nightly from 6 to 8 p.m., December 19-22. Parking will be available.   More...

Ison will be first of three tried in Fleming murder

One charge against widow dropped

The last of three suspects accused of murder, kidnapping and arson in the 2012 death of Dradrick “Drad” Fleming will be the first to stand trial in the death penalty case, Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright has ordered.  More...

High waters plague Neon area

High water in city streets is once again a concern for the Fleming- Neon City Council, but this time the culprit is the heavy rains and snow that have fallen on Letcher County for the past few days.   More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

About Biden’s ‘gaffe’ in Tokyo

We know that about 20,000 pseudo-, semi- and real journalists “cover” Washington. We know that mid-December is “slow time” in the nation’s capital as the public turns its attention to the holidays. More...

Working class hero returns

For more than three decades, working class Americans receded as cultural heroes, replaced in the popular imagination by swashbuckling entrepreneurs, brilliant innovators, and shrewd investors who make millions at the touch of a computer key.   More...

Sports

Harrisons need to stop ‘Whine Twins’ act

While the national media gnashes its teeth about Kobe Bryant’s comeback, Robinson Cano’s bank roll, and Jameis Winston’s well-being (sniff ), let us visit the Department of Amazing: Bowling Green High’s football team won a thi More...

Boys snare 1 of 3

The Letcher County Central Cougars wrapped up the opening week of the season by splitting a pair of games at home — losing to Harlan County and then defeating Jackson City — before going on the road to Manchester last Friday night and los More...

Girls take to road

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars are spending much of the month of December playing on the road, but not by choice, said coach Dickie Adams. 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...

Families & Friends

I’m happy and content to be me

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and getting the spirit of Christmas and remember what it’s about.  I think it’s gotten way out of proportion. Nowadays it seems to be all giving and getting. More...

HOWARD FAMILY

Bill Howard is pictured with his wife, Cindy, and Bobby Ray Howard in 1959.   More...

‘Hoot’ Campbell comes in for visit

Jeremiah

It seems like we were lucky not to get all the ice and snow that was predicted for our area last weekend. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Margie Sturgill

Margie ‘Granny’ Sturgill, 91, of Dry Fork, died December 3 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Johnny and Sally Ann Maggard Boggs, she was the widow of Carl Sturgill.  More...

Mrs. Spangler dies at 83

Jerene Spangler, 83, of Nineveh, Ind., died December 2 at the Franklin United Methodist Home in Franklin, Ind.  Formerly of Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Mary Elizabeth Hart Haynes. More...

Juanita Bevins dies at 66

Funeral services for Juanita Grace Bevins, 66, of Neon, were held December 7 at Carty Funeral Home. Burial was in the Yonts Cemetery at Neon.  A daughter of the late George and Gladys Juanita Baker Hall, she was born at Hogg Hollow, Neon. More...