January 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jobless rate is bad, but not worst here in the modern era

While Letcher County has the state’s fourth-highest rate of unemployment, the current state of joblessness here is not as bad as it has been at other times in the modern era.  More...

Woman flees in stolen ARH truck

Police are still looking for a Pike County fugitive who walked out of the Whitesburg hospital on Christmas Eve and left in a hospital pickup truck.  More...

Features

ATV park breathes life into old Knott mine

All-terrain vehicles and motorbikes now zoom along the hilly terrain in Knott County that was left behind when mine operators shut down operations and left, taking good-paying jobs with them.  More...

Parts of Ky. have rebounded

Many Kentucky communities have rebounded from the 2008 recession, according to an analysis by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  The report released this week found a largely positive picture of the state economic health.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, January 2, 1924  More...

Saolme's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Romantic aspects are high at this time for single Lambs looking for love. Warm and fuzzy feelings also are at enhanced levels for Rams and Ewes in paired relationships.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – DEC. 30 – JAN. 3

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Ridge expresses his disappointment after learning that Brooke has spent the past year in a relationship with Bill Spencer. 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

Circle these dates in 2014

New federal health law’s key tests in the next year

The new year brings the big test of the new federal health care law: Will it work?  The heart of the law springs to life Wednesday, after nearly four years of political turmoil and three months of enrollment chaos. More...

Infections differ

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mother was discharged from the hospital this past week. She was admitted for a urinary tract infection. She has had many urinary tract infections in the past, and they were all treated as an outpatient. More...

10 Tips for Making Exercise a Habit

Exercise is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You probably know the importance of exercise to your good health, but finding the time to fit exercise into a busy lifestyle is often a problem. More...

Entertainment

Shooting match

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 5, at the American Legion. Straight guns only, no barrels over 36 inches, no scopes, no peep sites. All guns will be checked before each match. More...

The Home Place

Chocolate cake has no flour

This flourless chocolate cake is sensational. Basic to make, but the results are anything but. More...

Breaking News - 1/1/2014 2:55 PM

Funeral services set for 24-year-old victim of New Year's Day stabbing - Free Access

Funeral services will be held Saturday for a former Letcher County man who was stabbed to death in downtown Whitesburg early New Year’s Day.Michael Shane Hogg, 24, of Richmond, formerly of Kingscreek, was killed around 2 a.m. Wednesday. More...

Job fair for miners set for Jan. 7

Experienced miners seeking job opportunities will once again have the chance to apply and be interviewed for underground mining jobs with Patriot Coal’s Highland Mine in Western Kentucky at an upcoming job fair in Hazard.   More...

Man held in fatal wreck accused of threatening

An inmate being held in the Letcher County Jail in connection with a fatal traffic accident is facing new charges after he allegedly threatened a deputy jailer and damaged the glass windows of a holding cell.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Three years still remain

The disastrous rollout of Obamacare, worse than anyone anticipated or warned, could have doomed the president’s second term. It would require something very big to take your eyes off of that disaster.  What an idea. More...

A ‘common sense’ senator

Many locals around here see Sen. More...

Sports

Calipari’s ‘blue mist’ among best of 2013

Reflections. Kentucky 73, Louisville 66. More...

Boys leave tourney with 6-6 record

The Letcher County Central Cougars have been busy over the holiday season with back-to-back holiday tournaments — two weeks ago in Gatlinburg, Tenn., and this past week in the eight-team, threeday Pikeville Invitational.  After suffering t More...

Brentwood blasts LCC

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars participated in the three-game Beech Holiday Tournament, defeating Station Camp, Tenn., 37-35 on Dec. 27, and then falling to Brentwood Academy, Tenn., 52-25 on Dec. More...

Families & Friends

ECCO completed Christmas projects

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “There are six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19  More...

TWO YEARS OLD

Drake Justin Stewart celebrated his second birthday on Dec. 14. He is the son of Bethany and Justin Stewart of Mayking. His grandparents are Lois and David Stewart of Mayking, and Sharlotte and Keith Bentley of Whitesburg.   More...

Howards gather for Christmas party

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and have survived the holidays.  I really enjoyed them. I’ve learned how to do it and it’s sure made a difference for me and I’m not all worn out.  More...

Obituaries

Rites are held for Cora Minor

Funeral services for Cora Arvenia Minor, 82, of Burdine, were held December 29 at Carty Funeral Home. More...

Services held for Brenda Stephens

Brenda Kaye Stephens, 61, died December 23 at her home in Berea.  Formerly of Mayking, she was a daughter of the late Bennett and Hazel Stallard Holbrook.  More...

Marla Chilson dies in Florida

Marla A. More...