January 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

SKCTC registration extended til Jan. 17

Registration for the spring semester at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College has been extended through Friday, Jan. 17. For more information, call 606-589-3018.   More...

Despite gas boom, coal isn’t dead

But companies say Appalachian coal is too expensive to mine

In a series of reports entitled “The Future of Coal,” The Wall Street Journal has been taking an in-depth look at the nation’s coal industry, its current failures and current successes, and where the industry is headed over the next More...

Top newspaper takes long look at coal’s future

The Wall Street Journal, the largest newspaper in the U.S. More...

Columns

Letcher County also made news with state beauty queen in 1959

The Way We Were

Letcher County is abuzz this week with the news that one of its own, Destin Kincer, has been selected to compete in the Miss USA pageant later this year after winning the title of Miss Kentucky USA Sunday night.  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, January 13. 1944  No word has been heard from John Thompson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson of Whitesburg, since he was reported missing while flying over enemy territory about three weeks ago while serving in the U.S. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking some time out of your usually busy social life could be just what you need to help you focus on putting those finishing touches on your plans for a possible career change.  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

Who are the insured among Kentuckians?

The number of Kentucky adults without health insurance coverage currently, or at some point in the past 12 months (33 percent), is on the decline while the number of working adults insured through their employer, or their spouse’s employer, is More...

Miss bible study at Dairy Queen

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and surviving all the Christmas and New Year holidays. It was busy, but I enjoyed it all. Now I don’t know what to do.  The weather was bad and I was a little under the weather. More...

Only 1 in 4 teens physically fit

Young teens aren’t exactly embracing the government’s Let’s Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest .  Only 1 in 4 U.S. More...

Entertainment

Dinner planned

The Mountain Shrine Club in Whitesburg will hold an appreciation dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 19. Dinners will include desserts and drinks. For more information, call 634-5898.   More...

Shooting match

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, 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...

Community Diversity Breakfast set at Benham School House Inn

The Community Diversity Breakfast, sponsored by the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Office of Diversity/ Inclusion and the Upward Bound/Math Science Program along with the college’s Academic Advantage Program, will be held Sa More...

Murder suspect was able to avoid previous charges

Grand jury to hear charges against two held in New Year’s Day stabbing

James R. Huffman IV, the 34-yearold Pike County man accused of wielding the knife used to stab Michael Shane Hogg to death early New Year’s Day, has a long history of violating the law and mostly getting away with it, court records say.  More...

Letcher coal production falls to 1.64 million tons

The U.S. More...

News

Play your cards right

As students become more responsible for paying their own bills, they need to be aware of the types of cards available, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).  More...

Insect pests are subject of talks

Dr. Mike Potter and Dr. Lee Townsend from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology, will speak on insect pests from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., January 24, at the Letcher County Extension Office. More...

The Purple and Gold

After the band paraded through town, the Juniorettes, ages ranging from 6 to 9, performed a precision routine which was very good. Leaders of this group are Joyce Peace, Linda Davis, and Linda Kay Bentley. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Millstone man calls for repairs to ‘deadly dam’

A deadly dam exists at Millstone, threatening the lives of a hundred people or more. Most of these silt dams have recently been removed and filled. More...

Christie and conservatives

What is the greatest fear of conservatives when they warn against the dangers of big government? More...

Sports

Lady Cavs advance in All ‘A’ Tourney

Above, Mercedes Boggs of Jenkins split a pair of Hazard defenders Tori Wells (22) and Brittany Miller (35) during the Lady Cavaliers’ 81-67 win over the Lady Bulldogs in the opening round of the 14th Region All ‘A’ Tournament. More...

Kentucky’s teams still unimpressive in mid-January

Kentucky has 15 games left in regular season, same for Western Kentucky. Louisville has 14. Midschedule impressions from here ...  KENTUCKY. More...

Letcher leads bear kills

Kentucky hunters took 20 bears during the 2013 bear season that concluded this past December. Seven bears were killed in Letcher County, the most of any county in the expanded 16-county bear zone.  More...

Families & Friends

Cold weather leads to water line bursts

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping all is well.  Enjoy these beautiful days. Glad the freezing rain was canceled.  My water line froze and then burst during that real cold spell we had. It burst in four places. More...

Old Christmas now explained

Jeremiah

I really enjoyed Tony Blair’s recent story in The Eagle concerning Old Christmas.  My granny Virgie Stacy and Aunt Margaret Caudill always left their Christmas decorations up until after Old Christmas on Jan. 6. More...

Getting ’taters in winter was work

Points East

It was not unusual when I was growing up to run out of ‘taters in the house about this time of year. More...

Obituaries

Services held for James Pease

James Michael Pease, 62, died January 6 at his home at Ermine.  He was a son of Nanny Lois Webb Pease of Ermine and the late Wint Pease.  More...

Eileen Banks dies at 73

Eileen Banks, 73, of Bloomington, Ind., died January 10.  Born in Cumberland to the late Maynard and Nellie Anderson Banks, she was a member of the Paynetown Pentecostal Church in Bloomington, and was retired from Otis Elevator in Bloomington.&n More...

Patricia Ison buried at Hallie

Funeral services for Patricia Mae Ison, 60, of Jeremiah, were held January 13 at Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. More...