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Prosecutors want results of phone search kept quiet

Prosecutors have filed a motion asking that information found during a search of the cellular phone owned by accused murderer Patrick Smith be sealed “until such a time as an indictment is returned by the grand jury or this case is otherwise di More...

News

White House honors Sexton

Chris Sexton, a former Letcher County coal miner who has retrained and re-entered the workforce with help from the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program’s (EKCEP) Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) jobs initiative, was publicly re More...

Meth found at Thornton

Police say man was making drug inside his trailer

Police say an active methamphetamine lab was found inside a Thornton mobile home Tuesday afternoon. More...

SKCTC and HCC honored

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has selected Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and three other colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System as among the nation’s 150 best community colleges More...

Columns

Soldier from Carbon Glow was part of heroic mission on B-17

The Way We Were

The following report concerning a Letcher County soldier who was part of the crew of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a bomber used in Germany during World War II, appeared in the February 3, 1944 edition of The Mountain Eagle.   More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, February 3, 1944  Pvt. Billy Craft, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Craft of Thornton, was killed January 29 when the fighter plane on which he was a gunner crashed. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some unsettling facts about a past situation could come to light. And while you’d love to deal with it immediately, it’s best to get more information to support your case.  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...

Families & Friends

Marlowe was complete coal camp

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and are surviving this cold weather and all the snow.  It doesn’t bother me much. I love staying home. I don’t like to go. More...

Degrees awarded at SKCTC

The fall/ winter commencement and the awarding of degrees was held recently at the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.  More...

BIRTHDAY PARTY

This group celebrated the birthdays of Kathleen Brock and Betty Tyree at Dairy Queen in February 2012. Pictured are (left to right) Oma Howard, Joyce Howard, Louise Shepherd, Betty Tyree, John Howard, Kathleen Brock and Dorothy Miles.   More...

Entertainment

To perform

Will Caudill & Route 7 will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 8. 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...

Guitarist being mentioned among greats to perform here Saturday

A rock guitarist featured in the current edition of Premier Guitar magazine will perform in Letcher County this weekend.  JD Simo, who leads the rock trio SIMO, will perform at Summit City in Whitesburg on Saturday night.  More...

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...

Breaking News - 2/6/2014 5:01 PM

Police: Fatal ATV accident may have occurred days ago - Free Access

The bodies of a father and son who appear to have died from injuries from an all-terrain vehicle accident were found by a Jeremiah resident on Thursday.Kentucky State Police troopers found an ATV over an embankment near Arthurs Loop in Blair Branch a More...

Jobs discussion results in officials exchanging barbs

A special meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court turned controversial late last week when Judge/ Executive Jim Ward accused District Two Magistrate Terry Adams of voting against bringing new jobs to Letcher County. More...

New coach needed - again

Letcher County Central High School is without a head football coach once again.  After coaching one season at LCC, Mike Holcomb has announced his retirement effective Jan. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Says PSC should put people before Kentucky Power

County official responds to letter

To the Editor:  There is so much wrong with the Kentucky Public Service Commission’s January 29 letter to the editor of The Mountain Eagle that it’s hard to know where to start and what to include.  More...

Is the GOP giving up tea?

The botched rollout of the health care law has called forth some good news: Republicans are so confident they can ride anti- Obamacare sentiment to electoral victory that they’re growing evermore impatient with the tea party’s fanaticism. More...

Sports

Elam, Justice make best moves for them

That Super Bowl thing ... what was that?   Television commercials, $4 million per for 60 seconds? Some heist. More...

LCC girls edge Jenkins, fall by three in Wise Co.

After a slew of postponed and/ or rescheduled games over the past few weeks, the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars lost at home 46-43 to southwest Virginia power Central High School of Wise County Jan. 29.  More...

Boys drop 3, then rebound

Over the past week, the Letcher County Central Cougars have weathered a tough part of their schedule with late January games against three of the top four teams in this region.  After losing badly on Jan. More...

Health

PMC: New office going well

Pikeville Medical Center’s (PMC) Specialty Clinic at Whitesburg began seeing patients at its new location in January. More...

New treatment could reduce peanut allergies in children

An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts.  Although experts say the results of the carefully monit More...

Good germs

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 69-year-old woman, writing to you for information on probiotics. After taking antibiotics for a sinus infection, I developed diarrhea and bloating. I had many tests and scans. Everything was OK. My symptoms continued. More...

Obituaries

Charlie Lucas dies at 70

Charlie Wayne Lucas, of Thornton, died January 29 at Norton Hospital in Louisville. He was 70 years old.  Born at Thornton, he was a son of the late David and June Victoria Blanton Lucas. More...

Services held for Dorothy Miles

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Miles, 76, of Cowan, were held February 1 at Faith Community Church in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Miles family cemetery at Cowan. More...

Mrs. Whitaker dies

Funeral services for Margie Adams Whitaker, 81, of Elizabethtown, were held January 23. More...