February 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Neon police chief says he’ll look into report of gunfire

Police Chief Mike Dingus told the Fleming-Neon City Council at its February meeting that he will address a complaint concerning gunfire in city limits that came in this past weekend.  Dingus said he would deal with that issue and also address co More...

Features

20 years later, old school is saved

For more than 20 years a group of citizens in Jenkins has been trying to save the old school building located downtown.  “We sunk our teeth into it and we would not let go until something good happened,” said Jim Polly, chairman of t More...

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Phone proposal is risk to our safety

Pending before the Kentucky House Economic Development Committee is Senate Bill 99, a bill drafted by AT&T to complete the deregulation of phone service in Kentucky.  More...

Highly-educated working poor: America’s adjunct professors

There’s a growing army of the working poor in our U.S. of A., and big contingents of it are now on the march. More...

Sports

‘The Kentucky Rifle’ returning to Knott

The roll call of college coaches in Kentucky who underestimated, ignored or simply could not see past a McDonald’s all-star list when it came to homegrown high school basketball stars worthy of college ball would be too long and embarrassing. More...

Season is winding down

The Letcher Central Lady Cougars were scheduled to enter the final week of the regular season with Wednesday night’s visit to Perry County Central.  The 15-6 Lady Commodores are the top-ranked team in the 14th Region.  More...

Boys set to play last 3 scheduled

The 14- 11 Letcher Central Cougars wrap up their season with three straight games beginning Thursday evening against 17-5 Breathitt County. The Cougars host 15-7 Buckhorn Feb. More...

Families & Friends

Snow is making up for past mild winters

Bardstown

Digging out of the snow to get the news to you from Bardstown this week. The kids actually had snow days this year.  They were home on Jan. More...

NOVEMBER BABY

Bradly Bray was born November 14 to Katlyn and Dustin Bray of Dallas, Tex. She is the great-granddaughter of Arminta Ison Jenkins of Dallas.   More...

Maggards mark 68th anniversary

Big Cowan

Hello everyone!  Another sad week for our community. My aunt Loreva Fields died on Feb. 5 at Letcher Manor. She was married to my mom’s brother, the late Ray Fields. She will be sadly missed by all of us. More...

Obituaries

Aldene Back dies in Connecticut

Aldene Back, 63, died February 3 at her home at Windsor, Conn.  Born at McRoberts to Lydia Back and the late Jack Back, she was a sister of the late Steve Back.  She had worked as a nurse at Jenkins Community Hospital for more than 30 years More...

Services held for Ray Arnold

Funeral services for Ray Monis Arnold, 53, of Blackey, were held February 9 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Blackey.  A son of James D. and Wilma F. More...

Elmer Bates buried at Ice

Funeral services for Elmer Elwood Bates, 70, of Whitesburg, were held February 11 at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg. More...

Girl, 4, tells police her father, granny are snorting pills

Authorities say a four-year-old girl told a Jenkins police officer that her father and 73-year-old grandmother crush and snort pills.  Police and social workers found in plain sight drug paraphernalia and prescription medicines — some of w More...

Church’s heat pump stolen

Sunday service still goes on

A Jenkins church held services Sunday, despite its heat pump being stolen the day before. More...

News

Firm said interested in old W’burg hotel

The old Daniel Boone Hotel building in Whitesburg could undergo a transformation very similar to the one that turned the old Jenkins High School building into senior apartments.  More...

MOUNTAIN SUNSET

Christy Morton snapped this shot of a sunset over Pine Mountain in Letcher County early last week.   More...

Police Beat

Tuesday, January 28 At 8:03 a.m., a deputy reports to the sheriff ’s office that he has checked vehicles stranded on Sand Mountain at Gordon and found that the vehicles had no occupants. More...

Columns

Once an East Jenkins landmark

The Way We Were

The Reda Theatre in East Jenkins is seen in this photo shortly after it was remodeled in January 1948. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, February 15, 1934  More...

Editorial from 1964: ‘How many times’

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the “War on Poverty” declared by the federal government under the leadership of President Lyndon B. Johnson.  More...

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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

First rules issued to prevent stroke in women

Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks.  Now, the American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. More...

Experts predict end of smoking

Health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America.  They have long wished for a cigarette-free America, but shied away from calling for smoking rates to fall to zero or near zero by any particular year. More...

SUPPORT GROUPS: A Helping Hand

Whether a person is newly diagnosed with diabetes, has been diagnosed for years, or is the parent of a child with diabetes, support groups can be an invaluable resource. Different groups serve different purposes.  More...

Entertainment

Dean Osborne to perform

Dean Osborne, director of the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, will perform at Camp Nathanael in Emmalena at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 28.  While growing up in Leslie County, Osborne was a camper at Camp Nathanael. More...

Band’s show was impressive

Nestled in the beautiful, yet tiny town of Whitesburg sits Summit City — a venue that I made my first trip to Saturday night. The venue is small, but its reputation is growing.  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...