February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Man returns $5,024 found here

A bank bag containing $5,024 was found on the bathroom floor at the Whitesburg McDonald’s and was returned the following day to the 91-year-old man who had lost the money.  More...

Features

The Home Place

Coffee Toffee Heath Cupcakes

Makes about 24 cupcakes  •Coffee increases the bitterness of the chocolate for richer, deeper flavor •Toffee adds rich buttery notes and caramelized sugar flavors   More...

Teriyaki chicken lettuce wraps

Whether you’ll be hosting a crowd or watching solo, Oscar night calls for dinner with a bit of panache. I have created a simple teriyaki chicken that is served in lettuce wraps. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Combs and Turner say they share no blame in high bills

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  In the last few weeks, it has been suggested that we and our fellow state legislators somehow bear at least partial responsibility for the recent rate hike by Kentucky Power.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  More...

An idea for conservatives, too

There is a magnificent public policy that achieves many of the goals conservative politicians regularly extol. More...

Sports

Son tells story of his mother’s elk hunt

My mom, Faye Morris, 66, was born and raised in Letcher County and loves the mountains. She and my dad, Charles Morris, 70, are in the woods daily riding their four-wheeler hoping to see a deer, bear or elk.  More...

Weather stops hoops play at county’s high schools

Last week’s weather pretty much wiped out Letcher County Central basketball.  The 14-11 Cougars wrap up their season this Thursday against visiting Pike County Central.  More...

Worth the wait for No. 3

It didn’t take long for the Sprint Cup Series to realize that the No. 3 was back when on Sunday Austin Dillon put the iconic number on the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500. It was the first time that No. More...

Families & Friends

BIRTHDAY

Jackie Adams of Isom, will celebrate her 60th birthday on Feb. 21. She is the mother of three children, and has six grandchildren. She is pictured with her sister, the late Wanda Faye Blair.   More...

Snow creations

Kyle and Lizz Adams of Haymond posed in their backyard last week with a snowman based on a character from the “Dragon Ball” series, a favorite of their daughter. More...

Live, love and be happy

Big Cowan

Hello folks! Is anyone tired of this weather? Maybe spring will get here soon.  More...

Magistrate calls for end of politicking on county channel

No valentines were exchanged at the February14 meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court. Instead, the meeting began with differing opinions on the proposed re-writing of a lease governing an old South East Coal Co. More...

School officials could end classes June 2 or 9

Both school districts in Letcher County have missed 22 days of school, stretching the 2013-14 year into June.  Before canceling classes so many times because of inclement weather, Jenkins Independent Schools and Letcher County Public Schools wer More...

News

POLICE BEAT

Wednesday, February 5   • At 12:23 p.m., a Mayking area resident calls the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department to request that something be done with a dog at Bottom Fork that has bitten two children. More...

Photo

An exhibit of paintings by artist Jeff Chapman-Crane is on display in the gallery of the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center on the Cumberland Campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. More...

Man, 76, sentenced in old drug case

A former president of the Sandlick Volunteer Fire Department has pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine in Letcher County.  Buddy Dean Sexton, 76, of 115 Memory Lane, Whitesburg, will remain on home incarceration until he is formally sentenced in More...

Columns

‘In a dither’ at Carr Creek in 1964

The Way We Were

Correspondent Mabel Kiser wrote in the February 20, 1964 edition of The Mountain Eagle that “Carr Creekers are all in a dither again this spring over the proposed dam at the mouth of Carr Creek. Emotions are varied . . . More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, February 22, 1934  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your efforts in behalf of a colleague do not go unnoticed, let alone unappreciated. Meanwhile, arrange to spend more time investigating that troubling fact you recently uncovered.  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

DEFIBRILLATORS DONATED TO REC CENTER

Appalachian Regional Healthcare has donated two automated external defibrillators to the Letcher County Recreation Center. One will be available on each floor in case of cardiac emergencies. More...

Female? Is your heart OK?

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, striking down one in every three women, compared to one in 30 who dies of breast cancer according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. More...

Clot risk lasts for 12 weeks after pregnancy

Women have a higher risk of blood clots that can cause strokes, heart attacks and other problems for 12 weeks after childbirth — twice as long as doctors have thought, new research finds.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Randy Breeding

Funeral services were held in Lexington Monday for Letcher County native Troy Randall “Randy” Breeding, 59, who died unexpectedly in Lexington on February 14.  Born in Hazard in May 1954, Breeding, a graduate of Whitesburg High Schoo More...

Estill Banks succumbs at 85

Estill D. Banks, 85, of Lexington, died February 14.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Lucky C. More...