March 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Snow total now at 35.8 inches

While the 2013-14 winter season continues to be one of southeastern Kentucky’s most severe in recent years, the region has been downright lucky when compared to the Midwest and Northeast regions of the United States, where snowfall totals have More...

Features

Mrs. Cantrell was known as a hard worker

Funeral services for Ruby Beauparlant Cantrell, 79, of Dunham, will be held at noon Thursday at the Hylton Freewill Baptist Church near Shelby Gap in Pike County. Visitation at the church continues Wednesday night at 7.  More...

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Higher fees unfair to KCTCS students

Public higher education keeps defying the laws of supply and demand, relentlessly raising prices without depressing enrollment.  More...

Health care’s real stakes

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. But at the end of this month, the new health care law will get a third chance to make a decent impression — finally.  More...

Sports

GAME TIME SET

Willie Cauley-Stein and the Kentucky Wildcats will meet the University of Louisville in the NCAA Tournament. The game will air Friday from Indianapolis at 9:45. (AP)   More...

Lady Cavs take 2 of 3

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers opened the 2014 softball season with a win. They faced off with the June Buchannan Lady Crusaders, who are playing their first season in several years.  More...

KHSAA votes to allow Letcher Central’s grid squad into Class 5A

Letcher County Central High School will be the fourth-smallest member of the 5A grouping category of football teams in Kentucky.  More...

Health

‘Incredible Colon’ to visit Whitesburg

March has been named Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the Letcher County Health Center and Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital will host a tour of the “Incredible Colon” from 10 a.m. More...

Chocolate pills for the heart?

It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.  The pills are so packed with nutrients that you& More...

Ky. boy, 8, fighting rare kidney disease

Eight-year-old Owensboro resident Jeremiah Custer hopes to get a kidney transplant one day so he can be like other children his age.  Custer has a rare kidney disease called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, or a scarring of the kidneys that p More...

Entertainment

Entertainment at the Cabin II

Benny Jones & CMT Country, will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, March 29. 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...

To perform

Dawson Creek, a bluegrass band, will play at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, March 28. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call 606-855- 4386. Everyone is welcome to attend.   More...

Lions Club sets Easter egg hunt

The Whitesburg Lions Club’s annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, at noon at Fishpond Lake. Children of all ages are welcome. An Easter bonnet contest will be part of the event. Refreshments will be served. More...

Must drivers pay more at pump?

Gas tax showdown is expected

Kentucky drivers could find out this week if they will pay more at the pump this summer.  House Democrats have approved a 1.5 cents-per-gallon increase. More...

House plan would allot $64 million to Letcher

A two-year $4.5 billion road plan being debated in the Kentucky General Assembly includes almost $64 million for Letcher County, with much of that going to the U.S. 119 relocation in the Cumberland River area, says 94th District Rep. More...

Killer pleads guilty, but refuses to accept blame

James Ray Maggard, the Neon man accused of murdering Dradrick “Drad” Fleming in June 2012, entered an “Alford guilty plea” in Letcher Circuit Court Friday that will protect him from the possibility of being sentenced to death More...

News

Trash pick-up set April 5th

The Pine Mountain community will hold a trash pick-up day on Saturday, April 5. The group will meeting at Laurel House at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. More...

Easter egg hunt planned

The Whitesburg Lions Club’s annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, at noon at Fishpond Lake. Children of all ages are welcome. An Easter bonnet contest will be part of the event. Refreshments will be served. More...

Students should take care when signing contracts

Students should take care when signing contracts  At some point, students will have to sign a contract. When they do, they should keep in mind these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, March 22, 1934  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A suggestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture?  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – MARCH 24 - 28

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Rick found Brooke passed out in Eric’s living room and became livid when he realized why his mother had been drinking. 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

Tied to Mom’s apron strings

Points East

I can’t remember ever seeing my mother without an apron on, but I’m reasonably sure she didn’t wear one when she made infrequent trips to town or to a church service or maybe to a funeral.   More...

Show brings friends together

Southern Ohio

Happy, happy spring everyone!  Oh how wonderful that sounds to my ears and to see written with my hazel eyes. More...

Letcher County archers compete

Jeremiah

Vergle Caudill will again be in charge of the upkeep of the Hampton and Dixon cemeteries above the Letcher School. If you have loved ones resting there, you can send a donation for grass mowing and weed-eating to: Vergle Caudill, P.O. More...

Obituaries

Donald Tompkins dies at 50

Donald Tompkins, 50, died March 21 at his home in Jenkins.  A son of the late Warren G. More...

Services held for Kathleen Miller

Kathleen Miller, 73, died March 21 at her home on Big Branch.  She was a daughter of the late Jerd and Wilma Sexton Cornett.  More...

Jerry Collins buried at Blackey

Jerry Wayne Collins, 65, of Blackey, died March 19 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late James Bud and Ella Jean Browning Collins, he was a brother of the late James Phillip Collins, David Jerome Collins and Anthony Joseph More...