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Features

Crash kills 2 Letcher soldiers

The Way We Were

Two Letcher County soldiers were among seven men killed and 10 injured on March 30, 1954, when an Army C119F Flying Boxcar transport plane from Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina, crashed into a mess hall at Ft. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, March 29, 1934  More...

Letcher native is hiking the Appalachian Trail in effort to ‘walk off ’ war

A 34-year-old Letcher County native says he is hiking the entire Appalachian National Scenic Trial in an attempt to “walk off ” the war.  Michael Campbell has served nine years in the United States Army including three combat tours i More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Professional relationships grow stronger. But you might still need to ease some problems with someone in your personal life. One way could be to try to be less rigid in your views.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – MARCH 31 – APRIL 4

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Unaware that Quinn is hiding the closet eavesdropping, Brooke makes a big admission to Bill. Liam begins to speculate on Aly’s feelings for him when she invites him to dinner. More...

What causes persistent tire-pressure warning?

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray:  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

Retirees help caregivers cope with hospital stays

Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He’d survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn’t the only one suffering. More...

Life is still good without appendix

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13-year-old son went to band camp for five days. On day three, he had terrific stomach pain and started to vomit. The instructors were alarmed and took him to the local hospital, where doctors diagnosed appendicitis. More...

Married folks have best hearts

Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. More...

Entertainment

Turkey federation banquet planned

The Little Shepherd Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its 15th annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on Saturday, April 5, at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. More...

Bluegrass Circle to play at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, April 5. 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...

Horseshoe and cornhole tourneys set at Legion

Horseshoe tournaments and cornhole tournaments will be held April 6 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post in Whitesburg. The matches are sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634- 1459 or 633-2834.   More...

Teachers get automatic raises in state’s budget

Kentucky’s roughly 100,000 teachers and administrative staff will get an automatic pay raise in each of the next two years - even if their school districts can’t afford it.  More...

Funeral set for John Williams, popular official and x-ray tech

Funeral services for a longtime x-ray technician and popular member of the Whitesburg City Council will be held at 1 p.m. More...

News

Career fair April 4

GMS Mine Repair and Maintenance will host a career fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 4 at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. More...

Rotary expands the Imagination Library

The Imagination Library is expanding to include Eolia and Partridge Zip Code areas. Registration will be held during Family Literacy Night at Arlie Boggs Elementary School on Tuesday April 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. More...

Dixon to sign books

Former Jenkins resident Charles Dixon will sign copies of his series of books “A Journey of a Lifetime: A Pictorial and Written History of the Dixons” on Friday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Jenkins Public Library.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Plan to cut mine visits is just stupid

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:  Kentucky’s state legislators have been talking about doing the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of them attempting to do — cut inspections of underground mines from six to eight inspections a year to only two a yea More...

A treasured evening

To the Editor:  It was a treasured evening my husband and I spent at Letcher County Central High School on March 27. The speech team showcased some incredibly talented young people who make me proud. More...

Sports

Cats face tall task in guarding 7-footer

Kentucky faces a Texas-sized task defending Wisconsin 7-footer Frank Kaminsky, and not just because he’s the tallest player the Wildcats have faced in the NCAA tournament.  The Badger junior’s ability to score inside and outside forc More...

Lady Cavs take two

The Jenkins Lady Cavs improved their season mark to 5-1 after defeating the visiting Harlan County Lady Bears on March 27, 6-3.  More...

SHR getting it done

Stewart Hass Racing entered this season with more question marks than any other organization in the sport. More...

Families & Friends

Church spaghetti dinner a success

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and getting ready for springtime. I sure am!  I go out and check every day to see if my flowers and bushes are ready to bloom. I’m on the north side and mine are late. More...

Pridemores celebrate 60th anniversary

Jeremiah

By the time this week’s Eagle comes out, April will be here.  More...

Snake out and about already

Cowan Creek

I was driving home after work last Tuesday and a snake came out of the creek and was crossing the road. It shocked me. More...

Obituaries

Glenna Bradley succumbs at 59

Glenna Faye Mullins Bradley, 59, of Central City, died March 29 at Hillside Center in Madisonville.  Born in Whitesburg, she was the widow of Jesse Bradley.  More...

Rites held for Sam Potter

Funeral services for Sam D. Potter, 66, of Hemphill, were held April 1 at Hemphill Baptist Church. More...

Rites held for Helen Maggard

Helen Maggard, 80, of Rutledge, Tenn., died March 28.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Luther and Destie Troutt, she was the mother of the late Linda Tillman and Cecil Ray Maggard.  She was a member of Little Dove Old Regular Baptist Church. More...