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Features

Powers was frequently in news

Beginning with his capture after his Central Intelligence More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, April 12, 1934  More...

Berea students handcraft chairs

Student artists from Berea College have handcrafted 120 new chairs for the Governor’s Mansion. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You’re doing better on the flexibility issue, but you still need to loosen up a bit to show you can be less judgmental and more understanding about certain sensitive matters.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS –APRIL 7 – 11

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Ridge was shocked when Eric made him an offer to have his job as CEO. When Eric laid out the stipulations attached to the deal, Ridge was forced to make a decision. More...

Now here’s a tip

• Got fresh herbs? Try this drying tip/car freshener in one: Lay herbs flat on newspaper in your car. Keep windows closed, and after a nice sunny day, you’ll have a delicious-smelling car and dried herbs to store for later dishes. More...

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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

Surgery gives long-term help for obese diabetics

New research is boosting hopes that weight-loss surgery can put some patients’ diabetes into remission for years and perhaps in some cases, for good.  More...

She feels at sea even back on land

DEAR DR. ROACH: My family and I took a sevenday cruise more than six weeks ago. I still am feeling like I am on the ship — all day, it feels as though I am walking on a swinging bridge. More...

Simple test can accurately rule out heart attacks in emergency room

A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients.  More...

Entertainment

UK Symphony Orchestra to present program at HCTC

The UK Symphony Orchestra will present a full symphonic program of classical masterworks on Friday, April 11, at Hazard Community and Technical College’s First Federal Center at 7 p.m.  More...

Richmond Ballet to perform

Richmond Ballet will present a dance performance on Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. More...

Tournaments set April 13 at Whitesburg

Horseshoe tournaments and cornhole tournaments will be held April 13 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...

Arch Coal, ANR see better stock prices despite James River seeking bankruptcy

As one major coal company with operations in Letcher County filed for bankruptcy protection this week, the stock values of two other large firms with mines here — Alpha Natural Resources and Arch Coal Inc. More...

Police seek Isom robber

Cash register drawer is taken again

An Isom convenience store has been robbed twice in the last month. Both times a cash register drawer was taken from the Isom Double Kwik.  More...

Coal man says mining to last generations here, but impact will be less

Coal will still be mined in eastern Kentucky for generations to come, but the companies that do the mining will be much smaller than the large corporations that dominate the industry here today.  That’s the opinion of Kentucky Coal Associa More...

News

April 15 is the deadline for Rotary Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg is accepting applications through April 15 for a $1,000 scholarship available to college bound high school seniors and current college students who are residents of Letcher County and working on their first degree. More...

Meeting planned for April 15

Dave Ramsey will present his Financial Peace University at 6 p.m., April 15, in the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library conference room in Whitesburg. To register, go to Dave Ramsey.com. For more information, call Joanna Collins at (606) 634-6966. More...

Week celebrates libraries

Next week, the Letcher County Public Libraries join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Cuts endanger Kentucky miners

Just as Kentucky’s legislature is gutting the state’s mine safety program, coal operators from eastern Kentucky are urging Congress to hamstring federal enforcement of mine safety laws because “we have a complete secondary layer of More...

Backroom budget not good for state

Details are beginning to emerge from Kentucky’s $20.3 billion budget — largely cooked up behind closed doors—and they include some nasty surprises.  More...

Sports

Which UK players stay? Which go?

Kentucky’s talented freshmen shed a shaky regular season and then showed why the Wildcats were picked No. More...

As many as 7 players could leave for NBA

As has become customary during the John Calipari era at Kentucky, the Wildcat basketball agenda for the offseason is for many of the underclassmen to decide whether they want to test the NBA waters and enter their name in the draft or continue being More...

Darlington in April

Darlington Raceway will celebrate its 65th year of racing later this week when the Sprint Cup Series rolls into the South Carolina track for the running of the Bojangles’ Southern 500.  For years the track was considered one of the most an More...

Families & Friends

Nieces mark 58th wedding anniversary

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying this weather. I sure am. I’ve worked outside about all day. Tired but pleased to get some things done that I wanted to do and it looks good.  More...

Watts, Baker compete in fishing tourney

Cowen Creek

Michael Watts and Caleb “C.B.” Baker competed in the Cabel’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash on April 5 and 6 for the Alice Lloyd College fishing team, which Michael started four years ago. More...

SIX MONTHS OLD

Carolina Rayne Eldridge turned six months old on April 4.   More...

Obituaries

Services held for Laurel McCall

Laurel “Yaya” Anne Mc- Call, 56, of Neon, died April 1 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Whitesburg to Nellean Bentley and the late Daniel Orville Bentley, Sr., she was a sister of the late Daniel Orville Bentley, Jr., and Kathy More...

Rites held for Eddie Morgan

Funeral services for Eddie “ Duck” Morgan, 55, of Craft’s Colly, were held April 4. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  He died April 1 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  More...

Opal Taylor succumbs at 67

Opal Taylor, 67, formerly of Jenkins, died March 30 at her home in Ashland.  Born at Payne Gap, she was a daughter of the late Archer and Bertha Mae Justice Perry. More...