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Local school’s undertaker program is now accredited

The Funeral Service Program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College has gained full accreditation from the American Board of Funeral Service Education. More...

Features

If it had been a snake …

… Oops. A snake it was — a clever copperhead nonetheless. Tony Fugate was hunting dryland fish in the Mayking area late last week when he spotted the camouflaged copperhead seen in the middle right portion of the photo. More...

Pool lift ready at Whitesburg

A handicap pool lift was recently installed at the Whitesburg Municipal Swimming Pool.  “It’s something that we have wanted to do for some time for our physically challenged people so they can enjoy the pool as well as everyone else, More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Can you identify these WHS graduates? Answers are at the bottom of the column. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

May 7, 1964  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Untangling personal problems might take more time than the impatient Lamb expected. But it’s important to hang in there until all those knotty situations are straightened out.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – MAY 5 – 9

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Bill was ecstatic when Brooke gave him the papers, giving him back his company and custody of Will. 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

MERS virus found in U.S.

Health officials confi rmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.  The man fell ill after flying to the U.S. More...

Does 90-year-old still need ob-gyn?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Two years ago, at age 90, my gynecologist told me that I did not need to see him anymore because of my age. More...

Simple infections may kill again

Bacteria resistant to antibiotics have now spread to every part of the world and might lead to a future where minor infections could kill, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization.  More...

Entertainment

Square dance May 10

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, May 10, at the Carcassonne Community Center. The dance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Music will be by Lee Sexton, John Haymond and Jack Adams. Erin Stidham will be the caller. More...

Kynect social planned

The Kynect Sunday social will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

To perform

Will Caudill & Route 7 will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, May 10. 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...

Breaking News - 5/8/2014 2:27 PM

Boy killed in ‘freak’ accident - Free Access

An eight-year-old Jenkins boy died Wednesday night from head and chest injuries he suffered in a tragic bicycle accident.Trent Carty, a son of Keith and Megan Carty, lost control of his bicycle while riding down a hill on Williams Street in the Muddt More...

Mine group, firms want courts to stop new rule designed to slow black lung

The mining industry is seeking a court review of the Obama administration’s new rule aimed at cutting the amount of coal dust in coal mines.  The National Mining Association, the Alabama Coal Association and others filed the petition May 1 More...

News

Jenkins can’t get quorum — again

Mayor Kincer hopes meet date change will draw council members

The Jenkins City Council found itself without a quorum at its May meeting, making it the second time in two months the council could not convene due to lack of a quorum. However, the council, with Mayor G.C.  More...

Fracking boom leads to deadly traffic mishaps across the U.S.

Booming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation’s roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling eq More...

W.Va. rep faces tough test

In a state where Republicans are breaking losing streaks that predate the Eisenhower administration, a Democratic congressman who’s served nearly 40 years is one of the GOP’s top targets this election year.  Since 1977, U.S. Rep. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Our children, our dreamers

Show of hands, please: How many of us can remember a time in our childhood when we told our parents where our family was going to live?  Right. Nobody. More...

The Hillary difference

There are two majorities in the country right now. One disapproves of President Obama. The other is still inclined to vote Democratic. More...

Sports

LCC’s record stands at 20-9

Letcher County Central’s Nick King prepared to deliver a pitch during the Cougars’ May 1 shutout win over Harlan, 10-0. More...

Ex-boxing champ dies

Jimmy Ellis, a heavyweight champion who sparred with an up-and-coming Muhammad Ali and later fought some of the era’s best boxers, died Tuesday. He was 74.  Ellis died at a Louisville hospital, brother Jerry Ellis said. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Trip was a dream for bass fisherman

This past weekend offered the type of bass fishing that anglers like me dream about.  More...

Families & Friends

Photo

Air Force Airman Trevor F. Hurt completed basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. More...

SIX YEARS OLD

Kevin Slone celebrated his sixth birthday on May 13 with a Duck Dynasty party with family and friends. He is the son of Tasha Slone and Danny Hall, and the brother of Megan Hall. More...

Doris Ison is Derby winner

Cowan Creek

Congratulations to Michael and Victoria Watts of Mill Branch. They were graduated from Alice Lloyd College on Saturday.  Victoria is teaching at Cowan Elementary and Michael will start law school in Grundy, Va., in the fall. More...

Obituaries

Church of Christ minister Robert Gene Adams dies

Robert Gene Adams, 81, of Haymond, died May 2, at the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born at Mayking, he was a son of the late Orville and Roxie Kincer Adams.  He was a brother of the late Eva Buckley, Jenny Bowlsby, Elmer Adams More...

Jerry Allen Hall buried at Ermine

Funeral services for Jerry Allen Hall, 61, of Whitesburg, were held May 4. More...

Marvin Giles Austin, 93, dies

Funeral services for Marvin Giles Austin, 93, were held May 6 at the Haymond Pentecostal Church. Burial was in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Powell Valley, Va. He died May 2.  Born in Dante, Va. More...