May 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State says ‘Bike Nite’ can’t go on until permit is obtained

The Whitesburg City Council and Mayor James Wiley Craft are looking for a way to bring the city’s highly successful “BikeNite” into compliance with state law.  More...

Features

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, May 10, 1934  More...

From May 1934 edition of The Mountain Eagle:

Jury: Neon man murdered Boy Scout

In its May 10, 1934 edition, The Mountain Eagle carried the news that Denver Tolliver of Neon had been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for killing Boy Scout Clyde Quillen and shooting and blinding Quillen’s scoutleader uncle, Cossie Q More...

Miss Kentucky USA making the most of her opportunity

Pageant to air on NBC on June 8; Kincer excited family will be there

Four months into her reign as Miss Kentucky USA, dreams continue to come true for Destin Kincer. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An unexpected development could change the Arian’s perspective on a potential investment. Keep an open mind. Ignore the double talk and act only on the facts.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – MAY 12 - 16

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Oliver advised Thorne that in regards to his relationship with Taylor, being honest with Aly might be a bad idea. More...

Now here’s a tip

• Great ways to remove stuck labels: nail polish remover (NOT for use on plastics), WD-40 oil, soaking in hot water, rubbing alcohol.  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. More...

Health

Exercising is the fountain of youth

The fitness instructor is about to start pushups, but first she has to move her walker out of the way. The exercisers at this suburban apartment complex are all over 75 and their leader, Hildegard Gigl, will turn 99 in June.  More...

Bee sting dangers

DEAR DR. ROACH: I get a severe reaction to bee stings. The last time, my arm became swollen to the size of my leg. Is the next bee sting likely to be fatal? Do I need an EpiPen? — N.N.  More...

Is your food genetically modified?

Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most Americans have no idea if they are eating them.  More...

Entertainment

First ‘food summit’ is set for Hindman

What started as a Facebook group made up of people from across the U.S. More...

Horseshoe, cornhole match set

Horseshoe tournaments and cornhole tournaments will be held May 18 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...

Harlan Rotary to host golf scramble

The 25th annual Tommy Lee Memorial Scholarship Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, May 24 at the Harlan Country Club.  Registration for the event, held in honor of Tommy Lee, a community leader and former Harlan County Court Clerk, will get und More...

Sheriff candidate jailed after failing to appear at trial

A Democratic candidate for Letcher County Sheriff has been jailed on a contempt of court charge with less than a week remaining until the May Primary Election.  More...

Bicycle accident is fatal to 8-year-old Jenkins boy

Funeral services were held at Jenkins High School this week for an eight-year-old boy who died last week from head and chest injuries he suffered in a bicycle accident that authorities have called “freak.”  More...

News

Jenkins council can’t meet — again

The Jenkins City Council once again found itself without the number of council members needed to conduct a meeting, this time at special meeting called for May 8.  More...

Frontier to fly from Cincy to D.C.

Frontier Airlines will add nonstop service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to the nation’s capital beginning this fall. More...

201 dead, many trapped inside Turkey coal mine

An explosion and a fire Tuesday killed at least 201 workers at a coal mine in western Turkey and hundreds more remained trapped underground, government officials said as Turkey launched a massive rescue operation.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Some things worth cheering

Bragging about what they’ve achieved is what incumbent politicians do.  More...

Black lung report reveals a system that isn’t working

I have mixed emotions about the Center for Public Integrity winning its first Pulitzer Prize for the investigative report by Chris Hamby on black lung.  More...

Sports

Two from LCC sign scholarship offers

Above left, Letcher County Central High School golfer Gracia Wright (front row, second from left) signed a scholarship offer at a recent ceremony at LCC to play golf for UVAWise.  More...

Craziness dominates sports landscape

The sports landscape is a screwball swirl of craziness, and the NBA is still going with draft day still a month away.   More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bass are now tired — and hungry

Most lakes have now wormed up enough for bass to be finished spawning and are again looking for food.  Bass are now tired and hungry from being on the beds so long, and they will be active. More...

Families & Friends

I seem to be busy doing nothing

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope everything is going well for all of you.  I’m enjoying this pretty weather and watching all the gardens growing, if they are fortunate in having one.  I’m going to get some tomato plants soon. More...

Memorial meeting held at Doty Creek Church

Jeremiah

Hope everyone had a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday. More...

SECOND BIRTHDAY

Kennadie Brooklynn Combs of Carcassonne, will turn two on May 17. She is the daughter of Justin Combs and Jessica Sparks. Her grandparents are Lee Roy and Diana Combs of Carcassonne, and Paula Sparks of Isom and the late Jeff Sparks of Neon. More...

Obituaries

Memorial services planned May 24

Memorial services will be held at the Charlie Logan Cemetery at 2 p.m., May 25. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Buell Craft at 633-5462.   More...

Eugene Shepherd dies at 94

Funeral services for Eugene Shepherd, 94, will be held at 3 p. m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Randolph Scott

Randolph Scott, 71, died May 7.  Born in Letcher County to the late Cleamond and Nellie Collier Scott, he was graduated from the University of Kentucky and was the first member of his family to earn a college degree.  More...