May 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Carbide once lit the way

People attending the West Letcher Oral History Society meetings frequently bring an old tool or other item for “show and tell.” One such event occurred recently when Elwood Cornett brought and demonstrated a carbide lamp.  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, May 31, 1934  More...

The Home Place

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Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Try using that Aries charm to warm up the usual set of workplace naysayers, and then back it up with a solid block of facts and figures to sell your idea to your colleagues.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – MAY 26-30

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Wyatt tried to convince Quinn to delete the ‘selfie’ of her and Bill. Brooke and Bill continued to enjoy their time in Abu Dhabi, where they would soon be getting married. More...

It’s time to stop guessing and find a good mechanic

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

New test shows Alzheimer’s

Physicians in Kentucky looking for a clearer diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and causes of other cognitive decline now have a new tool at their disposal. Norton Diagnostic Center – St. More...

Restless leg syndrome no laughing matter

DEAR DR. ROACH: Why do people snicker when I tell them I have RLS? They wouldn’t laugh if they knew the amount of sleep deprivation I have endured during the 20 years it took to correctly diagnose it. More...

Should we in U.S. fear MERS?

A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East has spread for the first time from one person to another in the United States. The case has raised questions about how much contact is needed to transmit the germ.  More...

Entertainment

Tournaments at American Legion

Horseshoe tournaments and cornhole tournaments will be held June 1 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...

Third Shift to play May 31

Third Shift will play at American Legion Post 152 on Pine Mountain, Whitesburg, Saturday, May 31, from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Must be 21 years of age to attend. For more information, call Allen Holbrook, 606-634- 1459.   More...

Hurt to portray Lilley Cornett

David Hurt will portray Lilley Cornett for Kentucky Chautauqua at 7 p.m., May 31, in the Laurel House on the campus of Pine Mountain Settlement School.  More...

County’s budget for next year will be ‘really tight’

Reflecting steep cuts in coal severance tax receipts and other funding sources, the Letcher County government’s operating budget of $9,877,673 will be “really tight” for the next fiscal year beginning July 1, said County Treasurer P More...

‘Police Beat’ returns

Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Eugene Slone has repaired continuing computer problems that has kept “Police Beat” from its usual spot on the pages of The Mountain Eagle for the past several weeks.  Monday, May 19  More...

News

SKCTC to offer summer classes

The Creative Development Center at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer several summer classes.  The local program will join with Bruce Parsons of the University of Pikeville (UPike) to offer one SKCTC class and one UPik More...

Board to meet

The Kentucky River District Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m., June 3. The meeting will take place at Ponderosa in Hazard.   More...

County won’t try to buy school

The issue of making a bid to acquire the McRoberts Elementary School property has been put to rest by Letcher County Fiscal Court.  More...

Opinions

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State must fix its tax system

This is an election year in a poor state, five years into a slow recovery from a devastating recession. No wonder everyone is talking about jobs.  Political talk about jobs is often just that — talk. More...

The truth about being Mom

Ah, motherhood.  From the moment I first laid eyes on my children, all I wanted to do was bathe, feed and burp ‘em. Every diaper was a discovery.  More...

Sports

Votto, Bruce have done little for Reds

As we head toward the end of the second full month of the 2014 Major League Baseball season, the Cincinnati Reds remain stuck in third place of the National League’s Central Division. More...

LADY CAVS ADVANCE

Jenkins slugger Whitney Creech connected with her second triple of the game in Monday’s opening-round 14th Regional tournament win over Hazard. Creech was 3-3 in the game with two triples and a double. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

The night time can be the right time

Every time I go by Carr Creek Lake at nighttime, I see all kinds of boats on the lake. This tells me one thing for sure. Night fishing is well underway.  Most of the anglers are bass fishing, but a lot of them are crappie and catfishing. More...

Families & Friends

Families decorate graves for Memorial Day

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. We had a good rain last night, but today is a beautiful day.  I’m expecting my son Rob. More...

My farming and baseball days

I was born on Main Street, Jenkins. My grandpa and grandma owned a boarding house for coal miners.  My mother was one of the cooks. My dad was staying there and he and my mom fell in love and got married and had me in 1928.  More...

• Reunions •

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Kimbley dies in Ohio

Ruth Ann Kimbley, 82, formerly of Blackey, died May 6 at the Covington Care Center in Covington, Ohio.  A daughter of the late Radford and Pauline McKinney Wheeler, she was the widow of Andrew Kimbley.  She was a sister of the late Estill W More...

Services held for Virginia Childers

Virginia Anne Childers, 57, of Jenkins, died May 10 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  Born at Jenkins to the late Lester and Bessie Sexton Gilley, she was a grandmother of the late Garren Childers and a sister of the la More...

Lavonia Holbrook dies at 67

Lavonia Joan Jones Holbrook, 67, of Ermine, died May 20 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  She was the daughter of the late Rex and Lily Mae Hall Jones.  More...