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School is sold to Neon man; vo-tech pupils going to Wise

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education has sold the McRoberts Elementary School property and voted to pull the district’s students out of the Letcher County Vocational School and send them to Wise County.  More...

Features

Letcher soldier’s actions saved lives

A Letcher County soldier was honored for the bravery he exhibited during the D-Day invasion of Germanoccupied France on June 6, 1944.  U.S. More...

D-Day veterans reflect

On June 6, 1944, 156,000 Allied troops crossed the English Channel in the largest amphibious invasion in history. D-Day brought the beginning of the end of World War II.  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle More...

Columns

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Colossians in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. Which book may be summarized as, “The end of the world as we know it”? Proverbs, Ephesians, Hebrews, Revelation  3. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Things that usually come easily and quickly for the Aries Lamb might need more of your time and attention during the next several days. Try to be patient as you work things out.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – JUNE 2 – 6

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Ridge showed Brooke the ‘selfie’ of Bill and Quinn. Katie told Quinn that she and Bill deserved each other. Bill admitted to having a fling with Quinn before he and Brooke were back together. 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

Allergy tabs may replace shots

For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. More...

How old is too old for colonoscopy?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 75-plus-year-old female in excellent health. My doctor’s comment on my most recent annual physical results was: “Great results on all tests. More...

Sun will age, damage eyes

While having fun in the sun, families should take precautions as they participate in outdoor activities, according to the Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA).  Protecting yourself from the damaging rays of the sun should extend beyond sunscree More...

Entertainment

Agrestic Festival set for June 6-7

A band recently named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of 10 new artists you need to know will headline the Agrestic Music and Arts Festival Saturday night in Whitesburg.  For the second year in a row, Sundy Best will take the stage at River Par More...

Legion sponsors cornhole match

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., June 8, at the American Legion Post in Whitesburg. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.   More...

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, June 7. 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 - 6/6/2014 3:28 PM

Juvenile named in infant's death - Free Access

Police have charged a juvenile with murder after a four-month-old baby boy was found over an embankment Friday morning.A Kentucky State Police trooper was dispatched to a residence located on Turner Drive, located between Seco and Kona, at 5:16 a.m. More...

Jenkins looking for new school superintendent

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education met Monday evening to accept the retirement of Superintendent Deborah Watts and to establish the guidelines for its search for a new superintendent.  Watts announced her intention to retire at t More...

UMW says EPA proposal kicks miners ‘to the curb’

The United Mine Workers of America is blasting the Obama administration’s new proposal for controlling greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, which will likely contribute to the loss of coal mining jobs.  More...

News

Imagination Library expands

The Imagination Library recently expanded to include the Eolia and Partridge ZIP Code areas.  Margaret Hammonds and Evelyn Hensley registered children from these areas on Literacy Night at Arlie Boggs Elementary School. More...

Retired teachers to meet June 4th

There will be a meeting of the Letcher County Retired Teachers Association at noon today (Wednesday). The meeting will take place at Parkway Restaurant. For more information, call Marcia Caudill, President, 633- 3449.   More...

EPA’s plan further clouds coal’s future

President Barack Obama’s ambitious plan to reduce the gases blamed for global warming from the nation’s power plants gives many coal-dependent states more lenient restrictions and won’t necessarily be the primary reason coal-fired p More...

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Coal-country Dems have tough battle in wake of EPA plan

President Barack Obama’s plan to curb power plant pollution has put Democrats running for office in coal country in a tough spot: Criticize their president, or side with him and become part of what could be a major drag on their region’s More...

Have we all gone crazy?

It might appear that the U-S-of- A has gone bonkers. So let me clear up any confusion that you might have: Yes, it has!  Yet, it hasn’t. More on that in a moment.  More...

Sports

Kentucky baseball player among best

If professional baseball is your passion, then reserve a time slot in front of the TV, as Major League Baseball’s annual draft is Thursday through Saturday.   Top prospects in the Commonwealth waiting for a telephone to ring are A.J. More...

Photos

James Crowe celebrates his bomber feature win with crew and family in victory lane at Mountain Motor Speedway at Isom. (All photos by Brandon Meyer)   More...

Johnson is back in form

Only two weeks ago, Jimmie Johnson — according to so many in the media — was in a horrific slump with no signs of regaining his old form that made him a sixtime Sprint Cup Series champion. More...

Families & Friends

LCC Choir Spring Concert was amazing

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. More...

REUNION

The late Bill Howard attended a family reunion in 1988 with all seven of his sons, the late Eddie Howard, Hubert Howard, John Howard, Jack Howard, Hillard Howard, Charles Howard and Bobby Ray Howard.   More...

APRIL BABY

Jackson Reed Isaiah Heath Thacker was born April 8 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is the son of Jordan and Leslie Thacker and the brother of Isabella Thacker and Ian Thacker of Isom. More...

Obituaries

Graham Abbott buried at Bedford

Funeral services for Graham Abbott, 77, of Whitesburg, were held May 30 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Rites held for Ruby Sturgill

Ruby Violet Sturgill, 77, of Eolia died May 30 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.  She was a daughter of the late Robert and Lillie Caudill, and the widow of Johnny Harm Sturgill.  She was also preceded in death by siblings J More...

Charlsie Sergent succumbs at 88

Charlsie Pauline Sergent, 88, of Neon, died May 27 at the Nim Henson Geriatric Center in Jackson.  Born at Millstone, she was a daughter of the late Claude and Mamie Cowan McHone. More...