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Five accused metal thieves among 15 indicted by jury

Five Letcher County residents have been indicted on four charges each after they allegedly damaged an $80,000 piece of mining equipment beyond repair while stealing copper and other metals.   More...

Features

HAILING D-DAY INVASION

The Way We Were

A banner headline in the Thursday, June 8, 1944 edition of The Mountain Eagle told the news of the Allied Forces’ successful invasion of Normandy, France that occurred two days earlier. Shown in photo is Cpl.  More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, June 14, 1934  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1967 Upward Bound   More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A change of season reinvigorates the Lamb, helping to overcome the effects of a recent slower-paced period. This is a good time to restate your feelings for that certain someone.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – JUNE 9 – 13

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Quinn was determined to redeem herself with Wyatt when he declared that she’s the reason for the recent misfortune in his personal life. More...

Now here’s a tip

• J.D. of Massachusetts writes: Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and a chamomile tea bag in a pan of medium hot water. Let cool slightly and soak feet for up to 10 minutes. Follow up with foot powder or deodorant.  • Cucumber is a speedy diuretic. More...

Families & Friends

Just watching work makes me tired

Whitesburg

Hello everyone. Hope you all are doing well and that all who aren’t doing well are feeling better.  It was good hearing from my friend Anna Watkins. More...

TO WED

Camilla Joseph and James Cummings, together with their families, announce their forthcoming marriage. She is the daughter of Drinda Joseph of Cowan and the late Charles Everett Joseph of Cowan. More...

Events and activities planned at Hemphill Communty Center

Hemphill

Here are the events scheduled for this month at the Hemphill Community Center and Senior Citizens Center:  • Weekly: Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., we will be doing exercises to help combat arthritis.  • Weekly: Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., w More...

Obituaries

Elmer Whitaker dies at 85

Prominent Kentucky businessman Elmer Whitaker, who rose from the coal fields of eastern Kentucky to build a banking empire, died Sunday. He was 85.  Mr. More...

Rites held for Kenneth Gooch

Kenneth Bryan Gooch, 78, of Millstone, died June 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Neon to the late Jennings Bryan and Katie Meade Gooch, he was a brother of the late Ina Hall, Vernon Gooch, and James Gooch.  More...

Services held for Desta Neikirk

Funeral services for Letcher County native Desta Baker Combs Neikirk, 69, held Sunday in Somerset at the Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.  Born in Whitesburg to the late William Garfield and Lula Collins Baker, she was the widow of her second husba More...

School channel has plug pulled; leaving air soon

Letcher County Public Schools is pulling the plug on its cable television channel after nearly 15 years of operation.  “I hate to do it because the public likes it,” Letcher Schools Superintendent Tony Sergent said of the decision to More...

Tests show infant died of injured head, chest

Funeral services were scheduled to be held this week for a fourmonth old baby boy whose body was found over an embankment near Kona Friday morning.  An early autopsy report lists blunt force head trauma and an internal chest injury as the causes More...

New Jenkins restaurant to open doors this week

Las Peñas Mexican restaurant will open Thursday at Lakeside in Jenkins. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. More...

News

Letcher residents should consider benefit delays

Letcher County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits.  In Letcher County 3,676 residents – or 15.3 percent of the population – are More...

Deadline grows near for applying for new college scholarship

Residents of Kentucky’s coalproducing counties have a few more days to apply for a new scholarship designed to help people living in those counties finish a bachelor’s degree.  Maximum award amounts range from $2,300 to $6,800 per ye More...

Libraries to host Summer Reading Program

The public libraries of Letcher County will host seven weeks of Summer Reading Program at all the libraries with a kick off show by the Madcap Puppets at 6:30 p.m. on June 17, at the Harry M. More...

Opinions

Junior seals the deal

Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined an elite list of drivers in the Sprint Cup Series on Sunday at Pocono by winning his second race of the year.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing with family is time well spent

The fishing is great right now and every type of fish is active. People are telling me about catching bluegill, crappie, catfish, trout and bass. I have not heard much about the creek fishing or wade fishing but it should be good also.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Can you learn from a mud turtle?

I suppose that we all do bone headed things, but it seems like my numbers are adding up faster than our national debt.  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

Working off a can of soda takes 23 minutes on bike, Coke says

Coca-Cola is taking on obesity, this time with an online video showing how fun it could be to burn off the 140 calories in a can of its soda.  More...

Heart attacks often occur on Mondays

DEAR DR. ROACH: Why do heart attacks occur mostly in the morning and on Mondays? — J.V.  More...

Doctors using immune therapy in fight against cervical cancer

Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. More...

Entertainment

To perform

Will Caudill and Route 7 will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, June 14. 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...

Legion sponsors cornhole match

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., June 15, 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...

Huge crowd helps country star George Strait mark last show

Country music king George Strait capped off the last tour of his career with an epic, star-studded final performance at the billiondollar stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play, dazzling an audience of nearly 105,000 people with duet after duet with s More...