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Can farming play a role in Letcher Co.’s future?

A possible return to Letcher County’s agricultural roots was discussed in depth here last week during a discussion sponsored by Shaping Our Appalachian Region (S.O.A.R.) at the Letcher County Extension Office.   More...

Features

The lost money bags

The Way We Were

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column entitled “Picked Up in Passing: The Lost Money Bags” was published in the June 24, 1954 edition of The Mountain Eagle and concerns a tale that originated in the years after a May 14, 1892 mass mur More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, June 29, 1944  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Whitesburg High School All-Class Reunion

The Whitesburg High School All-Class Reunion was held August 16-18, 2013 at the Lexington Hilton Hotel. Pictured are some of those that were in attendance.   More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t be surprised if, in spite of your well-made plans, something goes awry. But don’t worry. Your knowledge of the facts plus your Arian charm will help you work it out.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – JUNE 23 - 27

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Wyatt apologizes to Hope for his mother’s transgressions and tells her of his plan to someday win her back. Misinterpreting what he sees, Liam demands that Wyatt remove himself from the party.  More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Ahijah in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. Which book may be summarized, “Yes, salvation is by faith, but faith without action is useless”? Romans, Titus, James, Jude  3. 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

Ky. woman fights rare disease

In her dreams, she eats at buffets. More...

Not all back pain improves with rest

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had lower-back problems almost all my life. Many doctors and therapists have examined it, with almost no success. Recently my attacks have been fewer and milder, even if the bed is not quite right.  More...

State slights seniors, disabled

Seniors citizens and the disabled hoping to live on their own might want to look at moving elsewhere, according to a new national report issued by three organizations, including the AARP, as they ranked Kentucky dead last in statefunded services for More...

Entertainment

Sycamore Hollow to play at Norton

Sycamore Hollow will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, June 28. 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...

McRoberts Days planned

McRoberts Days will take place August 1 and 2 and will include a parade at 11 am., August 2, live entertainment, food booths, local vendors, and horseshoe and corn hole tournaments.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Fred Howard

Funeral services for Fred Howard, 66, of Angola, Ind., will held at 4 p.m. today, June 25, in Angola. More...

Arnold Lee Watson dies at 71

Arnold Lee Watson, 71, died June 20 at his home in McRoberts.  A son of the late Ernest and Ada Barnett Watson, he was the father of the late Arnold Lee Watson Jr., and was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Tiannah.  He made birdhouse More...

Iris Sue Fleming buried in Indiana

Funeral services for Iris Sue Fleming, 65, of Pekin, Ind., were held June 24. Burial was in Mt. More...

Letcher board says Jenkins should have given notice of plan to move pupils to Va.

Some members of the Letcher County Board of Education are upset because they weren’t given advance notice of the Jenkins Independent School District’s decision to move its vocational school students from the county school district to neig More...

Sundy Best here July 4 for free show

Sundy Best will headline the City of Whitesburg’s Independence Day celebration.  Live music, inflatables and face painting are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. More...

News

It’s chigger time

It’s chigger time across Kentucky. Just talking about them may make you itch. Chiggers are actually the immature stage of certain mite species. You’ll find them most often in overgrown bushy areas. More...

Letcher Police Beat

Monday, June 16  More...

Banks, staff settle into new offices in health department

Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Congress shouldn’t allow firms to make truckers work more

To the Editor:  Truck driver fatigue has recently gained wide media attention because of the tragic crash that occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike that killed one man and critically injured others, including actor Tracy Morgan.  More...

A year of living negatively

Republicans feel good about this fall’s election even though their party is sharply divided and its brand is badly tainted.   The House GOP last week elected a balanced ticket of leaders in a relatively harmonious process. More...

Sports

Can healthy Reds put it all together?

The question that begs to be asked as the Cincinnati Reds head to the West Coast for their last and longest road trip before the All- Star break is this: Are the Reds now healthy enough to keep the season heading in the right direction?  More...

Popular radio show airs from Pine Mountain Grill

Kentucky Sports Radio personality Matt Jones (second from right) was at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg Tuesday for a live broadcast of his popular radio program that is centered around University of Kentucky sports. More...

Coming home to Kentucky

It’s one of the best columns of the year for me to write when the Sprint Cup Series makes its annual stop at Kentucky Speedway. More...

Families & Friends

Summer has officially arrived in Ohio

Southern Ohio

Happy summer everyone!  Yes, summer has officially arrived, but I think it has been in this area for a few weeks, give or take a few cool days and nights.  Oh how I wish it would stay this temperature all year ‘round. More...

TO BE WED

Kegan Eugene Cook and Heather Rose Frazier announce their forthcoming wedding on Saturday, July 5, at Faith Community Baptist Church. He is the son of Connie Collier of Corbin, and Doug and Janice Cook of Cowan, and the grandson of Doug Sr. More...

VALEDICTORIAN

Brooke McKee Sauer was recently named valedictorian of the Class of 2014 at Whitesburg Middle School, where she maintained a 4.0 grade point average.  More...