July 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Eolia man needs 3rd transplant

Twenty-two years after his second kidney transplantation, Eolia resident Clancy Hensley is in need of a third.  “He desperately wants to get better so he can have the energy to play ball, attend school activities and do all the things a da More...

Features

Says farming won’t help save us, but showing visitors our history will

To the Editor:  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, July 13, 1944  More...

A DIFFERENT VIEW

This photograph of the Defeated Creek area of Carr Creek Lake was taken recently by Melinda Wilder while she and her husband, Ed Wilder, of the Carbon Glow area of Letcher County were riding an all-terrain vehicle in the area. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Is someone at work resisting that Aries charm? Hard to believe. But seriously, Lamb, you might want to back up your ideas with some solid data, and then watch the yeas pile on.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS –JULY 7 – JULY 11

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Despite a year of bad blood between the adversaries, a heroic rescue was made before the untimely demise of one of them. Bill humbly took responsibility for Quinn being in everyone’s lives. More...

Bentley is the best bet for car that will start after periods of inactivity

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

A canola-rich diet could help with control of type 2 diabetes

People who switch to a low-glycemic index diet with good carbohydrates and a focus on whole grains may be able to better control their type 2 diabetes.  A recent University of Toronto study put two groups on different diets to test the effect of More...

Here’s the skinny on sugar substitutes

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have questions regarding sugar substitutes. I have come to the overwhelming conclusion that sugar is a poison to the human body. However, I have never read any information regarding the safety of sugar substitutes. More...

Headbanging caused brain bleed

It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. More...

Entertainment

Square dance planned

The Carcassonne square dance will be held Saturday, July 12, at the Carcassonne Community Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the dance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. John Hayward is the caller. Admission is $ 3, children $2, under 5 free. More...

Fundraiser set at Cabin

A fundraiser will be held Saturday, July 12, at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. Duffield Jammers will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Will Caudill & Rte. 7 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. More...

Cornhole match planned

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., July 16, 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...

Candidates hope to unseat mayors

New and incumbent candidates have filed to run for mayor in the cities of Fleming-Neon, Jenkins and Whitesburg.  Joe DePriest, Letcher County’s current economic director, has filed to run against Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer.  More...

Council declines action on stopping alcohol tax

The Whitesburg City Council took action Tuesday night on one motion concerning establishments that sell alcohol, but declined to take any action on a second.  More...

News

Magistrate to gas firm: Public notices are good

Requiring natural gas pipeline companies and utilities to provide Letcher County citizens with advance notice of herbicide spraying operations conducted from the air is not an unreasonable regulation, District Five Magistrate Wayne Fleming said this More...

Jenkins OK’s larger community center

The Jenkins City Council has voted to proceed with the construction of a community center to adjoin its swimming pool and restaurant complex, but with one condition — that the footprint of the center be enlarged.  More...

Horse owners sought

Police are looking for the owners of four horses that were picked up on Cinnamon Drive at Smoot Creek on July 7.  The owner has until July 18 to claim the horses or the horses will be considered abandoned and will be given away, said Lt. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Let’s face it, our state government is always for sale

Political donors hoping to gain favor with the Kentucky General Assembly should put away the checkbooks.  Generous donations do not, repeat do not, buy influence in Frankfort.  More...

Our progressive Constitution

You cannot talk for very long to a conservative these days without hearing the words “constitutional” and “constitutionalist.”  More...

Sports

Louisville to ACC is huge sports story

University of Louisville’s offi cial entry to the Atlantic Coast Conference last week is, I think, the state’s most important sports story of the new millennium.  Among the high, if least mentioned, positives: Economic impact possibi More...

NASCAR made right call

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.  More...

No rain on Almirola’s win

Rain was definitely the word for the Coke Zero 400 Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway. More...

Families & Friends

Happy birthday to special little friend

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’ve been enjoying the cool days we have been having. Good time to work outside if you want to.  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...

Color solar lights rival fireworks

Southern Ohio

Merry Christmas everyone!  It seems as if people are celebrating Christmas in July! More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Barbara Cantrell

Barbara Blood Cantrell, 76, of McRoberts, died July 5 at Johnson City Medical Center in Tennessee.  More...

Services held for Oda Miller

Oda Faye Miller, 72, of Kona, died June 30 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born at Bottom Fork to the late Albert and Ella Holbrook Slone, she was a sister of the late Woody Slone.  She worked for LKLP Headstart for 35 years, the More...

Watson Craft succumbs at 90

Watson Garret Craft, 90, died July 5.  The son of Pricey and Archealous Craft, he was born on a Revolutionary War land grant farm in Letcher County, the youngest of 17 children. More...