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The Home Place

Pair wholesome, delicious pudding with ingredients from your own pantry or fridge

What do you reach for around 3 in the afternoon? Something salty? Something crunchy? Some- thing creamy, smooth and sweet? These days, more and more snackers are looking for something wholesome and satisfying to get them through the afternoon.  More...

Thomas S. Haymond was influential coal man in Letcher, Floyd counties

EDITOR’S NOTE: The July 15, 1954 edition of The Mountain Eagle carried news of the death of Colonel Thomas S. Haymond, one of the most influential men involved in the development of the coal industry in Letcher County.  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, July 19, 1934  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty is, as always, admirable. But you might want to be more tactful in discussing a sensitive issue with a family member. Remember: You can give advice without giving offense.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 14 – JULY 18

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Wyatt was in complete and utter shock at the generous gift that was willed to him by an old friend. More...

What’s in a wheel size?

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

State law requires eye exam for kids starting public school

Notebooks, pencils and clothes are at the top of most back-to-school lists, but a comprehensive eye exam should be included as well.  State law requires children ages 3 through 6 to have a vision exam if they are entering a public school or pres More...

Blood pressure rises at doctor’s office

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had high blood pressure at times, and my doctor said I have white coat syndrome. I am on metoprolol and ramipril. My blood pressure spikes at times. Recently I didn’t feel right. More...

‘Perfect storm’ here for hepatitis C

High rates of injection drug use, little access to intervention services and tight-knit social circles have created a perfect storm for the spread of the hepatitis C virus in Appalachia.  More...

Entertainment

M.A.R.S. Fest set for July 18-19 at Wiley’s Last Resort

Eastern Kentucky’s homegrown music and arts festival, M.A.R.S. Fest, will take place Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, on super scenic Pine Mountain in Letcher County.  More...

Back to School Bash set

A Back to School Bash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 1, in the Whitesburg parking lot between HLT Check Exchange and Pine Mountain Rent to Own, which are hosting the event. More...

ATV ride set for July 19

An all- terrain vehicle ride will be held July 19 at the Gordon Fire Department. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m., and the ride will begin at 10 a.m. and will go 40 to 45 miles. The fee is $10 and proceeds will benefit the fire department. More...

Neon doesn’t want to be the new owner of run-down library

The City of Fleming-Neon does not want to be stuck as the new owner of a dilapidated building that formerly housed a branch of the Letcher County Public Library.  Mayor Susan Polis told the Fleming Neon City Council this week that she has spoken More...

Cops: Woman bit postal worker

Police say the estranged wife of a U.S. Postal Service carrier is on home incarceration after she assaulted a female postal worker last week.  More...

Council member dies at 60

Jenkins City Council Member Carol Ann Litts died in Lexington Tuesday from complications of a long illness.  Miss Litts, 60, was the retired owner and operator of The Flower House, a successful florist in Jenkins, and served on Jenkins City Coun More...

News

School’s out, but children can still eat free

While school is out for summer, the Letcher County School System still offers free meals to children at school sites, at the farmers market in Whitesburg, and even through the county library’s Bookmobile program.  “There are hungry More...

Camp set for bereaved kids

Camp HOPE is a free one-day retreat for children, ages 6 to 12, who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years. Caregivers of the children are also invited to attend. Camp HOPE will be held Sept. 27, 9 a.m. More...

Appal-TREE works to make local foods more accessible

Appal-TREE (Appalachians Together Restoring the Eating Environment) is a joint communityuniversity research and demonstration project to increase access to healthy foods in eastern Kentucky. More...

Opinions

‘Supermoon’ over Kentucky

Clear skies on the night of July 12 provided this view of a spectacular full moon over Letcher County — the first full moon after the summer solstice. More...

Letcher County’s lower gas prices are much needed

Editorials

We’ll take any little economic break we can get.  More...

Never doubt Reds with Frazier around

During a time in which multi-million dollar contracts and poor off-the-field behavior seem to always dominate the nation’s sporting headlines, it was a pleasure to watch Monday night as Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier reminded all wh More...

Sports

Which is UK’s best team in history

July and August in Kentucky is keep-the-pot-boiling time for basketball fans.  More...

Driver’s age raises questions

It’s been almost two decades since Morgan Shepherd last ran a full Sprint Cup season, and his last national series victory was in 1993.  He can still probably wheel a race car better than you and most of your friends. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Plastic worms can bring big bass

During this hot and humid weather many bass anglers have turned to night fishing. This is one way to beat the heat, but it can still be muggy.  Just like all other forms of fishing, night fishing has lures and baits that work best. More...

Families & Friends

Gibsons have a nice vacation in Alabama

Blair Branch

Hello all! I hope each of you had a wonderful Independence Day. Michael, the boys and I did. We had a get-together at Mom and Dad’s house with the family, went to my brother Ward’s to let the boys swim, and watched the fireworks. More...

HONORED

Four Seasons Martial Arts School of Whitesburg was recognized by the World Martial Arts Council for outstanding performance and instruction of a traditionalized Chinese martial arts and self defense school. 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

Services held for Gary Johnson

Gary Bruce Johnson, 71, died July 11 at his home in McRoberts.  Born in Dorton to the late Harrison and Sylvia Oaks Johnson, he lived most of his life in McRoberts.  More...

Services held for Buna Rose

Buna Rose, 82, of Haymond, died July 10 at the Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center in Shelby.  A daughter of the late Shafter and Lelia Presnell Mullins, she was the widow of Lee Edward Rose. More...

Services held for Tex Sturgill

Funeral services for Tex Guyarnold Sturgill, 66, were held July 13 in Whitesburg. More...