July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, August 2, 1934  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Can you identify these Whitesburg High School graduates? Answers are at the bottom of the column.  WHS athlete listed in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not”  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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Survivor’s guide to Fancy Farm

Editor’s note: The Fancy Farm Picnic & Bar-B-Cue in Graves County in far western Kentucky serves up a “political speaking” event that dates back to 1880 and is considered by many to be Kentucky’s most important political e More...

No one suffers more than those viciously murdered

I will readily admit that I have been all over the map when it comes to the death penalty.   More...

Sports

Jones must have been Rupp’s favorite

Last of the first and only Fabulous Five, Wallace Clayton “Wah- Wah” Jones left us this week. He was 88.   More...

Funeral set for Friday for UK legend Jones

Funeral services will be held in Lexington Friday for Wallace “Wah-Wah” Jones, a multi-sport star who helped Kentucky win the first two of its eight national titles and is considered the school’s greatest all-around athlete, has die More...

Indy helps set Chase field

Making the trip to Indy’s victory lane has always been considered one of “the” wins of the year for every driver, but when Jeff Gordon took his fifth checkered flag at the track the history book was rewritten. More...

Families & Friends

Reunion planned at Blair Branch

Jeremiah

The Adams, Thompson, Blair reunion will be this Friday evening, and Saturday. Church services and supper on Friday evening, and reunion dinner on Saturday. More...

The first Air Force master sergeant Vietnam casualty

In the early days of the Vietnam War, my commander called me to his office. He wanted someone of equal or higher rank to escort the body of an Air Force master sergeant who was killed in Vietnam to Midwest City, Okla.  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 Helen Wright

Funeral services for Helen M. Wright, 72, of Mayking, were held July 27 at the Thornton Old Regular Baptist Church at Mayking. More...

Services held for Raleigh Day

Raleigh Day Sr., 82, of Craft’s Colly, died July 21 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  A son of the late Bertis and Viola Adams Day, he was the widower of Jessie Newman Day. More...

Irene Sexton Troutt dies at 85

Irene Sexton Troutt, 84, of Hickory, N.C., died July  She was the widow of Charlie Troutt.  More...

Jenkins board ready to name new chief

The Jenkins Board of Education is expected to announce its choice for a new superintendent later this week.  More...

Flooding in Isom area

Heavy rains on July 27 flooded a garage, storage building and property owned by Brian and Nikkia Lucas of Daniels Branch in Isom.   More...

News

Health care jobs without extensive education grow

Not only is it possible to have a lucrative career in health care without a bachelor’s degree, jobs requiring less education are likely to grow in demand.  More...

Harlan city amends curfew

A discussion to amend the city’s curfew ordinance was held at a meeting of the Evarts City Council.  Mayor Eddie Manning said the curfew is for any person under the age of 18 and is currently from midnight to 6 a.m. More...

Both sides blast EPA rules

Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for powerplant pollution either go too far or not far enough.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Dealing with a difficult person can be the kind of challenge you Aries Lambs love. Or it could be an energy-draining exercise in futility. Be certain your goals are worth your efforts.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 28– AUG. 1

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Although grateful for the generous gift that Wyatt has given her, Hope feels compelled to reject the present out of respect for Liam. More...

Now here’s a tip

• “Every member of our family has a plastic bin in his/her closet to hold items not currently in use. For the littler ones, it’s hand-medowns that are still a little too big. 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

MCHC continues school clinics, assigns new providers to schools

Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation has hired additional health care providers to fulfill needs at school-based clinics.  Letcher County residents Lora Cook, APRN and Ashley Sumpter, APRN are the most recent advanced practice registered nu More...

Cuts force MCHC to close facility

Cuts in federal black lung funding have resulted in Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation closing it Wellness Center in Whitesburg, effective August 29.  MCHC President and CEO L.M. More...

Official: Health care law shows promise, most notably in E. Ky.

The expansion of Medicaid eligibility to more poor Kentuckians has shown positive trends in its first six months of implementation, Medicaid Commissioner Lawrence Kissner told a legislative committee.  More...

Entertainment

Letcher to host pool party

Letcher Middle School will be hosting its annual “ Back to School Splash” pool party at the Whitesburg swimming pool on Friday, August 1 from 5:30-7:30.  All incoming 6th through 8th grade LMS students, their families, and all staff More...

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, August 2. 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...

Car wash, yard sale

The Letcher County Central High School boys’ soccer team will have a car wash and yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. on August 2. The car wash and yard sale will take place in Long John Silver’s parking lot in Whitesburg.   More...