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The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, August 9, 1934  On Monday night, Albert York, a local preacher attending religious services on the poor farm below town, was assaulted by two unidentified men while York was on his way home on Kingdom Come Creek. More...

Highlights of Fleming-Neon HS

1957-1958  Colorful majorettes charmed Hazard-Fleming- Neon crowds at football game  What’s a football game without majorettes at halftime? More...

A student’s view of Stuart Robinson School

Jackie Blair Gentry was a guest speaker at the 1998 Stuart Robinson School reunion. This is the speech she gave at the 1998 reunion.  What are your favorite memories of Stuart Robinson School? More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A chaotic atmosphere taxes the patience of the Aries Lamb, who prefers to deal with a more orderly environment. Best advice: Stay out of the situation until things settle.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS AUG. 4 – AUG. 8

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Wyatt received an interesting phone call concerning a mystery surrounding the death of Ricardo Montemayor. More...

Now here’s several tips

• Coffee filters make wonderful glass cleaners. They leave behind no streaks and no residual lint.  • “ Beautiful umbrella stands don’t have to be limited to umbrellas. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name.  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

Weather kills 2,000 a year

The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.  That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. More...

Bad back? Study says you won’t get relief from acetaminophen

Acetaminophen isn’t any better at relieving back pain than a fake pill, despite almost universal recommendations to take the drug, according to the first big trial to test it.  More...

Study: Stop germs, bump fists

Fist bumps — the familiar knocking of knuckles — spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. More...

Entertainment

Cornhole match set

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., Aug. 10, 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...

Thriller at Mountain Heritage

Have you ever watched one of the many re- creations of Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller scene on YouTube and thought it looked like fun?  Now is your chance to dress up as a zombie and perform the famous dance to Thriller in front of a la More...

Meet the Cougars

The Letcher County Central High School football team invites everyone to meet the Cougars. The event will be held at 6 p.m., August 8, at the LCCHS football field.   More...

Man, 22, faces 16 indictments after one night of crime

A 22- year- old Cromona man faces 16 felony indictments in connection with a series of burglaries that took place in the Payne Gap area on a single night in June. More...

Man charged with selling fake pot that overdoses 3; youth’s condition critical

A preliminary hearing is set for August 14 for a 64-year-old Jenkins man who is accused of selling synthetic marijuana to three people who overdosed on the product over the weekend.  More...

More file for local offices

Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft and five incumbents of the Whitesburg City Council have filed papers in the Letcher County Court Clerk’s office that will permit them to seek another term.  More...

News

Coal tonnage is up in E. Ky., but outlook still ‘precarious’

Coal production went up sharply in eastern Kentucky in the second quarter of 2014 and job losses slowed, providing some relatively positive numbers for an industry that has been battered by a steep slide in tonnage and jobs.  More...

K-9 officers bonded by dangers of their job

It’s easy to think of a police K-9 as a pet.  There are similarities, of course. More...

Committee seeking local success stories

The Mountain Heritage Festival Committee is asking for submissions of names and a brief history of people who were reared in Letcher County and have achieved their highest dreams in their chosen area of expertise.  Plans are underway to recogniz More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Miners’ union takes on the EPA

Ken Ward Jr. is a reporter for the Charleston Gazette in Charleston, West Virginia and is one of Central Appalachia’s foremost authorities on the coal industry. This report appeared on Ward’s Internet blog, Coal Tattoo.   More...

The post office actually does make lots of money

One public service that people really like and count on is the post office — which literally delivers for us.   More...

Sports

Stoops expects better

The bumpy transition Mark Stoops experienced last season as a rookie head coach with Kentucky has become much smoother entering Year 2.  That says something about the Wildcats’ commitment and understanding of the system, and Stoops now exp More...

Cordia case stirs plenty of rhetoric

Quite a flurry of hot rhetoric filled the air around our Commonwealth in recent days, much of it in the aftermath of Cordia High School’s run-in with reality and KHSAA “Supreme Court” decision.  More...

World Series bound!

Clay Layne (left) and Collier Day (right) are two members of South Lexington Youth Baseball’s 12 year-old All-Star team which recently qualified to compete in the Cal Ripken World Series which will be held in Alachua, Florida from August 6 &nda More...

Families & Friends

Bible study group meeting again

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  I can’t believe it’s time to write again. Time is going so fast I can’t keep up with it and I’m afraid I’ll miss something.  More...

New neighbors on Cowan Creek

Cowan Creek

Hello to all my wonderful neighbors on Cowan Creek. As I travel up and down the creek I notice so many new neighbors. I think we need to have a block party and get to know them.  More...

Trip back to mountains is hair-raising for some

Points East

As my brother Keeter negotiated our car along the steep, narrow, one-lane, gravel road that twists and turns up and around the mountain in the head of Blair Branch, Loretta got quiet in the back seat. More...

Obituaries

Gertrude Combs dies at 77

Funeral services for Gertrude Combs, 77, were held August 3 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Caudill Cemetery at Isom.  Born in Letcher County to the late Charlie and Minnie Stamper Caudill, she died August 1 at her home at Isom.  More...

Rites held for Evesta Hammonds

Evesta Hammonds, 88, died July 31 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Harrison and Pairlee Ison Banks, she was the widow of Warren Hammonds.  She was the mother of the late Kimberly Hopkins, and was also preceded in death b More...

Ivan Adams buried in Isom

Ivan Donald Adams, 76, died July 24 at his home in Isom.  He was a son of the late Dan and Virgie Smith Adams and was preceded in death by two brothers, Blaine and James, and three sisters, Mary, Margaret and Mamie.  More...