September 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Hanging out at Isom Days

Carnival rides and attractions were popular at this year’s edition of the Isom Days festival, held each Labor Day weekend as part of the Letcher County’s Mountain Heritage Festival celebr More...

Driver breaks 300 mph mark to set new land speed record

On September 3 and 4 in 1935, the lead stories on sports pages across the U.S. carried the news that driver Sir Malcolm Campbell was attempting to — and was successful in — setting a new land speed record.  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, September 7, 1944  More...

Columns

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Acts in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. What companion of Paul was commended for his holy-scripture knowledge since childhood? Timothy, Linus, Trophimus, Jude  3. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful not to allow the backers of a new financial “deal” to pull the wool over the Lamb’s eyes. It could hold fewer plusses and more negatives than you were first led to believe.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS SEPT. 1 – SEPT. 5

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke felt blindsided by Deacon when he showed up at her door expecting an answer to his proposal. 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

Your home is covered with bacteria — yours

Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it’s covered in bacteria from your own body. More...

Will menopause? shrink a fibroid?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 50 years old. In the past three months there have been indicators that I am perimenopausal. I have a very large fibroid. It is described as “six months” in size. I am not a candidate for embolization. More...

Vegetarian Diets and Diabetes

Is a vegetarian diet good for people with diabetes? More...

Entertainment

Talent show set

The Mountain Heritage Festival will once again sponsor Letcher County’s Got Talent!  The festival committee is looking for all kinds of talent, singers, dancers, musicians, jugglers, comedians, and animal acts .  More...

To play Sept. 6

Bob Knight and the North Star Band will perform at the American Legion Post #152 of Whitesburg at Pine Mountain Junction, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6. For more information, call (606) 633-2834.   More...

Food City Pageant planned

Held at the Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol, Tenn., the annual Miss Food City Pageant showcases young women from across the region. Co-sponsored by WXBQ 96.9 FM 24 Carrot Country, the pageant will take place at 7 p.m. More...

Police issue 161 traffic citations

Workers in the Letcher Circuit and District Court Clerk’s Office had their hands full early this week and last after police — mostly state Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers — issued 161 traffic citations.  More...

Poll: Eagle dominates other papers, media outlets here

Results of a recent poll show The Mountain Eagle continues to be Letcher County’s most dominant source for news and information — and by an extremely wide margin.  More...

Dog needs new home

A Whitesburg family has been caring for a Great Pyrenees as they try to find the dog’s owner.  A relative of Pauletta Breeding found the dog on the side of a Whitesburg road in April and Breeding agreed to care for the animal while its own More...

News

Computer class for seniors

A computer class will be held for senior citizens age 50 and older who would like to learn how to use a computer to communicate with family and friends or send a picture on email. More...

New Family Dollar coming, Advance Auto is interested

Letcher County will soon be home to a third Family Dollar Store and is apparently being considered as a location by the nation’s largest aftermarket auto parts provider.  The newest Family Dollar Store will be located at Isom, on the south More...

Board still down

Instant replay, local advertisements and fans in the stands were not shown on the large video screen at Letcher County Central High School’s football field during Friday night’s game.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Goodbyes hurt

This is the time of departure for many parents, the time of year when they are getting used to the new versions of their children getting on with life.   More...

A Market Basket of integrity

Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor Day speeches in American history would be delivered by a CEO? More...

Sports

Headed to state golf tournament

Lexi Stambaugh, a junior at Jenkins High School, won the Girls’ All ‘A’ 14th Regional Golf Tournament last week at Sag Hollow Country Club in Owsley County with a score of 42 over nine holes. More...

LCC looks to even score with Hazard

A Hazard team that edged Letcher County Central last season, 26-21, in a game in which several close calls didn’t go the way of the Cougars will visit Ermine this week.  The rematch, in which Letcher Central hopes to improve upon its 2-0 r More...

Lady Cavs off to fast start

Jenkins senior Charity Niece tapped the ball over the net in the Lady Cavaliers’ 2-0 volleyball win over Harlan last week. Jenkins outscored Harlan 25-19 and 25-21 to capture the win. More...

Families & Friends

Progress made on homeless shelter

Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:5.   More...

25 years ago I was in the big earthquake

At 3: 20 a. m., Sunday, August 24, a shockwave lasting about 15 seconds rocked me from my bed and woke me from a sound sleep. I was surprised that I was not scared.  More...

Festivals make September fun

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a great week. Hard to believe it is September already.  Fall is just around the corner and festivals are going on. Should be a fun month for everyone. More...

Obituaries

George Lindsay Adams dies at 72

George Lindsay Adams, 72, of Seymour, Ind., died August 13 at Our Hospice, Columbus, Ind., after a long illness.  Born in Mayking, he was the son of William and Emma Belcher Adams; a brother of Joe Adams, Lou Ella Wampler and Ella Mae Budd, and More...

Services held for Peggy Mullins

Funeral services for Peggy Sue Mullins, 67 were held September 1 at Glady Fork Freewill Baptist Church. Graveside services were held September 2 at the Bolling Cemetery in Flat Gap Section of Pound, Va.  More...

Estelle Collins buried at Little Colly

Estelle B. More...