September 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Property taxes would be cut in Whitesburg

Taxpayers in the City of Whitesburg will see their city taxes decline by two cents per $100 in the next taxing year, providing the ordinance that lowers the rate is passed on its second reading.  More...

Features

Route 7’s ‘Antique Alley’ grows

Five different antique stores scattered on a four-mile stretch of Route 7 are beginning to attract out-of-town collectors to the Isom area.  Gwen’s Country Attic, Addie’s Treasures, All In One Basket, Foolish Pleasures and Delana&rsq More...

80 years ago this week …

… the front page of The Mountain Eagle carried news of a fire aboard the SS Morro Castle which on September 8, 1934 killed 135 of the 549 passengers and crew members who were en route on the U.S. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, September 13, 1934  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An offer to help with a stalled project should reassure you that you have a workable plan in spite of the problems in getting it up and running. The week’s end brings more positive news.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS SEPT. 8 – SEPT. 12

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Wyatt was extremely caring and understanding when Hope vented to him her frustrations regarding the possibility of Liam dating Ivy so soon after their breakup. More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Ezekiel in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. What “woman of ...” is the only woman in the Bible (KJV) described as a wench? En-rogel, Gilead, Damascus, Ziba  3. 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

Free medical services offered at dental clinic

Free dental and vision services will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 22- 27, at the Smilefaith Community Dental Clinic, 9757 Hwy. 805, Jenkins. Patients may park near the clinic or take a shuttle from Shubert City Park.  More...

Ebola vaccine works but needs a booster

New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way.  More...

Heart palpitations and sleep apnea

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 26 years old, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weigh 290 pounds. About two years ago, I had chest pain and palpitations. I saw a cardiologist, who performed an echocardiogram. It showed mild LVH and mild pulmonary hypertension. More...

Entertainment

Contests to be hosted by Extension Office

There are lots of opportunities for you to enter your handwork, food goodies, etc., at the 2014 Mountain Heritage Festival.  These contests are being sponsored by the Letcher County Extension Office, located at 478 Extension Drive (off Stone Ave More...

Dean photos on display

The Charles W. Harris Gallery in the Lonesome Pine Regional Library in Wise, Va., is displaying “In My Nature”, an exhibit featuring photography and traditional and digital art prints by Chuck E. Dean.   More...

Festival arts & crafts contest planned

Once again the Letcher County Extension Office and Extension Homemaker Clubs will be sponsoring the Mountain Heritage Festival Arts and Crafts Contest. More...

Proposed change could endanger Jenkins liquor law

A controversy that could possibly end legal alcohol sales in the City of Jenkins erupted at the September meeting of the Jenkins City Council when citizen Betsy Addington asked the council to separate the taxes from food and alcohol sales at the city More...

Eight indicted by grand jury

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named eight people in felony indictments.  They are:  • Russell Peaks — first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree traff More...

News

Organizers say conference will look at region’s future

A Saturday night square dance at Carcassonne, including dinner at Mike and Marcia Caudill’s 200-year-old house, is among the events for the Appalachia’s Bright Future weekend sponsored by Kentuckians For The Commonwealth.  More...

Neon council keeps tax rates the same

The City of Fleming-Neon will see city tax rates remain the same as it moves toward 2015.  At the September meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council, the council voted unanimously to leave property tax rates, as well as the rates for motor vehic More...

Walk, run to fight cancer

The first annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5k Run/Walk will be October 11 at Fishpond Lake at Payne Gap.  Participants must pre-register by October 1 for an event t-shirt, but may also register on day of run between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

American recovery drives the dollar sharply higher

In the world of currencies, the dollar is starting to look like a safe home in a tough neighborhood.  A strengthening American economy, combined with a gloomy outlook for growth elsewhere, is pushing the U.S. currency sharply higher.  More...

Coalfields have been here before

Letters to the Editor

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Sports

Photo

Letcher County Central’s Isaiah Tyree (7) snared the ball during during a loss last week to Hazard. Defending for the Bulldogs was Braxton Whitaker (24). The Cougars play Pike Central Friday. See Sports Page B1. (Photo by Brandon Meyer/B. More...

Hazard’s Jones runs over Cougars

The Letcher County Central Cougars, now 2-1 after falling to Hazard, look to bounce back at home against Pike County Central, which also fell to 2-1 over the past weekend after getting pounded by Williamsburg, 42-14.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Weather has cooled, but not water

The weather cooled a little Sunday, but the water temperature is still around the 84 to 82 degree range on most area lakes.  More...

Families & Friends

Coal miners festival was very successful

Fleming-Neon

Fleming- Neon Senior Citizens Center News:  Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30.  Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open.  Sept. 12: We will be enjoying Neon Days. The center will be closed inside.  Sept. More...

Reba Dunn was bitten by a copperhead

Cowan Creek

Soon we will begin to see the leaves fall and everyone putting out mums, pumpkins and other decorations.   Chase the leaves and make a wish. Then if you catch one throw it over your shoulder and make a wish. 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 ‘J.D.’ Quillen

Services for Junior Dunk “J.D.” Quillen, 71, of Bushnell, Fla., were held August 28 in Florida National Cemetery. More...

Rites are held for Wilma Miller

Wilma Mae Miller, 71, of Avilla, Ind., died August 31 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  She was a daughter of the late Barm and Lovella Hicks Terry, and was also preceded in death by five siblings, Don, Raleigh, Kathleen, Wanda, and Jack More...

Services held for Janet Fleming

Funeral services for Janet Lee Banks Fleming, 62, of Fleming-Neon, were held September 6 at the Neon First Church of God. More...