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Features

The naming of Little Shepherd Trail

The September 27, 1962 edition of The Mountain Eagle carried the news that a scenic trail developed by the Kentucky Division of Forestry along Pine Mountain in Harlan and Letcher counties has been officially named “Little Shepherd Trail.” More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, September 28, 1944  Private First Class Hubert Crase, 28, has been killed in action in France. PFC Crase entered the service October 12, 1939 and landed in Iceland on September 11, 1941. More...

Cheerleader with Letcher ties featured in documentary film

National exposure in the form of a documentary film? Now that’s something worth cheering about. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An upcoming trip could create some problems with your schedule unless you tie up as many loose ends as possible before you head out the door. Ask a friend or colleague to help you.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

Recaps – Sept. 22 — 26

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Hope felt torn between her great desire to be with Liam and not wanting to repeat the mistakes that her mother made in the past. More...

Now here’s a tip

• Use club soda on a damp rag to wipe down your stainless steel sink. It will help bring back the shine.  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

Options for protection vary for this flu season

It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. More...

Why is traveling so tiresome to us?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Traveling for a length of time — say, six hours or more — on a train, bus or plane makes me rather tired. Others I discussed this with have had similar experiences. More...

Antibiotic threat is ‘urgent’

Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, the government has been ordered to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.  More...

Entertainment

Cornhole match planned

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., Sept. 28, 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...

Quilt contest featured

The Swappin’ Meetin’, a two-day festival held on the Cumberland campus of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, will include a quilt contest. The festival will take place Oct. More...

Festival set

The Indian Summer Folk and Craft Festival will be held Oct. 3-5 at the Little Shepherd Amphitheatre in Jenkins. The festival will include vendors, demonstrators, crafters, musicians, storytellers and puppetry. More...

Developer hopes council revisits plan for distillery

The developer of a proposed distillery in Whitesburg hopes city leaders will revisit their decision not to let him make or sell alcohol in a historic downtown building he is leasing from the city.  More...

Daughter, granddaughter plead guilty to charges in 2012 elder abuse case

A daughter and granddaughter have pleaded guilty to charges of abusing an elderly Neon woman who died in 2012.  As caretakers of Mildred Hughes, Teresa Maggard, 53, and Serenna Maggard, 24, confined her in a manner that resulted in pain and suff More...

News

Sergent: Budget woes lessen

After a year of trimming down expenditures, Letcher County Public Schools Supt. More...

Entrepreneurial training offered

Entrepreneurial training will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23 and Nov. 6 at the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Service in Whitesburg. Registration is online at www.southeastkentucky.com and the cost is $25.   More...

Taking care of your fall landscape

So often we hear that fall or winter is a particularly good time to do certain things in the landscape. This is usually due to the fact that plants have entered into winter dormancy.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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What about lives of coal miners?

What others are saying

In this election year, politicians are practically shoving opponents aside in their zeal to declare undying love for coal.  Too bad their affection doesn’t extend to the growing number of Kentucky coal miners who are dying from black lung, More...

Coal firms should protect miners

No man should die from coal mining, be it from a methane explosion, a roof collapse or black lung — coal-miner’s pneumoconiosis.  The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, among other things, set standards to reduce dust a More...

Sports

Cougars get back to winning ways

The Letcher County Central Cougars ended their two game losing streak with a resounding 47-6 victory over Sheldon Clark. The Cougars hope to improve on their 3-2 record at Somerset (0-5) Friday.  More...

Disbelief over Rex

One can almost hear editorial brain cells bubbling at Sports Illustrated. Plans spinning for the next hot rehab story. Make that a series.  Title? How I Lost My Way and Journey back from Bad Behavior. More...

Better than Richmond

One of the most anticipated stops on the entire Sprint Cup schedule is the September race at Richmond International Speedway. More...

Families & Friends

Bob and Delana Banks celebrate anniversary

Jeremiah

By the time this week’s Eagle comes out fall will officially be here, and the cooler nights have already started.  Bob, Don and Coreen Pridemore and myself took advantage of the nice weather we’ve been having and spent a few nights a 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...

Bourbon Festival held in Bardstown

Bardstown

Greetings all from the Bourbon Capital.  More...

Obituaries

James Hargis Ison dies at 83

Funeral services for James Hargis Ison, 83, of Isom, were held September 23 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Services today for Lola Wilder

Lola Wilder, 72, of Letcher, died September 22 at Pikeville Medical Center.  She was the daughter of the late Chester and Millie Blair Slone.  More...

Services held for James Arnett

James Curtis Arnett, 38, of Jenkins, died September 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Whitesburg to James Lee Arnett of Haymond and the late Susan Hall Arnett, he was preceded in death by two infant children.  He was More...