October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Our first price hike in 18 years

The Mountain Eagle is having its first price increase in more than 18 years.  Beginning with the October 8 edition of the paper, single copy sales will increase to $1 from 75 cents.  The price of a local one-year subscription will increase More...

Features

One day, it all changed

Wesley Yonts was born on the cool frosty morning of March 2, 1921 on Millstone Creek in Letcher County to Martin Van Buren and Rosie Alafair Yonts. His father was a coal miner who provided adequately for the family. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, October 4  More...

Highlights of Fleming-Neon HS

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Fleming-Neon School opens August 29   The Fleming- Neon School will open August 29th with several new teachers.  High School- Helen Gupta, Eugene G. Howard, Loretta McKenzia, John Lee Trowbridge, William C. Banks and Preston M. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A changing situation calls for a change in plans. Although you might prefer the schedule you had already worked up, you could do better by agreeing to make the needed adjustments.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke was put in an uncomfortable situation by Bill when he proposed to her in front of her other suitor, Deacon. More...

Trivia test

1. LANGUAGE: What is the most commonly used letter in the alphabet?  2. GEOGRAPHY: In what body of water can the island of Santorini be found?  3. ACRONYMS: To an engineer, what does the acronym CAD stand for?  4. 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. More...

Health

Docs issue birth control guidance for teen-agers

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — longacting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation’s most influential pediatricians’ group recommends.  More...

Treating A-fib

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with A-fib and am taking metoprolol. My cardiologist also wants me on Xarelto, which is a blood thinner. More...

E-cig use is leveling off

A new government study suggests the number of U.S. adults who have tried electronic cigarettes may be leveling off.  The proportion of adults who have ever used e-cigarettes rose from about 3 percent to 8 percent from 2010 to 2012. More...

Entertainment

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Oct. 4. 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...

Rummage sale planned Oct. 4

A rummage sale will be held in the fellowship hall of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 4. The church is located at 18 Broadway Street, Whitesburg. Call 633-2142 for more information.   More...

Jenkins lifts charge at restaurants that sell food, alcohol

The Jenkins City Council has voted unanimously to remove a surcharge on food sold by restaurants that also serve alcoholic beverages.  More...

Indictments name 12, including school helper

The Letcher County Grand Jury named 12 people in 14 indictments reported out September 23 including a former Whitesburg Middle School secretary and bookkeeper.  More...

Police say man stole money from archers while working at festival

A Whitesburg man is accused of stealing at least $500 from a food booth during the Mountain Heritage Festival over the weekend.  More...

News

Bomb threat a joke, man says

A 39-year-old Whitesburg man has been charged with second-degree terroristic threatening after he told a hospital security guard that he had a bomb in his book bag.  More...

Guards assigned to old school

Broken windows in the old Whitesburg High School gymnasium have been boarded and the Letcher school district has hired security to patrol the property in an effort to prevent more vandalism.  “It has a lot of sentimental value to a lot of More...

Police say suspect admits to robbing store at Pound, Va.

Police say a Blackey man has admitted to robbing a Virginia convenience store.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Kids who don’t go to college also matter

It shouldn’t be this way, but the well-to-do tend to dominate public conversations in this country. More...

Holder and RFK’s legacy

When he announced his leavetaking last week, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke of Robert F. Kennedy as his inspiration for believing that the Justice Department “can and must always be a force for that which is right.”  More...

Sports

Coach’s ejection fuels Cougar win - Free Access

The Letcher County Central High School Cougars traveled to Somerset and defeated the Briar Jumpers 42-26. More...

Spurrier, Gamecocks know this Wildcat team is better

Steve Spurrier believes South Carolina can still win the Southeastern Conference, so he wants his Gamecocks to quickly regroup from their stunning loss to Missouri last week.  The coach said the SEC’s East Division is full of good teams &m More...

Contender round awaits

When the checkered flag waved Sunday signaling the end of the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, four drivers were eliminated and the remaining 12 realized that the level of competition for the next round of three races suddenly got tougher. More...

Families & Friends

FESTIVAL FUN

Riley Morgan and Lily Andersonwere spinning right around on the Sizzler ride at the Mountain Heritage festival Saturday. (Photo by Chris Anderson)   More...

Blackey Days set for Oct. 10, 11

Blackey

The Blackey Improvement Committee was established in 1964 and the Blackey Day 50th anniversary festival is pretty much on schedule.  Violet Watts has the musical lineup all on schedule and that is a big job to have that many bands with backto ba More...

Precious Memories

Memories in my life:  The little downy softhaired head of a baby boy of two years laid upon my young chest when I held him close in my arms. He was the angel that first listened to my heartbeat.  More...

Obituaries

Dennis Seals dies at 80

Funeral services for Dennis Seals, 80, of Colson, were held September 22 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Frankie Potter

Frankie Potter, 84, of Groveport, Ohio, died September 25 at Mount Caramel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Born at Jackhorn, she was a daughter of the late Hayes and Cynthia Johnson Little. More...

Niles Walton dies in Florida

Niles Walton of Jamaica Bay, Fla., died September 4 at Health Park Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla. More...