October 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins scores are low

The Jenkins Independent School District has the seventh lowest score in the state, according to Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results released by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE).  With an overall s More...

News

Breast cancer patient wants to help others

During her career as a licensed practical nurse, Dolly Caudill stood beside doctors when patients were told they had cancer.  “I never once thought it could happen to me,” said Caudill, 61, of Isom. More...

Bike Nite planned Oct. 11

Whitesburg Bike Nite will host the Roaring Out Cancer Ride on Oct. 11. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at Pine Mountain Grill and the ride will begin at noon. Food will be provided for riders at the end of the ride.   More...

Coupon class set Oct. 9

A class in couponing will be held by The Classy Couponers at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 9, at the Letcher County Extension Office. Participants will learn to use coupons to save money at local retailers. More...

Sports

Cavs blast Patriots to notch first win

The Jenkins Cavaliers were on the road last weekend as they traveled to Knott County Central to take on the Patriots. Coach Daniel Sexton and the Cavaliers were coming off of a bye week and hungry for their first win of the season.  More...

Kansas became wild card

Kansas became the wild card  More...

Stoops, Cats earn signature victory

Sports in Kentucky

Five games in, Kentucky owns its most significant football win in decades. Happened on a Saturday when SEC powers scrambled the standings, left us to see Tennessee and Vanderbilt at the bottom and, ahem, that basketball school near the top.  More...

Health

What you should know about virus hitting kids

NEW YORK   A wave of severe respiratory illnesses has swept the country, including parts of Kentucky, in the last two months, propelled by what was long considered an uncommon germ.  More...

Vaccine for shingles is not for everyone

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 66 and have multiple sclerosis. Should I get the shingles vaccine? On the one hand, I know it is recommended for everyone. However, I do have a compromised immune system, and it could be risky to inject a virus. More...

Medical first: Baby born to woman who got new womb

LONDON  In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Bernice Caudill

Bernice Blair Caudill, 71, of Letcher died September 30 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.  She was a daughter of the late Brady and Stella Elam Blair, and the widow of Charles Caudill and a sister of the late Bernard Blair and Faye Polk.& More...

Bill ‘Tater’ Mullins dies at 79

Funeral services for Bill “Tater” Mullins, 79, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday), October 8, at McRoberts Old Regular Baptist Church. More...

Rites held for Bert Banks

Bert Hopkins Banks, 90, died September 30 at his home on Cowan.  A son of the late Charles D. and Thelma Florence Gibson Banks, he was the widower of Catherine Wyatt Banks, and later married Zelma L. Miles Banks, who survives him.  More...

Fleming-Neon Middle students rank among Kentucky’s highest

Fleming-Neon Middle School scored higher than 95 percent of middle schools statewide and Letcher County Public Schools reached proficiency, according to Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) test results released by the Kentuc More...

Rec center needs work to cut energy costs, court is told

Members of the Letcher County Fiscal Court were surprised to learn recently that the three-year-old Letcher County Recreation Center is among the county-owned buildings where changes need to be made to improve energy efficiency.  More...

Bad address fixed

Confusion over who is charged with doing what has led Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright to order the address of a defendant who was indicted recently by the Letcher County Grand Jury to be corrected.  The order amending the address was issued las More...

Opinions

Signs, signs everywhere

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has a problem — and you may be contributing to it.  There’s a great deal of clutter along county roads, city streets and state highways. Political season brings out signs of all shapes and sizes. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Fight or flee?

GOP leaders left grappling with gay marriage issue

WASHINGTON  It took just a few words for the Supreme Court to deal with the question of whether gay marriage is legal. For Republicans thinking about running for the White House in 2016, it won’t be that easy.  More...

Columns

Caudill visits war-torn city

Late author, attorney and former state representative Harry M. Caudill wrote a series of reports from the front lines of World War II for The Mountain Eagle in 1944. More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, October 11, 1934   More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS OCTOBER 6 - 10

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Quinn makes a serious threat against Hope when she learns that she will not be welcome into her grandchild’s life. Having to shift the focus of his affection, Deacon makes his move on an unsuspecting target. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

I am Joe Brown and I have not dropped out of the mayor’s race at Fleming- Neon. I am still in the race and my health is okay. I have nothing bad to say about anyone concerning the race. Thank you and God bless.   More...

Families & Friends

Tourists making their way to Bardstown

Bardstown

Hello this week from our little corner of the world. Town has almost settled down as the Bourbon Festival ended and waves of people left town.  More...

Molasses stir-off is early this year

Jeremiah

What a chilly couple of evenings we had this past weekend. Long pants and sweatshirts time of year. I think it’s supposed to warm back up later this week, at least I hope so.  More...

Wise County Fling set

The Wise County (Va.) Fall Fling will be held Oct. 11 and 12. More...

Entertainment

From Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza fests back to Whitesburg for weeknight show

Utah-based Desert Noises has performed acclaimed shows at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee and Lollapalooza in Chicago since they last performed in Whitesburg. The quartet will take the stage at Summit City tonight (Wednesday). Admission is $12. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES,  RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ  DESERT NOISES; Wed., Oct. 8 in Whitesburg at Summit City. Tickets, $12, on sale now at www.summitcitylounge.com.  More...

Rock guitarist set to play here in November

Richie Kotzen, whose guitar prowess has landed him on the cover of Guitar World magazine, will perform at Summit City in Whitesburg on Wednesday, November 12. Tickets, $35 are on sale now but going fast.  More...