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Features

Game of ‘Monopoly’ launched in 1935

On this date 79 years ago — November 5, 1935 — the Parker Brothers company launched the game of Monopoly. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, November 6, 1924  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Can you identify these WHS graduates? Answers are at the end of the column.  (Answers at bottom of column)  1. More...

Columns

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Shimeah in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Genesis 2, what phrase describes the marriage of a man and a woman? Holy matrimony, God’s reward, One flesh, Today forever  3. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A long-sought workplace change could be happening soon. Consider reworking your ideas and preparing a presentation just in case. A personal relationship takes a new turn.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS NOVEMBER 3 - 7

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — With Rick reluctant to sign the contract as CEO of Forrester Creations, Maya attempted to persuade his decision by offering to run the company with him. 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

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say go and get a flu shot

Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.  More...

‘White-coat syndrome’ or high blood pressure?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 21-year-old son is a college athlete, a sprinter, but he has had recurrent high systolic blood pressure readings since he was a senior in high school. He’s generally easygoing and not stressed. More...

Anthem rates to fall, others to rise

Most premiums for private health insurance purchased through Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, Kynect, will increase in 2015.  Most of the people who have used Kynect have been added to Medicaid, the government health insurance program More...

Entertainment

Shooting match set for Nov. 9

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, at the American Legion. Straight guns only, no barrels over 36 inches, no scopes, no peep sites. All guns will be checked before each match. More...

Thornton church plans revival

A revival will be held Nov. 12 through Nov. 16 at Trinity Full Gospel Church at Thornton. Services will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and at 11 a.m. Sunday. Speakers will be Pastor Josh Matthis, Nov. 12; Evanglist Chad Hill, Nov. More...

Christmas bazaar planned

A Christmas bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 22, at the Isom Presbyterian Church. The event will include barbecue and handcrafted items. For more information, call 633-7523.   More...

Craft reelected, Kincer defeated in mayoral races

City races drew more attention than county, federal elections

Incumbent Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft defeated two challengers in Tuesday’s general election, while incumbent Jenkins Mayor G.C. Kincer Jr. found a race with five opponents too much to overcome.  More...

District must buy buses

Letcher Schools Supt. More...

News

Muskellunge return to Floyd Co.

Muskellunge have returned to Dewey Lake in Floyd County.  The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has stocked 500 muskies measuring 13 inches apiece in the lake. More...

Kentucky residents may have chance to win an iPad in KHEAA drawing

Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in November. The contest runs from 12 a.m. on Nov. 1 through 12 a.m. on Dec. More...

Radio auction set for Nov. 12

The Letcher County Autism Support Group will hold a live radio auction from 6 to 9 p.m., Nov. 12, on WTCW 103.9 to raise money for electronic devices for autistic children. The iPad Minis will benefit the children academically. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A trust-busting beer bust a must

OK, that’s it — no more Mr. Nice Guy from me when covering the avarice and arrogance of corporate power! Their monopolistic grabfest has now turned personal.   More...

No alternative to hope

President Obama has always had a thing about hope as an antidote to cynicism.  More...

Sports

8th graders finish 2nd in Kentucky

The Letcher County Middle School Cougars football team is Kentucky Middle School Football Association’s (KMSFA) 8th Grade Division 3 State Runner up.  “It was a lot of fun,” said LCC Middle School Head Coach Junior Matthews. More...

High school finale

Letcher County Central High School won its regular season finale at Breathitt County last Friday. Above, quarterback Zane Blair discussed strategy with Coach Mike Holcomb. Below, Blair, who also serves as kicker, battled the elements. More...

Netters advance to state, will meet McCracken Co.

The Letcher County Central Cougars have won the 14th Region volleyball championship and will advance to play in the KHSAA State Volleyball Tournament later this week in Louisville.  The Cougars (24-11) advance to meet Region 1 Champion Mc- Crack More...

Families & Friends

SERVICE AWARD

Whitesburg First Baptist Church received a 10-year Service Award from Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Card, on Nov. 2. More...

Oral history group tells scary stories

Jeremiah

Sorry I didn’t have a column last week. Didn’t find time to write so some of this week is carried over from a couple of weeks back.  Hope all the children had a fun Halloween and got lots of goodies. More...

Minerva Yonts and friends come for visit

Cowan Creek

No trick-or-treaters at my house. Guess I should have been home earlier. Too bad the weather was so cold. Hope our little ones didn’t get sick from the change. Carolina Rayne missed her first Halloween by coming down with a virus. More...

Obituaries

Services held for James Keel

Funeral services for James Richard Keel, 75, of Millstone, were held October 30 in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Ricky Holbrook

Ricky Holbrook, 53, of Ermine, died October 23 at Ermine.  Born in Gary, Ind., to the late Helen and Charles Holbrook, he was also preceded in death by his grandmother, Nannie, and two brothers, Alvin Holbrook, and Herman Godfrey Holbrook.  More...

Lola Mae Cohill dies at 89

Lola Mae Cohill, 89, died October 5 in Shoreline, Wash.  Born in Seco, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Clementine Partin King and the widow of Bill Cohill. More...