November 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dawahare family says it can’t afford Neon work

Fleming-Neon city officials continue to be surprised that the owners of two dilapidated buildings still refuse to tear them down.  At issue are old Main Street buildings owned by the Letcher County Library Board and the Dawahare family that got More...

Features

Drive-up banking debuted this week in 1946

On November 12, 1946 — 68 years ago this week — the Exchange National Bank of Chicago opened the country’s first drive-in banking service with 10 teller windows. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, November 16, 1944  More...

President Nixon’s visit to China

In 1972, I was a noncommissioned officer stationed on the island of Guam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean at Andersen Air Force Base.  My job was “Officer of the Day”. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) While it seems that chaos is taking over, you get everything back to normal, even if it means being more than a little assertive with some people. Expect to hear more job-related news soon.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS NOV. 10 - 14

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Deacon became the voice of reason for Quinn when he attempted to talk her out of taking a trip to Amsterdam to interfere in Wyatt and Hope’s relationship. More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Simon in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From 1 Samuel 3, whose voice did Samuel think it was when he first heard God calling him? Jonathan, Saul, Ahiah, Eli  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

Study: Hundreds of kids hurt by detergent ‘pods’

Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. More...

A baby needs a weekly bath

DEAR DR. ROACH: How often do you advise bathing a 3-month-old baby? The hospital told my granddaughter that you do not have to bathe the baby every day. More...

Spray can’t stop swine flu in children

The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine did not protect young children against swine flu last winter and might not work again this year, health officials say.  Preliminary results from three studies found that AstraZeneca’s FluMist had More...

Entertainment

Learn how to make Christmas ornaments

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will hold a Christmas keepsakes ornament creation and design workshop Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m. on the SKCTC Whitesburg campus, at the student center lounge located in the Caudill Building. More...

Art/writing contest set

The Letcher County Conservation District is sponsoring its annual art/ writing contest with the theme “Protect Kentucky’s Soil”. The art contest is open to students in grades K-5. More...

Holiday bazaar Nov. 15

The Letcher Elementary School PTO will host a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at the school. The event will include local crafters and gift dealers, and a “make your own ornament” table for children. More...

New charge filed in 2012 murder case

Latest count is among 20 new indictments returned

A fourth person has been indicted in connection with the June 2012 murder of Dradrick “Drad” Fleming of Millstone.  Jonathan Maggard is charged with hindering prosecution in the latest round of indictments handed up by the Letcher Co More...

Neon water rates to increase

The Fleming-Neon City Council learned at its November meeting that water rates will have to be raised by a total of 17 percent in the next two years so the city can qualify for a $143,000 planning and design loan from Kentucky Infrastructure Authorit More...

News

Flagpole honors the late Mike Adams

A flagpole and seating area located near the fieldhouse at the Letcher County Central High School football field were designed and purchased by the Adams and Quillen families of Fleming-Neon through the Neon Volunteer Fire Department’s Captain More...

Operation Christmas Child planned at Whitesburg church

Whitesburg First Baptist Church will once again serve as a collection site for South East Kentucky for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse headed by Franklin Graham.  More...

Brooke Sauer to hold spelling bee workshop

A four- time Letcher County spelling bee champ wants to help other spelling enthusiasts succeed in spelling bees.  Brooke Saurer, a freshman at Letcher County Central High School, is hosting a spelling bee workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. on Nov. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A free and open Internet threatens corporate profits

When it comes to Internet Service Providers and high-speed Internet, the consumer marketplace has hardly been a model of competitiveness. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to choose from two providers, and some of us only have access to one. More...

Don’t govern on fantasies

When high-mindedness collides with reality, reality usually wins. Remember this when you hear talk of making the next two years a miracle of bipartisan comity.  More...

Sports

Cougars finish Eagles; Maroons next

Letcher County Central’s running backs both outgained the nation’s top-rated runner to lead the Cougars to a 49-18 playoff win over Madison Southern. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Remember to check the fishing report

During the course of a year I keep up with many fishing reports from the lakes in the Kentucky and Tennessee area.  You can find fishing reports from several good sources. More...

Netters fall in tourney

The 14th Region champion Letcher County Central volleyball team fell to McCracken County last Friday in the opening round of the state tournament at Valley High School in Louisville.  Coach Betty V. Caudill’s Cougars lost 3-0. More...

Families & Friends

Evangene Adams going home this week

Jeremiah

Just a quick column this week since I don’t seem to know much to write about. I must not have talked to many neighbors and friends.  Election Day has passed, and I hope everyone got out and supported their candidates. More...

Preparing for play at Cowan Center

Big Cowan

Hello friends and neighbors and those afar off. How is everyone?  I have had a good week, bit has been busy, but good.  I have been getting involved in the play that the Cowan Community Center will be putting on Dec. 5. More...

Kidney stones can be painful

Linefork

Everything has been going pretty smoothly in and around my area. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Jean Scott

Jean H. Scott, 83, of Whitesburg, died November 9.  A daughter of the late Hobert Hogg and Myrtle Sumpter Hogg Romine, she was the widow of Sam Scott Jr. and a sister of the late Clyde Hogg and John H. More...

Rites held for Anthony Caudill

Funeral services for Anthony James Caudill, 57, of UZ, were held November 10 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Joe Vanhoose buried at Ermine

Joe A. Vanhoose, 88, died November 9 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Johnson County to the late Orear and Mollie Osbourne Vanhoose, he was the widower of Evelyn Mae Rash Vanhoose. More...