December 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins board wants parents’ help

Officials with the Jenkins Independent Schools have enlisted parents to serve in a partnership role with educators to help students achieve their educational goals and improve their test scores.  More...

Features

Alka-Seltzer 82 years old

Promising “quick relief,” Alka- Seltzer was first marketed on December 3, 1931 by Dr. Miles Medical Company of Elkhart, Indiana, according to the Smithsonian Institute. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, December 6, 1934  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Can you match the following names of former Whitesburg High School faculty members with their pictures? Varon Campbell, Billie Gayle Fields, Estill Banks, Ruth York, Robert Collins, Betty Jo Little, George Gibson, Nora B. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make your holiday preparations one step at a time in order to avoid being overwhelmed and leaving things undone. That confusing family situation continues to work itself out.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS DEC. 1 - 5

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Hope makes an emotional confession to Eric about how difficult it was for her to be in Amsterdam with Liam and Ivy. More...

Strange But True

• It was American author and illustrator Oliver Herford who defined a manuscript as “something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.”  • A football in an NFL game lasts, on average, only 6 minutes.  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

Free medical clinic Dec. 13

A free one-day medical clinic will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 13, for uninsured residents of Jenkins and surrounding communities. More...

Study: Too many infants still sleep with blankets, pillows

Too many U.S. infants sleep with blankets, pillows or other unsafe bedding that may lead to suffocation or sudden infant death syndrome, despite guidelines recommending against the practice. More...

Historic transplant 25 years ago

Alyssa Riggan hasn’t dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.  More...

Entertainment

Christmas concert Dec. 5

A community Christmas concert, sponsored jointly by Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church and Whitesburg Rotary Club, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 5 at the church, located at 18 Broadway Street, Whitesburg.  More...

Christmas Parade set for Dec. 12

A Christmas Parade will be held in downtown Whitesburg at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12. The parade is themed “Christmas in Our Hometown” and is sponsored by the City of Whitesburg and the Kids Day Committee. More...

Christmas Extravaganza Dec. 5-6

The Christmas Extravaganza, performed by the students of Robyn’s Dance Academy, will be staged Friday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. More...

Coal stocks slide while others rise

Coal company stocks took another dive Tuesday even though other energy companies led major stock indexes higher.  The decline in coal stocks was led by Alabama-based Walter Energy, which fell 29.2 percent to $1.94 after BB&T Capital predicte More...

Board criticized for lack of playing field

A frustrated parent of a Letcher County Middle School Cougars softball player told the Letcher County Board of Education at its recent meeting that the middle school softball and baseball teams don’t have a field to play ball.  More...

News

Students should pay attention to deadlines for financial aid

High school seniors should keep track of deadlines for applying for college financial aid. More...

Meeting planned

The Community Farm Alliance (CFA) will hold its annual meeting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 6, at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg. More...

Letcher Police Beat

Monday, November 24  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Starving the beast

If Kentucky lawmakers want the U.S. More...

‘The imperial Congress’

President Obama issued a veto threat last week against a corporate tax-cutting orgy that promised the world to many powerful interests but did little for the middle class and nothing for low-income Americans. More...

Sports

Cats vs. Cards proves it’s best late

Iron Bowl . . . Egg Bowl . . . never mind. Football in Kentucky over the weekend was prime. Perception being reality, was second to none.  The weekend was full of nobathroom break suspense, drama to the wire and yes, agony of defeat, too. More...

Lady Cavaliers win opener

CAVALIER CRUSH - Jenkins defenders Taylor Johnson, Lexi Stambaugh and Whitney Creech converged on Pikeville’s Alexxa Gearheart during the Lady Cavaliers’ 76-71 opening night win on the road Monday night. (Photo by Chris Anderson)   More...

LCC girls drop opener

The visiting Johnson Central Lady Eagles went the length of the floor in the final three seconds to hit a trey Monday night and edged the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars 53- 51 in the seasonopener for both squads.  More...

Families & Friends

Melinda Daniel marks 43rd birthday

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! Hoping all had a great Thanksgiving and had plenty of food to eat.  Kind of sad for me, the first Thanksgiving without James, also Mike was having a rough time.  More...

TO BE WED

Ashli Nicole Sexton and Andrew Bryant Fugate will be married at 3 p.m., December 13, at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg. She is the daughter of Diana and L.D. Sexton Jr. More...

Start year off right

Cowan Creek

Hello, December. Are you ready for the joys of December?  Decorating, putting your tree up, spending your cash? But most importantly, the birth of our Savior Jesus. Try to find a church and start your year off right. More...

Obituaries

Daisy Mae Thomas dies at 64

Funeral services for Daisy Mae Thomas, 64, of Colson, were held November 14 at the Lighthouse Church. More...

Lula Miles buried at Cowan

Lula Miles, 68, died November 12 at her home at Isom.  A daughter of the late Jasper and Becky Jane Caudill Miles, she was the mother of the late Ray Donnelly and Roger Dale Donnelly. More...

Susan Sexton dies in North Carolina

Susan J. Sexton, 47, formerly of Whitesburg, died November 25 at her home in Thomasville, N.C.  She was a daughter of the late Vivian R. Sexton and Charlie Sexton of Whitesburg. More...