December 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Services held here for Dr. Arroz

Funeral services were held Tuesday for popular Whitesburg surgeon Vincent C. Arroz Jr., who died December 6 after battling leukemia.  More...

Features

One of baseball’s worst trades ever

Like Cincinnati Reds fans everywhere, those in Letcher County were startled to learn 49 years ago this week — on December 9, 1965 — that Frank Robinson, the National League’s top player, had been traded to the American League’ More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, December 14, 1944  Cold weather hit Letcher County and eastern Kentucky hard this week with snow covering all sections of the region. More...

The Home Place

Nothing pleases the senses like a home filled with family, friends and the welcoming aroma of a holiday meal. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your love of the holidays creates a special bond between you and the people in your life. Use this as a way of building stronger relationships that will carry over well beyond this time.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS DEC. 8 - 12

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Even after Wyatt explains why he feels the need to serve Quinn with a restraining order, Deacon does his best to talk him out of it. More...

Warning light lacks good design

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk:  My mom’s car is a Honda 2011 minivan, and on the dashboard there is a yellow-orange fishbowl with an exclamation mark. I was wondering what that means? 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

Pregnant women to get better info on drug risks

Pregnant women are about to get easier-to-understand information on how safe their medicine is for baby.  The Food and Drug Administration is revamping how lists any risk, scrapping a system that confused both doctor and patient in favor of spel More...

Pitted nails reveal psoriatic arthritis

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old male. I had to stop playing golf about two years ago due to joint pain. I had psoriasis from age 15 until I was 40. More...

Flu shots may not work well

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U. S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.  More...

Entertainment

Christmas on the Creek

Cowan Community Center’s Christmas on the Creek will feature a free Carcassonne Square Dance at about 7 p.m., on Friday, Dec. More...

Church cantata

The Jenkins Emmanuel Baptist Church choir will present a Christmas cantata, “The First Noel Celebrating the Birthday of a King”, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Shooting match set for Dec. 13th

A shooting match will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Skyview Park, Top Level, at Haymond. 12-gauge, and no fixed guns. The proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the park. For more information, call Randy Hall, 634-7003.   More...

Police say accused murderer has son and is on the run

Police are looking for an eightyear old boy and his father who haven’t been seen in Letcher County since October. The father is also wanted in the November murder of a Floyd County man.  More...

Bookmobile isn’t rolling

The Letcher County Public Library District’s bookmobile hasn’t been on roads in three months and librarians are trying to find ways to deliver books to those who have trouble getting to a library.  “Some people miss it,” More...

News

Committee to meet Dec. 15

A meeting of the Letcher County Local Planning Committee will be held on Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Lendell Smith Conference Room in the school bus garage at 752 Hazard Road in Whitesburg.   More...

Parents said to be deadbeats by jury

The Letcher Grand Jury has indicted eight people for flagrant non-support of their minor children.  Those indicted are:  Joseph Ronald Whitaker, 37, of 5456 Ky. Hwy. 1103, Hallie. More...

Grand jury indicts eight

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named a Jenkins man in drug charges in indictments handed up December 4 to Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright.  More...

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Common sense advice to police

My family and I recently had an interesting discussion about the shootings by the police in Ferguson, Missouri and Cleveland, Ohio. More...

Hiding rape victims’ names may hurt more than help

Jackie’s shocking account of gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house has been growing holes by the day. More...

Sports

Why UK’s Cauley-Stein is ‘The Man’

The Man.  Tribute to central character in Kentucky’s perfect season so far, Willie Cauley-Stein, calls for context.  When WCS signed with Kentucky there was more Willie Who? than McDonald’s ballyhoo. More...

LCC girls take two

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars overwhelmed visiting Betsy Layne 68-31 on Monday to raise their record to 2-1.  The Lady Cougars used a smothering three-quarter-court defensive press to force Betsy Layne into 19 first-half turnovers with More...

Gibbs swaps crew chiefs

The 2015 Sprint Cup season was already going to be a season of change for Joe Gibbs Racing as the organization will be expanding from three teams to four. More...

Families & Friends

Rotary Club celebrates 80th year of service

The Whitesburg Rotary Club held a reception December 2 at Community Trust Bank in Whitesburg to celebrate its 80th anniversary. Attending were (front row) Bill Richardson, William Banks, Josephine Richardson, the Rev. More...

More Ingram precious memories

Oh! How they linger in my mind. So real.  First, I need to make a change in the date of the Ellen Flannery murder.  I got a precious call from Ellen’s granddaughter, Mrs. Hubert Caudill. More...

Photo

Students from April Fleming’s medical assistant program at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College helped with a sale of various items. More...

Obituaries

Doyath Lee Day dies at 81

Doyath Lee Day, 81, died December at his home in Nancy.  Born in Letcher County, he was the son of the late David and Mattie Ingram Day and a brother of the late Dauphus Day.  He was a U.S. More...

Services held for Mattie Frazier

Mattie Jean Frazier, 86, died December 6 at her home in Jeremiah.  A daughter of the late Burnett and Tina B. Ison, she was the mother of the late Jimmy Dwight Frazier. Nine brothers and sisters also preceded her in death.  More...

Maynard Watts dies at 68

Funeral services for Maynard Watts, 68, of Thornton, were held December 5 at the Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. More...