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Letcher native played major role in murders of Yablonski family ordered by UMW boss

Forty-five years ago last Wednesday — on New Year’s Eve 1969 — the murders of United Mine Workers of America dissident Joseph Albert “Jock” Yablonski, 59; his wife, Margaret, 59; and their daughter, Charlotte, 25, were c More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, January 4, 1945  A cold wave with snow coming from the north hit Kentucky and the south this week sending the temperature in Letcher County to near zero.  .  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1958

Kenneth Profitt. Born 1-5-39; Food, strawberry shortcake; Drink, milk; Song, The Big Beat; Expression, none; Ambition, radio and television serviceman; Wildlife Club 2, 3, 4,  Lucille Bates. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Use that Arian charm to help make a difficult workplace transition easier for everyone. News about a long-awaited decision can be confusing. Don’t jump to conclusions.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: 1/5 – 1/9

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Shock and disappointment are only some of the reactions to Rick’s unexpected announcement during the Forrester staff meeting. More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Isaiah in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Genesis 3, who made clothes for Adam and Eve out of skins? Adam, Eve, The Lord, Serpent  3. What did Jesus say His followers would never walk in? 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

There’s still time for your flu shot, providers say

Local healthcare providers say it isn’t too late to get an influenza shot, despite the large number of Letcher County residents suffering from the flu or flu-like symptoms.  Spokesmen for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) re More...

A pill to slow drinking?

There’s no skunky bar odor amid the beer taps. Instead of booze, colored water fills the bottles. More...

Restless leg syndrome has several causes

DEAR DR. More...

Entertainment

Sycamore Hollow to perform

Sycamore Hollow will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 10. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.   More...

Shooting match planned Jan. 11

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, 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...

American Legion sets dance Jan. 10

The American Legion Post #152 of Whitesburg will host a dance featuring the Mojo Billie Band on Jan. 10. Admission is $5 per person. Must be 21 years old or older to attend. For more information, call (606) 633-2834   More...

Court meets to re-up staff

The Letcher County Fiscal Court met briefly on Monday to reappoint Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward’s administrative staff and one of the county’s longest serving officers.  More...

Wrecks kill four here

Last week’s traffic fatality at Kona was Letcher County’s fourth highway fatality of 2014, Kentucky State Police say. More...

Police Beat

Tuesday, December 23  • At 12:37 p.m., the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department receives a call from a Camp Branch man who was recently the victim of identity theft. More...

News

Extension Office hosting wellness in the workplace

Each Wednesday during January, February and March, the Letcher County Extension Office and WXKQ will host a walk at the Letcher County Recreation Center in Whitesburg. More...

Making maple syrup

Shad J. Baker, Letcher County Extension agriculture and resources agent, will host a workshop on making maple syrup from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. More...

Community Diversity Breakfast planned Jan. 17 at Benham Inn

The ninth annual Community Diversity Breakfast celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Benham School House Inn.  Speakers for the event will be the Rev. More...

Opinions

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College bowl or ‘corporate’ money games?

Growing up in Texas, I learned that God and guns were important, but football — well, football was the real religion, the essence of life itself.  More...

The conscience of Cuomo

There will never be another politician like Mario Cuomo, a man shaped by a different age. More...

Sports

Biggest class since 1955 headed to Hall of Fame

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz dominated in an era of offense, each in their own way.  The 6-foot-10 Big Unit became the tallest of 215 players elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame and the 5-foot-11 Martinez the shortest pitch More...

Lady Cougars struggle after injury leaves bench shorter

Since winning their own Christmas tournament two weeks ago, the Letcher Central Lady Cougars have fallen upon hard times — losing four of their last five games including a tough one, 58-56, in overtime January 3 at Knott County Central.  More...

Big test ahead when LCC travels to Knott

The Letcher Central Cougars take a surprising 8-4 record into the new year after winning three of six games during the past two weeks in holiday invitational tournaments at Leslie County and down in Orlando, Fla.  More...

Families & Friends

Many Letcher Countians suffering from flu

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well after all the Christmas and New Year’s Day is over and all the things that kept us running.  It’s hard to settle back down to everyday life. More...

New Year’s Eve was very quiet

Southern Ohio

Happy New Year.  I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s Eve. More...

Seniors to go on shopping trip

Hemphill

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News  Regular Bingo, Wednesdays at 10:30.  Exercise Bingo, on Fridays if the center is open  Jan. 6, shopping trip to Norton, Va.   Closed Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Day  Jan. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Ralph Day Jr.

Ralph Day Jr., 58, died December 16, at his home at Whitesburg.  He was a son of Betty Joyce Day of Craft’s Colly and the late Ralph Day Sr.  More...

Services set for Donna Hendrix

Donna Kay Hendrix, 57, died January 4 at her home at Isom  She was a daughter of the late Audrey Sue Adams.  Surviving are her husband, David Hendrix; a daughter, Susie D. More...

Jack Sexton succumbs at 68

Funeral services for Jack Wayne Sexton, 68, were held December 22 at Little Colley Baptist Church. Burial was in the family cemetery at Little Colley.  A son of the late Clyde F. More...