January 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

When Packard came to town

In January 1955, the newly formed Packard-Studebaker Corporation announced that Combs Motors of Whitesburg would be its newest Packard automobile dealer and service center. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, January 11, 1945  Corporal Roy Tubbs, son of George Tubbs of Thornton, has been killed in action in the European Theater of War. No other information was available at press time.  .  More...

Score Big With Game Day Snacks

The Home Place

The game is on, and your home is filled with friends decked out in those familiar colors, ready to cheer their team to victory. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Mixed signals could create problems. Make sure your views are presented clearly, and insist others do the same. Don’t let an unanswered question go by without a full explanation.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: 1/12 – 1/16

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Rick sensed that Ridge’s issuing an unspoken threat to steal Caroline while doling out relationship advice. More...

What to do with a car whose back seat has seen too much

Car Talk

Dear Car Talk:  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. More...

Health

Obese preschoolers may slim down with Head Start

Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study suggests.  During a year of Head Start preschool, obese and overweight children were much more likely to slim down More...

Mystery bruise appears, vanishes

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have just returned from seeing my doctor, and was told that the cause of what I experienced is a mystery!  More...

Medicare to focus on chronic care

Adjusting medications before someone gets sick enough to visit the doctor. Updating outside specialists so one doctor’s prescription doesn’t interfere with another’s.  More...

Entertainment

Valentine’s dinner Feb. 14

A Valentine’s Day dinner will be held at 6 p.m., Feb. 14, in Laurel House at Pine Mountain Settlement School. The cost is $10 for adults and children under 12 $5.50. Advance reservations are required. More...

Shooting match planned Jan. 16

A shooting match will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, at the American Legion on Pine Mountain. The fee is $3 per shot, prizes are cash and meat. No restrictions on guns except no scopes. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. More...

To perform

Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 17. 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...

‘Roundabout’ hot topic again at city meeting

There was a good deal of spillover at the January meeting of the Whitesburg City Council that came from last Thursday’s informational meeting concerning the new entryway to the city. More...

Hall was jailer, sheriff

Funeral services will be held Friday for Vernon Eugene Hall, 72, a former Letcher County jailer and Letcher County sheriff who devoted many of his later years outside of politics to helping feed and clothe poor people.  Hall died January 11 at h More...

Former candidate is arrested after jury indictment unsealed

A former candidate for Letcher County sheriff was arrested Saturday and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.  The charge against “Walking Tall” Jon Hall, 36, of Neon was contained in an indictment that was opene More...

News

Hookup with county water system pays off for Neon after McRoberts pump fails

The Fleming-Neon City Council learned that the Goose Creek to Hemphill to Deane area was the first beneficiary of the connection between the water lines running from Deane, that belong to the Letcher County Water and Sewer District, and lines from th More...

L.K.L.P. offers home repairs

LKLP Community Action Council Inc. is accepting applications for the Weatherization and the Affordable Housing Trust programs. Both programs have eligibility guidelines. More...

Taking orders for fruit plants

The Letcher County Extension Office is taking orders for fruit plants. Payment is due at ordering. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Some thoughts on teaching

Many state and local governments are under political and economic pressure to create more effective schools as measured by common standards. In international rankings of 34 developed countries, the U.S. More...

The community college cause

Permit me to declare my bias: I came to revere community colleges for very personal reasons and learned to admire them because they are central to restoring social and economic mobility in our nation.  More...

Sports

Numbers by JHS’s Creech double U.S. average

It’s raining in the mountains again, where basketball points are pouring.  Whitney Creech at Jenkins High School is the rage.  More...

Blair was part of Border Bowl victory

Zane Blair, who recently completed his senior season at Letcher County Central High School, holds the trophy presented Saturday to the Kentucky All-Stars after their 33-32 win over the Tennessee All-Stars in the annual National Guard Border Bowl, hel More...

Quiet winter continues

February has always been the official start of the Sprint Cup season, but race fans remember that the new season actually got kicked off with the annual three-day January Daytona test sessions.  More...

Families & Friends

Cross Country Bluegrass band to play at Hemphill

Hemphill

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News:  Regular Bingo: Wednesdays at 10:30.  Exercise Bingo: On Fridays if the center is open.  Closed Jan. 19 for Martin Luther King Day  Jan. 22: Potluck: breakfast food please  Jan. More...

Old Time Fiddlers host meeting

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone!  Here we are almost in the middle of January already. More...

Campbells take trip to England

Cowan Creek

Hello Eagle fans! This is my third try to get the Internet to send in my news. Can’t control some things. Oh well. Happy New Year 2015.  I had lots of birthdays in December. My son Fredrick Eversole turned 33 on New Year’s Eve. More...

Obituaries

Jenette Adams dies at 90

Jenette Adams, 90, died January 12 at her home at Jeremiah.  A daughter of the late Carl and Cinda Adams, she was the widow of Eugene Adams and a grandmother of the late Shelly Slone  More...

Mrs. Collins buried at Sandlick

Annette Cook Collins, 77, of Little Colley, died January 9, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  She was a daughter of the late Archie and Hannah Powers Cook, and the widow of William Collins.  More...

Funeral set for Ralph D. Short

Funeral services for Ralph D. Short, 77, of Eolia will be held today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...