January 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

No. 1 for 24 weeks

Thirty-seven years ago this week — on January 21, 1978 — “Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack” entered No. 1 on the Billboard Album Charts and remained there for 24 weeks.  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, January 22, 1925  The new highway from Eolia across Pine Mountain to Whitesburg is expected to be open to the public soon. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1947   Glee Club news  Early on the morning of April 12, the Whitesburg High School Glee Club started on their way to Harlan to the Regional Music Contest. We were on our way with high spirits and determination to do our best.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You need to be certain that all the right conditions are in place before you take that first step. It can’t hurt to listen to good advice from those who have your best interests at heart.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: 1/19 – 1/23

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Bill announced two major changes to the management of Spencer Publications that put his loved ones in positions of power. More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Acts in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Proverbs 30, what will pluck out the eyes of anyone who scorns their parents? Demons, Ravens, Doves, Quails  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

Belief in bogus studies, stories undermines use of vaccines, resulting in spread of diseases

The United States has recently seen a significant rise in the number of cases of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, mumps and pertussis, commonly called whooping cough.  More...

Premature heartbeats extremely common

DEAR DR. ROACH: I went to a walk-in clinic because I had chest pain. They did an EKG and saw extra beats (PVCs). They recommended I go to a cardiologist, and he put me on a heart monitor, which showed that I had 5,000 extra beats within 24 hours. More...

New rule should improve reporting of infections in Ky.

Kentucky will have a new weapon, in the form of data, to fight infections acquired in hospitals and other health-care facilities, with legislative approval of a regulation that changes the way antibiotic-resistant infections such as MRSA and C. More...

Entertainment

Legion plans shooting match

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, 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...

Friday shooting match set

A shooting match will be held at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, 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...

Cross Country Bluegrass to perform

Cross County Bluegrass will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 24. 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...

Sheriff ’s deputy fired after guns found missing

A Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy has been fired as the result of an investigation into evidence found missing from the property room located inside the sheriff ’s office.  More...

Wright thought hard about decision to seek new office

Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright has decided to seek a seat on the state’s highest court.  One of seven seats on the Kentucky Supreme Court became vacant earlier this month when former Justice Will T. More...

News

Conway touts his fight against power company in campaign stop here

Attorney General Jack Conway kicked off his gubernatorial campaign last week with a three-day tour in eastern Kentucky. During his stop in Whitesburg, at Icing on the Cake on Jan. More...

Maxson accepts job with N.C. foundation

Former Whitesburg resident Justin Maxson, president of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Berea, has accepted the position of executive director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation in Winston-Salem, N.C.  He will More...

Jaime Hall speaks of her love for teaching

A first–grade teacher recently wrote an article for the Mt. Sterling Advocate describing her work with her students.  More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The money primary

Will she or won’t she? She will. And by the time she does, she will have raised more money than any primary contender in history. Just a guess.  More...

One tacky ad campaign

McDonald’s is scrambling, and I’m not talking about eggs. More...

Sports

Top-ranked UK survives Vandy, 65-57

Kentucky twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison combined for 11 points down the stretch that were key in helping the top-ranked Wildcats hold off pesky Vanderbilt 65-57 on Tuesday night. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Curly tail grub is very underrated

One of the best fish-catching baits there is is the curly tail grub, and this is also one of the leastused baits.  A lot of anglers have grubs in their tackle boxes but do not fish them much. More...

Schedule gets new look

The 2015 Sprint Cup schedule will still begin at Daytona in February with a total of 36 point races plus the All-Star race and not end until November at Homestead- Miami. More...

Families & Friends

Remembering four who helped thousands

Points East

In the span of fewer than seven days in mid January, four people who have been vital parts of my own being passed on over to the other side. More...

Photo

The Letcher County Central High School JROTC attend its first drill competition on Jan. 17. The competition was held at Daniel Boone High School in Gray, Tenn.  More...

Blair Branch folks saddened by deaths

Jeremiah

Hope this week finds all readers faring well with the winter weather. Sometimes it’s bitter cold, and then we will get a warm day like this past Saturday. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Carlos Dixon

Funeral services for Carlos Dixon, 80, of Ulvah, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, at the Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church. Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the church. More...

Services held for Martha Elam

Martha Elam, 95, of Mt. Sterling, died January 14 at St. Joseph Hospital in Mt. More...

Rites held for Irene Turner

Irene Turner, 54, died January 13 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.  A daughter of the late Isaiah and Lettie Sturgill Turner, she was a sister of the late Nila Turner, Katherine Barbara Turner and H. More...