February 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Cupid's Picks

The Mountain Eagle will again publishing Valentine photos this year in its popular ‘Cupid’s Picks’ section.  The deadline to submit photos is 5 p.m. this Friday, February 6. The section will appear in the February 11 issue. More...

Features

Big Mac rules radio

This week 38 years ago — on February 4, 1977 — Warner Bros. Records released the album “Rumours” by the rock band Fleetwood Mac.  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, February 15, 1925  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Days gone by while at Whitesburg By Hal On a tour last weekend, Whitesburg defeated Booneville 30-29 on Friday night and was defeated 25- 18 by Beattyville on Saturday night. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) All that flattery and fawning shouldn’t affect any decision you have to make. Keep your focus on the facts and ignore all the hyperbole, especially if it gets uncomfortably personal.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS FEB. 2 - 6

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke shocked everyone in the room when she demanded that Rick forgive Caroline so that they might piece their marriage back together. More...

Shocked by the shocks test

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. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net More...

Health

Milk does a body good? A look at the science

Embattled milk producers have launched a social media campaign to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product.  But how healthy is it?  While the government urges milk consumption, some studies have begun to suggest po More...

Why saturated fats are very unhealthy

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a question about hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats. What is the difference? Nutritionists tell us to look out for partially hydrogenated, but never mention the other one. Seems to me both would be bad for you. More...

Some docs won’t treat patients with anti-vaccine views

With his state gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won’t get them vaccinated.  More...

Entertainment

Valentine music, dance set

Valentine’s Day music and dancing will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Blackey Community Center. Music will be provided by Will Caudill and Rt. 7. More...

Chicago’s Steepwater Band to perform blues-rock here

If you’re a fan of the bluesrock sounds that propelled bands such as The Allman Brothers, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Led Zeppelin to stardom in the late Sixties and early Seventies, you’ll want to catch The Steepwater Band in conce More...

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. More...

New meeting set for Whitesburg intersection plans

Highway District 12 officials have set a public meeting to provide information about the congestion/ safety improvement project at the junction of Main Street and School Hill in downtown Whitesburg.  The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. More...

Boy, 8, fights leukemia

Soon after an eight- year- old Mayking boy was diagnosed with leukemia, Letcher County residents began planning ways to help his family with expenses. More...

News

Letcher County Police Beat

Monday, February 2  • At 1:27 p.m., the sheriff ’s office receives a call from a woman who is the target of a scam involving a “loan company” whose representative called and said the woman forgot to fill out the bottom hal More...

Public hearing Feb. 18

The Kentucky River Area Development District Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living will be holding a public hearing on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in the KRADD Boardroom, 917 Perry Park Road in Hazard. More...

Poster and essay contest deadline moved to Jan. 31

The deadline to enter Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual poster and essay contest has been extended to Jan. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Obama’s budget includes billions for coal states

President Barack Obama’s new budget proposal includes more than $3 billion worth of tax credits and other spending to help the Appalachian region recover from the job losses and economic impact of the declining coal industry.  More...

A closer look

When you have a quarter of the nation’s $17 trillion economy to play with, it’s inevitable that you and your political opponents will clash over what to do with the money.  More...

Sports

Andrew Harrison gets 23 in Cats’ win

Not long ago, Andrew Harrison hesitated to take the shots that are now falling for Kentucky’s sophomore point guard. More...

A HELPING HAND

Jenkins’ Lexi Stambaugh blocked a shot underneath during the Lady Cavs’ 72-67 win over Pikeville last week. Stambaugh scored eight points. (Photo by Chris Anderson)   More...

LCC notches No. 2 spot

The Letcher Central Cougars (13-8) secured second place in the 53rd District standings with their victory last Thursday at Jenkins.  The Cougars host Hazard (10- 12) tomorrow before going on the road for back-to-back games at Union (Va.) on Febr More...

Families & Friends

Congratulations to the LCC Archery Team

Blair Branch

Hello, everyone. I hope this finds each and every one of you happy, healthy, and warm.  I’m sorry I have been missing-in-action for so long. I really don’t intend to go on these long hiatuses, but life happens I suppose.  More...

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Emilie F. J. Spangler is the recipient of the $250 spring semester Mountain Heritage Festival Scholarship. She is the daughter of Alvin and Juanita Spangler and is a graduate of Letcher County Central High School. More...

HCTC students named to President’s Honor

Students named to the Hazard Community and Technical College President’s Honor List for the fall semester are: Tiffany Ann Shepherd of Yeaddiss, Debra Lynn Sturgill of Wooton, Brooklyn Michelle Wilson of Hyden, Ernest A. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Frank Combs

Funeral services for Frank Combs, 78, of Mount Carmel, were held February 1 in Whitesburg. More...

Everidge services planned

Funeral services for LB Everidge, 80, of Colson, will be held at 11 a.m. today ( Wednesday) in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Jack Roberts

Jack A. More...