February 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

When Cumberland was only two hours’ away

This 1912 photos shows the town of Poor Fork, near the Letcher-Harlan county line.  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, February 12, 1925  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1979

Sophomore and junior class officers are elected   Mitch Whitaker was elected as president of the junior class. He is the son of Landon and Sybil Whitaker of Whitesburg. He is a member of the football team and the Math Club.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There could be some negative reaction to your tough stance when making a recent decision. But overall, your efforts result in well-earned recognition and all that can follow from that.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS 2/9 – 2/13

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Concerned for his cousin’s wellbeing, Liam laid out for Caroline the many reasons why she should not pursue a relationship with Ridge. More...

Now here’s a tip

• I purchased a roll of reflective tape to mark our basement stairs. It reflects the light from the open doorway at the top of the stairs, and I can turn the downstairs lights off before heading up. 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

Why you should, and shouldn’t, worry about getting measles

Measles has become relatively rare in the United States, thanks to very effective vaccine. More...

Carpel tunnel case keeps getting worse

DEAR DR. ROACH: I had surgery on my right wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome eight months ago. The numbness in my fingers has not changed. Now I’m faced with the same problem in my left hand. More...

Painful virus attacks joints

Thousands of travelers to the Caribbean and nearby regions are coming home with an unwanted souvenir: a mosquito-borne virus that recently settled there. More...

Entertainment

Shooting match

A shooting match will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, 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...

Valentine’s Day dance

A Valentine’s Day dance with the Mojo Billie Band will be held at the American Legion Post on Pine Mountain from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees must be 21 or older. For more information, call 633-2834.   More...

Adult dinner set for Feb. 27

Camp Nathanael will host its annual adult dinner at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 27. The dinner buffet will be followed entertainment by Keith Matheny. There is no charge. An offering will be taken. To register, call (606) 251-3231 or email smmmky@tgtel.com. More...

Teen pleads innocent in baby’s death

A teenager charged with killing a four-month-old baby entered a not guilty plea during arraignment in Letcher Circuit Court Tuesday.  The indictment naming Keaston Allen Taylor, 17, of 34 Turner Drive, Whitesburg, became public February 10 when More...

Report on prison is ready

An Economic Impact Statement ( EIS) required before a federal prison can be constructed in Letcher County is now complete and will be available for public viewing beginning Friday (February 13).  More...

TECO drops price $30M

With coal markets continuing to weaken, TECO Energy Inc. has cut its asking price for TECO Coal Company from $170 million to $140 million.  More...

News

Science fairs planned

The Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will sponsor science fairs for students in the fifth grade in Harlan, Bell and Letcher counties.  Fairs will be held Feb. More...

Fallen police officers is the focus of phone scam

The Kentucky State Police is advising citizens to beware of phone scams requesting financial donations for fallen police offi cers.  More...

Helping students understand their pay stubs

When you work, your employer will give you a pay stub when you get paid, even if you use direct deposit. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Aetna is lifting the standard for better wages

Business schools and Wall Street banks preach a strict, antisocial doctrine of corporate management that comes down to this: CEO’s must be idiots.   More...

The prayer breakfast

Maybe we should just call off the National Prayer Breakfast and stop asking presidents to offer their thoughts about faith and religion. More...

Sports

Remember Phi Slama Jama, ’66 Cats?

Kentucky: Number one in America unplugged, kinda, sorta. Karl Anthony Townes logged 31 warrior minutes at Florida ... Willie Cauley-Stein threw down a “wow ‘em” dunk (counted two points) ... More...

Getting back on track

This coming Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, the rather short NASCAR winter comes to an end as the 2015 season will kick off with the running of the Sprint Unlimited. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Pikeville to host boat and RV show

As long as I can remember I have been going to boat and RV shows this time of year. I have been to several states to these shows over the years, but most have been in Kentucky.  More...

Families & Friends

Isons welcome new baby girl

Jeremiah

One customer at my Shoppe on Saturday said she has already purchased her pea seed and will be planting on Valentine’s Day.  The early daffodils and crocuses are also popped up a couple inches from the cold ground. Woo-hoo! More...

SWORN IN

Vernell Mullins is the newest member of the Extension District Board. She was administered the oath of office Jan. 30 by Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward. Mrs. Mullins has been a member of the Extension Homemakers since 1964.  More...

Phyllis Ann Fields marking birthday

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! More...

Obituaries

Jessie Lee Hampton succumbs

Jessie Lee Hampton, 89, of Jeremiah died January 30 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.  She was a daughter of the late William Riley and Polly Ann Dixon Back, and the widow of Wilburn Hampton.  She was the mother of the More...

Services held for Gladys Fields

Gladys Crase Fields, 86, of Kingscreek, died January 31 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late Ira and Lovel Fields Crase, she was the widow of Veldon Fields.  More...

Timothy Adams succumbs at 51

Timothy Wayne “Byrd” Adams, 51, died February 6 at his home on Craft’s Colly.  He was a son of the late James Adams and Norma Faye Banks, was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Wayne and Don, and a sister, Linda Stepp.&nb More...