February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Analysts believe 2015 poised to be coal’s worst year

The coal industry’s woes are likely to continue throughout the year with companies remaining in the red, according to a new round of mining industry earnings reports, says Environment and Energy News.  More...

Features

Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over the centuries

They’re considered one of mankind’s greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination — in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year- More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, February 15, 1945  The American Legion of Whitesburg, Douglas Day Post No. 152, is erecting an honor roll at Whitesburg, acknowledging all the men and women in service from Letcher County. More...

Mastering the art of deglazing a pan with steak au poivre

The Home Place

One of the main reasons carnivores love meat is because of its depth of flavor. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Having second thoughts could be a good thing, even if you’re determined to go through with your plans. You might find it worthwhile to take a fresh look at how things have been set up.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: 2/16 - 2/20

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Rick continued to make Ivy’s life at Forrester Creations a living hell. Still despondent from her loneliness, Brooke fondly remembered the good times she shared with the loves of her life. More...

There’s no reason I can see for dealership’s runaround

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

Teens get less and less sleep

U. S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut- eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study found.  More...

Sleep medications are linked to falls

DEAR DR. ROACH: You’ve discussed sleep aids and your belief that it is best to get off all of this type of medication. More...

Choosing right hearing aid

Tired of making people repeat themselves? Is cranking up the volume on the TV no longer enough help? That’s a signal it’s time to get your hearing checked and consider a hearing aid. More...

Entertainment

Friday shooting match planned

A shooting match will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, 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, Feb. 21. 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

A shooting match will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, at the American Legion. Barrels under 36 inches only. All guns will be checked before each match. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. More...

Breaking News - 2/20/2015 10:23 AM

County road workers battle breakdowns, cold as more bad weather is on the way - Free Access

A winter storm warning has been issued for Letcher County for tonight through Saturday evening, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson.An inch of snow is in the forecast for tonight. More...

Colder weather coming

County and state workers continued to clear roads Tuesday in anticipation of more snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures. More...

Meeting postponed

The Kentucky Department of Highways has postponed a public meeting that had planned for Thursday night to give the public the opportunity to comment on proposed solutions for the “intersection congestion/safety improvement project” on Mai More...

News

Training leads to job for Mayking man

Trevor Napier of Mayking wasn’t sure of his life’s path until Letcher County Area Technology Center vocational teacher Tom Dollarhide steered him into the heating and air conditioning field of work. More...

Hille named MACED president

Peter Hille has been named the new president of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED).  More...

Health Coalition meeting set

The first meeting of the Letcher Extension and Public Health Expanding Community Team (EPHECT) Community Health Coalition will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 4, at the Letcher County Extension Office in Whitesburg. More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Look to future

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  Our country is undergoing a rapid energy transformation. The decline in coal jobs cannot truthfully be blamed only on the EPA and President Obama.  More...

Journalists and thin skins

Many years ago, a politician complained to me about journalists who loved to dish it out but bristled at any criticism directed their way. More...

Sports

This UK team on path to ‘greatness’

February. The rodent in Pennsylvania didn’t see his shadow ... some of us forgot the Valentine’s Day thing ... Jerry Tarkanian’s name made it into same sentence with Dean Smith ... More...

Blair to play college ball at UVA-Wise

ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL — Letcher County Central senior Zane Blair (center) signed a scholarship offer February 11 with the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA-Wise) to play Division II football. More...

Dixon signs with West Virginia State

Hazard High School senior Hilton “Ray Ray” Dixon has signed a letter of intent to play football at West Virginia State University in Dunbar, near Charleston.  Dixon is the son of Victor and Johnette Gainer of Mayking and the grandson More...

Families & Friends

Snow makes it look like Christmas

Southern Ohio

Hello everyone!  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the present time. We could be like New York and Boston. Boston and several other places don’t know what to do with so much snow. I wish they would take it to Florida. More...

BIRTHDAY

Macey Warf celebrated her seventh birthday Jan. 22 at the Letcher County Recreation Center with a number of family members and friends attending. She is the daughter of Brandon and Casey Warf of Mayking, and has an older brother, Creed, 13.   More...

Snow blankets area

Jeremiah

We have been blanketed by a few February snows the last few days and as I write this we are predicted the biggest snow in 10 years, maybe 8-12 inches. And we may get it, it’s snowing hard at this writing.   More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Joseph Adams Jr.

Funeral services for Joseph E. Adams Jr., 65, were held February 17 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Webb Cemetery at Mayking.  A son of Gladys Marie Deny Adams and the late Joseph Ely Adams Sr., he was born in Letcher County. More...

Bobby Miller dies at 60

Bobby Miller, 60, died February 13 at his home in Kona.  A son of the late Lester and Emma Branch Miller, he was a brother of the late Frank Miller.  More...

Rites held for Matthew Hatton

Funeral services for Matthew B. “Cark” Hatton, 27, were held February 17 at the Blackey Missionary Baptist Church. More...