March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

90 years ago this week …

On March 5, 1925, The Mountain Eagle reported that President Calvin Coolidge was inaugurated for his second term in office on March 4, 1925. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, March 5, 1925  More...

The Home Place

You don’t have to be a master chef to create great meals that your family will love. Simple yet flavorful and warming dishes are the perfect solution for busy cooks with hungry families to feed. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Disappointed about something that didn’t go your way? Cheer up. Look at the reasons it happened, and you could find a valuable lesson about what to do (or not do!) the next time.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: 3/2 – 3/6

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Making her point in the most convincing way she knew how, Quinn issued a threat to Brooke to stay away from Deacon. More...

Car runs rough with defroster on

Dear Car Talk:  I have a 2012 Kia Forte. It’s a great car, except that in the winter when I turn on the defroster, the engine runs really rough. 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

Stomach bug can be severe

A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.  More...

Eyeglasses cause blistering of skin

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently purchased two new pairs of prescription eyeglasses that are in plastic frames. Forty-eight hours after I began wearing the first pair, the bridge of my nose became very red, and small, flat blisters appeared. More...

Nicotine ‘fix’ easy to obtain

The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix.  It’s a preliminary finding, but it highlights some key questions as health officials assess ele More...

Entertainment

Bluegrass Circle to perform

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, March 7. 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...

Obituaries

Pamela Sexton dies at 53

Pamela L. Sexton, 53, of Muncie, Ind., died March 2 after a long illness.  Born in Muncie, Ind., she was a daughter of the late Wilgus “Wig” and Ina Stamper Sexton. More...

Funeral services held for Robert Jesse Mulholland

Robert Jesse Mulholland, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, widower of the late Helen Lucille Crawford Mulholland, passed away on Friday, February 27.  More...

Rites held for Georgia Maynard

Funeral services for Georgia Maynard, 86, were held March 3 at Lighthouse Community Church at Colson. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  She died February 28 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.  More...

Accused killer found in Texas; son, 8, is okay

Police in Texas have found an eight-year-old boy and his father who haven’t been seen in Letcher County since October. The father is wanted in the November murder of a Floyd County man.  More...

Man arrested after dispute inside county judge’s office; wife says he was the victim

A 65-year-old Little Cowan man was arrested at his home Monday night after being accused of shoving Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward in Ward’s office earlier that day.  Jack Cornett, of 310 Highway 2035, was arrested at 6: 34 p. m. More...

News

State audior: Ex-Harlan sheriff wasted $27,000

The former sheriff of Harlan County spent more than $27,000 over two years for purchases that were poorly documented, unreasonable or improper, including personal clothing, food and alcohol, and a subscription to a dating website, according to audits More...

Firm cuts all ties to MTR mining

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. is promising to further reduce its ties to mountaintop-removal coal mining, Environment & Energy News reports.  More...

Legislature votes for deregulation of regular phones

Kentucky appears ready to join at least two dozen other states in deregulating its landline telephone services, the beginning of the end for the more than 100- year- old technology that is being pushed out by cellphones and high-speed Internet access More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Money is first primary

Money is often called the first primary, because there’s nothing else out there to be officially judged by the FEC reports. There are no caucuses; there are no conventions; there is no voting. More...

The GOP’s loud ‘yes’ to ‘no’

It’s a daunting challenge to spin the word “no” into a hopeful and forward-looking political battle cry.  More...

Sports

LCC girls take district, win in regional

Despite shooting just 28 percent, the defending 53rd District champions, the Letcher Central Lady Cougars, turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and then converted 7/9 from the charity line late to turn back upset minded Jackson City, 5 More...

LCC boys end drought

For the first time in three years, the Letcher County Central Cougars (17-11) returned to this week’s 14th Regional Tournament hosted by Powell County High School.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Kentucky needs its own wild boar season

As you can see from the picture I had an awesome wild boar hunt.  In hunting camp with me were three men from Georgetown, who were also hunting wild boar. More...

Families & Friends

Hale named to Arts Council

Lacy Hale, of Ermine, is the newest board member of the Kentucky Arts Council.  Hale was appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to a four-year term, which will expire Feb. 1, 2019. More...

Spring is almost here

Southern Ohio

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  May I ask once again, how is the weather in your little part of the world? The Ohio Valley area is still having that wonderful stuff called snow, and it is very beautiful.  More...

Did you listen in on phone party line?

Whitesburg

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and surviving all the ice and snow and not being able to get out and see people. But I’m sure you are keeping your phone busy. More...