March 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

God’s Food Pantry is built on faith

“I knew there were a lot of needy families in our community and I wanted to help,” said David Little as he restocked the shelves in his tiny food pantry in Jenkins. More...

LCCHS varsity quick recall team is first

The Letcher County Central High School academic team placed third overall in the regional Governor’s Cup held Feb. 14 at LCCHS.  More...

Seniors mark Valentine’s Day

The Fleming-Neon senior citizens want to wish everyone a late happy Valentine’s Day and a happy St. Patrick’s Day.  We had our Valentine’s Day party on March 4 due to all the lovely snow. More...

Sports

Girls take region in OT at Hindman

The shorthanded Letcher County Central Lady Cougars battled through injuries to two starters and gutted it out the last two months to cap off an improbable finish on a season by edging Knott Central Sunday for their second 14th Regional title in the More...

Boys lose regional opener

All-State junior guard Braxton Beverly’s team-high 22 points, including 11 in the first half, keyed the Commodores’ convincing 61- 48 victory over the Letcher Central Cougars in the opening round of the 14th Region tournament Saturday in More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s hard to catch fish in muddy waters

Thank the Lord springtime and warmer weather appears to be on the way soon. But for now we are left with all this muddy flooded water and the lakes and rivers are a mess and very swift and muddy.  More...

Entertainment

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, food color and peppermint extract; mix well. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A pesky health problem should clear up soon. Meanwhile, travel -- both for personal as well as for business reasons -- is strong in the Aries aspect this week, and well into the next.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: 3/9 – 3/13

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Nicole pressed Ivy and Aly for information about Maya and Rick’s relationship. When Quinn questioned his continued association with Brooke, Deacon asked her to be more understanding about their affiliation. More...

City says dog owners could face $500 fines

Dog owners in the City of Whitesburg will have to keep their animals on a leash or in an enclosure or face the consequences. More...

Alleged Neon robber caught

Police have arrested a 33-year-old Neon man accused of putting a convenience store clerk in a chokehold and demanding money from the store’s cash register in January dark clothing and had a ski mask over his face when he “dragged the cler More...

Public being urged to show up at high school to support bringing prison to county

When U.S. More...

Opinions

State could stop abuses of 2-acre mining permits

I would like to follow up on a previous letter I submitted regarding the “Two Acre House Permit,” or as it was widely known in the mining industry, “The String of Pearls.”  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Angry with Obamacare, but even angrier without it

Obamacare supporters are praying that the Supreme Court won’t chop down a main pillar of the Affordable Care Act — but not so fervently, one suspects, as the politicians who’ve been demanding the law’s demise.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

E-m@il address 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...

Families & Friends

Clips from Mountain Eagle Pages

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‘Folding cups’ at Sycamore School ‘Folding cups’ at Sycamore School

Based on a conversation with Kenneth Blair:  More...

Next on the bucket list is thanking his fifth grade teacher for her help

I have reached the season of my life where I seem to know more people dead than alive. I’m sure many of you feel the same way.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Shirley Niece

Funeral services for Shirley “Nan” Niece, 74, were held March 10 in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Annie Halcomb

Annie Ruth Halcomb, 92, died March 5 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.  Born in Delphia to the late Preston Sr. More...

Rites held for Jack Day

Jack Floyd Day, 87, of Little Cowan, died March 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  A son of the late Henry D. More...