March 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908  Thursday, March 19, 1925   More...

When color television came to Letcher County

Sixty years ago this week — on March 17, 1955 — most Letcher Countians got their first look at a color television set when RCA Victor provided local dealer Salyer Radio Company of Whitesburg with one of only 20 color sets that were made a More...

1961 prediction held true

Those attending the Home Furnishings Market in Chicago in June 1961 were told that TV viewers of the 1970s would see their programs on sets quite different from then, if designs that were being worked out were developed. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An unexpected problem should be handled as quickly as possible so that it doesn’t cause too much of a delay. Someone who knows what you’re facing could provide needed advice. More...

Now here’s a tip

• A good non-slip bathmat is essential in the tub to prevent accidents. Grab an extra one to drape over the edge of the tub for help when entering and exiting.  • “To remove residue left over from price tags, use hairspray. More...

An Allmans’ embarrassment

1. “Reach Out I’ll Be There” was the signature song for which Motown group?  2. Who released “Can’t Get Used to Losing You” in 1963?   3. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.  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

Mason Adams marks 4th birthday

The time is almost here to start cleaning, mowing and weed-eating the Hampton and Dixon cemeteries.  Vergle Caudill will be seeing to the upkeep of these cemeteries, and you can start sending in donations to him at Box 172, Blackey, KY 41804. More...

Jeremiah

Get well wishes to Vada Blair, who has been having problems with her back and sciatic nerve. Hope it is better by this time.  I forgot to mention a while back Ruth Ann Brown had fallen, and I think, had broken her shoulder.  More...

Reunion held for Kingdom Come students

Sixty-six years ago on April 1, 1949, the Kingdom Come High School had a graduation of 13 class members. More...

Obituaries

Rites are held for Betty Sturgill

Betty Joan Sturgill of Big Cowan, died March 13 at Pikeville Medical Center.  She was the daughter of the late Kernal and Mary Kendrick.  Surviving are her husband, Darrel Sturgill; a son, Darrel Sturgill Jr. More...

John Thomas Sayers dies at 72

John Thomas Sayers, 72, died March 12, 2015 at his home in Eolia.  He was a son of the late Charles and Maggie Hagar Sayers.  More...

Frances Day buried at Cowan

Frances Marian Austin Day, 84, of Whitesburg, died March 11 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  A daughter of the late H. DeWitt Austin Sr. More...

Damron probe may continue another 30 days

The investigation into criminal allegations involving former Letcher County Sheriff ’s Lieutenant Brian Damron is continuing, and the results are likely to be presented to a grand jury within 30 days.  That’s according to Pike Common More...

City police crack down on illegal parking, junk eyesores, noise makers

Whitesburg police have begun spring cleaning.  Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields said he is focusing on enforcing city ordinances dealing with dogs running loose, junk piles, and parking and noise violations.  More...

News

County supports drug court plan

The Letcher Fiscal Court voted unanimously this week to approve a resolution supporting the expansion of Letcher County Drug Court.  More...

Opinions

Who trusts government?

Almost no one, it turns out, according to the latest survey results released by the highly respected NORC, an independent research arm of the University of Chicago. Across party lines, across branches of government, the numbers are falling.  More...

The Senate’s 47 percent

WASHINGTON  In September 2002, three Democratic congressmen visited Iraq in an effort to prevent a war they thought was a terrible idea.  More...

Debt buyers bury hard-hit consumers in lies and lawsuits

Good news, people: The “boom” is back! Yes, good times are here again, thanks to an economic boom that’s being generated by (of all things) bad times.  More...

Sports

UK’s Booker prepares for key role

AP Sports Writer   LEXINGTON  John Calipari’s platoon system gives most players on Kentucky’s roster the opportunity to be the X-factor in any given game.  In the NCAA Tournament, the player who will most likely have to fil More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Be ready for the coming fishing season

I am sure everybody is ready for warmer weather and wishes to get outside and fish and hunt and camp and do all the things we love to do in the great outdoors.  We sure took a beating this winter, and I believe it is moving on and spring is slow More...

Wildcats will play Hampton

DAYTON, Ohio   Reginald Johnson scored 15 points and added two late critical defensive plays to lead Hampton to a 74-64 victory over Manhattan in the First Four on Tuesday night.  The Pirates (17-17), who have won five in a row to get to .5 More...

Health

Spinal stenosis pain can be helped some

DEAR DR. ROACH: I enjoyed your informative article on spinal stenosis. I also have acute and chronic pain in my lower back. I am 75 years of age and have had vertebroplasty on seven vertebrae. I realize that my back will not be normal again. More...

Al-Anon: Discovering Choices

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics / addicts who share their experiences, strengths and hope, in order to solve their common problems. More...

Entertainment

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: 3/16 – 3/20 More...

Live bluegrass music planned at Hemphill

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News:  March 17: St. Patrick’s Day, wear green. Bingo, lunch.  March 20: The first day of spring. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY   ROCK, POP, BLUES,  RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ  More...