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News

Can AT&T do more to stop robocalls?

The Associated Press WASHINGTON   Jeri Vargas put her elderly mother on the “Do Not Call” list years ago. More...

Letcher Co. Police Beat

Tuesday, April 7 • At 11:05 a.m., the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office is asked to send a deputy to the Double Kwik self-service market at Ermine, where a woman as locked her keys up in a red Ford Explorer at Pump No. 1. Monday, April 6 More...

Mine safety regs are being gutted

Five years ago this week, powerful explosions ripped through the Upper Big Branch mine owned by Massey Energy in Boone and Raleigh counties in West Virginia. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908  Thursday, April 9, 1925   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t be put off by a seemingly too-tangled situation. Sometimes a simple procedure will unsnarl all the knots and get you in the clear fast and easy, just the way the Lamb likes it.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS APRIL 6 - 10   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

AT EASTER GATHERING ON SUNDAY —

Oma Hatton (second from right) and Maggie Cook (left) are pictured on Easter with their great-grandchildren, Sam and Ellis Mullins, the children of Angie Mullins of Little Dry Fork, at Mrs. More...

Craft co-op plans grand reopening

Pine Mountain-Letcher County Craft Co-op will celebrate its 22nd anniversary this month with a grand reopening on Wednesday, April 15. The co-op is located at 331 Highway 119 N., near Pine Mountain Junction.  More...

Car show, cornhole tourney set

The Letcher Eagles baseball team will hold a car show and cornhole tournament April 25 at the old Whitesburg High School parking lot. Registration for the car show will begin at 8 a.m. with judging at 12 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Hubert ‘Duke’ Pike dies at 70

Hubert “Duke” Pike, 70, died April 2 at his home at Mayking.  Born in Letcher County, he was a son of the late Reverend Lloyd and Sarah Freeman Pike.  He was married to Gloria Wagner Pike on December 9, in Clintwood, Va., and en More...

All schools will dismiss on June 5

June 5 is the last day of the current school year for students in both the Jenkins and Letcher County school districts.  Because of bad winter weather, Letcher County Public School students missed 27 days of classes and Jenkins Independent stude More...

Nation’s top arts official will visit Jenkins and Whitesburg

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu will visit Whitesburg and Jenkins on April 14. More...

Opinions

College students and coloring books

What happens when a generation grows up being told that nothing is safe enough, not even a walk home from the park? Or that they should never encounter a bad grade or a mean remark — it’s too wounding? More...

Reading the Iran debate

WASHINGTON Deals involving limits on weapons, nukes or otherwise, are intricate and technical. Only a limited number of people among armscontrol connoisseurs fully grasp the meaning of every detail. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

In the end, Calipari was outcoached

Since it wasn’t nine (titles) at University of Kentucky, the number this week is 157. Calendar days since the Wildcats weren’t playing somewhere. Dollars lost to UK and local 40-0 tee-shirt profit hopefuls, millions.   More...

Dortmund is Derby pick

Step right up, American Pharoah. Final rehearsal’s a few days away, and it’s time to see whether you or your dance partner, Dortmund, will be the Kentucky Derby favorite.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Things to remember while river fishing

The rivers are starting to look pretty good in our area. We have had quite a bit of rain that has muddied the rivers at times, but they clear back up in a few days.  More...

Health

Neon art is 1st of 4 Diabetes is awful, says one who knows

Artwork by Letcher County artist Doug Adams is in place in downtown Fleming-Neon.  More...

Drinking too much iced tea may cause kidney trouble

Doctors traced an Arkansas man’s kidney failure to an unusual cause — his habit of drinking a gallon of iced tea each day.  More...

Stomach bug is still spreading

NEW YORK   A drug-resistant strain of a nasty stomach bug made its way into the U.S. and spread, causing more than 200 illnesses since last May, health officials said.  More...

Entertainment

James Best dies; played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane

RALEIGH, N.C.   Prolific character actor James Best, best known for playing the giggling and inept Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” has died. More...

Concert is Saturday, April 11

A concert by rising country music star Logan Brill will be held at Summit City in Whitesburg this Saturday, April 11, instead of Friday, April 10, as was reported in last week’s edition of The More...