April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury say woman taking drugs while child was burned by flames

The Letcher County Grand Jury has charged six people in new felony indictments, including a woman accused of endangering her three-year-old daughter while taking drugs illegally when her home caught fire.  More...

Features

Whitesburg’s ‘Bill Dug Hole’ got its name from Vermillion

Once upon a time not too long ago — mainly before construction of the Whitesburg bypass began in the late 1970s — many Letcher County residents learned how to fish or even how to swim in the “Bill Dug Hole,” a deep pool of wat More...

Letcher board hopes to sell old high school to top bidder

The Letcher County Board of Education has decided to take sealed bids to try to sell the old Whitesburg High School campus.  The school board is selling the property “as is” without any warranty. More...

Fleming-Neon officials say water problem now in hand

The water situation has been sorted out in Fleming Neon and water losses have been reduced to under 10 percent. More...

Sports

Fans still angry over tourney loss

Fans across the Commonwealth are still incredulous, angry, blame-game mindset and (some) have gone hateful. Kentucky didn’t win the NCAA championship and (arrrrggh!) the Dookies did. More...

Jenkins takes 8th All ‘A’ title

The 14th Region All ‘A’ championship game was held Saturday at Hazard High School with the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers seeking their eight consecutive title.  Jenkins jumped out early on Hazard when Charity Niece led off with a single to More...

Sports in Kentucky

This week, among e-mails received was this sobering one, followed by a perspective from the late Jim Valvano. v “I agree UK fans should be angry,” wrote Gerald Bone in Elizabethtown, “but we aren’t good losers either. More...

Health

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO  Trying to slim down? More...

His wife is drinking too much diet soda

DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife drinks in excess of 3 liters of diet soda a day, sometimes even more. More...

Short people face heart risks

Short people have more risk for heart disease, and now researchers may know why: Genes that govern height also seem to affect cholesterol, especially in men.  Doctors have suspected that height and heart risks are related. More...

Obituaries

Mary Jane Anderson dies at 69

Mary Jane Anderson, 69, of Shelby Gap, died April 7 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Pikeville  Born in Milwaukee, Wis., to the late William Arch and Beverly Jane Clark Bailey, she was the widow of Robert Gale Anderson.  She was the mothe More...

Rites held for Jennifer Collier

Funeral services for Jennifer Marie Collier, 35, were held April 11 in Whitesburg.  A daughter of Gary Collier of Premium and Jeanette Fedewa Stoner (Doug Collier) of Whitesburg, she was born in Detroit, Mich. More...

Services held for Kenneth Quillen

Kenneth L. “Pete” Quillen, 64, died April 9 at his in Jeremiah.  A son of the late Sid and Gladys Oliver Quillen, he was a brother of the late Don Quillen and Betty Bates.  More...

Results of Damron probe now in hands of special prosecutor

The results of an investigation into illegal activities allegedly committed by a former Letcher County Sheriff ’s deputy have been presented to a special prosecutor for “his review and recommendation,” Sheriff Danny Webb said.  More...

Jenkins hopeful of call center jobs

Progress is being made on the possibility of a obtaining a call center that could bring 50 to 120 possible jobs to the City of Jenkins.  More...

Bentley, 99, ran RC plant

Funeral services will be held Saturday for the former owner of Royal Crown Cola Bottling Company in Ermine. Bradley Bentley, 99, of Ermine, died April 10 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Opinions

Relay of Life has local effect

To the Editor:   More...

Welcome home to Vietnam vets

To the Editor:   It is 50 years since the last of our American troops came home from Vietnam. More...

Hillary looks to Bush 41

WASHINGTON  It’s Hillary Clinton, not Jeb Bush, who will take former President George H. W. Bush as her role model. Her road to victory was blazed by Jeb’s dad in 1988.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You still might have to deal with some lingering confusion that marked a recent workplace situation. But for the most part, you should now be well on your way to your next project.  More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS APRIL 13 – 17   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Brocks are doing better

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the pretty weather.  I was so sorry I didn’t get to the funeral of Viola “Buggie” Sexton. She was one of our Marlowe girls. More...

Photo

Pictured is Seth Burke, the son of Debbie and Doug Burke. He is 10 years old and is the grandson of Bro. Conard Profitt and wife Carolyn. More...

Public urged to attend summit at Pikeville

The Appalachian Renaissance Initiative’s Action Research Summit will be held at 9 a.m., April 21, at the Pikeville Expo Center. More...

Entertainment

Local store taking part in big U.S. event

The owners of a Whitesburg music store hope what has already been a good first year becomes even better this Saturday when the store participates in its first national “Record Store Day” promotion.  Roundabout Music Company, located More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ THE WOGGLES (garage rock band that records for Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool label); Wed., April 22 at Summit City in Whitesburg.  More...