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Walter Energy fears bankruptcy

Alabama- based coal company Walter Energy Inc. said in a required filing this week that it has “substantial doubt” about its ability to “continue as a going concern” and may be forced to file for bankruptcy protection.  More...

Bill would help bourbon

LOUISVILLE  Kentucky’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation they say will level the playing field for American bourbon and whiskey producers.  More...

Potent poppy seeds are a ‘threat to all’

As the state of Kentucky continues to fight a growing heroin epidemic that is spreading into rural counties such as Letcher from Louisville, Lexington and Greater Cincinnati, disturbing news comes from the war-torn nation of Afghanistan, where a new More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be a bit shaken by a friend’s request. But before the Lamb leaps to conclusions, insist on a full explanation. You still might say no, but at least you’ll know what you’re saying no to.  More...

Speaking of Soaps

RECAPS MAY 4 – MAY 8 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

We have been friends since grade school

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing well.  This week has gone so fast and with all the rain I haven’t had a chance to get around much.  More...

Great memories, friends, food

I got to go enjoy great memories, great friends and great food with my cousins, Bruce Jones, O’Dessa Lewis, Dorothy Roark, Lavene Jones and wife from Ohio, and all the children, grandchildren, great-grands, and all the dads and moms of all.&nbs More...

Photo

Great Grandmaster John Ng and Chief Instructor Frank Sexton of John Ng’s Four Seasons Martial Arts of Whitesburg, Hazard and Pikeville, attended the Battle of the Bluegrass Martial Arts tournam More...

Entertainment

Sorority attends Founders Day banquet at Jenkins

Kentucky Laureate RHO Sorority was in Jenkins at the Old Jenkins School Senior Citizens Center to attend the 84th anniversary Founders Day banquet in celebration of its founding on April 23. More...

Imagination Library registering children

The Imagination Library will register children for the program on Saturday May 9, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Food City in Whitesburg. The child must be under five years of age and live in Letcher County. More...

Scouts spend night at museum

Hello everyone and happy Mother’s Day.  Appalachian Festival will be at Old Coney on the outskirts of Cincinnati. That will be my Mother’s Day present to me as I volunteer each year.  How’s everything your way? More...

Alpha boss warns of layoffs to come

The leader of Alpha Natural Resources is warning of more layoffs after the company’s first quarter revenues were lower than expected.  More...

Grant will enable MCHC to expand

Whitesburg-based Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) received a $608,317 federal grant this week that will enable it to open a sixth medical clinic in southeastern Kentucky. More...

Opinions

When work disappears

WASHINGTON The violence that engulfed Baltimore was visible and heartbreaking evidence of a city that has been under siege for decades. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Defeatism in Baltimore

Using the most bloodless terms, an economist explained the failure or inability of so many African-Americans to rise from their impoverished circumstances. They do not respond to the economic incentives that push others to study and strive, he said. More...

Sports

Ex-UK great apologizes for telling truth

Sports in Kentucky

College basketball in America, April was a rear-view-mirror month. More...

To compete in state tennis meet

Five Letcher County Central High School tennis players recently participated in regional competition in Knott County and will compete in the state tournament on May 14 at the University of Kentucky i More...

Lady Cavs win over Knott

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers were host to Knott County Central in a district matchup.  Things didn’t get started until the bottom of the second inning when Whitney Creech doubled to left field. More...

Health

Why some blood pressure pills don’t help everyone

Each year, more than 120 million prescriptions are written around the world for thiazide drugs, which lower salt to treat high blood pressure.  More...

Bad breath may not be bad at all

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could the cause of chronic bad breath be due to having a tortuous esophagus? I’ve always had a horrible taste in my mouth 10 to 20 minutes after eating — sometimes worse than others, depending on what I’ve eaten. More...

German measles are eliminated in both North and South America

NEW YORK   German measles is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease, health officials have announced.  Vaccines against German measles were first licensed in 1969, and were included in ma More...

Obituaries

Services held for Mable Cornett

Mable Cornett, 93, died April 27.  Born in Letcher County to the late George and Anna Jones Whitaker, she was the widow of Earlis Cornett.  She was the mother of the late Judith Ann Cornett and Sue Carolyn Cornett, and a sister of the late More...

Earnestine Spurlock rites held

Earnestine “Jean” Spurlock, 83, of Payne Gap, died April 27 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Guy and Dessie Lee Hannah Crace, she was the widow of Thomas Spurlock. More...

Earnest Breeding dies at 59

Earnest Edward Breeding, 49, died May 3 at his residence at Jenkins.  More...