May 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commercial vehicle officers targeting regular motorists; 90 tickets issued over 5 days

With fewer coal trucks now on the roads, Kentucky’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers are targeting regular motorists in Letcher County.  In a five-day period ending May 6, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) officers issued 90 tick More...

News

Letcher Co. Police Beat

Saturday, May 9 • At 8:45 p.m., the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office is informed about the death of a man inside a house at Big Blue Blvd., Isom. EMS workers confirm the death and Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker is notified.  More...

Patriot Coal files for bankrupctcy protection - again

CHARLESTON, W.Va.   Patriot Coal Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week for the second time in three years and said it is involved in active negotiations for the sale of the company.  More...

Will T. Scott promises victory

FRANKFORT  In her autobiography “A Trail of Feathers,” Tracey Damron gives spiritual explanations for many eventful turns in a life that led her inside the world of Kentucky Republican politics. More...

Sports

Political feud stirs up bad UK memory

Sports in Kentucky

Christian (@&%$#!) Laettner?  A candidate for governor of Kentucky added another 15 minutes of fame to former Duke star Laettner’s legend last week. More...

Pirates take tourney

Fleming-Neon won the Letcher County Middle School baseball tournament May 9 at Letcher.  In the first game, Fleming-Neon defeated Letcher, 21-3. Trevor Hardin was the winning pitcher. Manny Gibson had three runs batted in. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Linefork Creek offers good fishing

I am starting to see several anglers fishing in our area streams and rivers.  We are blessed to have some nice stream and river fishing in our area. I have seen some fisherman already wading the streams. 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

The Mountain Eagle

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, May 14, 1925 Alonzo Blevins Watchmakers & Jewelers are celebrating 10 months of business in Jenkins, coming to Letcher County from Coeburn, Virginia, where they had been in business for 25 years.  . More...

Granddaughter happy with bridal shower Linefork

Hello to all the readers of The Mountain Eagle. It has been a good week for all of us. Pretty, sunny days and cool nights.  The flowers are beginning to bloom most everywhere here in the mountains.  More...

Samantha Raleigh, Kevin Ison marry

Hello everyone! Hoping everyone is doing okay.  Congratulations to Samantha Raleigh and Kevin Ison on May 9. They both looked beautiful and happy. Hope they spend many happy years together. More...

Petition seeks more visit time if custody is shared

Frustrated because his son doesn’t have the same visitation rights as the child’s mother, a Sergent grandfather has started a petition asking the Kentucky legislature to modify time-sharing guidelines.  More...

There is joy in Mud(ville)

The old baseball poem “Casey at the Bat” famously says “there is no joy in Mudville,” but four-year-old John Andrew Richardson might beg to differ. More...

Opinions

When a drug can save an addict

The words “clean” and “sober” have merged in the popular lexicon and also underpin much drug control and treatment.  More...

The money game

I remember years ago asking then House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt why we Democrats persisted in the losing game of trying to raise as much “soft money” as the Republicans. More...

A less conservative America

WASHINGTON  If Republicans are baffled by Hillary Clinton’s persistent lead in the polls despite months of bad publicity, they need only examine the tensions on display in their party over the last few days.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Still-vital song ‘Satisfaction’ born 50 years ago in Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla.   The pool is still there. It’s shrouded by palm fronds and heavy gates, but it’s there. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might not like some people’s idea of a surprise. But you could be in for a pleasant shock when someone finally sends a reply to a request you made so long ago that you almost forgot about it.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS MAY 11 – MAY 15   More...

Health

What time were you born? Many babies arrive at noon

By MIKE STOBBE  NEW YORK   The noon hour is one of the most common times of day for babies to be born.  More...

Woman says she’s fit, but can barely stand

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old female. More...

Gay, bisexual kids bullied more, even at an early age

NEW YORK   Gay and bisexual kids are more likely to be bullied as they’re growing up — even at an early age, according to the first large U.S. study to look at the problem.  More...

Entertainment

Appalachian Strings to perform

Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, May 16. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old. More...

Jam session held weekly at Hemphill

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News  May 13: Picnic at Letcher Manor. Wear purple in observance of Elder Abuse Awareness. Center will be closed that day.  May 21: Senior Games at the Knott County Sportsplex. More...

Hemphill

Hemphill Community Center announcements: Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event. www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center.  May 14, The Getting Started Workshop/Jam 6:30- 7:30 p.m. More...