May 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Damron charges affect other cases, but how much?

Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney Edison G. More...

Features

History of ‘Glacier Girl’

After Pearl Harbor, we began a phase in history that saw a massive buildup and moving of allied aircraft into Europe. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1964  Some of the members of the senior class of 1964 were:  Barbara Adams b. 5-17- 46. Sweetheart, Danny Wilson; Song, “P.S. More...

Columns

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing has plenty of true tales

I think everybody that spends a lot of time outdoors has had some funny of unbelievable thing happen to them. I think that I have had more than my share of big adventures over the past many years.  More...

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) Still operating under a full head of self-esteem makes you want to tackle a matter you had shied away from. OK. But be sure to arm yourself with facts before you make a move.  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...

Health

Woman’s eyebrows are almost all gone

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an active 63-year-old female of normal weight. I exercise several times a week and am in seemingly good health. About a year ago I noticed that my eyebrows were disappearing, starting on the outer edges. More...

Peeking into healthy brains to check Alzheimer’s threat

Judith Chase Gilbert, of Arlington, Va., is loaded into a PET scanner lby Nuclear Medicine Technologist J.R. Aguilar at Georgetown University Hospital.  More...

Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications.  More...

Entertainment

To perform

Benny Jones & CMT Country will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, May 30. 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...

Magazine honors Whitesburg man

Mick Polly was in the garage outside his home in the small coal-mining community of Whitesburg, Kentucky, when a young neighbor boy with bike trouble stopped and asked him for help to repair a chain that had slipped off its gears.  Polly could s More...

The Home Place

How to make the perfect burger

Don’t forget to make a depression in the center of patties before grilling!   As food goes, it’s hard to imagine anything more American — and that more perfectly captures summer — than a great grilled hamburger.  More...

‘Truck cops’ keep all their focus on automobiles here

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers are continuing to target everyday citizens in Letcher County.  Within the last nine days, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) officers electronically submitted more than 100 traffic citations to the Letch More...

$1.3 million budget OK’d; Letcher water workers to get 2.3% wage hike

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District has completed the 2015 budget, which has operating expenses of $1,317,938.14 and includes a 2.5 percent across-theboard wage increase for all employees.  More...

News

Jenkins woman honored

The faculty at Hazard Community and Technical College has awarded its highest teacher honor to Andrea Johnson of Jenkins by naming her the recipient of the John Brown Outstanding Faculty award.  Mrs. More...

Accepts invite at EKU

Keisha Lynn Balthis has accepted an invitation to become a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, a Washington, D.C.-based organization founded to recognize students who perform well More...

IRS: Thieves stole tax info from 100,000

WASHINGTON  Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.&n More...

Sports

Can Calipari stay out of the spotlight?

Sports in Kentucky

American Pharoah’s hold on media headlines had gone on long enough. More...

Lady Cavs win district; soph’s first start perfect

The championship game of the 53rd District Softball Tournament was a pitchers’ duel as the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers and Knott County Central Patriots were nohit through four innings.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Trey Barber loves to go hunting

Well, sometime we are a little slow, but we still get the job done. I have had this story on my desk for a few weeks, but never seemed to get it written. But things are about to change, starting now.  More...

Families & Friends

Bluegrass festivals are in full swing

Hello everyone!  My wisteria vine has at least 30 blooms. It is so beautiful and the smell comes drifting up to the front porch, and my iris is so pretty.  More...

Kindergarten orientation set

Kindergarten orientation will be held in Letcher County Schools July 28 through August 4. Parents and children can meet school staff, tour the school, and complete necessary paperwork. More...

Forest study workshop planned

The Lucy Braun Forest Study Workshop will be held June 10-14 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. The workshop is named in honor of E. Lucy Braun, one of the first conservationists of the 20th century. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Sonia Fields

Sonia “Sonny” Smith Fields, 56, of Cowan, died May 20 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.  A daughter of the late Clifford and Wilma Jean Smith, she was the mother of the late Malachi Fields, and a sister of the late Michael Sm More...

Card of Thanks

The family of Gene Fleming would like to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us during the loss of our loved one. The family appreciates the lovely flowers and delicious food that was provided for us. More...

Leslie Williams succumbs at 67

Leslie Ann Williams, 67, of Jeffersonville, Ind., died May 22 at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville.  Formerly of Neon, she is survived by her husband, Dennis Williams.  Arrangements were incomplete on Tuesday.   More...