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News

GOP-run Senate panel takes on EPA rules

Republicans controlling a powerful Senate committee have moved to block Obama administration initiatives to curb global warming, issue new clean water rules and regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land.  More...

Consol Energy has plans to cut its retiree benefits

A Pittsburgh-based energy company said it plans to stop paying health benefits for 4,400 retirees and their spouses at the end of the year.  The cuts are the latest step in a plan Consol Energy Inc. More...

In his pocket?

PIKEVILLE, Ky. More...

Sports

Statistics show why UK wasn’t perfect

EDITOR’S NOTE: As the Kentucky Wildcats prepare to send a record number of players to the NBA Draft this week, many fans might still wonder how a team with so much talent managed to lose the NCAA basketball tournament. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Lessons learned have been many

What a change we have experienced this year as you and I have traveled the roads together by way of Struttin’ Time.  I have made some bad mistakes this year, and I hope that I have learned from them.  You and I traveled to Florida in More...

Jenkins pole vault champ signs offer

Tanner Goff, seated front row center between his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Goff, has signed a scholarship offer to play track and field with University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

This is in response to a caller last week: Just so you’ll know, when people are disabled workers drawing a small check each month, it’s generally about one-third of what they used to make when they were still able to work. More...

Families & Friends

Pink flamingo creator dies

BOSTON  Don Featherstone was a classically trained painter, a talented sculptor and artist, who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn flamingo — the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch.  And it didn’t bother him a More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

Vases and other items stolen from graveyard

We finally got some much-needed rain on Saturday and Sunday. It has been hot and dry in our area and folks were getting concerned about their gardens.  More...

Obituaries

Jennifer Hall succumbs at 67

Jennifer Lynn Anderson Hall, 67, died June 15 at her home at Haymond.  She was a daughter of the late James and Patsy LeMaster Anderson.  More...

Services held for Betty Pease

Betty Leona Pease, 88, of Ermine, died June 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Peggy Taylor.  More...

Tommy Francis Sr. dies at 74

Tommy R. Francis Sr., 74, of Indianapolis, Ind., died June 19.  A son of the late Curtis and Volina Francis, he was the father of the late Tommy R. More...

State okays sale of WHS to MCHC

The Kentucky Department of Education has approved the bid from Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) for the purchase of the Whitesburg High School campus.  More...

Police Beat

Tuesday, June 16  • At 3:03 p.m., Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb says he is leaving a home after talking to a man about a boy that was reported missing. More...

Opinions

‘The Donald Show’ is now upon us

Oh, joy! Oh, goody! Oh, happy day! For those of us who love the loopy side of American politics, our dream of some serious loco for 2016 has arrived: Donnie Trump in the race! For president. Of the United States. No, really!  More...

Political Cartoon

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World’s top doctors are latest to bash use of coal

WASHINGTON  Some top international doctors and public health experts have issued an urgent prescription for a feverish planet Earth: Get off coal as soon as possible.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Thursday, June 25, 1925 Sam Collins of Whitesburg is expected to be named the administrator of one of 22 new federal districts being created to help enforce Prohibition. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you don’t like to change plans once they’re set, once again, you might find that doing so can make a big difference in your favor. Family matters dominate the weekend.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JUNE 22 – JUNE 26   More...

Health

Tool rates cancer drug costs

The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group this week proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.  More...

Making Vitamin D without sunlight

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a question about vitamin D-3 pills. How does 400 mg fit into such a tiny pill? I also thought you needed sunlight to make vitamin D. — A.S.  ANSWER: Four hundred mg is very small. More...

House calls cut Medicare costs

WASHINGTON  An X-ray in the living room. A rapid blood test. A peek into pill bottles and refrigerators. More...