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STILL TOUTING JULY 3 SALE DEADLINE

— Seen above is a screen grab from TECO Energy’s website Tuesday. More...

Questions remain in inspector case

Finally, the Beshear administration is showing a wee bit of curiosity about the corruption in state mine inspections that led to the criminal conviction of former Democratic state Rep. Keith Hall.  More...

Japanese beetles ruin his rare sighting of the sun

It stopped raining for a few consecutive hours here on Charlie Brown Road one day last week.  Points East   More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908  Thursday, July 9, 1925 Bricklaying on the new Kyva Motor Company building in Whitesburg is progressing.   More...

Another view of Letcher’s racing stars

Last week’s edition of The Mountain Eagle carried a feature about four Letcher County jockeys who did well in the thoroughbred racing industry in the Fifties, Sixties and part of the Seventies. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Starting something new is always exciting for the adventurous Aries. And here’s the good news: This time you might be able to get some assistance in helping you finish what you’ve started.  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

Calihans have spent almost 68 years together

Hello again! I hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July.  I usually watch fireworks from my front porch, but not this year as I fell asleep before it was time for them to start. More...

HOLIDAY COOKOUT

— Letcher Manor residents and their families celebrated the Fourth of July with a cookout. More...

Bike Nite planned July 11

A motorcycle ride sponsored by Whitesburg Bike Nite that will benefit the Letcher County Saving Grace Homeless Shelter will take place at noon, July 11. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at Pine Mountain Grill. More...

Entertainment

To play July 10

The Crooked Road Rejects will perform at the American Legion Post #152 of Whitesburg on Pine Mountain from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, July 10. For more information, call (606) 633-2834, or 606-633-9168.   More...

Years later, Peabody still angry over classic song from John Prine

CHEYENNE, Wyo.   More than 40 years after it was first recorded, a strip-mining protest song still rankles one of the nation’s largest coal mining companies.  More...

BOOM BOOM

— The City of Whitesburg put on one of its longest and most popular fireworks shows in years on July 4. More...

TECO sale fails again

Negotiations for the sale of TECO Coal Company have fallen through for the fifth time in less than a year.  More...

Pro wrestler Jake ‘The Snake’ tells of drug, alcohol abuse

Professional wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts was in Hazard Tuesday evening to talk about his recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.  The 60-year-old entertainer, whose birth name is Aurelian Smith Jr., said that at one point in his More...

Opinions

Liberated by grace

For those who see religion as primarily an opiate, African- American Christianity offers a riposte. More...

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Full Story

Time to get your child vaccinated

All Kentucky children should be vaccinated before the new school year.  Not only is it a good idea to help protect kids from illness, it also is state law.  For years, controversy swirled nationally around vaccinations, with some parents th More...

Sports

UK’s Paintsville signee is sparkle of hope

Sports in Kentucky

Kash Daniel flexing his pipes and a commit to Kentucky football on America’s birthday was as star-spangled-banner natural as Roy Hobbs holding a stick called Wonder Boy. More...

Barnhart touts UK’s success

LEXINGTON  Contending for two championships made Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart proud and gave him confidence that his programs will continue to have a presence on the national stage.  This year was enjoyable for Barnhart on many More...

Struttin’ Time:

Here’s looking forward to August 15

Country music legend Merle Haggard once had a hit song, “If we make it through December.” For us hunters, it is if we make it until August 15, the start of regular squirrel season.  More...

Health

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Study to find out

CHICAGO  For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?  More...

Fibromyalgia is a real disesase

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 56-year-old female. I recently have been having terrible pain in my joints. It is so bad at night that I can’t sleep. Mainly the pain is in my neck, ribs, elbows, knees and wrists. My finger joints have hurt for years. More...

Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis appears promising for some

LONDON  Doctors who gave children with cystic fibrosis a replacement copy of a defective gene say it appeared to slow the expected decline of some patients’ lungs, but called the results “modest” and say there must be major imp More...

Obituaries

Services held for Ellen Brown

Funeral services for Ellen Brown, 90, were held July 7 at her home at Isom. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Whitesburg. She died July 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. More...

Services held for Esther Wagner

Esther Tackett Wagner, 75, died July 2 at her home in Whitesburg. Born in Beachfork, Tenn., she was a member of the Marlow Mountain Chapel of the Eastern District Association. More...

Irene Houston, 85, succumbs

Irene Houston, 85, of Jackhorn, died July 6 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.  A daughter of the late Caleb and Judy Hall Hampton, she was also preceded in death by a son, Bechie Houston.  More...