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Mountain Eagle

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, July 16, 1925  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Whitesburg High graduate named Miss Kentucky 1959

Carol Fairchild Brown was a member of the WHS graduating class of 1958.  More...

Opinions

Why is GOP field so big?

WASHINGTON  Who yelled “everybody into the pool?”  After all the candidate announcements, after all the speculation about who’d go first and who’s yet to jump in, one question remains in this summer BEFORE the electi More...

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The Rebel flag: Some thoughts on hate vs. pride

I have watched with interest as the state of South Carolina struggled about what to do with the Confederate Battle Flag flying on the state capitol grounds in Columbia in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of the nine black parishioners at the Beth More...

Sports

Football coach has plan to stop bullying

Sports in Kentucky

Kevin Siple, head football coach at Grant County High School in Williamstown, shared his point of view on bullying the other day via the Internet.   An edited excerpt:  More...

Busch celebrates Kentucky win

Kyle Busch sprayed his drink in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta on Saturday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) More...

Don’t forget about groundhog hunts

Struttin’ Time:

With each passing hour we get closer to the day we can hunt again, at daylight on August 15.  As I was taking a trip down Memory Lane I remembered something that made this old hunter’s heart skip a beat — the days of groundhog huntin More...

Families & Friends

Memories are happy, sometimes sad

Well I guess I’ll say it is a very cool night tonight. 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...

Days to mark 65th anniversary

Hello everyone! How are you all? I have been to Indiana again.  Took Mike up there so he could go to the county fair this week. They have truck races, tractor pulls and demolition derby. He always enjoys it.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Glenna Nolan

Glenna Sue Campbell Nolan, 63, died July 10 at her home in Jenkins.  Born in Fleming to the late Odis and Nora Liddle Holmes, she was the widow of Frank Campbell, and was later married to Vincent Nolan, who survives her.  More...

Rites held for Wiley Polly

Wiley Polly, 93 of Payne Gap, died July 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born at Bottom Fork to the late Robert and Ellen Webb Polly, he was the widower of Geneva Adams Polly, and was later married to Margaret Collins Polly, who a More...

Services held for Jerry Dixon

Jerry Wayne “Fuzz” Dixon, 68, of Sandlick died July 8 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A son of the late Willie and Edna Dixon, he was a brother of the late Willis Lee Dixon and Richard Darrel Dixon  More...

Alpha mines are expected to be bought

Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources Inc. More...

Grand jury returns 15 indictments

Fifteen people are named in indictments by the Letcher County Grand Jury including a man charged with manslaughter.  More...

News

10 charged with failure to pay up

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named ten people in indictments on charges of flagrant non-support of their minor children. They are:  • Terry Lee Slone, 33, of 756 KY Hwy. More...

2 dead, six still missing

FLAT GAP, Ky.   Doris Hardin watched the water rise from the window of her mobile home in rural Johnson County. More...

Police say wife was aggressor in stabbing

A preliminary hearing has been set for Thursday for a Whitesburg woman accused of stabbing her husband.  Regina Yates, 27, of Cornelia Ave., told police she stabbed her 39-year-old husband Stacy Yates on July 2 in self-defense.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A bit of Arian contrariness could be keeping you from getting all the facts. Turn it off, and tune in to what you need to hear. It could make all the difference this week.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

Speaking of Soaps More...

Is six the new eight?

Dear Car Talk:  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Health

‘Sandwich generation’ worries over own long-term care needs

WASHINGTON  Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they’ll afford their own care as they grow older, a new poll shows. More...

Breakfast, lunch leave man dazed

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 71, with high blood pressure, COPD, diabetes and spinal stenosis. I smoke. After I eat breakfast or lunch, I rapidly fall into a daze during which I can hardly hold my head up. More...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

Exchanges Key to Diabetes Management

Most people with diabetes work closely with their care team to create a meal plan that helps guide them in selecting the right kinds of food in the proper amounts. More...

Entertainment

Community meeting planned

A community meeting will be held at 7 p.m., July 23, at Pine Mountain Settlement School to discuss the needs of the north side of Pine Mountain. The meeting is hosted by settlement school director Geoff Marietta. More...

Rock band Cracker will bring tour to Whitesburg

Renowned rock band Cracker will be performing in concert at Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg on Friday, July 31.  More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ MARK KNIGHT; Sat., July 18 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $12, on sale now at www.summitcitylounge.com. NEW BREED BRASS BAND; Tue., July 21 at Summit City in Whitesburg.  More...