July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

News

‘Broadband’ plans hailed at SOAR meeting

MCKEE, Ky.   Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. More...

‘Rocket docket’ program eligible to low-level drug defendants here

Defendants facing lower-level drug charges who agree to plead guilty and seek treatment for substance abuse problems may be eligible for a “rocket docket” program in Letcher County.  More...

Neon council hears of drug arrests

Incidents of serious crime are up in Fleming-Neon. More...

Columns

Gabby’s fishing fever

Rains bring misery to fishermen

Hard rains caused many of our creeks to flow out of their banks last week, which in turn left many of our lakes muddy and nasty.  When situations like this happen, it is very hard to find and catch fish. More...

The Way We Were

July 22 1965 The United States Forest Service has revealed plans to purchase most of the land in Letcher, Knott, Perry, Pike, Clay and Leslie counties.   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t gnash those pearly whites because you might have to delay your plans. This could give the Lucky Lamb a better perspective of what’s been done, and what still needs doing.  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...

Health

Confusion, agitation may be signs of Sundown Syndrome

LEXINGTON   Have you ever noticed that a family member becomes confused, irritable or restless as night falls? Or as the night progresses, they become agitated and pace throughout the house? More...

Woman is fit, but can barely stand

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old white female, 5 feet, 5 inches tall (was 5 feet, 6 inches), weighing 170 pounds. More...

Lyme disease danger areas up

NEW YORK   The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government study.  U.S. cases remain concentrated in the Northeast and upper Midwest. More...

Obituaries

Rites set for Ila Adams

Funeral services for Ila Adams, 94, of Jeremiah, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow, July 23, at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church. More...

Services held for Bernard Raper

Bernard “ Preacher” Marvin Raper, 91, of Neon, died July 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  More...

Virginia Lee Collins dies at 90

Virginia Lee Collins, 90, died July 16 at her home in Jenkins.  A daughter of the late William Wade and Beatrice Mae Osborne Holtzclaw, she was the widow of husband Guy H. Collins. More...

Layoffs could leave only one full-time deputy on the road

With county government’s latest budget cuts set to remain in place, the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department is expected to reduce its on-the-road police force from as many as five deputies to only one full-time deputy.  More...

Woman tears off ankle monitor, is now on run

Police are looking for a Whitesburg woman who apparently removed her electronic monitoring device after being placed on home incarceration.  More...

Alpha’s stock is ‘delisted,’ shares fall below 10 cents

Shares of coal producer Alpha Natural Resources have been delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.  The Bristol, Virginia-based company, which has extensive holdings in Letcher County, said its shares were suspended by the NYSE because of thei More...

Opinions

Fighting against big money’s political game

If you are one of those cynics who think that none of today’s presidential candidates for the White House care about people like you and me, check out Republican wannabe Scott Walker.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Just for fun, pretend your next breath is your last

Three summers ago, just days after my 55th birthday, my 4-yearold grandson stood next to me at the bathroom sink and stared into the mirror as I dabbed a few drops of liquid makeup around my face and started spreading it around.  More...

Sports

UK doesn’t impress at SEC Media Days

Sports in Kentucky

Uncanny the things that have bedeviled football at University of Kentucky since legendary coach Bear Bryant left for Texas A&M in 1953. More...

Eldora Speedway’s NASCAR truck race is now a top event

ROSSBURG, Ohio   As the sun came up over Eldora Speedway, track general manager Roger Slack carefully debated a contract with the head of the World Racing Group.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Going outdoors? Yellowjackets await

If you’ll remember, I tried earlier to get Struttin’ Time readers to pay my way for a white elk hunt. For some reason, I never heard from anyone. Oh well, it was worth a try!  More...

Families & Friends

Storms cause damage to homes

Hello everyone! The rain has stopped for a little while and now the hot weather. Hoping everyone is staying safe.  Sure had some bad storms lately. My heart goes out to those who lost their lives and their homes. So much devastation. More...

A DAY OUT

— The Norton City Cinema and Letcher Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility sponsored a day out to the movies on July 15 for residents. More...

Breedings hold family reunion

Since I haven’t written in a while. Some of this is from my notes from three weeks ago.  The family of Cullen and Allie Breeding recently held their annual reunion. More...

Entertainment

Louisa becomes latest E.Ky. town to legalize liquor sales

LOUISA, Ky. More...

Mountain Melody to perform at Hemphill

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News  Regular Bingo: Fridays at 10:30.  Rook and checkers played daily.  Exercise equipment available daily.  The Fleming-Neon Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays. More...

With new album, Isbell’s star shines even brighter

NEW YORK   His mother’s tears upon hearing Jason Isbell’s new song “Children of Children” were evidence that he’d nailed the complex emotions involved.  More...