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State Police Trooper Island celebrating 50th anniversary

Trooper Island, a free summer camp operated by the Kentucky State Police, is observing its 50th anniversary this year. The camp provides a fun, lifechanging experience for underprivileged children from throughout the state.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Avoid adding to the tension around you. Even a well-meant reaction against something you perceive as unfair could be misunderstood. Let things calm down, and then talk about it.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 27 – JULY 31   More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1954  Great enthusiasm shown by Band Boosters  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

What is COPD?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Please help me to understand what COPD means. — S.  More...

Lifestyle changes may guard brain against loss of memory

WASHINGTON  The latest Alzheimer’s research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain.  It will take several years for scientists to prove whether some experimental drugs could at least delay Alzheimer’s dis More...

Fewer Kentucky teens having sex

Fewer teens are having sex now than did in the last generation, and of those that do, more are using some form of birth-control, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More...

Entertainment

Jenkins schools open with a ‘splash’

Jenkins Independent Schools started the new school year with a splash.  More...

Q.&A. with Cracker’s Johnny Hickman

Band’s co-founder talks about new album, what to expect at Friday night’s show, his love of country and ‘old timey’ music, and the days when he performed with Dwight Yoakam.   More...

Mr. Big singer Eric Martin also appearing here Friday

In 1991, the band Mr. Big had a huge hit single on the radio entitled “To Be With You.” The band is still together with singer Eric Martin, who will perform a solo concert at Summit City in Whitesburg this Friday night at 8. More...

Jury says two used names of dead to get loans

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named nine people in 25 felony indictments, including two women charged with fraudulently obtaining loans from the payday lender for which they worked.  More...

Letcher board raises dropout age back to 18

The dropout age for Letcher County Central High School students has been increased to 18.  Last year, 16-year-old students were allowed to withdraw from high school after having met with the principal, completed a counseling session in the super More...

Opinions

Rural mail study puts focus on the problems

Here is some good news for rural Americans who are concerned about the reliability of mail delivery following postal cutbacks for several years: The Senate Appropriations Committee has ordered a study of on-time mail delivery outside of the country&r More...

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Full Story

Americans are polarized, but ambivalent about it

WASHINGTON  So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in bright reds or bright blues. Among us, there are pinks and turquoises and even purples. More...

Sports

‘Trap games’

Sports in Kentucky

August is for college football optimists, with plenty of what if’s and schedule comparisons. More...

LCC archers impress

The Letcher County Central High School archery team finished in 15th place overall at the National Archery in the Schools Program World Tournament in Tennessee.  “We shot a lot better score this year,” said Mike Sexton, LCCHS head ar More...

McRoberts girl, 12, ranked 8th-best in U.S. after her first year in the sport

A 12-year-old McRoberts girl recently placed twelfth in a world archery tournament in Nashville.  Abigail Howard, a first-year archer for Martha Jane Potter Elementary School, is the only Letcher County grade school archer to qualify for the Nat More...

Families & Friends

Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant to be held Monday, September 14

The Letcher County Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant sponsored by the Mountain Heritage Festival Committee will be held at 6:30 p.m. More...

Memories of yesterday’s loved ones

My thoughts of my loved ones have been wearing me down lately. More...

Photo

Dustin Collins Miles, 23, a graduate of Letcher County Central High School, competed in the Warrior FC Championship in Hazard on July 11, where he won the light heavyweight title. More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Wright, 85, dies in Virginia

Audrey Orbena “Beanie” Wright, 85, died in Suffolk, Virginia on July 17,  A daughter of the late John and Alka Mae Wright, she was born on Beefhide Creek.  More...

David Lee Johnson dies at 59

David Lee Johnson, 59, died July 21 at his home on Cowan.  A son of the late Jack and Jo Ann Polly Johnson, he was a brother of the late Rosetta Johnson.  He was a heavy equipment operator.  More...

Elizabeth Loretta White dies at 59

Elizabeth Loretta White, 59, of Millstone, died July 25 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Fleming-Neon, she was a daughter of Elizabeth Keel of Millstone and the late James Keel. More...