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News

Police say sex offender from Neon was ready to rob Pound pharmacy

A registered sex offender living in Neon is facing felony charges in Virginia in connection with the attempted robbery of a pharmacy.  More...

3-county chase ends after wreck

A Lincoln County man led police through three counties before the van he was driving overturned on a one-lane road in Perry County.  More...

Golf course gets new ownership

TECO Coal Company has been unable to sell its mining operations, but has sold its Letcher County golf course.  Integrity Golf Company, one of the leading golf course managers in the world, announced August 1 that it has purchased Raven Rock Golf More...

Sports

Can Rex seize new opportunity?

Sports in Kentucky

Build ‘em up, so we can tear ‘em down.  A popular, if twisted little myth we hear too often in sports.  Truth is, gifted sports heroes elevate themselves to pedestals where success lives and fan love does too. More...

Struttin’ Time:

‘His summer of despair’ continues

In adding to my “summer of despair,” I must now correct a wrong that I wrote about last week.  More...

This race was won by math

Kyle Busch was in a position to win his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup race on Sunday at Pocono.  Busch was in the lead on the final lap at the giant 2.5-mile triangle when his Toyota began sputtering as he ran out of Sunoco fuel. More...

Families & Friends

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...

Theme is set for 2015 MHF; doctors named as grand marshals

The theme for the 2015 Mountain Heritage Festival is “Going to the Mountains is Going Home.” The Mountain Heritage Festival Committee has decided to honor physicians who have served professionally and faithfully for many years as health c More...

Student financial aid tips

As high school seniors and their parents begin the college financial aid process, they may find themselves faced with unfamiliar terms. This short glossary from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help.  More...

AG investigator says sheriff, staff did nothing wrong

The Office of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has reviewed the 2013 financial statement for the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office and determined that a $23,009 deficit reported by state auditors is not the result of any criminal wrongdoing More...

Jenkins man, 37, is nearly beaten to death with tool

Police say a 37-year-old Jenkins man remains unresponsive and in critical condition after being beaten with a metal bar last week.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A previous misunderstanding continues to taint the atmosphere to some extent in the early part of the week. But cooler heads prevail, and the situation eases by week’s end.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS AUGUST 3 - 7 More...

The fisherman they call ‘Fatty Face’

Pictured above is an actor in the “local fisherman” segment of a series of successful DirecTV ads that featured the voice of Letcher County native Robb Webb. 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

Docs hear all

DEAR DR. ROACH: This question is just too embarrassing for me to even sign my name. I get many infected pubic hairs that are painful. Is this normal? Do other people get them? More...

Most picky eating harmless, but can be sign of problems

CHICAGO  Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.  More...

CDC’s top ‘modeler’ makes estimates, courts controversy

ATLANTA  Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.  More...

Obituaries

Memorial service held for Andy Fields, Jr., 54

A memorial service was held Monday for Andy Fields Jr., 54, who died unexpectedly at his home at Kingscreek on August 1.  Fields will be fondly remembered by many Letcher County residents for his years of work as manager of Childers Tire and Sup More...

Penny Adams buried at Thornton

Funeral services were held in Millstone Tuesday for Penny Adams, 60, of Thornton.  Mrs. Adams died August 1 at the Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville.  More...

Rites held for Elhanan Mullins

Funeral services for Elhanan “Big June” Mullins, 90, were held August 1 at the Kings Chapel Church in Whitco. Burial was in Parks Cemetery in Greenfield, Indiana.  Mullins died July 26 at the Whitesburg hospital. More...