August 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

A.G. probe of sheriff is officially closed now

As had already been expected, an investigation of the 2013 financial statement for the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office was officially closed Tuesday morning after no evidence of criminal activity was found, a spokeswoman for Kentucky Attorney More...

News

School start debate is back again

The questions have been debated in Kentucky for years:  Should public schools start in early August or after Labor Day?  Should the school year end by Memorial Day or in mid-June?  School districts in some states start after Labor Day, More...

Fake $20 bills found, sent to U.S. Treasury

Two counterfeit bills were discovered in Letcher County last week.  More...

Police look for thieves who struck Eolia firm

Police are asking for information leading to the arrest of the persons who recently stole heavy equipment batteries and tools from a logging company’s site in Eolia.  The thefts are estimated to have occurred on two different occasions bet More...

Columns

Gabby’s fishing fever

Get out and catch crappie now!

This is the time of year that crappie fishing gets good and you can fish all day long for them by changing depth or switching spots on the lake.  Crappie normally like cooler water and will hold in deeper water during the day. More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, August 6, 1925 Sergent resident Ben P. Webb was injured seriously after being gored by an angry bull.   .  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A relaxed mood early in the week could give way to high-temperature disputes. The Aries Lamb should resist being pulled into heated quarrels that could really singe your wool.  More...

Families & Friends

McRoberts Reunion

Former and current McRoberts residents, from left, Chanda Tackett, Rick Bevins, Thelma Sumpter Tackett and Mary Jane Bentley, reminisce during the annual McRoberts Reunion Days festival held recently More...

Squirrel season near; are you ready?

Struttin’ Time:

There’s nothing more refreshing than going to a 50th high school reunion and talking with old friends, better yet, old friends who read Struttin’ Time.  I was amazed at the people who spoke to me that said they never miss a Struttin& More...

Mountain Heritage baby pageant set for Sept. 14

The Letcher County Mountain Heritage Baby Pageant sponsored by the Mountain Heritage Festival Committee will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 14, at the Letcher County Central High School auditorium.  All contestants must be residents of More...

Ex-Cash In a Dash workers facing 55 new indictments

Cash In a Dash owner Judy Strong was “devastated” when she discovered two women allegedly had conspired to steal several thousands of dollars from the small lending company she owned in Whitesburg.  More...

P.E. teacher is among five indicted here by grand jury

The Letcher Grand Jury has named five people in six indictments including a former Fleming Neon Middle School physical education instructor charged with using an electronic device to ask a 13-year-old female student for pictures of herself before sho More...

Injured man was aggressor, had weapon, attorney says

An 18-year-old Ermine man charged with first-degree assault claims he hit a 37-year-old Jenkins man twice with his fists after the man had swung a metal rod at him, according to Jenkins Police Chief Jim Stephens.   More...

Opinions

Only four chances left

Kyle Busch’s second-place finish at Watkins Glen completed his remarkable climb to break into the top 30 in driver’s points that when coupled with his four wins on the season makes him eligible for the Chase. More...

Not accepting help for miners would be disgrace

Are you totally out of touch with your constituents or do you just not care about them and the struggling coalfield communities where they live?  More...

Superrich donors turn our democracy to their plutocracy

Once upon a time in our Good Ol’ US-of-A, presidential contenders and their political parties had to raise the funds needed to make the race. How quaint.  More...

Sports

Golf tournament attracts record field

A record field of 18 foursomes participated in the annual Lillian Faye Simpson Scholarship Golf Tournament to benefit scholarships at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

Hepatitis C increasingly goes hand in hand with drug abuse

MACHIAS, Maine   Public health agencies and drug treatment centers nationwide are scrambling to battle an explosive increase in cases of hepatitis C, a scourge they believe stems at least in part from a surge in intravenous heroin use.  More...

Red flag is raised

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 85 and in good health, except for dizzy spells. It was said that I have vertigo, but I do not believe this to be the case. Meclizine is of no help.  More...

Task force urges more research into screening for child autism

WASHINGTON A government task force says more research is needed to determine if toddlers should be screened for autism even if check-ups or parents haven’t spotted developmental problems — despite guidelines from other health groups that More...

Obituaries

Services held for Douglas Hall

Funeral services for Douglas Hall, 75, of Jenkins, were held August 10 at the Jenkins United Methodist Church. More...

Evelyn Powell succumbs at 82

Evelyn Powell, age 82, of Rogersville, Tenn., formerly of Partridge, died August 6 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.  Born in Letcher County to the late Judge and Eva Hill Galloway, she was the widow of Johnny Adams, and was l More...

Services held for Don Bolling

Don “Festus” Bolling, 67, of Cornettsville, died August 6 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A son of the late Arnold and Harriet Halcomb Bolling, he was a brother of the late Marchus “Doc” Bolli More...