August 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hearings set for 2

Two Letcher County women accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the small lending business for which they worked will be arraigned next week.  Arraignments for Christy Lee Sexton, 38, and Shelly Lynn Salyers, 48, are set for 1 p.m. More...

News

FBI wants your help in fighting corrupt politics

Public corruption poses a fundamental threat to the foundation of our government and our way of life. It impacts everything from how well our neighborhoods are protected, to verdicts handed down in courts, to the quality of our government services. More...

Fiscal court deadlocks on help for sheriff

The Letcher County Fiscal Court has denied additional funds that would have helped the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department keep deputies on the road.  More...

Black bear hit, killed in W’burg

A 250-pound black bear died Monday night after being hit by a car in Whitesburg.  A motorist was traveling northbound on US 119 when a bear began to cross the road. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, August 19, 1910 “Just stop and think a minute,” Letcher County citizen P.M. Brown writes in a letter to the editor. “What would become of our county if it had no Mountain Eagle (was flying) over it? More...

When engine is shot, do you go with remanufactured or rebuilt?

Dear Car Talk:  More...

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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

Soldier’s journey to heal spotlights ‘soul wounds’

SAN DIEGO   “It was just another day in Mosul,” the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn’t look at the other three servicemen in the group therapy session.  More...

Leg swelling linked to vascular surgery

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband had his aorta replaced in 2012 and has trouble with sink-in marks on his legs at the bottom. It doesn’t matter how much I pay for a pair of his socks, or how loose they fit, his legs still get the marks. More...

Associated Press said her injuries, not the drugs, likely caused her death.  By the time he arrived in San Diego in February 2014, Powell, then 56, was on therapist No. 5 and contemplating suicide. More...

Entertainment

Jimmy Buffet fans draw ire

MANSFIELD, Mass.   Parrotheads are apparently too busy wasting away in Margaritaville to wait in line for the bathroom.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This could be the time to try soothing whatever bad feelings might be lingering ‘twixt and among colleagues, friends or family members. But be sure you do so without favoring any side.  More...

Cross Country Bluegrass to play

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center News  Aug. 19: Senior Safety Event, New Hope Church, Hazard.  Regular Bingo: Fridays at 10:30.  Rook and checkers played daily.  Exercise equipment available daily.   More...

Breaking News - 8/25/2015 10:55 AM

Log truck hits, kills 22-year-old on his way to work - Free Access

A 22-year-old Pine Creek man was killed Monday morning when an 18-wheel log truck veered into the wrong lane on the Whitesburg Bypass and struck a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck in the driver’s side.The victim, Dallas Adams Jr., was driving north on the More...

TECO says firm has until Friday to reach a deal

A Kentucky-based coal company has been given until Friday to reach a deal to purchase TECO Coal Company.  TECO Energy Inc. is giving Cambrian Coal Corp. More...

Opinions

When Yeats comes knocking

WASHINGTON  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sticking up for Coke, sort of

Champions of righteous eating have been saying terrible things of late about Coke. They’re now focusing their wrath on a corporate campaign to place Coca-Cola in the context of a healthy diet.  More...

Sports

Expectations are high for Cougar team

The Letcher County Central football team opens up their 2015 campaign this Friday by hosting Pike County Central. More...

‘His summer of despair’ continues

Struttin’ Time:

August 15 came and went with me in the mountains looking for squirrel. I found them, but only got two because I hadn’t done any scouting and spent most of the morning of the first day of the season trying to find were they were cutting.  More...

JGR dominating NASCAR

The Sprint Cup Series through the years has always been about organizations that for whatever reason find a little something in their cars that seems to separate them from the rest of the field.  More...

Families & Friends

Frequent visitor to Letcher was there when Booth shot Lincoln

One week before The Mountain Eagle celebrated its 18th birthday, on August 20, 1925, the newspaper carried a story on its front page detailing one of many visits to Letcher County by a man then best known as the last living person who was present at More...

Creech family planted apple orchard

I hope all readers of The Mountain Eagle are doing well. It has been a few weeks since I wrote anything. I haven’t felt too well.  More...

Five Letcher students receive scholarships

Five 2015 graduates of Letcher County Central High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). More...

Obituaries

Services held for Nannie Smith

Nannie Lou Kiser Smith, 84, died August 12 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.  Born in Millstone to the late Elzie and Mary Webb Kiser, she was the mother of the late Curtis Eugene Smith, Billy Paul Smith and Michael Smith.  She w More...

Gordon E. Hall dies at 82

Gordon E. More...

Rites held for Billie Jean Williams

Funeral services for Billie Jean Williams, 87, were held August 17 at the Bill Moore Branch Holiness Church at Kona. More...