September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

1988  Six new second lieutenants at once   More...

Opinions

Finally, Hillary gives apology

WASHINGTON   It took three interviews and five days for Hillary Rodham Clinton to say “I’m sorry.”  After resisting apologizing for using a personal email account run on a private server to conduct government business as s More...

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Which side is government on?

SAN FRANCISCO   Many conservatives and most libertarians argue that every new law or regulation means that government is adding to the sum total of oppression and reducing the freedom of individuals.  More...

Sports

LCC tries to get back on track after loss

The Letcher County Central Cougars hope to even their record at 2-2 when they host Norton, Virginia’s Central High School Warriors at Ermine Friday at 7:30 p.m.  More...

This dove hunt won’t be forgotten

Struttin’ Time:

September 1, 2015 is a day that will be forever burned in my heart and in my mind. More...

‘Throwback’ was a success

The long-awaited Labor Day return to Darlington for the running of the Southern 500 more than lived up to all of the hype as the entire weekend quickly turned into an event unlike any other stop on the Sprint Cup schedule.  More...

Families & Friends

School district declares snow day in September

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Burglar stuck on elevator, has to phone 911

LAUREL, Del.   Authorities say a burglar who broke into a middle school got stuck on an elevator and was forced to call 911 for help.  More...

Archie Fields turning 70

Happy birthday to my big brother Archie Fields on Sept. 12. He will be the big 70.  Love you, Bub, at least I still have you and our sister Kathy. We are blessed. More...

Entertainment

Festival planned Oct. 2-3

The Indian Summer Folk Arts & Crafts Festival will be held Oct. 2–3 at the Little Shepherd Amphitheater in Jenkins.  More...

Schedule of events for Neon Area Days

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Mudder races Sept 19

The Mountain Heritage Festival Mountain Mudder race will begin at 3 p.m. on Sept. 19 at the MHF village in downtown Whitesburg. Entry fee is $25. After preregistration date, entry fee is $30.  More...

Fowler is new coroner

Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward appointed Perry Fowler coroner after Marty Baker resigned from his elected position. More...

Prison review ends, process goes forward

The 30-day review period has ended for the Federal Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) regarding the construction of a proposed federal correctional facility to be built in Roxana.  More...

News

Parade, rides and games at Isom Days

Bentley Reynolds goes inverted on the bungee swing at the Isom Days carnival. More...

Plan could support Letcher mine reclamation projects and economic development

Letcher County, which has a backlog of approximately $12.3 million in abandoned mine-land reclamation projects, could be one of 40 Kentucky counties to receive additional funding for reclamation work under a new federal proposal.  More...

‘Hybrids’ are killing the quality of seeds

When I was an adolescent lad, in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, I had an entrepreneurial bent to sell stuff.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Personal matters claim a good deal of the Lamb’s time in the early part of the week. But by midweek, pragmatic considerations (work, school, job-seeking, etc.) begin to take priority.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

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Health

New medical coding may cause delays for doctors

WASHINGTON  If things are a bit tense in your doctor’s office come October 1, some behindthe scenes red tape could be to blame.  That’s the day when the nation’s physicians and hospitals must start using a massive new codi More...

For high cholesterol, statins are way to go

DEAR DR. ROACH: Last year, I told my doctor that I no longer wanted to take a statin drug. I had read so much about statins and am on meds for cholesterol and high blood pressure. More...

Bold move saves man’s hand

AP Chief Medical Writer   Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the “sci-fi” surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather’s badly burned hand.  “They’re gonna put your hand inside you More...

Obituaries

Services held for Robert Meade

Robert Meade, 77, of Millstone, died September 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  More...