September 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Suit: School system’s failure to take action brought fatal illness

Evelyn Hall believes her husband would not be suffering in agony from a rare form of cancer if the Letcher County School System had moved quickly 27 years ago to take the proper steps required to remove asbestos from the Letcher High School building. More...

News

Festival season continues with Neon Area Days

Karsyn Adams, right, hides behind her pom pom while fellow Martha Jane Potter Little Tweet cheerleader Lauren Richardson, left, looks on. More...

Asbestos floor removal at Letcher delayed

Letcher County Public Schools Superintendent Tony Sergent has decided to wait until summer before 18,375 square feet of asbestos-containing floor tile is removed from Letcher Elementary School.  More...

Police say stepdad shot stepson after arguing over friend

A 45-year-old Jenkins man who allegedly shot at his stepson is out of jail after posting $5,000 cash.  Police confiscated two handguns after they accused James Curtis Fox, of 70 Dunham Road, of firing multiple weapons at his stepson, Aaron Hughe More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, September 15, 1910 Construction is expected to begin on or before January 1, 1911 on the Lexington & Eastern Railway extension from Jackson in Breathitt County to the mouth of Boone Fork in Letcher County. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although practical situations continue to dominate this week, there’s time for the Lamb to indulge in the fun things in life -- like maybe taking a special someone out for a great evening.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS SEPT. 14 — 18 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...

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...

Howard reunion planned for Sept. 26

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’ve been missing being in touch with all of you. I’ve been “under the weather” as the old saying goes.  I was in the hospital three days, and in rehab for 20 days. More...

Families & Friends

Leaves changing to fall colors

Hello to all my friends and relatives, especially to my cousins in Indiana and Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Hope all is going well for everyone.  It has turned real cool lately here in my part of Kentucky. More...

Church honors deceased members

Hope all had a safe and happy Labor Day holiday.  Don, Coreen Pridemore and I spent the day in Ohio visiting family and browsing through the big flea marker.  Lee and Wilma Pridemore had gone up the day before Labor Day and spent the night More...

Photo

Angela Zomaya is the great-niece of Linefork correspondent Bonnie Ingram. She is a student at Eastern Kentucky University. More...

Obituaries

Rufus Tyree dies at 90

Rufus Tyree, 90, died August 11 at Forest Glen Assisted Living in Dowagiac, Mich.  Born in Van to the late Charles and Matilda Holcomb Tyree, he was the widower of Emilee Cornett Tyree and was later married to Maxine Crouch Tyree, who also prece More...

Rites held for Pearl Goode

Pearl W. Goode, 93, died August 24 at her home in Neon.  Born in Pound, Va., she was a daughter of the late Ruben Henry Welch, Sr. More...

Nettie Roberts dies at 82

Funeral services for Nettie Roberts, 82, were held September 10 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Ratliff Cemetery at Kingscreek.  Born in Addiston, Ohio to the late Russell and Lizzie Mae Thaxton Rinehart, she died September 7 at the Ft. More...

Plan to use fund to help depressed coal areas in doubt

A key Republican lawmaker has expressed doubts about President Obama’s plan to help mining communities reeling from the coal industry downturn.  A key aspect of the White House’s Power Plus Plan, announced earlier this year, is speed More...

Distillery to open September 23

Letcher County’s first legal liquor distillery will open its doors to the public next Wednesday.  More...

Opinions

About Kim Davis, religion, and our founding fathers

I have been following with interest the clash between the law and Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis on the issuance of marriage licenses for same sex couples. More...

Buying a new president for 30 bucks and change

For today’s report, I have a bunch of statistics for you. Wait — don’t run away! Where are you going? Come back here and sit still while I drill these stats into your head! It’ll be fun, and you’ll learn something.  More...

Parents, not gadgets should teach kids how to eat well

It had to be a joke, a parody, I thought while reading of a new electronic gadget claiming to entice children to eat vegetables by rewarding them with video games. I’ve been taken in by less. More...

Sports

Cougars claw to win in overtime, 44-43

The Letcher Central Cougars evened their record at 2-2 after a thrilling 44-43 overtime victory over the previously undefeated Central (Va.) Warriors. More...

Jenkins High golfer notches her fifth All ‘A’ regional title

Jenkins High School golfer Alexis Stambaugh finished tied for 27th out of 115 girls who competed in the Kentucky All ‘A’ Classic Golf Tournament held September 12 at Woodson Bend in Somer More...

A sprint to the 2015 title

It took seven months and 26 races to finally set the field of 16 drivers that now have the chance to run for the title, but beginning this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway the schedule becomes nothing more than a 10-race sprint to crown this season&rsq More...

Health

Mobile clinic has been fixing children’s teeth for 10 years

The University of Kentucky, UK HealthCare and the UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile dental program in eastern Kentucky at a ceremony held at the UK Center of Excellence in More...

Getting blood pressure even lower saves lives

WASHINGTON  Aiming lower saves more lives when it comes to controlling high blood pressure, says a major new study that could spur doctors to more aggressively treat patients over 50.  More...

Extreme ‘preemies’ surviving more often

CHICAGO  Odds have improved that many extremely premature U.S. infants will survive without major problems, although prospects remain poor for the smallest and youngest, born nearly four months too soon, a government funded study found.  More...

Entertainment

Festival schedule through Sept. 23

SEPTEMBER 16-17 • MOUNTAIN HERITAGE PHOTO CONTEST AND PHOTO DISPLAY Amateur and professional, black and white and colored photos Photos must be turned in at the Dawahare’s Building on Main Street Sept. 16-17 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. More...

Large crowds greet truck show’s return

Large crowds gathered in downtown Whitesburg Friday night to watch the “burnout” feature of the Heritage 2K15 truck show. More...