September 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Jenkins hoops star will be a Hilltopper

Jenkins High School basketball standout Whitney Creech has verbally committed to play Division 1 basketball next fall at Western Kentucky University.  More...

News

Police Beat

Friday, August 28   • At 11:26 a.m., a male caller from Highway 1103, Cornettsville, reports to the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office that someone has removed several large trees from his property.  More...

Painting the town of Whitesburg

Mark Clendenon braved searing heat from the sun beating down on his back in downtown Whitesburg last Thursday as he painted two buildings on Main Street, one of which will house the new Heritage Kitc More...

Being friendly is right thing

Okay, I realize I’ve written on this subject in years past, but I don’t recall doing so in this young century so I’m thinking that a revisit is legit. The subject that has, yet again, come to hand is waving and honking. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, September 22, 1910   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A workplace change doesn’t seem to have turned out quite as you’d hoped. Never mind: Just treat yourself to a healthy dollop of that Aries self-confidence, and you’ll soon view things differently.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS SEPT. 21 - 25   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...

Families & Friends

Son repairs burned floor

Hello again!  It is beginning to feel like fall in the Ohio Valley area. Once again I will repeat, I am not ready for winter.  One morning last week, I did the unthinkable and turned the furnace on for a couple of hours. It felt good. More...

Time for stir-offs, harvests

It was a sad time in our area when the news came of the tragic forklift accident in Isom. So very sorry to all who knew the young man, Rufus Ishmael “Ishie” Cornett, who lost his life so young.  More...

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Members of the fourth and fifth grades social studies classes at Martha Jane Potter Elementary School gave a program for the Pine Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. More...

Entertainment

Doctors selected as parade grand marshals

Physicians who have served Letcher County for 15 or more years as health care providers are grand marshals of the Mountain Heritage Festival Parade. Twenty doctors and 15 late doctors will be recognized during the pre-parade program at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Wanda Baker

Funeral services for Wanda Lee Baker, 76, of Colson, were held September 12 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Gaytheal Salyer dies in Ohio

Gaytheal Salyer, 83, died following a short illness at her home at Richmond Dale, Ohio.  Born in Hazard to the late John Rant and Malvie Halcomb Lusk, she was reared in Letcher County.  More...

Lois Stewart dies at 44

Lois Jean Stewart, 44, of Mayking, died September 18 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  She was a daughter of Lewis Collins and the late Lily Alice Collins.  More...

Oven Fork, Kingscreek senior centers will be forced to close

Letcher County will probably see two senior citizens centers close by the end of the year unless the fiscal court can come up with a solution to the low number of participants at the centers. More...

TECO sells for almost ‘nothing,’ deal’s critics say

TECO Energy is exiting the coal business, an industry rapidly losing its environmental appeal as a domestic provider of fuel for power plants. More...

Opinions

Take the I-Way

Gov. Beshear, Rep. Rogers tout import of high-speed Internet

Kentucky is embarking on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in more than 50 years – developing a robust, reliable, fiber “backbone” infrastructure that will bring high-speed Internet connectivity to every county of the Commo More...

Actions speak the loudest

WASHINGTON  A danger for all of us in the column business is that we’ll look for political meaning in Pope Francis’s big speeches and ignore what he actually does while he’s here.  More...

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Sports

Cougars seek fourth win after defeating Bobcats

The Letcher County Central Cougars hope to build on their winning record Friday when they host Perry County Central in the Double Kwik Pine Mountain Classic.  Kickoff for the game at Ermine on Mountain Heritage Festival weekend is 7:30 p.m.  More...

Vaught to write about UK football, basketball for The Mountain Eagle

As readers of The Mountain Eagle will soon learn, no one is better at covering the University of Kentucky’s basketball and football programs than sports columnist Larry Vaught.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Fishing trip was a great birthday gift

Although deer archery season has begun, I took Jim Bentley, formerly of Neon and lifetime friend of mine, up on a birthday gift he bought me — an all paid guided fishing trip.  More...

Health

Lots of options available for new, ‘better’ flu shot

WASHINGTON  Give flu vaccine another chance: This year’s version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter’s misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.  More...

Panel: Low-dose aspirin could help certain adults

WASHINGTON   A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke — and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.   More...

No harm in taking nitro for angina

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you write about the effect that angina, stopped quickly by nitro, has on one’s system? More...