September 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Enrollment down by 83, could affect county staffs

The Letcher County School System has 83 fewer students than it did at this time last school year.  Kenny Cornett, district director of pupil personnel, told the Letcher County Board of Education at its September meeting Monday night that the dec More...

News

Woman, 87, found dead in home at Doty Creek; sheriff ’s deputies now searching for her relatives

She defected from Germany, later married soldier from Letcher Co.

Police are looking for more information about an 87-year-old woman found dead in her Doty Creek home on Monday.  More...

Franklin judge rejects proposal

A published report says state officials agreed to keep details of a proposed oil spill deal secret, but a judge rejected the idea.  The Courier-Journal reports the proposed settlement came in the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s c More...

Presbyterian church to hold rummage sale

A church-wide rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg.   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) Your moodier side might emerge this week. But the dark period should pass in time for the party-loving Lamb to go on a happy gambol with some very special people this weekend.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Still reeling from Ridge’s unexpected news, Caroline saw the future of her marriage in a completely different light. More...

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Health

Study: Diagnosis wrong too often, must be fixed

WASHINGTON  Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health c More...

Can blood donation affect an athlete?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a fit 54-year-old male who bicycles a lot. My friends and I are pretty competitive when we do our rides, pushing hard and challenging each other in positive ways. I donate blood as often as I’m allowed. More...

Students get little warning about dangers of alcohol

CHICAGO  Government researchers say “deplorably” few college students are warned by doctors about the danger from alcohol and drugs or encouraged to reduce drinking or substance use.  More...

Entertainment

Bluegrass Circle will play in Norton venue

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, Oct. 3. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.   More...

Breaking News - 10/1/2015 4:14 PM

Dry Fork wreck kills two - Free Access

Wet road conditions may have played a role in a double fatality wreck at Dry Fork earlier today. Joseph Neil Caudill, 26, of 64 Wright’s Hollow in Jenkins, and Bobby Lee Jent, 43, of 54 Windstar Drive, Neon, were killed after the white pickup tr More...

Truck wreck caused long delays

A wrecked truck shut down traffic for long periods Tuesday along the Kentucky-Virginia border.  More...

Opinions

Earlier physicians deserve mention for work in county

To the Editor:   I was so glad to see the Letcher County physicians, past and present, honored during the Mountain Heritage Festival celebration. More...

Boehner climbs off the tiger

WASHINGTON John Boehner was a dealmaker who took over the House speakership at a moment when making deals had, for many Republicans, become a mortal sin. More...

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Sports

LCC win streak at 3; Harlan Co. up next

After opening district play with a convincing 33-6 victory over rival Perry Central, the Letcher County Central Cougars hope to notch their fourth straight win Friday night when they visit Harlan County Central.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Woman’s first buck is taken with bow

I think I have some of the coolest friends ever, including Brandon and Donna Mason.  This column could be about Brandon and his getting his big buck here in archery season, but it is about his wife, Donna, who will be inside the warm house while More...

Can Tyler Ulis lead Wildcats to national championship?

Vaught’s Views

In just about two weeks Kentucky coach John Calipari will show off his next team that he hopes can once again be a Final Four/national championship contender.  But think back to a year ago at this time. More...

Families & Friends

Rain didn’t dampen Mountain Heritage Festival

Chris Caudill dumped more than 700 rubber ducks into the North Fork of the Kentucky River Saturday evening to start a duck race organized by HOMES, Inc., which stands for Housing Oriented Ministries More...

Rain falls on parade, reunion

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  I was so sorry not to get to go to the funeral of Clyde Dixon. I had known him and all his family about all his life. More...

Radio auction planned

Saving Grace Homeless Shelter, Inc., will host a radio auction on WXKQ, 103.9 FM on Oct. 5 and 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Mrs. Collier, 83

Geraldine “Jerry” Collier, 83, of Fleming died September 25, at the Parkview Nursing Home at Shelby Valley.  A daughter of the late George Washington and Bessie Lemaster Phillips, she was the widow of James Nevie Collier.  She w More...

Geneva Pool dies at 77

Geneva Maggard Pool, 77, died September 22 in Atoka, Oklahoma.  Born in Letcher County to the late France and Maggie Ison Maggard,, she was the mother of the late Nageala Hutson.  She was a sister of the late Herbert Maggard, and a sister-i More...

Dixon rites held

Funeral services for Clyde Dixon, 65, of Kona, were held September 23 at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. More...