October 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Wreck in Clay County kills one Letcher man, injures another

A 26-year-old Mayking man died at a Manchester hospital Sunday after suffering multiple blunt force injuries in a wreck on the Hal Rogers Parkway, according to Clay County Coroner Danny Finley.  Funeral services for Michael Ray Hall Jr. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, October 13, 1910 One of the first attorneys to practice law in Letcher County has died at 90 years of age. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some flashes of Aries ire might erupt as you confront an unusually bewildering situation. But you should be able to keep your temper under control as you work through it.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Steffy chided Thomas for punching their father and insisted that he apologize to Ridge for his bad behavior. 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...

Health

Study: Good gut bacteria may stop asthma in babies

WASHINGTON  Gut checks suggest that not having enough of certain “good” intestinal germs early in life may increase babies’ risk of developing asthma, according to a new study of more than 300 children.  More...

Psoriasis can precede psoriatic arthritis

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old male. I had to stop playing golf about two years ago due to joint pain. I had psoriasis from age 15 until I was 40. More...

Low-nicotine cigarettes may cut use, study finds

A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found.  More...

Entertainment

New movie ‘Big Stone Gap’ to show 8 times Thursday

The Norton cinema plans to show the movie “Big Stone Gap” eight times Thursday night.  More...

Obituaries

Funerals held for 2 killed at Dry Fork

Funeral services have been held for a Whitaker man and his nephew, who were both killed in a wreck at Dry Fork last week.  More...

Services held for Bobby Jent

Funeral services for Bobby Lee Jent, 43, of Whitaker, were held October 4 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Joseph Caudill, 26, dies

Joseph Neil Caudill, 26, of Jenkins, died October 1 at Dry Fork.  A son of Cordell Caudill of Whitaker and Virginia Brown Morris of Whitaker, he was a grandson of the late Bertha Brown and Mary Caudill.  He was a nephew of the late Bobby Br More...

Damron’s request for early release is denied at hearing

Judge said he ‘went back and forth’ before ruling against the ex-deputy

Special Letcher Circuit Judge Johnny Ray Harris has denied a motion that would have granted “shock probation” to former Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy Brian Damron and freed Damron from prison after having served only 83 days of a More...

Jenkins to sell delinquent taxes

The City of Jenkins voted unanimously at its October meeting to take action that will lead to selling delinquent taxes to third-party purchasers. More...

News

Central Kentucky sheriff nabbed for DUI after allegations by wife

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.  A central Kentucky sheriff has been jailed on charges including drunken driving and terroristic threatening.  More...

Opinions

In praise of free TV from antenna

If we didn’t have an adult son living in our house, I can guarantee you that we would not have a satellite dish mounted on our rooftop. Nor would we be shelling out over 100 bucks each month to pay for stuff we never watch. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A flagrant liar for president?

We’ve got a new darling in the GOP presidential race: Carly Fiorina!  More...

Sports

Cavaliers put a stop to long losing streak

This win was a long time coming for Jenkins.  Running back Audie Fields scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to put away Phelps as the Cavaliers spoiled homecoming with a 42-20 win in a game played at Johns Creek on October 1.  More...

UK’s Murray says he can play where he is needed most

Others can rave about Jamal Murray all they want — and most college basketball analysts are — but the Kentucky freshman doesn’t pay attention to that or forecasts that he could be a top five pick in the 2016 NBA draft.  More...

Moving on in The Chase

The Challenger Round of the Chase ended on Sunday with a triumphant Kevin Harvick standing in Dover’s victory lane knowing that his win assured him the opportunity to move to the Contender Round with the opportunity to repeat as series champion More...

Families & Friends

All Howard siblings attend reunion

Hellow everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping dry. More...

BIRTHDAY

— Komas Ison, a lifelong resident of Kingdom Come Creek, celebrated his 90th birthday Sept. 5. He is the father of three children, Donna, Dale and Linda. More...

Craft fair set at Eolia

Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.  “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24  I love this time of the year. More...