October 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Main Street to close for first ‘Oktoberfest’

The City of Whitesburg will soon join countless other municipalities throughout the world in celebrating Oktoberfest.  More...

News

Whitesburg’s ‘master plan’ will be topic of October 19 meeting

An open meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, at the Appalshop theatre to discuss final conceptual designs to complete Whitesburg’s downtown greenway and open space master plan.  More...

Bridge repairs on

Deck restoration and waterproofing work is underway on the bridge on KY 7N in Letcher County at Wood Tipple Road, about a mile from Isom.  More...

Jurors hear tapes

A jury heard phone calls Tuesday in which former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship said he sometimes thought that without federal mine regulators, “we’d blow ourselves up,” and that preventing black lung wasn’t worth the effor More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, October 18, 1945 Every coal mine in Letcher County — even small truck mines — are idle this week after a strike that has now lasted three weeks. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be growing impatient with a situation that seems to resist efforts to resolve it. But staying with it raises the odds that you’ll find a way to a successful resolution.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS OCT. 12 — 16 More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Rose Ballard attends Blackey Days

Happy Halloween! How is everything in your little corner of the world?  I am one tired but very happy old lady as I put a lot of miles on my car and my body.  Thursday, I left my house at 9:30 a.m. More...

YOUNG HUNTER

— Matthew Morris, 9, of Dry Fork, harvested a six-point buck, his first deer, Oct. 11 at Dry Fork. Matthew is a fourth-grade student at Cowan Elementary School. More...

Fellowship members attend Brushy Fork Institute training

Several members of the newly formed Route 7 Artisan Fellowship recently attended the 2015 Brushy Fork Institute training held at Berea College.  Bonita Adams, Delana Banks and Timothy Hudson attended the AIR Arts Incubator workshop; Wanda L. More...

Entertainment

Celebrating the town and movie of Big Stone Gap

Stars of Adriana Trigiani’s “Big Stone Gap” came back to the small Virginia town and celebrated the movie’s opening weekend with a jam-packed schedule of events.  More...

Blackey Days shows town still alive

We ventured up to the hills of Letcher County last weekend to take in Blackey Days, Blackey being a little community situated on the banks of the north Fork of the Kentucky River that was once a robust business center complete with a railroad depot, More...

Pantry Essentials For Nutritious Homemake Meals

Every parent has been there. More...

Black lung ruling should help others get benefits easier

Whitesburg law firm had major role in case Supreme Court wouldn’t hear

The U.S. More...

Distillery obtains OK to start sales of flavored spirits

The new Kentucky Mist Distillery has finally gotten approval to start selling some of its flavored alcoholic beverages.  More...

Taco Bell coming, mayor says

Construction is expected to begin soon on a new Taco Bell restaurant in Whitesburg.  More...

Opinions

Wanted: House speaker

It used to be considered a great job, back in the days of Sam Rayburn and Tip O’Neill. The speaker was powerful. No more. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Predicting his own demise

WASHINGTON One group was not surprised by the collapse of Kevin McCarthy’s campaign for speaker: The ultraconservatives inside and outside the House who have made clear since the rise of the tea party that they have no use for politics as usual More...

Sports

Cats expected to contend for title

Vaught’s Views

What do you think of the overall talent on coach John Calipari’s Kentucky roster this year?  That’s a question I posed recently to several media members who I believe have a good feel not only for UK basketball, but college basketbal More...

Cougars get much-needed week off after crushing loss

The Letcher County Central Cougars fell to 4-4 on the season after getting demolished by new district foe North Laurel, 51-0.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Going hunting? Don’t forget the kids

Youth deer hunting season ran from October 10 through 11. I haven’t received any stories yet, but if the past is any reflection I soon will.  More...

Health

Dissolving stent for heart arteries passes first big test

Now you see it, now you don’t. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said this week.  More...

Emotional eating will sabotage your diet plan

Sometimes the strongest food cravings hit when you’re at your weakest point emotionally. More...

GERD relapses may be seasonal

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have some questions about GERD. I was diagnosed 16 years ago and was put on many medications, but I either got side effects or they didn’t work. I made up my mind to watch my diet carefully. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Johnson dies at 82

Margaret Carole Rucker Johnson, 82, of Shelbyville, died October 10.  Born in Virginia to the late Henry and Ina Honaker Rucker, she was the widow of Willard Johnson Jr. and the mother of the late Michael Wayne Johnson.  More...

Services held for Lena Price

Lena Lee Renaker Price, 90, died October 7.  Born in Seco to the late Wilson and Augusta Ammerman Renaker, she was the widow of Russell W. More...

Brandy Bavousett dies at 36

Funeral services for Brandy Shalea McCool Bavousett, 36, were held October 7 in Lake City, Tenn. More...