October 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury says couple used stolen debit card to buy pop

Three people have been indicted by the Letcher Grand Jury in a case in which two are accused of using a stolen debit card to buy cartons of soft drinks which the grand jury says they then sold at a pawn shop.  More...

News

Vole problem returns after several years

After we’d spent the better part of all the warm and hot weather one entire year back in the early 1990s unsuccessfully trying to eradicate voles from our yards, the late Junior Helton finally announced there were only two ways we would ever be More...

Teary-eyed, former miner talks dangers at ex-coal CEO’s mine

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CSX lays off 180 Corbin workers

CSX is laying off 180 people at its Corbin facility.  Corbin Mayor Willard McBurney said CSX officials contacted him Tuesday morning about the layoffs and closing of the locomotive shop, service center and car shop.  “The only things More...

Sports

Poythress is ready to take the lead

Vaught’s Views

Alex Poythress missed most of last season with a knee injury, yet Kentucky coach John Calipari insists that the success of this year’s team will “center around Alex” and his performance at power forward.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Effort pays off for father and son

I just love to share stories of parents or friends of youth who take them hunting. Without the people who take young hunters into the woods our sport would soon be forgotten. Stories like the one I am about to share with you thrill me.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Why crank baits catch bass now

Fall bass fishing is in full swing and some nice bass are being caught. I have had reports of several keepers of largemouth and some smallmouth bass being caught.  More...

Health

A mother explains dangers of nut allergies - Free Access

When loading your plate with side dishes and desserts at potlucks and birthday parties, do you think much about what ingredients are in those casseroles and cookies?As a parent of a child who is allergic to peanuts, all tree nuts and coconut, it is v More...

Fine on the uninsured will more than double in 2016

The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is being urged to highlight that cold fact in its new pitch for health law sign-ups.  More...

Benefits, dangers of prednisone

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 80-year-old woman who always had excellent health until about four years ago, when I was diagnosed as having bronchiectasis. More...

Obituaries

Alice Lloyd’s life to be presented at Cowan

“Stay On, Stranger,” the story of Alice Lloyd’s life starring Kentucky Chautauqua’s Jacqueline Hamilton, will be performed at the Cowan Community Center at 6 p.m. on Nov. 6.  More...

Services Oct. 22 for Wanda Boggs

Funeral services for Wanda Boggs, 60, will be held at 11 a.m., Oct. 22, at the Bethel Old Regular Baptist Church in Dunham. Burial will be in the Boggs family cemetery in the South Mountain Section of Pound, Va.   More...

Services planned for Von Collie

Von Collie, 70, of Irvine, died October 15 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.  A son of the late Elmer and Martha Collie, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Collie, and a sister Barbara Ann.  More...

Breaking News - 10/22/2015 3:13 PM

Kentucky Mist gets legal help in fight with UK - Free Access

A Lexington attorney has agreed to represent Kentucky Mist Moonshine distillery in its trademark fight with the University of Kentucky.As originally reported in The Mountain Eagle, an attorney representing UK contacted Kentucky Mist co-owner Colin Fu More...

UK threatens local distillery over logo use

What does the operation of a small craft distillery in Whitesburg have to do with the University of Kentucky? Nothing the eye can see, but don’t try telling that to a law firm representing the university.  More...

County nearly broke, officials are warned

The Letcher County Fiscal Court was warned at its October meeting that the long predicted hard financial times have arrived.  More...

Opinions

Who’s the ‘we’ in trade pact? Obama, Wall St.

The negotiations and the sales push behind Washington’s latest (and biggest) “free trade” agreement amounts to Kabuki theater.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Trump’s staying power

WASHINGTON The narrative about the 2016 presidential campaign focuses on angry discontent in the American electorate. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have a plausible explanation for what lies behind this unhappiness. 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) Deciding to work out that pesky problem (even though you might have been bored, bored, bored with it) should be paying off right about now. Expect to hear some very welcome news very soon. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS OCT. 19 — 23 More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Car, truck, bike show Oct. 24

The Whitesburg archery team will hold a car, truck and bike show Saturday, Oct. 24, at Whitesburg Middle School. The entry fee is $20. The event will also include a chili and soup bean cook-off and silent auction. More...

Cousin visits after 50 years

I haven’t written in a few weeks, but I’ve not been feeling too well and just didn’t get in the mood to do much of anything.  I had a wonderful surprise on Oct. 10. One of my cousins came by to visit with me. More...

Gospel singing

A gospel singing will be held from noon to 10 p.m., Nov. 7, at the Hemphill Community Center. The singing is a benefit for Pastor Joe Brown, and everyone is welcome to attend.   More...

Entertainment

‘Get Zombified’ at 5K Run/1-Mile Walk

Rotary’s Zombie 5K Run/1-Mile Walk will begin at the Veterans Memorial Park located in downtown Whitesburg on Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. Registration is $25 to run or walk. More...