October 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Halloween in the 50s and 60s: Egging cars and ‘Hi-Yo, Silver!’

With Halloween soon upon us, I find myself remembering ways that we celebrated and/or abused, depending on your perspective, the holiday on Blair Branch when I was a youth in the 1950s and ‘60s.  Points East   More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1972  More of the Class Will:  Linda Collins wills her shorthand ability to Mrs. More...

Rising belt lines explained

Dear Car Talk:  What is a “rising belt line”? I saw a car review recently on your cartalk.com website that said “... as today’s styles call for a rising belt line ...” Thanks. — Ed  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, October 29, 1925 The Mountain Eagle’s job printing operation has printed 74 ballot books, totaling 40,800 sheets of ballots for next week’s county electi More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. But be careful you don’t lose patience with those who are still not ready to act.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS OCT. 26 - 30 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

Get tested for colon cancer

Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation has started a campaign to encourage adults 50 to 75 to be tested annually for colon cancer when they get flu shots.  With the help of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, Mountain Comprehensive Health Co More...

Study shows value of knee replacement, other options

People with knees worn out by arthritis will get more pain relief from joint replacement surgery, but it has more risks and there’s a good chance that less drastic approaches also would help. More...

Could back brace cause feet to swell?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 83 years old. I was lifting a heavy end table back in November, and I heard a crack. I knew I was in trouble, as that had happened on the golf course many years ago. I went to the hospital and was there for six days. More...

Entertainment

New ‘Guitar Hero’ kicks out the jams

I’ve been to dozens of rock concerts, and there are a few things I’ve always wondered: What’s it like to perform in front of a stadium full of adoring fans? How much nerve does it take to stagedive into a mosh pit? More...

Rod Stewart shines on new album despite cover art effort

Rod Stewart, “Another Country” (Capitol Records)  Audio review   Rod Stewart’s “Another Country” is stage two of his return to songwriting after a decade of Great American Songbook albums and the follow-up to 2 More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ AFROMAN; Sat., Oct. 31 at Summit City in Whitesburg at 9 p.m. Tickets, $35, on sale now at Summit City or by calling 606-633-2715. THE SWEEPLINGS (featuring  More...

Jenkins board says district not joining Letcher

Any rumors Jenkins residents may hear concerning plans to close Jenkins Independent Schools and join with Letcher County Schools have no factual basis, according to the chairman of the Jenkins Board of Education.  More...

16 caught shoplifting in five days

Sixteen people have been arrested for shoplifting at the Whitesburg Walmart since Thursday.  Eight more people were spotted trying to steal items, but noticed Walmart employees nearby and put items back, said Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Field More...

News

$900,000 grant will help drug court here

Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright has announced that the Letcher County drug court program has been awarded a $900,000 grant from the Administrative Office of the Courts.  “I have been working toward this for quite a while,” said Wrig More...

Opinions

How much ‘free speech’ can you buy?

In today’s so-called “democratic” election process, Big Money doesn’t talk, it roars — usually drowning out the people’s voice.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Why Trudeau matters

WASHINGTON  Which major event last week should have an important impact on the 2016 presidential election?  No, it’s not Hillary Clinton’s 11 hours of testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. More...

Sports

UK’s top funny man may be top pick

Vaught’s Views

He’s already being projected as a potential No. More...

Struttin’ Time:

With Pap’s help, she gets another deer

This column is about a girl who has been my friend since I first met her. More...

Cougars fall below .500

The Letcher County Central Cougars fell to district foe Whitley County 42-27 to drop to 4-5 on the season, including 1-3 in district play. More...

Families & Friends

First Oktoberfest a success

The Whitesburg mayor and an owner of a downtown restaurant say the city’s inaugural Oktoberfest was a success.  “It was more successful than I ever thought it would be,” said Tyler Ward, owner and operator of The Thirsty Heifer More...

Former coal-industry worker finds new work

Garland Couch used to work in the coal industry. With nearly two decades of experience under his belt, the Whitesburg native had worked in many of the positions the industry has to offer.  More...

Letcher board to fix manhole

The Letcher County Board of Education approved design plans to replace electrical outlets located in a manhole where an explosion occurred in 2010.  More...

Obituaries

Stephen Brock dies at 53

Stephen Henry Brock, 53, of Pinetop died October 22.  He was a son of the late Henry and Bonnie Brock.  More...

Harvey Wright succumbs at 80

Harvey Gene Wright, 80, of Aurora, Colo., died October 1.  Born in Thornton to the late Harry and Cora Potter Wright, he was the widower of Nancy Wright and the stepfather of the late Jeff Lowell.  He joined the Air Force at the age of 17 a More...

Carolyn Tackett dies in Ohio

Former Hemphill resident Carolyn Prince Tackett, 65, died October 24 in Belleview, Ohio.  She was a daughter of Etta Lee and Paul Prince of Jackhorn.  Surviving in addition to her parents are three daughters, Lisa Myers, Dianna Murawshi and More...