November 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury indicts 12

A Jenkins man has been charged by the Letcher Grand Jury with rape (second degree), sodomy (second degree) and use of a minor in a sexual performance.  More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

1995 Senior wills, part 2   More...

Opinions

What’s the price on integrity?

If you are a presidential aspirant and you have to tell people that you are a person of integrity — there’s a very good chance that you are not.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The real GOP divide

MANCHESTER, N.H.   Maybe our definition of the Republican presidential contest is a little off.  More...

Sports

ESPN analyst likes what he sees at UK

Vaught’s Views

Can John Calipari really be less demanding on his players this year as he says he will be because of the team’s lack of experience and maturity?  From what ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg saw when he watched two Kentucky practices last month, More...

Regular season comes to ugly end in Jenkins

The regular season came to an ugly end for Jenkins football.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

On friendships and hunting trips

Here it is the first week in November and another year is almost over. Has it been a good year for you?  More...

Families & Friends

A famous mistake in 1948

On this day in 1948, the Chicago Daily Tribune jumped the gun and mistakenly declared New York Governor Thomas Dewey the winner of his presidential race with incumbent Harry S. More...

UMWA’s Lewis fought Truman

Among President Harry Truman’s toughest critics leading up to the November 1948 election was United Mine Workers of America President John L. Lewis. More...

Deer-related crashes increase in fall

Motorists encounter deer on Kentucky roadways throughout the year but the number of collisions increases in the fall.  Almost half of all deerrelated accidents in the state occur from October through December with more of these collisions report More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Vennis Watts

Vennis “Brim” Watts, 78, of Redstar, died October 28 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A son of the late Allard and Anna Watts, he was also preceded in death by three siblings, Jay, Iva Lee, and Hagen.  More...

Mary Ruth Hollon, 63, dies

Funeral services for Mary Ruth Hollon, 63, were held October 30 at her residence at Cromona.  Born in Jenkins, she was a daughter of the late John and Ruth Roberts. She died October 27 at her home.  More...

Will Caudill, RT 7 at Hemphill

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center news  Things are unsure at the present time. We have been told our senior program may not continue. More...

Fiscal court to look at closing senior centers

Recycling, community centers, parks could also be shuttered

The Letcher Fiscal Court will meet in special session Thursday morning to look for ways to address a cut in coal and gas severance tax funding which has now reached about $1 million annually when compared to just three years ago.  More...

Man charged with stealing layaway items

A Potters Fork man is accused of stealing more than $2,000 worth of items from a steel storage unit located near Walmart in Whitesburg.  More...

Local election results mirror state’s; Matt Bevin wins here

Letcher County followed the statewide voting trend in helping elect Matt Bevin as governor.  With a voter turnout of 28 percent in Letcher County, Republican Bevin defeated Democrat Jack Conway here by 585 votes. More...

News

City police: Don’t fall for baby formula scam going on in Letcher Co.

Whitesburg police are warning residents and shoppers of a scam involving a man going to residential areas and grocery stores asking for baby formula or money to buy baby formula for his starving child. More...

Jury says 9 are deadbeats

Nine persons have been named in 12 indictments by the Letcher Grand Jury for failure to support their minor children.  More...

New Mexico family receives the Tom and Pat Gish Award

Members of a New Mexico family who have fought for open records and meeting rights for nearly 60 years in one of the poorest counties in the nation is the recipient of the 2015 Tom and Pat Gish Award.  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 ruling planet, Mars, allows you to assume a sense of command that can help you turn a chaotic workplace situation into one that’s orderly, productive and, yes, even friendly.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS NOVEMBER 2 - 6 More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Health

New push for pint-sized medical devices for kids

WASHINGTON  Improvise isn’t a word parents want to hear from their kid’s doctor. More...

Large teratoma found near heart

DEAR DR. ROACH: I had a CT scan due to broken ribs from a very recent fall. The scan revealed a large teratoma near my heart. I am 69 and was previously unaware of this formation. More...

Medicare says it will pay docs who offer end of life counseling

The Associated Press WASHINGTON   Medicare says it will pay doctors to help patients plan what kind of care they want at the end of life, an idea more broadly accepted than six years ago when it touched off a political uproar about “death More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ THE SWEEPLINGS (featuring former Civil Wars’ single Whitney Dean); Thu., Nov. 5 at Summit City in Whitesburg at 8 p.m. Tickets, $12, on sale now at www.summitcitylounge.com. More...

Kellie Pickler gets personal, but no drama on reality show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

McCutcheon to perform at Clintwood, Virginia

The Mountain Empire Community College Foundation will present John McCutcheon as part of its fundraising event for the Dickenson County Endowed Scholarship.  The performance will take place at Thursday, Nov. More...