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News

Court delays action on financial crisis

The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted to take no action to reduce programs in response to suggested cuts in the county budget at a special called meeting Thursday morning. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, November 12, 1925 A slate fall in an underground coal mine at Kona has taken the life of Sam Newsom, 23. Newsom was married and had several children.   More...

The Edmund Fitzgerald sinks

It happened 40 years ago this week:

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Great Lakes have claimed thousands of ships since European explorers began navigating the waters in the 1600s, but few have captured the public’s imagination as has the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank on Nov. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) This year, instead of jumping into the whole holiday prep scene, move in a little at a time. You’ll appreciate the sense of control you’re more likely to enjoy.  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

Wealth appears to bring advantage in transplants

ORLANDO, Fla.   You can’t buy hearts, kidneys or other organs but money can still help you get one. More...

Anxiety may bring ‘strange spells’ on

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been having weird spells for about six months. They occur only occasionally and last a couple of days and nights. They awaken me out of sleep and are a little frightening.  More...

Even those with normal weight should watch that apple shape

WASHINGTON  A pot belly can be a bad thing — even if you’re not considered overweight.  New research suggests normal- weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overw More...

Obituaries

Services planned for Helen Goring

Funeral services for Helen A. Goring, 86, of Marion, Oh. will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in Marion, Oh. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until services begin. Burial will be in the Marion Cemetery.  More...

Rites held for Herbert Stallard

Herbert H. More...

Services held for Georgia Blair

Funeral services for Georgia Blair, 85, were held November 7 in Whitesburg. More...

New circuit judge won’t be appointed until early 2016

Letcher County citizens probably won’t know who their new circuit court judge will be until next year.  The office of Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton   Jr. More...

Child among 3 organizing toy and clothing drives here

Three different individuals are organizing blanket and toy drives in Letcher County.  More...

Opinions

Now is the time to take a break

Here comes the holiday season. It’s a month-long season of friends, family and spiritual reflection, and a time to decompress from our usual helter-skelter lives. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A soft-hearted tough guy?

WASHINGTON  Just when his fellow Republican presidential candidates most need to listen closely to what he has to say, Chris Christie finds himself knocked off the main debate stage.  More...

Sports

Lady Pirates are champions again

The Fleming-Neon Lady Pirates are the 2015 Letcher County Elementary Athletic Association Champions for the second year in a row. More...

Cal: ‘I didn’t know he’d be this good’

Isaiah Briscoe knows exactly how he wants to be described on the basketball court.  “I would like to be known as a winner. More...

Derek Willis ready to shine

Sports in Kentucky

He had me at the drop-off pass.  Against Kentucky State last week, UK’s Derek Willis sprinted out on a break, manned the left flank, turned toward the basket, caught a lob for a look-at-meshow off crowd-pleasing dunk. More...

Families & Friends

Joann Brown celebrates birthday

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Is it just me or is time going so fast it’s hard to keep up with it? More...

Good turnout for storytelling meeting

Hello everyone, it was been a very busy week with Election day.  Congratulations to Sam Wright for getting Supreme Court. You are the only reason I voted this time. Did not know any of the others on the ballot. More...

Seals completes training

Army Pvt. Brayden L. Seals has completed basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.  More...