November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Fiscal court is closing senior citizens centers

In a long and contentious meeting, the Letcher Fiscal Court took action to cut its budget deficit, which is the result of drastic reductions in coal severance tax receipts.  More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

A brief history of the WHS Yearbook   More...

Opinions

ISIL is winning; U.S. must lead global response

A cautious President Obama told an increasingly anxious world earlier this week that in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, “a strategy has to be one that can be sustained.”  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Serious discussions ahead?

WASHINGTON  The 2016 presidential campaign has been peculiarly disconnected from the real world of problems, crises and governing. More...

Sports

Calipari is pleased with Humphries

Vaught’s Views

When John Calipari flew to Indiana to watch Isaac Humphries play last season, he said it was during the “worst snowstorm” he encountered last year.  “I almost didn’t even go,” said Calipari.  Once he landed, he More...

FIRST DEER

— Prince Miranda, 13, of Eolia, killed his first deer on Saturday (November 14). The eight-point buck was taken on Black Mountain in the Colliers Creek area of Letcher County. More...

Faces in the crowd

Sports in Kentucky

Thanksgiving draws near. Facial expressions among the familiars makes an interesting “people watch.”  • Bobby Petrino. Cautious smile. More...

Families & Friends

Beechwood H.S. Band is 2nd in competition

Happy Thanksgiving.  Oh how thankful everyone in this area should be that we have been having such beautiful weather this late in the year. More...

Beware of deer on roads

The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways during November and December.  More...

HONORED —

Holly Wiedemann of AU Associates is pictured with Linda Bruckheimer. Wiedemann is a recipient of the Linda Bruckheimer Excellence in Rural Preservation Award. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Alma Sturgill

Alma B. More...

Benjamin Fugate, 59, dies

Benjamin Michael Fugate, 59, died November 14 at his home at Russell Springs.  A son of Janice Caudill Fugate Cornett and the late Rufus Fugate, he was a brother of the late Gwen Rose.  Surviving in addition to his mother are a sister, Kaye More...

Hunsucker services planned

Funeral services for Gary Dalton Hunsucker, 62, of Eolia, will be held at 1 p.m., November 18 (today), at Flat Gap Missionary Baptist Church in Pound, Va. More...

Economy kills radio auction, Lions Club says

Was a fixture here since 1963; ‘50 to 60’ won’t get free glasses

Citing the “current state of our local economy and the war on coal,” the Whitesburg Lions Club will not hold its annual radio auction for the first time in more than 50 years.  More...

Grand jury indicts 18 more

The Letcher Grand Jury has named six people in indictments charging them with introducing dangerous contraband into the Letcher County Detention Center on October 18.  More...

Early paper next week

The Mountain Eagle will publish one day early next week to give its readers early access to local “Black Friday” advertisements.  More...

News

Grand jury accuses 11 of not paying support

The Letcher Grand Jury has named 11 people in 13 indictments on charges of flagrant non support of their minor children.  Those named are:  • Bobbie Stamper, 33, of P.O. Box 253, 14444 Hwy. More...

Wright to take oath

Letcher County’s first Kentucky Supreme Court justice will be sworn into office on the steps of the Letcher County Courthouse Monday afternoon. Outgoing Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright said Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. More...

MCHC is pleased with food voucher program

Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation’s fruit and vegetable voucher program resulted in patient weight loss and decreases in body mass index and glucose levels.  “MCHC is proud of the impact of this program not only for our patie More...

Columns

The J.T. Smith family

James Tairl Smith was better known as “J.T.” or “Jeems,” the commonly used nickname for James during those days.  More...

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) Don’t feel sheepish about looking to spend more time with that special person during the upcoming holidays. Do it because it’s the right thing to do.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Health

Obesity still rising in U.S., women overtake the men

NEW YORK   Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government rese More...

Prostate often gets blame for bladder

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 87 and have an enlarged prostate. When I get the urge to urinate, which is often, I have to go at once. More...

Latest estimate suggests 1 in 45 children have autism across U.S.

NEW YORK   The government has a new estimate for autism — 1 in 45 U.S. children — but other federal calculations say the developmental disorder is less common.  More...

Entertainment

Here’s how to cook the perfect turkey

Some people are all about the stuffing. Some can’t do without the mashed potatoes. And the debate over marshmallows with the sweet potatoes can stoke family feuds spanning decades. But at the end of the day, Thanksgiving is all about the bird. More...

Perfect mashed potatoes

Are you the sort of person who insists that Thanksgiving mashed potatoes can only be served straight up buttery, or are you willing to allow room for a little creative adulteration in the name of bigger, bolder flavor?  More...

Meringue makes this pumpkin pie great

This Thanksgiving pie is deliciously deceptive. Until you cut into it, it looks like your classic lemon meringue pie, piled high with billows of whipped and toasted egg whites. More...