December 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Funeral held for Mrs. Webb

Funeral services for Elizabeth Dudley “Dottie” Combs Webb, 95, of Lexington, were held December 1.  A longtime resident of Letcher County, she died November 28.  Mrs. More...

Features

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, December 3, 1925 Clark S. Day of Whitesburg has been appointed district prohibition officer.   More...

Once-prominent doctor grew up in historic home

the December 1, 1955 edition of The Mountain Eagle was a photograph and short report detailing the announcement that the historical boyhood home of Whitesburg physician Dr. Thomas R. Collier in Hampton, Virginia would soon be torn down.  More...

Opinions

Big mergers go unchecked

Corporate World is experiencing a surge in the urge to merge.  Control of market after market — from cable TV to chickens, banking to washing machines — has been seized by less than a handful of enormous corporations. More...

The best - or worst - of times

WASHINGTON  With election year less than a month away, American politics is caught up in tensions, ironies, and a certain amount of sheer madness.  More...

Political Cartoon

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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

Which diet is the right diet?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am taking Zetia and niacin for extremely high cholesterol and triglycerides. Exactly what type of diet should I be on to lower my cholesterol and triglycerides? More...

Experts say influential health survey must be slimmed down

NEW YORK   When the government launched what would become most influential survey to monitor the nation’s public health, there were just 75 questions — and 95 percent of those asked agreed to sit for it.  More...

10 Tips for Making Exercise a Habit

Exercise is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You probably know the importance of exercise to your good health, but finding the time to fit exercise into a busy lifestyle is often a problem. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Janice Reed

Janice Faye Reed, 71, died November 28 at her home in Whitesburg.  She was a daughter of the late Monroe and Roberta Hensley Reed.  She enjoyed working, reading books and watching her children play sports.  More...

Dorothy Caudill dies at 96

Dorothy Caudill, 96, of Little Cowan, died November 26 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  A daughter of the late Joe and Della Basham, she was the widow of David Caudill.  Surviving are a son, Dorce “Sonny” C More...

Rites set for William Martin

Funeral services for William Darrell Martin, 57, of Deane, will be held at 11 a.m. today, December 2, at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Police expect to charge man who was found trapped under vehicle

Police say a Fleming-Neon man who was pinned under a car while trying to steal car parts has been released from Pikeville Medical Center and is expected to face criminal charges.   More...

EAGLE AT FISHPOND LAKE

— Ella Caudill of Ice said she was just a little nervous when she got the chance to snap several photographs, including this one, of an eagle at Fishpond Lake near Payne Gap. More...

Students to perform ‘Grinch’ at LCC

Fleming- Neon Elementary School students are growing their hearts three sizes by performing Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” this weekend.  Public performances are set for 7 p.m. More...

News

Grasping for hope as coal jobs keep fading

WELCH, W.Va.   The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury’s mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. More...

Still no verdict

CHARLESTON, W.Va. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) At this time you might want to resist that otherwise admirable Aries penchant for getting to the heart of a matter quickly. Keep in mind that a delicate situation calls for patience.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS NOV. 30 – DEC. 4 More...

Sports

Coach says fans will love new UK signee

Vaught’s Views

Wenyen Gabriel thought it would be “intriguing” to play at Kentucky after having coach John Calipari personally recruit him for months. More...

Lady Cougars are young

By winning two of the past three 14th Region titles, the Letcher Central Lady Cougars’ program testifies to the strength of the basketball program under the guidance of longtime coach Dickie Adams and his long-serving assistant coaches George & More...

Carter expected to lead LCC boys

Coach Robert Hammonds is beginning his sixth season at the helm of the Cougars boys’ basketball team and hopes that returning four starters from last year’s 17-12 squad will help the Cougars be competitive this year in a very tough 53rd D More...

Families & Friends

Roxana will always be home to me

Merry Christmas everyone!  Thanksgiving is just a memory and it seems as if this year has really gone by so fast. More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of 2 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Luke 11, what group of people did Jesus say took away the key of knowledge? Prophets, Carpenters, Lawyers, Scribes  3. More...

Here’s a tip

• After Christmas sales are a great time to buy not only gift wrap (look for solid colors that you can use all year long), and holiday cards and decorations, but also next season’s winter wear. More...

Entertainment

Drummer for band playing in Paris during terrorist attacks has performed here 3 times

A member of the rock band that was performing live when terrorists killed 89 people at a concert hall in Paris, France last month has performed in Whitesburg three times since 2011.  More...

All About Desserts

Holiday treats you can make with the family

A staple of the holidays, flavorful desserts bring a seasonal spread together like nothing else, and whipping up those desserts is a perfect time to spend some quality time with your family. More...

Tips on baking your cookies as well as a pro

No matter how ambitious your holiday cookie baking plans are, chances are good you won’t be cranking out the massive quantities most professional bakers are prepping for this holiday season. More...