December 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Suspect described stabbing

A man accused of stabbing his wife multiple times Tuesday afternoon in Floyd County was arrested at his parents’ home on Kingdom Come Creek.  More...

Features

A camping trip to Raven Rock

For a couple of week some Burdine and Jenkins football teammates wanted me to take them camping on Raven Rock. They knew that I knew those mountains like the back of my hand.  I set it up for the following week after practice. More...

Highlights of Fleming-Neon Hi

1968 Football Homecoming Queen candidates   Elaine Combs is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brack Combs. Elaine is 17 years old. Her likes are boys and friendly people. Her dislikes are snobbish people. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   More...

Christmas in Whitesburg 40 years ago

Main Street parking spaces were filled but the sidewalks were empty when this photograph of downtown Whitesburg was taken after a light snowstorm during the Christmas shopping season of 1965. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although taking advice isn’t always easy for the headstrong Sheep, you might want to consider what someone you respect says about an upcoming decision.  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

Is right arm better for blood pressure?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you explain the proper method for taking blood pressure? One instruction I read says to use the left arm. More...

Hospital nearing 60th year in Whitesburg

The Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital had been around for about nine years when Dr. John Engle took this photograph in the winter of 1965. More...

Human cases of ‘rabbit fever’ have jumped higher this year

NEW YORK   Health officials are seeing an increase of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago.  More...

Entertainment

Harness Holiday Indulging

Chicken Parmesan with Garlic Sauteed Baby Broccoli  Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Net carbs: 7.9 g   More...

A fresh take on eggnog in time for holidays

As long as I can remember, I have been a fan of eggnog. And I’m no snob about it. I’ll drink store-bought as readily as homemade. It’s all creamy and delicious. And I’m always game to try new variations.  More...

A cheesy, spicy cracker tasty enough for gifting

When I was a kid, my parents sometimes brought home tins of deliriously delicious cheese crackers. More...

Ex-workers say call center cuts weren’t proper

Several former employees of a Jenkins call center that opened in September said they are picketing the facility to protest what they call “unlawful practices” by the center’s management.  More...

‘They must have really needed it,’ police chief says after food theft

Police say whoever broke into the Letcher County Food Pantry most likely stole about $800 worth of food for self-consumption.  Tom Watko, co-director of the food pantry, said about two weeks’ worth of food was stolen.  More...

News

Local students support POWER+Plan

The Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI) Senate Student joined 25 regional elected localities in passing a resolution of support for the POWER+ Plan.  More...

Opinions

Coal’s ‘dark lord’ deserved ‘guilty’ verdict and more

Don Blankenship didn’t get what he deserves in his federal trial, but he definitely deserves what he got.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Paul Ryan’s non-answer

Two events last week are exceptionally helpful to understanding the state of the Republican Party. They seem to point in opposite directions. In fact, they reinforce each other.  More...

Sports

Top recruit loves visiting Kentucky to play

Vaught’s Views

No one enjoyed being at the Marshall County Hoop Fest last week more than 6-10 power forward Billy Preston of Advance Prep International of Dallas.  More...

3,997 points and more to come

Jenkins star Whitney Creech cut through the June Buchanan School’s defense in last week’s 59-55 win. More...

Slow start for LCC girls

Letcher County Central Coach Dickie Adams’s prediction that his team would struggle to score points early in the season proved correct in the Lady Cougars’ back to back season-opening losses at Jackson City and at Powell County last weeke More...

Families & Friends

Sisters meet at brother’s home

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. It’s so cold in the mornings! Do you reckon it’s winter?  We have had such good weather and really enjoyed it, but it is December now, and “Christmastime is coming!”  More...

SKCTC Board to meet Dec. 11

The Board of Directors of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will hold its quarterly meeting Friday, December 11, at 4 p.m. at the Benham Schoolhouse Inn in Benham. For more information, contact Kharla Sherman at (606) 589-3032. More...

Center holding food, coat drive

Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center news  Our center is having a canned food drive and a coat drive for seniors who are in need. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Benge dies at 89

Elizabeth Johanna Peterson Benge, 89, of Whitesburg, died December 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Falls City, Neb., to the late Willis John and Clara Elsie Winkler Peterson, she had lived most of her life in Letcher Coun More...

Rites held for Burton Stacey Sr.

Burton Stacey Sr., 86, of Dorton, died November 21 at Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard.  A son of the late John D. Stacey Jr. and Nannie Stewart Stacey, he was a brother of the late Nola Chaffins, Ruby Layton and John D. More...

Francis Logan Jr. dies at 82

Graveside services for Francis Logan Jr., 82, of West Chester, Ohio, were held December 5 at the Charlie Logan Gap Cemetery at Mallie.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Francis Logan Sr. More...