December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

And the walls came tumbling down …

This was the scene at Ermine Sunday night after a vehicle crashed through a fence and buildings at Kingdom Comes Barns. The driver of the vehicle told police she was forced off U.S. More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

This week’s article is somewhat of a departure from my regular column in that it is from a newspaper printed by the Whitesburg Grade School titled “Stray Shots” which was published April 15, 1928.  Latest school news  Prof 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) Handle a potentially awkward situation by warming up your confidence reserves and letting it radiate freely. Also, expect an old friend to contact you.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS DEC. 14 — 18 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

Too old for major treatment? Age not always a barrier today

CHICAGO  Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip at age 91. More...

Artificial sweeteners and your weight gain

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am currently dieting and, with that, trying to reduce my sugar intake. I prefer drinks sweetened with aspartame over water most of the time. Am I asking for trouble? — P.C.  More...

Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications.  More...

Entertainment

Put a bow on it! Our obsession with gift wrap

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Some of us hate it enough to pay someone else to do it. More...

Smart Holiday Indulgence

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, great tasting foods that feature healthy ingredients, such as whole fruits and vegetables prepared in unique and interesting ways, can help deliver healthful indulgence fit for a celebration.  More...

Judge says $3 more is needed on bills to save recycling

The $3 a month raise in sanitation bills that was approved at the November meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court will not be enough to keep the Letcher County Recycling Center in operation, says Judge/Executive Jim Ward.  More...

James W. Craft II, Darrell Hall interested in replacing Wright

Two Whitesburg attorneys have expressed their interest in replacing Sam Wright as Letcher Circuit Judge.  The two are James W. Craft II and Darrell Hall. More...

Opinions

The very worst toys of 2015

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to buy toys. This year, some are moving faster than others.  And then there are the ones not moving at all:  Arm-Os: These are just like Legos, except they’re shaped like arms. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The moderate majority

Among the many maddening aspects of Donald Trump’s domination of American political discourse are the twin challenges he poses to clear thinking. You can overstate his significance and the power of the forces he is unleashing. More...

Sports

Towles never thought he’d be leaving UK

Vaught’s Views

From the time he started playing sports, Patrick Towles was never a me-first athlete. More...

Breaking the 4,000-point barrier

Whitney Creech (5) prepared to shoot over a Riverview, Va., defender during the opening game of the UVA-Wise Tournament last Wednesday, The Jenkins High School star scored 35 points in a 74-59 loss, More...

Girls improve to 2-3

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars have posted a 2-3 mark after the opening two weeks of this season against teams with a combined 14-4 mark.  The Lady Cougars still have a long path with a steep learning curve to navigate before they can e More...

Families & Friends

Deer on roads are dangerous

Christmas is fast approaching, but it’s hard to believe since our weather has been so warm lately. But I do enjoy the warmer temperatures, as do others.  More...

Christmas potluck planned at Fleming-Neon

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...

GOING TO (OOPS, THROUGH) THE BARN

— Two Amish-style wooden barns were destroyed and three other barns damaged Sunday night when a woman ran her vehicle off U.S. 119 at Ermine and into a lot occupied by Kingdom Comes Barns. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Harold Hampton

Funeral services for Harold “Hamp” Hampton, 80, of Okolona, were held November 28 in Shepherdsville. More...

Rites held for Eddie Dean Sexton

Eddie Dean Sexton, 54, died December 5 at his home at Isom.  He was born in Jenkins to the late Minford and Lucille Watson Sexton.  More...

Services held for Joyce Brooks

Joyce Brooks, 73, of Sandlick, died December 9 at St. Joseph’s East in Lexington.  She was a daughter of the late Luther and Minnie Baker Bates, and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Cook and Bobbie Duncil.  More...