December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Letcher County has 1,678 fewer working now than five years ago

Letcher County has lost nearly one-fourth of its jobs over the last five years, statistics compiled by state government show.  According to the Kentucky Offi ce of Employment and Training, Letcher County residents held 6,258 jobs in November, do More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

1955  First homecoming is huge success  More...

Opinions

Magistrate thanks WWII vet, family

To the Editor:   I would like to take this opportunity to thank Willard Blankenship and his wife and children for providing 15 $100 food baskets and 10 individual dinners for people in our area this holiday season.  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) A hectic period begins to wind down. Take time to draw some deep breaths and relax before getting into your next project. A long-absent family member makes contact.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS DEC. 21 — 25 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

Region’s flu level ‘elevated’

Kentucky is part of four of the nation’s 10 “surveillance regions” now under an “elevated” flu watch.  Overall, there’s not much flu going around the U.S. More...

Every minute counts during heart attack

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have read that if you think you are having a heart attack, you should put an aspirin under your tongue to help it dissolve fast and therefore thin your blood. Is this true? More...

New rules bringing kidneys to hard-to-match patients

WASHINGTON  A shake-up of the nation’s kidney transplant system means more organs are getting to patients once thought nearly impossible to match, according to early tracking of the new rules.  More...

Obituaries

Arnold Whitaker was well loved by everyone

Just a brief column this week due to upcoming holidays. More...

Services held for David Fields

Funeral services for David Harold Fields, 60, were held December 15 in Neon. More...

Paul Fields dies in Tennessee

Funeral services for Paul Fields, 67, were held December 21 at the Whitco Pentecostal Faith Tabernacle in Whitesburg. More...

New star attracts admirers

State Senator Johnny Ray Turner, left, snapped a selfie with Jordan Smith, winner of NBC’s “The Voice” during a celebration honoring Smith on Monday in his hometown of Harlan. More...

Grand jury indicts 11

The Letcher Grand Jury has named 11 people in 13 indictments including a 61-year-old Jackhorn man charged with sexual abuse of two minors.  Stanley Ray Osborne of 3374 Hwy. 317, is accused of sexual abuse in three separate indictments. More...

Police Beat

Tuesday, December 1   More...

News

Letcher, Wise officials to discuss water rates

During a short December meeting, the Letcher County Water and Sewer District’s Board of Directors heard from District Manager Mark Lewis, who said the overall cost of purchasing water from elsewhere in the region has gone down.  More...

Fiscal court OK’s budgets for clerk, sheriff ’s office

By WILLIAM FARLEY   The Letcher County Fiscal Court has approved proposed budgets from County Court Clerk Winston Meade and Sheriff Danny Webb. Both budgets were lower than last year.  More...

Christmas spirit in Whitesburg

Thumpety thump, thump, look at Frosty go. Frosty the Snowman leads the children through downtown Whitesburg in Dr. David Narramore’s latest Christmas window display. More...

Sports

UofL vs. UK: Who comes out on top?

Vaught’s Views

What many Kentucky or Louisville basketball fans would like for Christmas is to have a win in Saturday’s UK-Louisville game in Rupp Arena in the annual Battle of the Bluegrass. More...

Boys’ streak continues

The Letcher County Central High School Cougars continued their early season success last week and are unbeaten since their season-opening 66-63 loss to Harlan County back on December 1. More...

A Sprint Cup Christmas list

This is the one column that I look forward to all year as I love to play Santa Claus for some of the Sprint Cup personalities that might not know exactly what they want left under the tree. More...

Families & Friends

DECEMBER BABY —

Gavin Isaiah Sturgill was born Dec. 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital to Jamie and Shaun Sturgill of Eolia. He has a sister, Gabriella Faith Sturgill, 20 months. More...

Christmas service planned

A Christmas Eve communion and candle lighting service will begin at 6 p.m. at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Whitesburg. More...

Trivia test

1. TELEVISION: What is “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek’s country of birth? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of bacteria called? 3. SCIENCE: What is converted into alcohol during brewing? 4. More...

Entertainment

Roast beef makes easy, festive dinner

It’s the malleability of Christmas dinner that can make it so challenging to plan. Which is to say, choice can be intimidating.  More...

New Year’s Eve kebab inspired by steakhouses

The best New Year’s Eve party I ever attended was a progressive graze of one appetizer after another all evening. When a dish came off the grill or out of the oven, we nibbled on it until we were ready for the next course. More...

Some like it hot!

Cheesecake, that is. Trust us and try it!

Cheesecake is usually served cold. So brace yourself for something a little different.  More...