December 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Kentucky Mist’s lawsuit against UK is now back in federal court

A series of legal maneuvers has resulted in Kentucky Mist Moonshine Inc.’s trademark lawsuit against the University of Kentucky being returned to federal court only two days after it was dismissed voluntarily by the distillery.  More...

News

Kim Davis, gay marriage at the top of state’s stories

FRANKFORT  A Kentucky clerk who spent five days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been voted the state’s top news story of 2015.  More...

Columns

Record heat sets the tone for year’s searing headlines

When a devastating heat wave hit India this year, it killed more than 2,500 people and melted the pavement of New Delhi’s streets. 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) Your batteries should be fully recharged by now, making you more than eager to get back into the swing of things full time. Try to stay focused so that you don’t dissipate your energies.  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

Warning signs often ignored

WASHINGTON  Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they collapse.  More...

Nonalcoholic fatty liver more common

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 59 years old and am having problems with my lower abdomen. After colonoscopy and ultrasound, my doctor called to say I have a fatty liver. When asked what that means, I was told to lose weight. More...

Do you need a statin drug?

WASHINGTON Considering a cholesterol lowering statin to prevent a heart attack? Deciding who’s a good candidate requires calculating more than a simple cholesterol level.  More...

Entertainment

Herb and Spices in 2016

Making a New Year’s resolution? Don’t forget salt. Most Americans consume about a 1,000 milligrams of sodium over the amount recommended by nutrition and health experts. More...

Potatoes, chicken stock help make this broccoli soup

Potatoes and chicken stock ensure you won’t leave the table hungry after enjoying this vegetable soup. The recipe is from Good Housekeeping. More...

These scrambled eggs are perfect for a crowd

Short-order cooks seem to have a way of turning out delicious, creamy eggs cooked to everyone’s liking. Good Housekeeping magazine says it’s not difficult, but it does require good technique. More...

County garbage bills to rise $3 per month

Letcher County Magistrates Woody Holbrook (bottom left) and Keith Adams listened along with County Judge/Executive Jim Ward during the reading of an ordinance approved by the Fiscal Court that raises More...

Music, food highlight New Year’s events here

Some New Year’s Eve events planned in Letcher County include the following:   At American Legion Post #152, Pine Mountain — State of Mind Band, Thursday, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. More...

Opinions

Plans to pull plug on kynect are almost certain, but outcome not

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Political Cartoon

Full Story

Into the new year we go

After a certain age, favorite holiday memories tend to meld into tales too good to be true. This is human nature. We want to believe we’re better than the evidence suggests. More...

Sports

Paintsville’s Daniel wants to lead UK

Vaught’s Views

Paintsville coach Joe Chirico knows exactly what he hopes everyone will remember about his star player, Kash Daniel. More...

Looking back and ahead

Sports in Kentucky

2015 had its predictable and not highs and lows.  Looking back, a few notable column items come to the fore. More...

Sprint Cup resolutions

It’s time to wrap up another year and what a year it was to be a Sprint Cup fan. We were treated to another championship Chase that went down to the last lap before Kyle Busch claimed the title.  More...

Families & Friends

Spending our last week in Germany

October 1, 1971, my family and I were living in the Amelia Earhart Hotel in Wiesbaden, Germany, after the military had picked up our household goods. I drove my car to the port for shipment stateside.  More...

Public prosecutors, defenders may qualify for student loan forgiveness

Public prosecutors and public defenders in Kentucky may qualify for student loan forgiveness through the John R. More...

Gospel singing

A gospel singing featuring the Vance family of Neon will take place at the Pound Church of God of Prophecy, 8948 Mill Creek Road, Pound, Va., on Sunday, Jan. 10. The singing will begin at 6 p.m. and everyone is welcome. More...

Obituaries

Retired teacher and former coach Arthur Adams dies

Funeral services for Arthur Adams, 89, of Mayking, were held December 29 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Williams Cemetery in Whitesburg.  Born in Mayking to the late Ben A. More...

Services are planned for Danny ‘Hoot’ Campbell

Funeral services for Danny “Hoot” Ray Campbell, of Jeremiah, will be held at 1 p.m. today, December 30, at the Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Rites held for Darrell Fields

Former Whitesburg resident Darrell Fields, 76, died December 20.  He was a son of the late Lansford J. and Alma Jones Fields and a brother of the late Delmas Fields, Kenneth Ray Fields and Linda Ann Adams.  More...