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Highlights of Fleming-Neon High School

1954-55 Fleming-Neon School to open Aug. 30   The Fleming- Neon School will open Aug. 30, with several new teachers. For the high school, Billy Paul Frazier, attended Georgetown, will teach typing.  More...

Opinions

Should big firms pay taxes owed?

Carl Icahn, noted corporate predator and takeover specialist who made billions of dollars in corporate deals, has recently begun pushing a charitable cause involving a group of people who, through no fault of their own, are being forced out of Americ More...

Just say yes

The New Year seems to have come and gone too fast, and in the hopes of holding on to that spirit for just a day or two longer, I offer this simple story.  More...

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Health

Docs fail to urge HPV shots

CHICAGO  Many pediatricians and family doctors are not strongly recommending the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine to preteens and their parents, contributing to low vaccination rates, a survey of nearly 600 doctors suggests.  More...

Sleepless nights

DEAR DR. ROACH: How much good does it do for the body to just lie there with your eyes closed all night long when you can’t sleep? — D.R. More...

Gov. Bevin targets Medicaid

FRANKFORT  Kentucky Gov. More...

Entertainment

Tasty Meals in Minutes

Busy weeknights can make for hectic meals, but these simple recipes prove you don’t have to trim out flavor or precious moments spent with family when you’re cutting minutes off your dinner prep time.  More...

After weeks of heavy eating, try this salad

I loved every bite of the holidays. I loved the mashed potatoes and the pies and the cornbread stuffing and everything else. And I’m not going to look back with regret.  I couldn’t, however, continue eating this way indefinitely. More...

Last run for ‘American Idol’

LOS ANGELES   It started on June 11, 2002, with a couple of unfamiliar hosts posing in an empty theater and making an overblown declaration to TV viewers.  “Live on this stage, an unknown talent will be launched into superstardom,&rdq More...

Breaking News - 1/8/2016 4:24 PM

City may save recycling center - Free Access

The City of Whitesburg may save the Letcher County Recycling Center.The Letcher Fiscal Court will meet in special session at 10 a.m. More...

Teen pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of baby

17-year-old boy expected to remain in custody for at least three years

A Whitesburg teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon in a Pike Circuit courtroom to an amended charge of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the 2014 death of a four-month-old baby.  More...

Judge says he’s not giving up on recycling

Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward said Tuesday that he hasn’t given up on recycling.  “Step back and punt to see how we can make it happen,” Ward said one week after the fiscal court voted to shut down the county recyclin More...

News

Letcher Co. Police Beat

Monday, December 21 At 10:12 a.m., an anonymous caller tells the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department that a resident of Bill Moore Branch is setting off homemade bombs about a mile up the hollow.   More...

Two Deane men held after meth, pills found

Police arrested two Deane men after finding methamphetamine, meth precursors and pain pills in a truck at Neon Saturday night.  James Lee Pigman, 57, and Christopher Darrel Hughes, 33, both of Apple Tree Branch, were each charged with unlawful p More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, January 7, 1926   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects call for care in preparing material for submission. Although you might find it bothersome to go over what you’ve done, the fact is, rechecking could be worth your time and effort.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Admitting to Wyatt that he hasn’t been surrounding himself with the best people, Quinn has a suggestion of who she’d like to see him spend time with. More...

Sports

You won’t regret visit to Dale Hollow

Gabby’s fishing fever

There is a lake that lies in both the states of Kentucky and Tennessee and is famous for giving up the world record small mouth bass . More...

What ‘Bam’ will bring

What will Kentucky basketball fans see next year when 6-10 Edrice “Bam” Adebayo joins John Calipari’s team?  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Special wild boar hunt closed 2015

We have started a new year, and if it is anything like the one that just finished it will be a dandy.  More...

Families & Friends

Carfa Niece is out of hospital

Hello everyone, hope you are doing well and having a happy New Year. More...

Time for seniors to fill out the FAFSA

High school seniors planning to attend college or technical school this fall should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA, as soon as possible, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KH More...

Photo

“These men were all workers for Marlowe Coal Co. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Tucker Deaton

Graveside services for Tucker Deaton, 87, were held January 5 at Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  A son of the late Bill and Jessie Clark Deaton, he died January 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was a U.S. More...

Mr. Adams dies at 86

Funeral services for Dennis Adams, 86, of Waynesburg, will be held at 1 p.m., January 7, at Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home in Waynesbug. More...

Funeral services set for Pearlie Cornett, 92

Pearlie E. Cornett, 92, died January 4 at her home at Gordon.  Born at Turkey Creek to the late Ben A. More...