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Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

1985  Students attend career program  Twenty-one Distributive Education students attended the 23rd annual Distributive Education Clubs of America State Career Development Conference. More...

Opinions

Rubio takes gloomy detour

This year’s Republican presidential campaign is where hope and optimism go to die. Don’t pretend that Donald Trump is an exotic outlier. His spirit haunts a party that can’t get enough of gloom and fear.  More...

Why Ted Cruz will win in Iowa

In a matter of a few short weeks, Ted Cruz will become a household name. Which may — or may not — turn out to be good news for him.  More...

Dems must address immigration

As respectable Republicans panic over Donald Trump’s storm of insults against Hispanics, Democrats may be tempted to sit back and watch the other party estrange millions of potential voters. But they do so at their own peril.  More...

Sports

Former star still high on UK football

Vaught’s Views

Former University of Kentucky standout Craig Yeast is returning to the college coaching ranks.  He’s the new offensive coordinator at Division III Franklin College, which is located just south of Indianapolis. More...

Big Blue Nation speculation

Sports in Kentucky

Speculation and suspense stoke the scuttlebutt fires in wintertime around rumor-loving Big Blue Nation, don’t they? More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Smaller tackle can bring results

There are several times during the year you will do better fishing with lighter lures and tackle.  Several things can affect the need to use lighter tackle — major weather changes like cold fronts, fishing pressure, heavy boat traffic on t More...

Families & Friends

We’re getting the snowflakes in Ohio

Happy New Year!  Sunday morning, the Harrison area awoke to the first accumulating snowfall. More...

OCTOBER BABY

— Roslyn Alexandra Crawford was born October 20 to Dustin and Jenna Crawford of Indianapolis, Ind. More...

Winter is finally here

As I sit to write this it’s like 18 degrees outside. More...

Obituaries

Marguerite Toler dies at 64

Marguerite Lucette Bowen Toler, 64, died January 2 at her home at Pound, Va.  Born in Whitesburg, she was a daughter of the late Eugene and Vermell Taulbee Bowen Banks and the widow of Roy E. More...

Services held for David Blair

Memorial services for David Blair, 56, were held January 9 at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Rites held for David Mullins

David Max Mullins, 68, died January 6 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., after a long illness.  A son of the late Henderson Herbert and Anita Jane Mullins, he was a brother of the late Ronnie Mullins and Donnie Mullins, and an More...

W’burg council OK’s plan to run recycling center

City also approves request to allow alcohol sales on Super Bowl Sunday

Recycling is not dead in Letcher County, as many had feared after the Letcher Fiscal Court said it could no longer afford the operate the county recycling center at Whitco.  More...

State police announce roadblocks for January

Kentucky State Police are warning residents of Letcher County and other counties in the KSP Post 13 area that police roadblocks and “moving patrols” will be held during the month of January.  More...

Holcomb resigns post as LCC football coach

One of Kentucky’s winningest high school football coaches has resigned from his position at Letcher County Central High School.  LCC Coach Mike Holcomb told the football team of his decision January 7 afternoon and officially resigned the More...

News

What went wrong for Arch Coal?

Arch Coal Inc. entered 2015 with a game plan to survive one of the worst coal markets anyone’s ever seen: Cut costs, cut jobs, sell assets, and hold on.  More...

Neon council raising garbage rates

The Fleming-Neon City Council joined the Letcher County Fiscal Court in raising its sanitation rates at its first meeting of 2016. More...

3 hawks battle for turf

I believe that all three of the hawks I see here, several times every day, now that the trees are bare of leaves, are year-round residents of the neighborhood and that they are either bachelors or bachelorettes.  Points East   More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, January 14, 1926 The town of Sergent is growing rapidly under the management of Imperial Elkhorn Coal Company.   More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Single Lambs looking for romance could find Cupid especially accommodating this week. Paired partners also find their relationships benefiting from the chubby cherub’s attention.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — On his way back to Los Angeles, Liam makes acquaintance with a fellow passenger who is forced to hear all about Steffy. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

Others’ smoke hits teens hard

CHICAGO  Even though fewer U.S. More...

Diabetic foot ulcers deservedly feared

DEAR DR. ROACH: My father is an 84-yearold diabetic. He has had a wound on his foot (on the inner side of his right foot, near his big toe) for about five months. He has been treated by a podiatrist, who has debrided the wound every week. More...

Yeast infection drug, miscarriage

CHICAGO  A prescription drug for yeast infections may increase chances for miscarriages when used early in pregnancy, a large study in Denmark suggests.  More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ GRANT LEE PHILLIPS (of Grant Lee Buffalo); Sat., Jan. 23 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $15, on sale at www.summitcitylounge.com LOGAN BRILL; Thu., Feb. More...

Keith Urban plans out 2016 tour while finishing album

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  Country star Keith Urban hasn’t finished his forthcoming album, “RipCORD,” but he’s already planning a new arena and amphitheater tour in 2016.  More...

David Bowie always was looking ahead

It was hardly a coincidence that David Bowie named his greatest hits collection “Changes.”  Bowie changed musical styles, fashion, even his name — he was born David Jones — in a relentless exploration of the artistic muse More...