January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Overdose deaths fall to 10

“Pill cocktails” are blamed for 10 of the 11 Letcher County drug overdose deaths in 2015, said Letcher County Coroner Perry Fowler.  “You rarely see one drug,” said Fowler. More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

This week’s column is from “The Last Black Kat” newspaper that was distributed during the 2005 All-Class Reunion held in Lexington. 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) Guess what, Lamb? You’re about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — A private conversation between Nicole and Rick regarding the new modeling position at Forrester Creations was overheard by Sasha. More...

Sports

Cal’s not worried? Who’s buying that?

Vaught’s Views

Sometimes a coach just has to say what he knows sounds right. More...

Struttin’ Time:

More on the high cost of hunting

As we keep looking at the hunts coming up in 2016 we will talk this week about hunting in the West.  Our first hunt out west will be in Wyoming, hunting with Carol and Don Ballard of Upton. More...

Creech can’t save Cavs

A game-high 58 points by Whitney Creech wasn’t enough to help the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers get by regional power Breathitt County in the semifinal round of the Girls’ 14th Region All ‘A’ Classic tournament last Friday night.&nbs More...

Families & Friends

Dawson Creek brings out dancers at Hemphill Ctr.

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at: www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center.  Inclement weather policy for senior fellowship: If schools are closed in Letcher County there will be no ga More...

Whitakers have new great-grandbaby

Jeremiah   More...

Photo

We have a little bit of snow as I write this, and the temperatures are supposed to be the coldest of this winter so far.  No wonder some people go to Florida for the winter. It’s hard to deal with cold weather.  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Clyde Collins

Clyde “Pee Wee” Collins, 90, died January 11 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.  Born in McRoberts to the late Willard and Lillie Mae Parker Collins, he was the widower of Loraine Pratt Collins, and was later married to Jud More...

Mrs. Fields dies at 79

Henrietta Faye Fields, 79, died January 16 at her home on Cowan.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Amos Douglas and Myrtle Day Banks, she was the widow of Ed Neil Fields.  She was a grandmother of the late Joshua Fields and a sister of the la More...

Services held for Bill Ison

Bill Ison, 61, died January 13, at his home on Sandlick.  A son of the late Robert and Nora Ison, he was the father of the late Colon Wayne Ison.  More...

Jury hands up indictments

The Letcher Grand Jury has named 14 people in 15 new indictments.  The indictments handed up to Special Letcher Circuit Judge Eddie Coleman include one true bill in which a 33-year-old Thornton man is charged with burglary, wanton endangerment More...

RECYCLING ONCE AGAIN —

David Day, who is a full-time worker at the City of Whitesburg Recycling Center, and Rob Sexton and Gary Sexton, Whitesburg City employees, were busy Tuesday afternoon separating discarded mail circu More...

News

Glenn Frey’s greatest hits

LOS ANGELES   More...

Opinions

They must think we’re real dumb

Like him or hate him, you have to agree that Ted Cruz, graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law, Supreme Court law clerk and million-dollar lawyer, is a smart guy. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Odds of a Kasich miracle?

WASHINGTON  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

Implants help lung patients

CHICAGO  A novel, minimally invasive way to treat severe breathing problems caused by lung disease showed modest but promising benefits in a small French study.  More...

Can heart surgery cause hot flashes?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had hot flashes, similar to those experienced by post-menopausal women, ever since my coronary bypass in 1990. More...

When should mammograms stop?

WASHINGTON  Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in between is the issue they’ll all eventually face: when to stop.  More...

Entertainment

Loretta Lynn feels ‘great’ at 83; no reason to quit

PASADENA, Calif. More...

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 COLIN HAY; Sat., Feb. More...

Grant-Lee Phillips will play here in support of new album

Grant-Lee Phillips, the singer songwriter who was voted Best Male Rock Vocalist by Rolling Stone magazine in 1995, will appear in concert this Saturday (January 23) at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets are $15. More...