January 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

Class officers part 3  President: 1962 Tim Adams; 1963, Jimmy Stamper; 1964, Gay Amburgey; 1965, Austin Napier; 1966, Sharon Garrett; 1967, Stephen Combs; 1968, Doyle Fields; 1969, Jeannie Price; 1970, Ronnie Biggerstaff; 1971, Doug Banks; 1972, More...

Opinions

Being Hillary is a challenge

WASHINGTON   It has never been easy to be Hillary Clinton.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Let 18-year-olds drink

In America, alleged land of freedom, a 19-year-old soldier just back from Afghanistan can’t sidle up to a bar and legally order a beer. In supposedly regulationcrazed Europe, meanwhile, an 18-year-old can order a martini. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak your Piece

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

Many children with Medicaid not getting needed dental care

CHICAGO  Three out of four children covered by Medicaid in four states didn’t receive all required dental care over a recent two-year period, according to a federal report that recommends a government push to improve access to care.  More...

BMI is not a total picture of health

DEAR DR. ROACH: About seven years ago, my blood pressure was high, and I was overweight and in a stressful job. I quit the job, my blood pressure went down, and I lost over 40 pounds. I have kept the weight off all these years. More...

HIV testing uncommon with teens

CHICAGO Fewer than 1 in 4 high school students who’ve had sex have ever been tested for HIV, a troubling low rate that didn’t budge over eight years, government researchers say. More...

Entertainment

Pantry Essentials For Nutritious Homemade Meals

Every parent has been there. More...

10 easy-to-make pasta dinners

On crazy weeknights, sometimes the only thing standing between you and yet another order of takeout... Is a box of pasta.  More...

Magistrate expense accounts total $600 instead of $300 that was first indicated

The reinstatement of expense accounts for magistrates approved last week by the Letcher Fiscal court total $600 per month rather than the $300 per month that was indicated during the court’s January 18 meeting, The Mountain Eagle has learned.&n More...

Board still looking to end classes in mid-May

Even though Letcher County Public Schools have called off school eight times this semester because of inclement weather, summer break for students could still begin in mid-May.  More...

7 file for House seat

Letcher County is home to three of seven candidates who have filed to run for the 94th District State Representative’s seat being vacated by Leslie Combs.  More...

News

‘Doomsday Clock’ showing three minutes to midnight; scientists say threat is real

The closest the clock has come to midnight was two minutes during 1953 bomb testing

STANFORD, Calif. More...

Jenkins Schools touts new website

The Jenkins Independent School System is starting the new year with a new, more user friendly and informative website, school officials say.  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 gracious Lamb can learn more about a problem-filled situation than one who is openly suspicious of what could be happening. A friend might offer some well-directed advice. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JANUARY 25 - 29 More...

Sports

Teacher’s son not your average recruit

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky is one of the schools pursuing 6-9 junior Jarred Vanderbilt, who is only 16 years old and ranked as one of the top 10 recruits in the 2017 recruiting class.  “He’s going to be really special at the next level,” Victory More...

Is UK now ‘getting it?’

Sports in Kentucky

Eureka moments are part of most every basketball season. It’s why we pay attention to witness when a jumble shows signs of “we get it” and starts becoming a team.  For fans, makes-my-day magical. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Vest rose in price from $30 to $299.99

In 1991, Mimi and I went to a hunting and fishing show in Lexington. What caught my eye was a vest to wear while turkey hunting that, when placed on the ground, made a chair.  More...

Families & Friends

Sunrise Ridge to play at Hemphill

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at: www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center.  More...

Learn to write grant proposals

The Center for Rural Development will hold a class for beginner grant proposal writers. More...

President Nixon’s visit to China

In February 1972, President Nixon decided to take a trip to China. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Wilma Johnson

Wilma Leigh Johnson, 47, of Kingsport, Tenn., died January 23 at her residence.  She was a daughter of the late George and Aileen Slone Couch.  More...

Rites held for Thelmaine Collins

Thelmaine Collins, 60, of Isom, died January 21 at Pikeville Medical Center.  She was a daughter of the late George and Bessie Smith.  More...

Rites are held for Ray Webb

Ray Webb, 82, of Neon, died January 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late John and Elma Webb, he was the widower of Thelma Lee Amburgey Webb.  He was the father of the late Arnold Ray Webb and Bobby Franklin Web More...