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Man charged after threat made in Whitesburg store

A Neon man was arrested Tuesday after employees at a Whitesburg cellphone service provider store told police the man threatened to bomb the store.  Clifford Caudill, 36, became upset inside the Appalachian Wireless store after he found out that More...

Features

Letcher jockey was top rider for owner from Knott County

When The Mountain Eagle featured a story last summer about two sets of Letcher County brothers who went on to succeed as thoroughbred horseracing jockeys, few readers paid more attention to the report than former racehorse owner Thomas Back.  More...

Opinions

Coalfields deserve real shot at revival

Deep in some nondescript building in our nation’s capital there must be a computer that spits out acronyms.  If so, it hit a triple with the RECLAIM Act, introduced last week by a bipartisan coalition of Appalachian lawmakers, most signifi More...

‘Liberals,’ stop your lectures

Have I mentioned lately how much I’m enjoying the lectures from self-avowed liberals who insist my respect for Hillary Clinton is proof that I am not a “real progressive”?  I haven’t had this much fun since I had my sinus More...

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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. More...

Health

State health officials warning that worst of flu still to come

FRANKFORT  With flu activity increasing across the country, Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are encouraging residents to get vaccinated against the flu if they haven’t already received a flu shot or other type of flu More...

Common shaving myth debunked

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 48-year-old, athletically fit man with excessive body hair on my back, chest and arms. More...

Deadly drug invades Ky.

As killer fentanyl snakes its way into communities across the country, deaths from the potent analgesic are growing in northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati.  The Hamilton County, Ohio Heroin Coalition is urging community and law enforcement More...

Entertainment

Winning Back Weeknight Cooking

Moms pride themselves on serving their families wholesome, homemade meals. But here’s the reality: 60 percent of moms think that coming up with dinner ideas is more difficult than getting their children to go to bed on time. More...

Best yeast rolls come from small restaurant in Kentucky

I was one of those kids who loved camp! I loved being away. I loved all of the activities. And I loved the food!  More...

City will change rules on alcohol

The Whitesburg City Council this week approved a change in the city’s alcohol ordinance that will make it easier for businesses to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays during special events such as the recent Super Bowl.  More...

Neon finalizes rate hikes

Changes in sanitation fees and a return to recycling were the main topics at the February meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council.  Mayor Susan Polis conducted the second reading of an ordinance that will raise residential and business fees for More...

News

Supreme Court delays Obama’s power plan

A divided Supreme Court agreed this week to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved.  More...

My time with Sergeant Fields

I first met Sergeant Fields in Tachikawa in 1955 when he was the noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of my printing department there.  I was assigned to Hickam Field, Hawaii as NCOIC of all printing in the Far East. 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) Time is on your side in the early part of the week. But anything left undone by midweek will need to be put into rush mode. The weekend offers choices for you and someone special.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS FEBRUARY 8 - 12   More...

Sports

UK’s Hoak will have shot at QB

For the third straight season, Kentucky will have a new offensive coordinator. Once again, even returning starters have to prove they deserve to be on the field. More...

Yellowjackets capture middle school crown; Pirates earn ‘B’ title

The Letcher County Middle Schools Boys’ Basketball tourney was hosted recently by Arlie Boggs Elementary School. All the games except the A-team final round were played at Fleming Neon.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Does your camouflage still fit you?

Spring turkey season will be here before you know it. Too many hunters put off preparations for the season until the night before opening day. This just doesn’t work.  More...

Families & Friends

Noah Campbell is walking with crutches

Just a quick column this week, almost forgot about the deadline.  Former Letcher County resident Jim T. Caudill died recently in the Somerset area. He was a son of the late Silas and Martha Fields Caudill, and the last of their children.  More...

Wally Cat encourages children to eat smart

Wally Cat is back in action playing basketball on billboards and buses across the state. The superhero wildcat is designed to motivate children to “Eat smart to play hard.  More...

Hoping for enough snow for snow cream

Happy Valentine’s Day again!  Once again the Ohio Valley area is having a little bit of winter. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Mariearle Barker

Mariearle Day Barker, 73, of Columbus, Ind., died February 3 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.  Born in Letcher County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Minnie Vee Miller Day. More...

Rites held for Mrs. Stamper

Forestine Stamper, 77, of Kingdom Come, died February 6 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  She was the daughter of the late Jim Akemon and Bertha Ison.  Surviving are three sons, Landon Robinette, Mark Stamper, and Mande More...

Rites held for Steven Sergent

Steven Sergent, 64, of Deane, died February 7 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  He was a son of the late Stephen and Deloris Cuddy Sergent.  More...