February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinions

A court fight for the ages

In most presidential elections, Supreme Court nominations are a major issue for elites and a substantial concern for significant parts of the conservative movement. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Reality tempers optimism after Court’s EPA ruling

MADISON, W.Va.   The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope.  More...

Sports

Former Wildcats still love Pitino

Vaught’s Views

Former Kentucky basketball players Cameron Mills, Jeff Sheppard and Jared Prickett took a road trip to Louisville earlier this season to see their former UK coach, Rick Pitino, send his Louisville team against Utah Valley State and coach Mark Pope, a More...

Kentucky is surging

Sports in Kentucky

Is Kentucky surging?  Three wins in a row and each progressively better – Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The last, from any angle, was a pinnacle performance, a virtual complete game.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Weather plays havoc with fishing

Although it is going to be much warmer as this week grows longer week, the bitter cold has kind of shut the fishing in our area down.  Still, I have had reports of some good catches of crappie on lakes in East Tennessee. More...

Families & Friends

Seniors gather on Tuesdays at Hemphill

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

Happy Valentines Day

Braylen Liam Whitaker Age 3½ Parents: Junie and Shequeenia Whitaker Happy Valentine’s Day to our sweetheart. You fill every day with love. We love you. Love, Mom and Dad More...

Here’s a tip

• “Shower hooks, the rings used to hang your shower curtain, also can be used in the coat closet to hang bags and such. More...

Entertainment

Chicken dish uses clementines, Dr. Pepper

One of the best things about the winter months is the abundance of citrus fruits. My favorite winter fruit is clementines. Most of the clementines grown in the United States are from California. According to the U.S.  More...

Watch the Oscars with this overhaul of classic party mix

Don’t even think about serving that old classic “party mix” at your Oscars party on Sunday, February 28. This isn’t an 8-year-old’s birthday party. More...

Porcelain cookware works great for outdoor grilling as simple pork recipe shows

Recently, I went to France to test drive some porcelain cookware. I wanted to see how it handled my favorite cooking method — grilling!  More...

County officials blast Ky. Power and regulators

Members of the Letcher County Fiscal Court are again criticizing Kentucky Power Company and the Kentucky Public Service Commission for power bills they say have become too costly for most county residents to afford.  More...

Magistrates rescind vote on expenses

The Letcher County Fiscal Court acted quickly at its February meeting to rescind what had been reinstatement of a mileage expense that allowed each magistrate to claim up to $300.  More...

Court hearing set here for accused Lego thief

A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday for a man accused of being intoxicated while placing toy building bricks in his pants at a Whitesburg discount store.  More...

News

National Black Lung Association to meet

The National Black Lung Association will meet Thursday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office, 478 Extension Drive in Whitesburg. U.S. More...

Photo

Senator Johnny Ray Turner (left), D-Prestonsburg, honored the newest member of the Kentucky Supreme Court, Justice Samuel T. Wright III, on the floor of the Kentucky State Senate. More...

Fire destroys home, couple needs help

A Thornton woman helped her disabled husband escape from a house fire last Friday afternoon.  Lester Sexton was asleep around 3 p.m. on February 12 in a bedroom where the fire began. He crawled into the living room and woke his wife, Phyllis. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   More...

This week in Daytona 500 history

The sports world was abuzz this week in 1997 when Jeff Gordon, from Pittsboro, Indiana, became the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500 NASCAR race. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Whatever decisions you’re faced with this week, rely on your strong Aries instincts, and base them on your honest feelings, not necessarily on what others might expect you to do.  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

Mystery brain disorder is robbing patients of words

WASHINGTON  A mysterious brain disorder can be confused with early Alzheimer’s disease although it isn’t robbing patients of their memories but of the words to talk about them.  More...

Tremors not always sign of Parkinson’s

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been diagnosed with essential tremor. Propranolol 10 mg has not helped. More...

Research finds noise is the hardest on children

The Associated Press WASHINGTON   From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adult’s, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn.  More...

Obituaries

Eliza Madden buried at Isom

Eliza Jane Madden, 85, of Isom, died February 12 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A daughter of the late Paul William and Tabitha Wilson Johnson, she was the widow of Henry Ford Madden Sr.  More...

Donna Adams dies at 59

Donna Kaye “Sis” Adams, 59, of Jeremiah, died February 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late Leon and Martha Adams, she was a granddaughter of the late Melvin and Pearl Adams, and Green and Celia Bac More...

Rites held for Gloria Ramsey

Gloria Lavond Ramsey, 65, of Whitesburg, died February 10 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  A daughter of the late William Letcher Craft and Alta Oneida Proffit, she was the mother of the late Chassidy Howard.  More...