February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The Way We Were

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

71 years ago

Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize winning AP photo of the February 23, 1945 flag raising on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, was originally misidentifi ed by military sources. More...

Columns

Stick versus automatic when learning to drive

Dear Car Talk:  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1982  Academic honors  At WHS this year, the Yellowjackets have received numerous honors. Two students, Katherine Gish and Elizabeth Masters, were finalists in the National Merit Scholarship contest.  More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel more encouraged about changes in your personal and/or professional life. However, it might be best not to rush things but rather work with them as they evolve. 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

Testosterone gel does help, but is no fountain of youth

CHICAGO A landmark study suggests that testosterone treatment is no fountain of youth, finding mostly modest improvement in the sex lives, walking strength and mood of a select group of older men. More...

How safe are ultrasound exams?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please discuss the use of ultrasounds during routine pregnancies? How many typically are performed, and are there any possible negative effects on the fetus? More...

Sheen HIV disclosure drew ‘hits’

Actor Charlie Sheen was called a lot of things during his bad-boy days. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Arnold Bentley

Arnold Wesley Bentley, 75 died February 14 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Millstone to the late John W. More...

Services held for Larry Mullins

Larry M. More...

Rites held for Patricia Holbrook

Funeral services for Patricia Hope Holbrook, 87, were held February 17 at the Edwin Holbrook Primitive Baptist Church at Craft’s Colly. More...

Letcher students lose spring break

The Letcher County Board of Education has canceled spring break to make up five of 17 school days missed because of bad weather. More...

Restaurant/bar to close, but may reopen in April

After nine years of operating as a restaurant, bar and concert venue that has attracted visitors from 41 states to Whitesburg’s Main Street, Summit City will close down later this week. More...

Opinions

The race between Clinton, Sanders may bring divide

Excuse me, but there is still only one person running for president on the Democratic side who the American people can even imagine as president. It is not, God bless him, Bernie Sanders. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Apple is in the wrong

Federal investigators hold the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, the terrorist who helped slaughter 14 innocents in San Bernardino, California. More...

Sports

Rugby helped Humphries’s game

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky freshman Isaac Humphries grew up playing rugby in Australia -- and he thinks that has helped him be a more physical basketball player.  More...

Ref’s call was wrong

Sports in Kentucky

It was an incident Issac Humphries will never forget.  Saturday’s pinnacle moment in the teenager’s athletic life became a big ole sucker punch to the solar plexus.  Game official Pat Adams decided Humphries had committed an uns More...

Struttin’ Time:

Yes, you do really need a turkey choke

This week we are going to touch on one of the least thought of things in our hunting chest — the choke tube.  More...

Families & Friends

Agent Orange still haunts Vietnam vets

Snow fell outside the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 696 as its members held their monthly meeting for February. More...

Former Letcher woman releases cook/storybook

A former Letcher County woman has just released the fifth of her planned six books, this one a cookbook within a storybook. Helen Ayers, who lived on Cowan until she was six, is the author. More...

Top dog

Labrador retrievers hit their 25th year as top U.S. dog breed

NEW YORK More...