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Naming of circuit judge delayed six more weeks

The Judicial Nominating Commission will have to wait at least six more weeks before it can meet to select three Letcher County attorneys for Gov. Matt Bevin to consider appointing as the new Letcher Circuit Judge.  More...

Features

The Way We Were

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

Scotia blast worst ever here

A line of hearses carrying the bodies of miners killed in an explosion at the Scotia Mine in March 1976 wound its way down a mountain road after the bodies were recovered from the Oven Fork mine more More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Consider moving beyond the usual methods to find a more creative means of handling a difficult on-the-job situation. Avoid confrontation and, instead, aim for cooperation. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS FEB. 29 – MARCH 4   More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1987 FHA activities conducted  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

Kentucky’s rural poor still lack options for dental care

More Kentuckians than ever have access to dental care because of Medicaid eligibility for dental insurance, and the state has made some gains in oral health, but finding a dentist can still be a problem, especially in rural Kentucky. More...

Is prostate to blame for sluggish bladder?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I would like your opinion on enlarged prostate. My primary care doctor sent me for a blood test and said my PSA number was too high, then sent me to a urologist. More...

Bevin helps governors fight opioids

The epidemic of opioid abuse, which is running strong in Kentucky, got a good deal of attention in Washington last week, in Congress, at the White House and at a meeting of governors.  More...

Entertainment

Documentary, album explore Loretta Lynn’s mountain roots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ GLENN HUGHES (formerly of Deep Purple and Trapeze) with special guest JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR; Wed., August 24 at Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg. More...

Breaking News - 3/5/2016 10:00 PM

Trump Wins Letcher County; Only About 18% Turned Out - Free Access

Trump is the overwhelming favorite of Letcher County Republicans to become the next president of the United States. More...

Clinton, Trump each mention help for coal, miners

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the two presumptive candidates for president in November, each paid lip service to out-of-work coal miners this week.  More...

Summit City will reopen in six weeks

What has become one of Letcher County’s top tourist attractions will reopen this spring, Whitesburg Mayor James W. More...

News

Combs praises county’s prison effort

They say it takes years of hard work to become an overnight success, and nowhere is that more true than last week’s news that our region is finally poised to become home to a nearly half billion-dollar federal prison and 300 new fulltime jobs.& More...

Opinions

McConnell, Smith are acting in ways that hurt miners

How others see it

Political coal warriors are not necessarily friends of miners or their families, as Kentuckians Mitch McConnell and Brandon Smith demonstrate. More...

How the South rules GOP

MADISON, Wisc. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Ulis to be drafted, but which round?

Vaught’s Views

“He is a pro. He can play on the professional level. He is good. He can do everything,” Johnson said after Ulis had 19 points and 10 assists against his team last week. “He is a pure point guard that can hold his own. More...

March Madness nears

Sports in Kentucky

The sun has shifted left, rides higher, stays out longer. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Boat and RV show had much to offer

Last weekend brought some nice weather for getting out and do something. We all went to the 2016 WYMT-TV Boat and RV show at the Expo Center in Pikeville.  More...

Families & Friends

Sunshine, rain, snow all in one day

Hello everyone!  How is the weather in your little corner of the world? Seems like we are having winter and spring in one day in the Ohio Valley area. Beautiful sunshine, rain, and snow, all in one day. More...

Bluegrass Circle to play at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, March 5. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.   More...

Help refinancing student loans

Borrowers who are repaying student loans from different lenders or programs now have a new refinance/consolidation option: an Advantage Refinance Loan from KHESLC.  With an Advantage Refinance   Loan, borrowers can combine all their student More...

Obituaries

Services held for Barbara Adams

Barbara Ellen Adams, 84, died February 25 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Ed and Esta Collins Sexton, she was the widow of Billy Wayne Adams.  She was the mother of the late Ricky Adams and a sister of the late Bennett More...

Rites held for William Barger

William “Bill” Barger, 92, of Hallie, died February 25 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  He was the son of the late William and Rebecca Hensley Barger, and the father of the late John Mark Barger.  Surviving are More...

Services held for Margaret Caudill

Margaret Elinda Caudill, 66, of Somerset, died February 25 at Cumberland Nursing Home in Somerset.  She was a daughter of the late Geneveral Caudill and Patsy Nadine Raleigh Craft.  More...