March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The Way We Were

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

‘Menace’ struck America in 1951

“Dennis the Menace,” one of the most popular newspaper comics in history, debuted in 16 U.S. newspapers on March 12, 1951. More...

Still-popular Pink Floyd LP was released 43 years ago

This week in 1973, the Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon” was first released in the U.S. by Capitol Records (the British release came nearly two weeks later). More...

Opinions

Ex-miner critical of bill to weaken coal mine safety

September, 29-year-old old Ricky Thorpe lost his life in a Webster County mining accident. In January, 36-year-old Nathan G. Phillips of Hopkins County lost his life in an underground mining accident.  More...

GOP race now a wreck

WASHINGTON  It was William Bennett, education secretary in the Reagan years and the Republican Party’s premier moralist, who embedded a phrase in the American consciousness when he bemoaned the fact that “our elites presided over an More...

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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

Feeding babies peanuts can stop allergies, studies claim

CHICAGO Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems. More...

High blood pressure can lead to stroke

DEAR DR. ROACH: Can high blood pressure cause blood clots, blindness and strokes? Or is this caused by taking the wrong combination of blood pressure medicines? — Anon. More...

Study looks at hospital infections

NEW YORK   Supergerms cause 1 out of 7 infections caught in hospitals, health officials say.  The bugs include the staph infection MRSA (MUR’-suh) and five other bacteria resistant to many kinds of antibiotics, the Centers for Disease More...

Entertainment

The Perfect Blend: Blenditarian Substitutions make Dinnertime Delicious

Finding the right daily nutritional balance is no easy feat. More...

Recipes from Good Housekeeping magazine

These cookies work best with supermarket brands of peanut butter. The amount of artery-clogging trans fats in commercial peanut butter is small. In fact, you’d have to eat about 40 tablespoons to get 1 gram of trans fat.   More...

Whitesburg removes ‘alcohol tax’ on food

The Whitesburg City Council voted unanimously this week to remove a highly unpopular three percent additional tax on food that only applied to restaurants that sell alcohol, and was levied in addition to the state’s six-percent sales tax on foo More...

Jenkins officials call for cleanup

The City of Jenkins will focus on long- and short-term clean-ups this spring. In the short term, the city will conduct its annual spring clean-up, which will begin on April 25 and will last until May 20. More...

News

Alpha hopes to emerge from bankruptcy in June

Alpha Natural Resources Inc.’s bankruptcy proceedings can be complete by June 30 if a bankruptcy judge approves the reorganization plan the company submitted this week, the company said this week.  More...

GOP candidates for representative meet public here

The four Republican candidates seeking the state representative seat for the 94th District had a chance to introduce themselves March 3 during a forum sponsored by the Letcher County Republican Party. More...

Democrats expand lead after Tuesday’s election

FRANKFORT  Democrats won three of four special House elections on Tuesday, dealing a blow to Republican takeover attempts and solidifying power in the last legislative chamber in the South the party still controls.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The week promises a calmer aspect. Although there might be some lingering effects of a recent job problem, things should continue to ease up. Also expect a change in a home-based situation.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS MARCH 7 - 11 More...

Compact crossovers are the next big thing

Dear Car Talk:  More...

Sports

Vitale says UK may take title

Most years ESPN analyst Dick Vitale believes 12 to 15 teams might have a reasonable chance to win a national championship. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Tips for catching bass in early season

With the weather starting to warm up a little it is time to start getting ready to do some early season bass fishing.  The lakes are slowly being raised toward summer pool and new areas over land and cover are becoming usable by bass. More...

Ulis deserves the praise

Sports in Kentucky

That Tyler Ulis is first team All- American is as surprising to Kentucky fans as the Commonwealth’s Republican caucus outcome. If John Wooden were here he might say, “Ulis is my guy. Knows how game should be played!” More...

Families & Friends

Brunch is successful fundraiser

March has arrived and it seems to have brought some warmer temperatures, which is fine with me. Since I wrote last, Charity Miller Caudill died. She was a daughter of Mavis Miller and the wife of Danny Ray Caudill. More...

ANNIVERSARY

— Lee and Wilma Pridemore will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m., March 19, at the Blackey Community Center. More...

Easter egg hunt set

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted when the seniors meet. Good fun, good company, and a good lunch are a guarantee. Don’t sit home alone. This takes place each Tuesday. You will be as welcome as spring flowers. More...

Obituaries

Services today for Harold Niece

Harold Niece, 87, of Campbranch, died March 6 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A son of the late Elihue and Belvia Sexton Niece, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Niece; a sister, Shirley Morgan; and a granddaughter, Mica Dawn Niece.&nb More...

Ruby Breeding, 96, dies

Ruby Breeding, 96, died February 16 in Louisville.  Born in Whitesburg to the late James Henry and Martha Creech Maggard, she was preceded in death by her husband, Corbin Breeding, and her son, Phillip Lynn Breeding.  More...

Virgie Whitaker dies at 100

Virgie Whitaker, 100, of Blackey died March 3 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A daughter of the late Pearl and Katie Watts, she was the widow of Carr Whitaker.  More...