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Features

The Way We Were

Theatre construction starts

Editor’s Note: With spring weather arriving in March<  More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, March 18, 1926 Residents of Mayking, Pine Creek and Cram Creek are being given the opportunity to vote on whether they want the Letcher County Board of Education to establish a four-year high school to serve the area. Cyrus W. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES ( March 21 to April 19) With change dominant this week, don’t be surprised to find new facts emerging that could put another slant on a situation and offer you another choice. Think it through before you decide.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS MARCH 14 - 18   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

Studies say fitness and body fat key for your good health

WASHINGTON  The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? More...

Barriers to getting shingles vaccine

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 61 years old, and was anxious to get a shingles vaccine shot. I was upset to learn that, because I am allergic to neomycin, an ingredient in the vaccine, I cannot get vaccinated. More...

First uterus transplant fails

The Associated Press WASHINGTON   The nation’s first uterus transplant has failed, the Cleveland Clinic announced, saying doctors had removed the organ.  A 26-year-old woman received the transplant on February 24 and seemed to be doin More...

Entertainment

Elevate Your Easter Brunch

I f you’ll be hosting friends and family to honor Easter this year, make your gathering as simple as it is scrumptious with a deca- dent brunch menu. More...

Easy-to-make Bundt coffee cake

Sometimes simple is just what the doctor ordered. And sometimes cake is just what the doctor ordered.  More...

Jury names man in 17 indictments after church funds are found missing

A Deane man has been named in 17 indictments by the Letcher Grand Jury, and is charged with possession of a forged instrument (second degree) in 15 of the indictments and theft by deception (more than $500) in the other two indictments.  More...

UK’s odds of winning tournament title? 4%

Kentucky should have been a No. 2 seed.  Statistics genius Nate Silver has calculated the chances of each of this year’s NCAA Tournament participants winning it all, and the Wildcats are ranked seventh with a four percent chance. More...

News

Eight accused of failing to pay their child support

The Letcher Grand Jury has named eight people in indictments on charges of flagrant non support of their minor children.  Those named are:  • Jason M. More...

Opinions

Kentuckians have right to know who gives to lawmakers

We’re pleased that discussions have been initiated during this legislative session on the role of political action committees (PACs). More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Moderate left or radical right?

Obama Derangement Syndrome is striking Republicans once again.  To avoid having to answer for the rise of Donald Trump, they want to hold the man in the White House responsible for the emergence of a demagogic showman who has been the loudest vo More...

Sports

Ulis continues great play in post-season

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky freshman Isaac Humphries says as much as he watches Tyler Ulis, he sometimes still is surprised by what his 5-9 teammate does for Kentucky.  “ He’s just amazing. He’s so much fun to watch,” said Humphries. More...

Cats would please Rupp

Sports in Kentucky

One Commonwealth team left standing. Flagship U. Again. Things to make it juicy ... v Kentucky is playing, as Adolph Rupp would say with elegance, “beeee-uuuuti-fully.” Tyler Ulis has no peer and an overtime three against A&M by who? More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

It’s time to pull out the crank baits

It is the time year when bass are following the shad and baitfish close to shore line cover and around rocks. More...

Families & Friends

Bob and I bought a 1940 Ford for $5000

I was 16 and a junior in high school. My future brother-in-law, Bob, was a year behind me.  He told me about a car we could buy for $50, and convinced me to go in with him and buy it. It was 1955 and the car was a 1940 Ford sedan.   More...

Breakfast with Easter Bunny set

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event when the seniors meet. Good fun, good company, and a good lunch are a guarantee. Don’t sit home alone. More...

Top students named

Fleming-Neon Middle School students named to the honor roll for the fourth six weeks of school are:  Sixth grade All A Honor Roll: Carson Adams, Gracie Adams, Lindsay Baker, Alex Blair, Hayden Brashear, Kamaya Breeding, Conner Burke, Cloey Colli More...

Obituaries

Ruby Breeding service planned

A memorial service held in memory of Ruby Breeding will be held at the Isom Presbyterian Church at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 20.  She was a longtime member of the Isom Presbyterian Church and a former employee of Whitaker Bank.  Everyone is wel More...

Loreva Cornett dies at 84

Funeral services for Loreva Banks Cornett, 84, of Norton, Va., will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg.  Born in Seco to the late John D. and Ethel Banks, she was the widow of Van Cornett.  More...

Funeral held for wreck victim, 23

Funeral services were held Tuesday for a Cowan man who died after suffering head trauma in a car wreck.  More...