March 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Meth-making suspect posts bond of $10,000

A Whitesburg woman accused of making meth in a grocery store parking lot posted $10,000 bond, while the driver of the truck in which she was found passed out is still in jail.  More...

Features

The Way We Were

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

Mountain teams were state’s best

Sixty years ago this week, on March 22, 1956, The Mountain Eagle covered Carr Creek High School’s exciting run to the championship of the boys’ Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament played More...

Fans, announcers disrespect the ‘King’

Despite setting five Sweet Sixteen records in 1956 that still stand today — single game points, 63; tournament points, 185; tournament field goals, 69; single game field goals, 27, and field go More...

Opinions

Court fight about democracy

There’s a reason beyond garden variety partisanship that Senate Republicans resist even holding hearings on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

New policy with Cuba is smart

Barack Obama walked the cobblestone streets of Old Havana to cheers of “Welcome to Cuba!” After decades of official hostility between the United States and Cuba, Obama has successfully nudged the two toward normal relations.  More...

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  Are we still getting a Taco Bell in Whitesburg? More...

Health

Kentucky House panel will look at air ambulance costs

Air ambulance services have enabled rural Kentuckians to get advanced emergency care more quickly, but there’s a catch.  More...

How you can choose a good kidney doctor

DEAR DR. ROACH: How can I find the most successful, experienced kidney doctor? Would I be better off with a doctor who has his or her own practice, or one who works in a hospital? More...

Divorce draws ire of many today

NEW YORK Americans are more accepting of gay relationships and couples living together before marriage — but they’ve grown less comfortable with divorce, a new survey shows. More...

Entertainment

Spring into Easter With Reinvented Family Recipes

Vegetable casseroles and carrot cake have been Easter menu mainstays for decades, but with the majority of millennials now hosting holiday family gatherings, retro dishes are getting a flavorful facelift with new ingredients and flavor twists.  More...

Samplings of a ‘Kentucky breakfast’

For anyone that knows me fairly well, the fact I’m writing a food column will probably send him or her into a fit of laughter.  It’s not that I can’t cook — it’s just I don’t do it very often — but when More...

Extra money spent on health care here totals $22.8 million

An additional 3,966 Letcher County residents now enrolled in Medicaid

An additional 3,966 Letcher County residents were enrolled in Medicaid last year because of Kentucky’s decision to expand the health-insurance program, according to a state government report.  More...

Mine water kills hundreds of fish, state says after creek reinspected

Hundreds of fish in Pine Creek died after water containing a high level of iron was discharged from a retention pond located on the property of an active deep mine, said a spokesman for the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.  More...

News

Magistrate testifies about high light bills

Two Letcher County magistrates say they have talked with state officials in hopes of getting relief for homeowners and businesses saddled with some of the highest monthly electric bills in Kentucky.  More...

Foggy morning on the mountaintop

U.S. Highway 119 and Pound Gap near the Kentucky-Virginia state line were enveloped in fog recently when Alton Long was returning from Letcher County to his home in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. More...

Damron is set to get early parole hearing; is one of nine eligible

A former Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy who was sentenced to serve five years in jail for stealing firearms from the sheriff ’s department has been declared eligible for a parole hearing in May — two months before his official par More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Regarding your upcoming challenges, the Aries Lamb should very quickly size things up and allow you to make the best possible use of whatever resources you have on hand. Good luck. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS MARCH 21 -- 25   More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

The following article is from the booklet entitled “Boogerman’s Poems” by W.L. More...

Sports

Ulis will leave UK as an all-time favorite

Vaught’s Views

My guess is that Tyler Ulis has played his last game at Kentucky, which is a loss for not only UK basketball but also college basketball. The 5-9 guard was fearless and so, so entertaining to watch play. More...

Dirt, asphalt racing Saturday

Both dirt and asphalt racing are scheduled to begin in the region this weekend, with races set for 201 Speedway in Johnson County and Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Another wild turkey season begins

As we start another year of turkey hunting, I am ever mindful of the miles and years we have put on these bodies and wonder how much longer?  I am in total awareness that the day we are born, we start to die. More...

Families & Friends

I had three famous roommates in Texas

When I was assigned to Lackland Field, San Antonio, Texas in Oct. 1948, my other three roommates were Jerry Bourne, “The Chief” and Sergeant Titues.  Jerry was from Indiana and played on the base’s softball team. More...

Photo

The Letcher County Central High School JROTC drill team attended the JROTC 7th Brigade Drill Competition in Radcliff March 11-13, competing against 48 other schools. More...

May need to wear long johns for Easter

Happy Easter everyone!  Make sure you have your long johns on when you wear your pretty Easter garments this year as we have such mixed up weather that we are now having winter instead of spring! Oh well it could be worse I guess.  More...

Obituaries

Services set for Katherine Gross

Katherine Gross, 65, of Millstone, died March 20 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  A daughter of the late Delmer and Elva Sturgill Maggard, she was a sister of the late Dan Maggard, Tim Maggard and Marie Profitt.  More...

Bruce Gage dies at 54

Bruce T. More...

Rites held for William Stamper

William D. Stamper, 75, of Fenton in Dearborn Heights, Mich., died March 15 at Beaumont Hospital in Dearborn.  A son of the late General Stamper and Minnie Adams, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Sue.  More...