March 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, April 1, 1926 The Letcher County Fiscal Court has hired its first treasurer and auditor. The salary for local bookkeeper John D. More...

Company to sell Burdine, Dunham, Jenkins and McRoberts

This week in 1946, miners and their families living in the town of Dunham, seen above in May 1930, were receiving word that Consolidation Coal Company was getting out of the real estate business and More...

Opinions

Adele is all over, all of the time

Walk into the grocery and there she is. Shop for shoes, she’s shopping by your side. Need to cross a lobby? Drive to Mom’s house? Drink yourself sick? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Trump rally attendees mostly were decent folks having fun

Reporter Andy Chow remembers the woman, in part, because he had been kind to her before the Donald Trump rally began in Columbus, Ohio.  She had arrived in a wheelchair. 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

Blood test for concussions? Researchers tell of progress

CHICAGO  New research bolsters evidence that a simple blood test may someday be used to detect concussions.  It suggests that a protein linked with head trauma may be present in blood up to a week after injury, which could help diagnose pat More...

Two heads are best when visiting doctor

DEAR DR. ROACH: I always try to accompany my husband when he goes to the doctor. I feel that two sets of ears are always better than one. More...

Zika landed 2 years before seen

NEW YORK   The worrisome Zika virus apparently has been in Brazil at least a year longer than experts previously thought, according to new research.  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for James Caudill

James Verl Caudill, 69, of Premium, died March 23 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  He was a son of the late Delzie and Subrina Riddle Caudill.  More...

Services set for Thelma Garrett

Funeral services for Thelma Ilene Garrett, 83, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday), March 31, at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Rites held for Bruce Lucas

Funeral services for Bruce B. Lucas, Sr., 70, of Jenkins, were held March 28 at Lucas and Son Funeral Home at Shelby Gap. More...

Letcher is down 1,396 residents, new count shows

Letcher County lost 5.7 percent of its population between April 2010 and July 2015, new U.S. More...

Board sets new date for school opening

Classes for the 2016-17 school year in the Letcher County School System will begin August 10, according to the new school calendar approved by the Letcher County Board of Education at its March meeting Monday.  The board also set the last day of More...

News

Jenkins board hopes to have superintendent hired at least by July 1

The search for a new superintendent for the Jenkins School System is now underway.  More...

U.S. attorney declines to join lawsuit

Contents of a federal “whistleblower” lawsuit naming Whitesburg-based Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation as a defendant were ordered unsealed recently after a federal prosecutor officially declined to intervene in the case.  More...

Despite its woes, coal will survive, firm says

ST. LOUIS   The coal industry is struggling, but a spokesman for St. Louis-based Peabody Energy says neither coal nor the company is going away.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It isn’t always easy for the rambunctious Aries to give a second thought to their often spur-of-the-moment choices. But aspects favor rechecking a decision before declaring it final.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS 3- 28 – 4-1   More...

Which motor oil is best synthetic or regular?

Dear Car Talk: More...

Sports

UK signee’s parents: ‘We never knew …’

There was a time that Kentucky signee Sacha Killeya-Jones had more passion for football than basketball and never dreamed of playing in the McDonald’s All- American Game like he did this week in Chicago.  His mother, Ley, a former college More...

Watkins says good-bye

Sports in Kentucky

Editor’s Note: This is the final column by sportswriter Bob Watkins, who is retiring. His column has appeared on this page since it was syndicated in 1987. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Steve strikes out; ‘Slam’ chance ends

It’s a good thing I am not worried about getting another “Slam,” as I struck out in Florida. Still, all is well on this home front because my friend Rick Hardy, who is going after his first Slam, has already gotten two. More...

Families & Friends

Better not pack your winter clothes

Hello everyone!  Well, I sure hope you didn’t pack the winter clothes away as we sure have been having winter in spring. Did someone kill that groundhog?  I really hope you had a wonderful Easter and remembered the reason. More...

Presidents I met or saw

Working in the printing department, I always had firsthand information of everything going on.  Truman was the first president to visit Travis Air Force Base, Calif. I was in another part of the world at that time.  More...

Square dance set

Square dances will be held at Cowan Community Center in April and May. The square dances, called by Erin Stidham and accompanied by the Pick and Bow String Band, will begin at 6 p.m. on the second Friday of each month. More...