April 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Candidates pledge to help here

A diverse group of candidates, including two from Letcher County, gathered Monday night in Pikeville to discuss the region’s needs and to make a case to voters as to why he or she would be the best person to replace 94th District State Represen More...

Neon residents must pay to have big items hauled off during spring cleanup

Fleming-Neon residents who wish to have large items picked up and removed during a weeklong pick-up held by the city will have to pay $15 or $30, depending on the size of the load.  More...

Prison to ‘proceed as planned,’ Rogers says

U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers likens his work with the Letcher County Planning Commission for the past 12 years in procuring a federal penitentiary and prison camp in Roxana to a good ping-pong match.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Impatience is still somewhat of a problem. But a sign of progress should soothe the anxious Aries heart. Meanwhile, invest some of that waiting time in preparing for the change ahead.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS APRIL 11 - 15   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

Teens with sleep issues more likely to take risks

NEW YORK   High school students who get too little sleep — or too much — are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks, according to government researchers.  More...

Exercising with A-fib

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old man who has atrial fibrillation. To control this problem, I am presently taking Tikosyn, metoprolol, warfarin and aspirin. For exercise, I walk or run at least 5 miles, five days weekly. More...

Bypass boosts survival in heart failure, new study determines

CHICAGO Heart failure patients with clogged arteries have a better chance of surviving 10 years if they get bypass surgery plus medicine rather than just drugs alone, according to an international study. More...

Entertainment

A Winning Strategy: Sensible Tips for Healthy Eating

With so many social events that revolve around food, it’s not easy to get a fresh start on making healthy food choices. More...

You need this iconic chicken recipe

When this recipe was first created by The Silver Palate catering and take out shop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, it earned an immediate following. More...

These muffins get the most flavor, juice from lemons

Fresh lemon — including the juice and the peel — is one of my all-time favorite ingredients, in part because it’s just so versatile. More...

City approves ‘May Festival’

New alcohol ordinance is read

The City of Whitesburg will soon see an expanded seasonal festival lineup, with a new May Festival that will be held on May 14 in downtown Whitesburg, beginning at 5 p.m.  More...

Man charged with 2 felonies after car wreck causes injuries

A 38-year-old Letcher County man faces two felony charges after a two-vehicle accident at Dry Fork Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Death investigation opened

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office opened a death investigation this week after finding the body of a 25-year-man in a wooded area at Little Colley, near Isom.  More...

Opinions

Too much school, both for children and their parents

In ancient times — say, the ‘60s, ‘70s or maybe even the ‘80s — children were expected to waste a good deal of their time. They’d spend hours riding their bikes to nowhere, or drawing with chalk.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Faith’s political mysteries

The 2016 election is transforming the religious landscape of American politics.  It’s hard to imagine a Democratic presidential candidate receiving a mid-campaign invitation to speak at the Vatican.  More...

Sports

Love for Tyler

Vaught’s Views

Tyler Ulis was about more than the numbers at Kentucky. More...

No-hitter helps propel F-N Pirates to 5-3 start

The Fleming-Neon Middle School baseball team entered play this week with a won-loss record of 5 and 3.  The Pirates opened the season with an 18-0 win over Wolfe County, with Manny Gibson pitching a no hitter for the win.  In the second gam More...

‘Colossus’ awaits at Bristol

Defending Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch had to overcome a lengthy rain delay to start the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway before he could notch his second consecutive win of the young season. More...

Families & Friends

Chicken hawk was dazed and confused

I’m back! More...

Redbud trees look like paintings

Happy spring or winter!  Once again I can start this column complaining about the weather as it sure is cold in the Ohio Valley area. We are having hard freezes at night and had some snow. More...

Cross Country Bluegrass to perform at Hemphill

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each gathering.  The Senior Fellowship gathers every Tuesday. Those 60 and over are invited to attend. Don’t sit home alone, we would love to see you. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Curtis Adams

Funeral services for Curtis Adams, 79, of Jeremiah, were held April 12 at the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in the Dan Caudill Cemetery at Redstar.  A son of the late Melvin Sr. More...

Rites held for Imogene Thompson

Imogene Campbell Thompson, 73, of Cornettsville, died April 7 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  A daughter of the late Boone and Mae Pratt Bowling, she was the widow of Bethel “Panhandle” Campbell, and was l More...

Services held for Terry Kiser

Terry Dwayne Kiser, 44, of Pistol City, died April 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Buford Emory Kiser and Irene Jones Caudill, he was a son-in-law of the late Thelma Gibson. More...