April 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The Way We Were

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

Bankrupt Peabody was owner of ‘world’s largest shovel’ in Ky.

LOUISVILLE  With U.S. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

The following writings are from the “Spirit of Imagination” magazine, which is a compilation of Whitesburg High School student writing. More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Temper your typical Aries urge to charge into a situation and demand answers. Instead, let the Lamb’s gentler self emerge to deal with a problem that requires delicacy.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS APRIL 18 - 22   More...

Small oil leak in engine does not present a cause for much concern

Dear Car Talk:  More...

Sports

UK’s Matt Elam is showing confidence

Vaught’s Views

Before the Blue-White Game reached halftime, some Kentucky football fans were already complaining on Twitter about the play of junior nose guard Matt Elam.  Out of shape. Too upright. Not aggressive. Gets pushed out of the way too easy. More...

Rolling the dice at Bristol

Sunday morning in the pits at Bristol Motor Speedway before the running of the Food City 500, it was apparent that the race’s outcome could come down to a lug nut or two.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Big crappie are awaiting your bait

It is time to start catching some nice size crappie. The weather is warm and the water levels are rising. More...

Families & Friends

Community Bulletin Board

April 20 — Election of officers at Whitesburg VFW Post 529, 6 p.m. For more information, call 606-633-8877.   More...

What will they do with all those ’taters?

My little brother Steve, who lives at Hotspot in Letcher County, was lamenting on Facebook last Sunday that it was getting too late to plant the 50 pounds of seed potatoes he’d purchased the day before.  Points East   More...

Hatton brothers attend Bristol races

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. This beautiful weather we are having should make everyone feel good.  We still have a lot of folks with health problems, but some are doing better. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Keel dies at 92

Funeral services for Elizabeth Keel, 92, were held April 12 in Whitesburg. More...

Services set for Claude Collins

Claude Collins, 68, of Sandlick, died April 16 at his residence.  A son of the late Zee and Effie Noble Collins, he was also preceded in death by a son, Anthony Collins; a daughter, Recca Sexton; a brother, Robert Collins; and a sister, Shelia C More...

Artie Taylor succumbs at 98

Artie Taylor, 98, died April 16 at her home in Cornettsville.  She was a daughter of the late Ira and Nancy Fields Banks, and the widow of Lillard Taylor. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ira “R.L.” Taylor  More...

Grand jury indicts 4 from meth bust; 8 others charged

Two of four people charged with making methamphetamine in a Sandlick trailer in January are named in the latest indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury.  More...

Wild turkeys slaughtered at Thornton

Several Thornton residents were left in a state of shock early Tuesday night after a man stopped his green ATV in a residential area and gunned down two female wild turkeys that were grazing a few feet from a mobile home occupied by an 18-month-old g More...

Meat packing plant once hired 50 here

During its heyday in the community of Letcher, Wardrup’s Packing Company employed about 50 people to slaughter hogs and cattle, butcher their carcasses, and process their meat into about 50 products, such as wieners, bologna, and a variety of s More...

News

Gas to surpass coal for power

This year is expected to be the first in U.S. history that more electricity will be generated from natural gas than coal, a new analysis has found.  More...

Cadets compete in Louisville

The Letcher County Central High School JROTC participated in the All Army National Championships April 7-9 in Louisville.  The cadets competed against 70 schools from all over the United States. More...

13 are eligible for parole talks

Thirteen inmates sentenced in Letcher Circuit Court will soon be eligible for parole hearings, according to the Kentucky Parole Board.  The following four inmates serving sentences on Class D felonies in the Letcher County Jail have been added t More...

Opinions

Damage is done

While we were happy to see the House and Senate come to terms on a two-year budget without the need for an expensive special session, seeing that additional cuts to the state’s higher education institutions were included was difficult to bear.& More...

About Hillary and Bernie

Compared with the ferocious fractiousness of the Republican campaign, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are operating by rules inspired by St. More...

It’s broke, so let’s fix it now

No question about it: The rollout of Kentucky’s benefind system has been a nightmare for many recipients of state aid programs — some of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens. 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   More...

Health

Bevin’s veto of donor bill bewilders GOP sponsor

Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Kentuckians to take time off of work to be “living donors” or donate bone marrow without risk of losing jobs or income. More...

Once a neat freak, dad now a hoarder

DEAR DR. ROACH: I know you’re not a psychiatrist, but I hope you can help. My dad was a single parent raising us kids, and he was always clean when it came to housework. Every room in our house was almost spotless.  More...

42% of Kentucky high-schoolers have had sex, but few vaccinated

The human papillomavirus vaccination is nearly 100 percent effective in preventing pre-cancers and noninvasive cervical cancers caused by two strains of the virus, but most parents in Kentucky and the nation are still not getting their adolescents va More...

Entertainment

Two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers to play at Appalshop this summer

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Brad Whitford (top left), the rhythm guitarist for Aerosmith, and former Deep Purple bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes (pictured at right) will be performing later More...

Coming Events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ STONERIDER (Southern hard rock band from Atlanta); Mon., June 6 at Summit City in Whitesburg. BRAD WHITFORD (of Aerosmith) & DEREK ST. HOLMES  More...