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News

Appalachia dumping Clintons for Trump

ASHLAND, Ky.   When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. More...

SUCCESSFUL WILD TURKEY HUNT

— Leonard Joseph of Smoot Creek killled this tom turkey shortly after Kentucky’s wild turkey hunting season opened in April. More...

Alpha lays off 37 more at its mines in Wyoming

GILLETTE, Wyo. More...

Columns

Governors and others lied as Letcher lost its college 50 years ago this week

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fifty years ago this week, in May 1966, Letcher County suffered a serious blow to its civic pride when a plum it had long been promised — a community college operated by the University of Kentucky — was taken away and More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, May 6, 1926 The town of Whitesburg was crowded last Friday with creditors trying to get their claims filed in the bankruptcy case of the Nagola-Elkhorn Coal Company of Jackhorn and Whitaker. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A once-harmonious relationship appears to be hitting some sour notes. Spend some time together to see why things have gone offkey. What you learn might surprise you.  More...

Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Recovering from trip to mountains

Hello everyone again!  Happy Mother’s Day to all! Just because you give birth to a baby does not make you a mother.  I am still trying to recuperate from the trip to the mountains.  More...

Shelba Paxton services held

Shelba Paxton, 75, died April 26 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Neon to the late Leslie and Lona Hammonds McFall, she was the widow of James Tony Paxton.  She was a sister of the late Jerry McFall, Marlene Sexton and More...

Fields reunion set June 10-11

The 10th annual Fields family reunion will begin at 6 p.m., June 10, and 10 am., June 11, at the Cowan Community Center. The event will include games, photos, a balloon release, a silent auction, food and fun. More...

Entertainment

Impressive Fruit Pies and Tarts Made Easy

Berry season means colors, tastes and aromas that are sure to please. With a variety of gorgeous fresh fruits at your fingertips, why not whip up a fabulous fruit pie or tart to surprise family or share with friends? More...

Make Mother’s Day last all year long

Want to give Mom an unusual gift for Mother’s Day this year? Why not give her a subscription for happiness all year long? Gift-box subscriptions can be ordered online, customized and arrive every week, month or quarter. More...

No gains in jobs, but coal tonnage is up some here

The good news: Letcher County didn’t lose any coal mining jobs during the first quarter of 2016. The bad news: The county didn’t gain any mining jobs, either.  More...

Police: More than 20 held on drug charges

More than 20 people were arrested in Letcher County on public intoxication and other drug charges since Friday, officials say. Several of the arrests involve the manufacture and use of methamphetamine.  More...

Opinions

Bevin’s veto aids the right to know how our officials spend tax money

This past week, Gov. Matt Bevin used his line-item veto power in a very important way: he helped prevent the erosion of transparency in government.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Celebrity populism’s irony

BOSTON  “When you become famous,” the famous political consultant James Carville once said, “being famous becomes your profession.”  More...

Sports

When will ‘Real Derek Willis’ show up?

Vaught’s Views

Ask Derek Willis a question during a media interview session and he’ll give you a straightforward answer. He does not dodge questions. More...

Struttin’ Time:

When the hunt ended for Day One

When we left each other last week, we had just made it to our outfitter in Upton, Wyoming.  More...

’Dega did what it does

NASCAR likes to be able to classify all of the tracks that make up the Sprint Cup schedule into one of four categories depending upon the length of the track. More...

Health

Are you ready to replace your moisturizer with pill?

MIAMI  The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within — but it’s unclear whether the products they’re trying to hawk are safe and effective.  More...

Caffeine pills are okay in most cases

DEAR DR. ROACH: You advised an 81-year-old farmer who was drinking an energy drink several times a week to “stick with coffee” in order to avoid the added sugar in the energy drink. More...

Study: Football concussions, resuming play vary by ages

CHICAGO  Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study.  More...

Obituaries

Hubert Hall dies at 88

Hubert Hall of Sandlick, near Whitesburg in Letcher County, passed peacefully surrounded by family on the bright, sunny afternoon of April 25, 2016.  More...

Wilma Jean Boyd dies at 69

Funeral services for Wilma Jean “Ninny” Fields Boyd, 69, were held April 21 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine.  Born in Seco, she was a daughter of the late Cossie Earl and Coetta Baker Fields. More...

Iris Campbell succumbs at 90

Iris Combs Campbell, 90, died April 25 at her home.  Born in Wolfe County to the late William H. More...