May 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

1946 Whitesburg holds annual  Junior-Senior Banquet  More...

Opinions

Stumbo should end veto fight

House Speaker Greg Stumbo is grandstanding. Plain and simple. And it’s time to bring an end to it.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

He’s not to blame for this one

Blaming President Obama for the rise of Donald Trump is popular among Republican leaders. More...

Sports

Cal says Adebayo is player UK has needed

Whenever he can, Kentucky signee Bam Adebayo likes to be in the gym — and not just when he is working out or playing a game.  “I am in the gym every day. I just love being in the gym. More...

Struttin’ Time:

His friend Carl got his ‘grand slam’

It’s day three of our Wyoming hunt. We are in the mountains, well before daylight. Carl is right beside me. More...

All-Star time in Charlotte

Hard to believe, but it’s time for the Sprint Cup Series to invade Charlotte Motor Speedway for two consecutive weekends of racing under the lights.   The action kicks off this weekend with the Sprint All-Star Race. More...

Families & Friends

Letcher Manor hosts cookout for residents

Hello again. As I write this I am sitting at the patio table, enjoying the sunshine. More...

My childhood friend

After reading all the classified reports coming in from the Pentagon that the base at Sampson, N.Y. would close, I knew I had to get out of that place before the rush. More...

Artisan Center recommended for grants

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced The Appalachian Artisan Center (AAC) in Hindman as one of the recommended organizations for an award of $50,000 through the NEA’s Our Town Program to establish blacksmithing as a More...

County officials want to pass law on bathroom use

The Letcher County Fiscal Court is getting involved in the national debate over whether transgender citizens should be allowed to use bathroom facilities that match their gender identities.  More...

City workers in Neon won’t get pay raises

City workers in the Fleming-Neon will not receive raises in the coming year. More...

Hatton, Justice win here

Campbell, Helle to vie for coroner

Letcher County Democrat Angie Hatton and Pike County Republican Frank D. Justice II will vie for the office of state representative in the 94th District in the November General Election.  More...

News

Meth suspects among four indicted by jury

Four Letcher County residents have been indicted by the Letcher Grand Jury on charges of complicity to manufacture methamphetamine.  More...

Dental card free this week, Aetna says

Kentuckians will have the opportunity to download a free Aetna Dental Access card this week. This special offer was launched to help celebrate Rx Awareness Week. More...

Court declines change

The Letcher County Fiscal Court declined this week to change the way in which scrap metal is collected at the county’s garbage transfer station at Millstone.  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) Although you would prefer to move forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could find a good reason to make a change at this time. TAURUS (A More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS MAY 16 – 20   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

Cancer patient, 64, receives first penis transplant in U.S

BOSTON  A 64-year-old cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the U.S. More...

Zika virus is coming for sure; so what do we do after that?

NEW YORK   There’s little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects — and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.  More...

Can tea tree oil cure nail fungus?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I read in a medical advice column that tea tree oil can help cure the nail fungus that I have had for more than 10 years on my big toe. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Helen Holbrook

Helen Louise Holbrook, 89, died May 11 in Homestead, Fla.  Born in Purdun, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Bennett and Anna Bell Gray and the widow of Enoch Oliver Holbrook.  She was a grandmother of the late Michael Ray Hall More...

Jessie Strunk dies at 91

Jessie Caudill Strunk, 91, of Houston, Texas, died April 7.  Born in Blackey to the late George and Cora Stamper Caudill, she was the widow of Jack Strunk.  More...

Hayes rites set

Michael Wayne Hayes, 30, died May 15 at his home in Jenkins.  A son of Denita Carter of Burdine and Michael Hayes of Jenkins, he was a grandson of the late David Ralph and Alice Mae Conley Hayes, and Roy Kiser.  He was a coal miner and enjo More...