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Summer season now underway

Forget the calendar that says summer doesn’t begin until June 21. More...

Jury: Woman tried to bite cop

The Letcher Grand jury has indicted two people who were arrested in a grocery store parking lot in March and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance and with manufacturing methamphetamine.  The grand jury also returned a More...

Opinions

Rep. Combs reflects on past, looks to future

A little more than a decade ago, I made the biggest decision of my career when I put my name on the ballot for the Kentucky House of Representatives.  Last fall, I made my secondbiggest professional decision when I decided not to run for re-elec More...

Political Cartoon

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If you have any idea what’s making me sneeze, please let me know as soon as possible

On the last Monday of morning of May just after the sun came up and the dew had dried off the rose petals, I ventured out to the front porch, coffee in hand, plopped my carcass down onto our cherished Rufus Harrison platform swing and promptly began More...

Sports

New coach adds to UK credibility

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops says it’s easy to see the impact new receivers coach Lamar Thomas has with players.  “I just think you see a very energetic guy that brings credibility. More...

At state meet

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Struttin’ Time:

They are called a ‘Jake’ for a reason!

Carl and me have arrived in Kansas from Wyoming for the second leg of our western hunt.  More...

Health

Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in children’s sports

WASHINGTON  Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm.  More...

Husband fears germs in doctor’s offices

DEAR DR. ROACH: Our issue is with doctor’s offices and germs. My husband won’t see a doctor because he says they are some of the “germiest” places around. More...

SUMMER BARBECUING

Everyone loves a barbecue, but those fun summer get-togethers can derail your diet and possibly raise your blood sugar and blood pressure. This does not mean you have to give up barbecues just because you have diabetes. More...

Breaking News - 6/5/2016 3:06 PM

Police look for man, 18, who bit part of sister’s nose off during assault - Free Access

Police are looking for an 18-year-old Jeremiah man accused of biting off a chunk of his 14-year-old sister’s nose during an assault.William Dakota Phillips has been on the run since he was accused of assaulting his sister early Saturday morning. More...

Nation’s first female miner remembered

Diana Baldwin, a former Jenkins resident who shared the distinction of being the first woman to work as an underground coal miner in America, died Saturday after a long battle with lupus.  Baldwin, 67, became the focus of nationwide attention in More...

Governor is expected to pick new judge soon

Governor Matt Bevin is expected to soon appoint temporary Letcher Circuit Court judge from a list of three nominees recommended by the local Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC).  More...

News

Seedtime Festival marking 30th anniversary June 3-4

The media and arts organization Appalshop will present its 30th annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival in downtown Whitesburg, June 3 and 4. More...

Highlights of Fleming-Neon High

1967  Yearbook dedication  To those who have so willingly helped those in need, created an atmosphere of friendliness, and participated in making Fleming-Neon a wonderful school, we proudly dedicate this Buccaneer to Mr. and Mrs. More...

Phone woes plague prosecutor’s office

Telephone lines at the Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office have been malfunctioning for the past week and the office is working diligently to get the issue fixed. 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) A heads-up alert to all free-spirited Ewes and Rams: Be wary of a deal that could result in compromising your independence. Check every detail before making a commitment.  More...

Three new windshields in three months is too many

Dear Car Talk:  More...

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Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Route 7 antique stores draw customers from surrounding counties

Wow! Where did May go? It’s hard to believe June is here. Hope all had a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.  We stayed busy with many activities this past weekend. More...

Dylan Caudill is awarded Kenny Huffman Memorial Scholarship

Dylan Caudill, a senior at Letcher County Central High School, is the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship from the Kenny Huffman Memorial Tennis Classic.  Caudill is a Rogers Scholar, and was one of three grand marshals in last year’s gradua More...

Fields reunion planned July 2

The Willie and Susan Fields family and friends reunion will begin at 10 a.m., July 2, at Upper Shelter #2 in Kingdom Come State Park at Cumberland. Those attending should bring a covered dish. No alcoholic beverages. More...

Obituaries

Martha Watts dies at 85

Martha Rosidia Watts, 85, died May 23.  Formerly of Eolia, she was a daughter of the late William “Bud” and Margaret Collier, and the widow of Ezra Watts.  She was the mother of the late Freeda Watts and Rocky Watts, and a siste More...

Glen Harris Flanary, 76 dies

Graveside memorial services for Glen Harris Flanary, 76, Avon, Ind., will be held at 2 p.m., June 4, at the John L. Day Community Cemetery at Cowan. More...

Rites held for Josephine Richie

Josephine Richie, 72, of Neon, died May 27 at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn.  A daughter of Alma Fleenor Kincer and the late Graham Kincer, she was the mother of the late Stephanie Lynn Shepherd.  More...