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Features

The Way We Were

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

Little was revealed about crash in 1966 that killed Letcher pilot

When the body of First Lieutenant James Nelson Spangler was brought back to Letcher County from Okinawa, Japan for burial in June 1966, little was known about the circumstances surrounding his death.  More...

Opinions

Why would Hillary bring Bill back to us?

What’s past, as Shakespeare has told us, is prologue.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

What Ryan should have said

Hillary Clinton gave the speech about Donald Trump that, with a few changes, House Speaker Paul Ryan could have given. More...

Sports

ESPN reporter feels at home at UK

During the last few years, Kentucky basketball fans have gotten to know ESPN reporter Shannon Spake very well and have embraced her to the point that they sometimes feel like she is part of the Big Blue Nation.  How does Spake feel about that?&n More...

Champions again!

The Fleming-Neon Little League Red Sox won the 2016 league Tee-Ball Championship last week, repeating as champs after also winning the 2015 crown. More...

The Manufacturer’s Chase

The most often overlooked championship trophy NASCAR awards at the end of each season is the one that crowns the winning Sprint Cup manufacturer.  It will never grab the headlines that the battle for the Sprint Cup driver’s title demands, More...

Families & Friends

We would fight the flu with toddies

I had lots of company stop by on Memorial Day weekend after going to the Ingram Cemetery to decorate their loved ones’ graves, and also to watch the veterans do their wonderful tribute to all the soldiers’ graves and put little American f More...

Collins to teach in Bulgaria

Lewis Collins is the recipient of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Razgrad, Bulgaria.  More...

To perform at Norton, Va.

Benny Jones & CMT Country will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., on Saturday, June 11. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.   More...

Obituaries

Dr. James Crase dies at 78

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Services held for Linda Jenkins

Memorial services for Linda Louise Jenkins, 70, of Dunham, were held June 4 at Peoples Baptist Church. More...

Lelar R. Baldwin dies at 88

Lelar R. Baldwin, 88, of Burdine, died May 28 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Pikeville.  More...

Life expectancy is 72 in Letcher, new study finds

Life expectancy, perhaps the most basic measure of a community’s overall health, is among the lowest in the state in Letcher County, and that’s in line with the rest of southeastern Kentucky.  More...

To appear on July 4

Country singer Lorrie Morgan will headline the City of Whitesburg’s Fourth of July Celebration at River Park.  Having landed more than 25 singles on Billboard Hot Country Singles charts since 1989, Morgan has had three number one hits &mda More...

News

Man, 18, accused of biting sister’s nose is in custody

Authorities have apprehended an 18-year-old Jeremiah man accused of biting off part of his 14-year-old sister’s nose during an assault, but no charges have been filed.  William Dakota Phillips is accused of assaulting his sister early Satu More...

Ex-deputy sheriff will be released from prison, state parole board rules

The lack of any prior criminal history apparently played a key role in the Kentucky Parole Board’s decision to release a former Letcher County sheriff ’s deputy from jail after serving less than one year of a five-year prison sentence.&nb More...

SILENT PRISON PROTEST

— A small group of citizens representing an organization called the Letcher County Governance Project staged a short protest against a planned federal prison slated for construction at Roxana d More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Family and friends rally around as you confront an unexpected challenge. Some plans will have to be changed until all the fuss and fluster settle down.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JUNE 6 – 10   More...

Reader is all out of ideas about her mystery noise

Dear Car Talk:  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

When to give up: Treatment or comfort for late-stage cancer?

CHICAGO  Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment.  More...

Is knee replacement the only option?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a female in my 60s, and for the past couple of months I have been having some discomfort and swelling in my right knee. I am slightly overweight and have osteoarthritis. More...

Frequently Asked Questions: High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common but serious condition that often affects people with diabetes. Your doctor should be checking your blood pressure at every visit.  Why is it important to keep blood pressure under control?  More...

Entertainment

Community Calendar

The Mountain Shrine Club is offering Georgiagrown Vidalia onions for sale. The cost is $10 for a 10-pound bag. Contact any member of the Shriners.   More...

Rockers to play some familiar tunes Sunday

Whitford/St. Holmes to perform some tunes they helped make popular with Aerosmith, Nugent

When Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and former Ted Nugent Band singer Derek St. Holmes appear in Whitesburg on Sunday they will perform some of the songs each helped make famous during the rock era of the 1970s.  More...

Coming Events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ BRAD WHITFORD (of Aerosmith) & DEREK ST. More...