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Features

The Way We Were

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

Reds’ pitcher threw his second straight no-hitter June 15, 1938

On June 15, 1938, Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer pitched his second consecutive no-hit, no-run game. Vander Meer is the only pitcher in baseball history to throw two back-toback no-hitters.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You feel ready to face up to a major change, although it might involve some risks. A once-dubious family member comes around and offers support and encouragement.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JUNE 13 - 17   More...

Car safety for rear-end collisions

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

Don’t let summer heat stop workout

DEAR DR. ROACH: I usually walk 45 minutes daily for a cardio workout. However, the Florida summer heat can be brutal, so instead of walking, I swim and walk one hour in the pool. Is that as good a cardio workout as walking? — R.G.  More...

Kids’ sleep guidelines offer shut-eye guidance by age

CHICAGO  Parental warning: Don’t lose sleep over new guidelines on how much shut-eye your kids should be getting.  The recommendations range from up to 16 hours daily for babies to at least eight hours for teens. More...

Fewer teens are having sex

NEW YORK   The troubles with kids these days ... are not as common as they used to be. U.S. More...

Entertainment

Community Calendar

June 15-17 — Cheerleading camp in the Letcher County Central High School gymnasium. Applications available in the LCCHS offi ce.   More...

Simply Sweet Summer Entertaining

Light, refreshing flavors are the perfect solution for a summer meal. As temperatures heat up, take your summer entertaining to the next level with a secret ingredient that is as pretty as it is tasty.  More...

Chicken sandwich gets picnic-worthy makeover

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A famously claims that they didn’t invent the chicken, just the fried chicken sandwich. There is no denying that the fried chicken sandwich is a classic and crave-able combination. More...

Jenkins board continues the stressful task of hiring supt.

The Jenkins Independent Board of Education now hopes to have a new superintendent by June 23.  More...

Needle exchange long way off

Although some local officials — as well as a growing number of citizens — appear to be warming to the idea of Letcher County becoming the state’s 15th county to approve a needle-exchange program, the service would not be open to dru More...

News

Whitesburg will soon have gained 112 jobs, mayor tells council

Whitesburg will have added a total of 112 new jobs by the time the new Taco Bell opens this fall, bringing with it 45 full- or part-time jobs. Taco Bell is currently under construction in the western end of the city.  More...

Bank team wins golf scramble

The Rotary Club of Whitesburg and Letcher County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Golf Scramble at Raven Rock Golf Course in Jenkins on Friday, June 10. Six teams participated in the scramble.  More...

Top Letcher students named

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) President Dr. More...

Sports

Stoops hopes late loss fires up troops

Does the memory of last year’s season-ending loss to Louisville that cost UK a bowl bid after the Cats got off to a big early lead still haunt Coach Mark Stoops? More...

Basketball mom also an Aerosmith fan

Patti Morris, left, met rock musicians Derek St. Holmes, left, and Brad Whitford, right, after the performance of Whitford/St. Holmes at Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg Sunday night. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Trip west begins to wind down

I was home in Letcher County for the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of Raymond “Pap” and Mrs. Brown. It was a great event, put on by their daughter, Connie Sturgill, and son Dale.  More...

Families & Friends

‘Roots and Branches’ performance set

Well folks, hope all of you are surviving this heat wave we are having. Little too hot for me. I like it warm with a little breeze, not hot and humid. More...

McRoberts Days coming in August

It’s coming up on McRoberts Days before we know it. More...

Here’s a tip

• If you use plastic grocery store bags to line a small garbage can, here’s a great way to keep them from falling into the bottom of the can: Use two Command hooks (they have a stick-on back) on either side of your trash can. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Sharon K. Watts

Sharon K. Watts, 50, died June 10 at her residence on Sandlick.  She was the daughter of Billy and Dorothy Halcomb Sexton, and was preceded in death by a brother, Eddie Keith Sexton, and her grandparents.  More...

Services held for Nancy Tyler

Nancy Tyler, 87, of Dry Fork, died June 6 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.  A daughter of the late Thomas and Eliza Hilton, she was the widow of Comis Tyler.  More...

Betty Sue Trent dies at 79

Betty Sue Trent, 79, died June 4 at Pikeville Medical Center.  She was a daughter of the late Sam and Captolia Miles.  Surviving are three sons, Harold Trent of Vine Grove, Clyde Trent Sr. More...