June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Service held for Ron Parks

Ronald “Ron” Gene Parks, 81, of Ermine, died June 18 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  More...

Features

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, June 24, 1926 The Bell Telephone Company will soon take over operation of the East Kentucky Telephone Company at Pikeville and is negotiating to take over the Whitesburg Telephone Company.   More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1957  More...

Opinions

State of Kentucky’s Open Records law reaches milestone

In the 42-year history of the Kentucky Open Meetings Act, there may never have been a more remarkable ruling than the one issued last week by Attorney General Andy Beshear.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Souring Chicago’s sweet treat

For generations, kids from age 3 to 100 have loved munching on chocolaty Oreo cookies dipped in a glass of milk. But just over a year, ago, the tasty treat suddenly went sour.  More...

Sports

Daniel: ‘This is not Paintsville anymore’

Linebacker Kash Daniel knew playing football at Kentucky and in the Southeastern Conference would be a big adjustment. What the former Paintsville High School star did not know was just how big it would be.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

‘Carl’ won’t be along for next trip

The weather has forced Carl and myself to go deep into the last day of the hunt, hunting in North Platte, Neb., with Closman Outfitters.  More...

Race to Chase heating up

The summer portion of the Sprint Cup schedule will get underway this weekend at Sonoma’s road course, and with the dropping of its green flag there will only be 11 races left for a driver to become Chase eligible. More...

Families & Friends

Father’s Day brings back memories

Hello everyone!  Happy belated Father’s Day to all you dads and grandpas. I hope you had a wonderful day.  Father’s Day is always rough on me since my dad has been gone for so many years. More...

Receives accreditation

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to labs at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital, Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Mc- Dowell ARH, Middlesboro ARH, Morgan County ARH, Whitesburg AR More...

Vigil held for Orlando victims

Community members gathered at 8 p.m. on June 19 at the red bridge next to the walking trail in downtown Whitesburg to hold a candlelight vigil for the lives lost and those injured in the June 12 mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter, 25, died June 17 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington after a long illness.  A son of the Rev. More...

Rites held for Danny Lucas

Funeral services for Danny Lucas, 73, were held June 9 at Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. More...

Michael Spangler, 54, succumbs

Michael Spangler, 54, died May 31 at Pikeville Hospital.  A son of the late Jessie Olene Boyd Spangler and Fred Richard Spangler, he was an uncle of the late Charlie Fields.  He was a coalminer, an equipment operator, and an auto mechanic.& More...

Protests will not stop prison work, Rogers aide says

The federal government’s decision to build a new high-security prison in Letcher County will not change despite recent protests against the plan, the office of U.S. Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers says.  More...

Jenkins approves garbage rate hikes

Pointing to an operating loss of $79,000 in the city’s sanitation department, the Jenkins City Council voted to raise garbage fees by $3 per month for homes and 35 percent for businesses.  The vote to raise the monthly fees came after the More...

Fiscal court votes 5-1 to kill controversial ‘bathroom bill’

The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted five to one this week to end its controversial plan to try to pass a local ordinance that would make it a crime for transgender citizens to use public restrooms that match their gender identities.  More...

News

A good admissions essay may mean more financial aid for college expenses

A good admissions essay may mean more financial aid for college  Some colleges, especially private schools, require an essay as part of their admissions process for college freshmen. More...

BIRTHDAY

— Charlotte Kay Sexton will be one year old on June 25. Her parents are Shawn and Kayla Sexton of Isom. More...

Whitesburg ARH volunteers recognized

The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented awards to several hospital volunteer groups during the Association’s Auxiliary/ Volunteer Luncheon at the 87th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington.  The HANDS Awards (Helping Accomplish Note More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You clever Ewes and Rams love nothing more than to rise to a challenge. So, by all means, if you feel sure about your facts, step right up and defend your side of the issue.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JUNE 20 - 24   More...

Built-in GPS can’t hold a candle to Google Maps

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

Why blood pressure readings can vary

DEAR DR. ROACH: I would like to comment on your column regarding blood-pressure differences between the arms.  More...

Study: Up to 1 in 5 trauma deaths could be prevented

WASHINGTON  Up to 1 in 5 people may be dying unnecessarily from car crashes, gunshots or other injuries, a stark conclusion from government advisers who say where you live shouldn’t determine if you survive. 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...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTYROCK, POP, BLUES,RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZRICH ROBINSON (guitaristwith Black Crowes and Bad Company); Tue., July 19 at AppalshopTheater in Whitesburg. Tickets, $45,available at www.summitcitylounge. More...

Doing the ‘Hanky Panky’

1. What group released “Hanky Panky” in 1966? 2. Who released “All Strung Out.”   More...