July 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dr. Sizemore dies at home

A longtime Whitesburg optometrist died July 1 at his residence in Isom.  Dr. More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

Class of ‘46  Trip to D.C.  More...

Sports

Q&A with UK’s new top boss on offense

Vaught’s Views

New Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran got to see UK’s returning players practice and scrimmage in April. More...

Jackie Boggs edges Bloomquist at 201; Isom has 4 winners

201 Speedway held the second annual Bob Miller Memorial 50 with drivers Brandon Fouts, last year’s winner Jackie Boggs, the 2015 Late Model Truck champ Chris Combs, and Scott Bloomquist on hand. More...

Hunting brings brand new friendship

Struttin’ Time:

Making new friends has always come easy to me. When I was a radio DJ, it seemed I made several acquaintances each day. You can meet new friends by just smiling and saying hello.  More...

Health

Vision loss may cause hallucinations

DEAR DR. ROACH: When I lost the vision in my eye in an accident, I had Charles Bonnet syndrome hallucinations. I am 80 years old, and I went completely blind in one eye. More...

Sunscreen doesn’t work as well as it says: What to do?

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Getting OD antidote with pills may cut visits to ER

WASHINGTON  Overdoses don’t happen just to heroin addicts — patients who legally use strong painkillers called opioids are at risk in the nation’s epidemic, too. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Helen Richardson

Funeral services for Helen Christine Richardson, 85, were held July 2 in Whitesburg. More...

Services held for Bonnie Asher

Bonnie Asher, 86, died June 29 at her home at Letcher.  A daughter of the late Sherman and Amy Jones Childers, she was the widow of William Curtis Asher.  Mrs. More...

Rites held for Larry Dean Fields

Larry Dean Fields, 66, of Richmond, died June 28 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital in Mt. More...

Break in weather lets the show go on

More than 3,500 people braved stormy weather Monday night to see a free Fourth of July concert by country music star Lorrie Morgan at River Park in Whitesburg. More...

Man’s death was natural, coroner says

An Eolia man died of natural causes inside a convenience store bathroom early Sunday morning, said Letcher County Coroner Perry Fowler.  Homer T. Sharp was pronounced dead at 5:45 a.m. More...

Letcher schools lost only two students

Despite continued job losses in the mining industry in Letcher County, student enrollment in the county school district fell by only two students between the end of the 2014-15 school year and the 2015-16 year, which ended with 3,097 students enrolle 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) You’re not Sheepish when it comes to asserting your opinions on what you think is right or wrong. Be assured that you’re being heard, and something positive will follow.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 4 - 8   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...

Families & Friends

Community Calendar

July 9 — Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. 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...

More Larry Vaught: Grid coach talks; ex-UK great helps disabled veterans

Offense is about execution. If you are not disciplined and do all the little things right, that is going to separate us. More...

Ralph Stanley tribute this week

In honor of the late Ralph Stanley, Appalshop will present a memorial screening of Herb E. Smith’s 2000 documentary “The Ralph Stanley Story”, to be followed by questions and answers with the filmmaker. More...

Entertainment

Celebrations

GETTING READY — Firefighter Charles Colwell loaded mortar tubes Monday afternoon in front of Whitesbug City Hall. More...

Smoking ribs is as easy as grilling them

There was the year that I demonstrated how to make ribs eight times on the same national morning show. More...

Citrus filling, salty crust make winner of Atlantic Beach Pie from coast of North Carolina

This Atlantic Beach Pie recipe comes from Bill Smith, long-time chef of Crook’s Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. When I first tasted it, I went into a pie-induced trance. More...