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Features

The Way We Were

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

Military history magazine honors Jenkins World War II vet on cover

Carl Eugene Gallion Sr., a World War II veteran from Jenkins, was honored recently when an iconic photo of him appeared on the cover of the summer edition of “The Quarterly Journal of Military History,” a magazine published by HistoryNet. More...

Opinions

Words to consider for nation and us

Outrage over last week’s fatal police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota and deep anger over the subsequent killings of five police officers by a domestic terrorist in Dallas didn’t spare those of us who live hundreds of miles away in L More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s grandparent season!

Two summers ago, my then- 6-year-old grandson propped himself on a comfy chair and clasped his hands behind his head to watch me make a spectacle of myself in our kitchen.  I was performing, as if grinding 4 cups of fresh basil into pesto were t 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

New kidneys 40 years apart show progress of transplants

WASHINGTON  Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs.  More...

Green nail syndrome is not easy to treat

DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past four months, I have had an infection around the cuticle of my right index finger. There is green coloration under the nail near the cuticle, and the nail grew rather deformed. More...

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Exchanges Key to Diabetes Management

Most people with diabetes work closely with their care team to create a meal plan that helps guide them in selecting the right kinds of food in the proper amounts. More...

Entertainment

Black Crowes, Bad Company guitarist coming here on July 19

Rich Robinson, left, who with his brother Chris founded the legendary rock band The Black Crowes, will return to Whitesburg next Tuesday (July 19) for a concert presented by promoter Greg Napier at Appalshop Theatre.  More...

City seeks $6 million for project

The City of Whitesburg has taken another step toward rebuilding the old Daniel Boone Hotel by applying for a $6 million grant from the federal Appalachian Regional Commission.  More...

Jenkins’s only grocery closing this week

Casey’s IGA, a small food store chain operating in eastern Kentucky, is closing the Jenkins IGA on Friday after 10 years in that city. More...

News

Jenkins officials happy with waterline progress

Drifters are picked to headline fall festival

After nearly 20 years of replacing waterlines and upgrading systems, the City of Jenkins is starting to see a positive return on the Jenkins Waterline Replacement Project.  More...

New laws start July 15

Couples getting married in Kentucky will fill out a new marriage license form starting July 15 when legislation that was sparked by the controversy over Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ actions last year takes effect.  More...

Teen sentenced

A Whitesburg teen has been sentenced to seven years in a state penitentiary in the death of a fourmonth old baby in June 2014.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You face the possibility of raising your relationship to another level. However, your partner might demand that you make promises for which you’re not sure you’re ready.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS — JULY 11 - 15   More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1982  Homecoming 1981  More...

Sports

UK football fans say ‘no’ to ’Bama visit

Not sure anyone should be surprised that Kentucky sent back over 1,000 tickets for its game against Alabama October 1 in Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

A world seemingly gone crazy

Have you ever had a complete change of heart and mind over something you were going to do or say? This is one of those times.  More...

Chase clock is still ticking

Saturday’s race at Kentucky Speedway was the halfway point on the Sprint Cup schedule that now leaves only eight races left in the regular season before the Chase field of 16 drivers will be set with the opportunity to run for the title.  More...

Families & Friends

Community Calendar

July 15-16 — The Kingscreek Music Festival at Kingscreek Community Park, Hwy. 160, begins at 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday. More...

Films will be shown outside here Thursdays

Appalshop will present Films Under the Stars: Summer Screening Series at 9 p.m., every other Thursday evening from July 21 to September 1. The films will be shown on the Appalshop grounds at 91 Madison Avenue, Whitesburg. More...

Porch is place for cool breeze, rain

Hello everyone!  Oh what a beautiful morning in the Ohio Valley area, although it is supposed to rain before long. I wish I had an enclosed addition to my house so I could sit and watch the rain without it blowing in.  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Barbara Damron

Former Dorton resident Barbara Ellen Sturgill Damron, 79, of Nicholasville, died July 6 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.  More...

Rites held for Duffea Jent

Memorial services for Duffea Noreen Jent, 57, of Fleming-Neon, were held July 8 in Florence, S.C..  Born in Whitesburg to the late John and Rosetta Watkins Jent, she died July 4 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in South Carolina.  Also pre More...

Rites held for Roy Wayne Fields

Roy Wayne Fields, 67, died July 5 his home at Nancy. He was a son of Vendetta Lowe Fields and the late Roy Fields.  More...