July 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

The Way We Were

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

Moments and Memories of WHS

The Harris Award was named in honor of Professor Henry Howell Harris, who served as principal of Whitesburg High School from 1919 until 1927. More...

Opinions

Good news wasn’t so great

Newspapers are often faulted for not printing enough good news, and a reader lodged a fresh complaint along that line last week.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Choice a sign of weakness?

Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate is just what everyone is saying it is: a safe, traditional choice. More...

Sports

Ex-UK great’s mom happy with Toronto

Vaught’s Views

When Patrick Patterson joined the Toronto Raptors two years ago, his mother admits she did not know coach Dwane Casey was a former Kentucky player or assistant coach.  More...

Stewart on roll and among favorites for a win at Indy

LOUDON, N.H. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Where are all the ‘cool old men’?

In order to take another needed break from all the crazies in this world, let’s go back to our days of growing up or, like they say on the Lone Ranger, “Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.”  More...

Families & Friends

WHS reunion

The Whitesburg High School Class of 1976 will hold a 40th class reunion on Saturday, September 10, at Pine Mountain Grill in Whitesburg. All classmates are encouraged to attend. More...

Kingscreek Bluegrass Festival draws Rose Ballard

By ROSE BALLARD   Hello again everyone!  Summer is slipping away so fast. While there’s so much complaining of the hot weather, in just a few short months snow and ice will be here. More...

Oma Hatton is back and doing well

Hello everyone, hope you haven’t forgotten me.  I’ve been through a lot, but I’m doing better. I spent 20 days in rehab. I’m home now, but haven’t been getting out.  More...

Obituaries

Services set for Madonna Tackett

Funeral services for Madonna Tackett, 62, will be held at 1 p.m. today, July 20, in Whitesburg. More...

Rites held for Rickey Joe Pease

Rickey Joe Pease, 61, died July 13, at his home at Ermine.  He was a son of Isabel Taylor Pease of Ermine, and the late Joe Pease.  More...

Janice Ramey dies at 76

Janice Ramey, 76, of Jenkins, died July 14 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Jesse and Belua Charles, she was a sister of the late April Ramey.  Surviving are son, Kevin Ramey and wife Leann of Whitesburg; a daughter, Kar More...

County’s dog owners may face $2 fees

Dog owners in Letcher County may soon have to pay $2 per animal in annual licensing fees.  More...

Funds sought to help with search

A Letcher County woman has started a GoFundMe account on the Internet asking for financial assistance toward search efforts for her 38-year-old brother and his girlfriend who were fatally shot in central Kentucky.  More...

News

NASCAR great battling dementia agrees to donate brain to science

LOUDON, N.H.   He was one of NASCAR’s first superstars, but Fred Lorenzen’s memories of his Hall of Fame career have dimmed as he battles dementia. More...

Felony expungement law is now in effect

Required forms now available online

FRANKFORT  For 27 years after his felony conviction for stealing car radios, West Powell became accustomed to bad news: getting fired from his job, or worrying about a background check in his degree program.  More...

Town hall on Hep C

The state Department for Public Health is partnering with Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) to host a Hepatitis C Town Hall Meeting July 28 at Hazard Community and Technical College.  More...

Columns

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A misunderstanding tests the temperament of the sometimes headstrong Aries. Instead of blowing your top, take time for a pleasant diversion while things cool down.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 18 – 22   More...

What’s the worst you can do?

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

Digest this: Heavier people may die up to 3 years early

LONDON  Being too heavy may cost you your life — literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely.  More...

Woman spreads Zika through sex

NEW YORK   A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time femaleto male transmission of the germ has been documented.  More...

What is the cause of Meniere’s Disease?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband has Meniere’s disease. We cannot find anyone who can help him. Is there any medication for this? — L.M.  ANSWER: Meniere’s disease causes episodes of vertigo, tinnitus and eventually hearing loss. More...

Entertainment

Flavor pork chops with a buttermilk marinade

Summertime and the living is easy. Dinners can be casual, thrown together at the last minute. But when the kids start heading back to school, it’s time to switch gears; dinner usually needs to be planned and punctual.  More...

Masons selling lunch July 21

A pulled pork barbecue lunch will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. on July 21 at the Whitesburg   Masonic Lodge. Lunch includes a pulled pork barbecue sandwich, slaw, chips and a drink for $6. Free delivery is available within city limits. More...

Simple Swaps for Serious Flavor

From burgers to barbecued chicken, many of the best grilled foods are served with creamy condiments – often packing on calories and fat. More...