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W’burg city worker was severely beaten, police chief charges

A preliminary hearing will be held Thursday for a 21-year-old Whitesburg man charged in the brutal beating of a Whitesburg city employee last Wednesday outside of Walmart.  More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH  1980-81   The following article was written by John Bastolla and published in his column “In The Press Box” in the Jan. 31, 1980 Letcher County Community Press.   More...

Opinions

Trump is likely to help state’s GOP candidates

One year ago this week, his presidential campaign crashing, U.S. Sen. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

94th Dist. race may decide future of Kentucky House

On Tuesday, November 8, voters in Letcher County will go to their polling places to cast ballots in a number of races.  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

To reverse damage of sitting, take a brisk, hour-long walk

LONDON  If you spend all day sitting, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour.  More...

Prostate screening guidance changes

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m 67 and male. When I had a male doctor, he did a yearly testicle and prostate exam during my physical. Now the practice has been taken over by female doctors, and for the past three years, this has not been done. More...

Homegrown Zika raises even more questions on risk

WASHINGTON  Homegrown mosquitoes apparently have infected 14 people in the Miami area with Zika and now it’s up to tried-and-true public health measures to stamp out the birth defect-causing virus before it spreads.  More...

Entertainment

The Mystery Lights here August 11

Seen in photos above and below are The Mystery Lights, a retro-rock band whose new single “Follow Me Home” is lighting up radio stations across the country, the group will appear in conce More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ THE MYSTERY LIGHTS; Tue., Aug. 11 in Whitesburg at Summit City. $15 admission. GLENN HUGHES (formerly of Deep Purple and Trapeze) with  More...

Who was born Ernest Evans?

1. Were the McGuire Sisters really related?  2. Who had a hit with “Fool Number One”?   3. Which group wrote and released “I Want to Make the World Turn Around,” and when?  4. More...

Jenkins gets new alcohol vote Sept. 27

Residents of the City of Jenkins will be given the opportunity to decide next month whether alcohol sales should be allowed in qualifying retail establishments.  The city, which now permits the sale of alcoholic beverages only in qualified resta More...

Water board to use phone alerts

The Letcher County Water and Sewer District will now be able to access the same notification system the Letcher Fiscal Court and other county offices use to notify their customers about specific information concerning their water.  More...

News

Kiwanis Club welcomes new Jenkins schools superintendent

The Kiwanis Club of Jenkins recently welcomed Mike Genton as a special guest and newest member.  More...

Civil War reenactment August 6-7

The sounds of muskets and cannons will reverberate once again at Pound Gap on Aug. 6 and 7, as they were over 150 years ago, during the Civil War. The reenactment will be held at the Little Shepherd Amphitheater near Jenkins. 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 sometimes go to extremes to prove a point. But this time, you won’t have to. Supporters are ready, falling over themselves to help you make your case.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS AUGUST 1 - 5   More...

Sports

Givens: Calipari gave game back to fans

Vaught’s Views

I’ve told you before what a big John Calipari fan that former UK All-American Jack Givens is. More...

Buescher emerges in the fog at Pocono for first Cup win

LONG POND, Pa. More...

In memory of Bill Baker

Struttin’ Time:

This is a sad day in my world, as another friend of mine has been carried across The Silent River. Bill Baker of McRoberts was a lifetime friend and one of the finest men I have ever known. He left this journey we call life much too soon.  More...

Families & Friends

Before we had electricity

Hoping to find that all my readers and loved ones are doing well. It is awful to be in pain or sick in any way.  I watched the Trump convention al last week. More...

Happy Birthday, Rachel Spangler

We would like to wish our beautiful daughter and sister a wonderful 17th birthday. We are very proud of all of her accomplishments as a first-year varsity pitcher. She won 20 games with the help of her wonderful team. She exceeded 112 strikeouts. More...

Finally, a product that keeps the blackbirds, starlings away

As long-timer readers of this column already know, I despise blackbirds, particularly starlings and grackles, because they are essentially flying rats and should be, in my opinion, listed as species of vermin in places that categorize such creatures. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell, 58, died July 26 at his home at Hallie.  A son of Junior “Ruley” and Dorothy Combs Campbell of Cornettsville, he was a brother of the late Virginia Halcomb.  More...

Services held for Bill Baker

Bill W. Baker, 76, of McRoberts died July 28 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Wilson Woodrow and Allie Louis Baker, he was a brother of the late Ena Faye Potter.  More...

Mabel ‘Ruth’ Frazier dies at 90

Mabel “Ruth” Caudill Frazier, 90, died June 30 at the Indian River Center in West Melbourne, Fla.  Born in UZ to the late William McKinley and Etta Bea Dixon Caudill, she was the widow of Virgil Glenn Frazier.  She was a sister More...