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Grand jury charges 12 here

The Letcher County Grand Jury has named 12 people in 16 indictments.  Dawn R. More...

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

1959   Judy Adams b. 3-10-1941: Ambition, Dietician; Favorite Song, “It’s Just a Matter of Time”; Favorite Expression, All right! Advice to underclassmen, Have fun! Music Club, Bible Club, Pep Club, Band.  More...

Columns

When the president resigned

In an evening televised address 42 years ago this week, President Richard M. Nixon announced his intention to become the first president in American history to resign.  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, August 12, 1926 A new overalls factory is now running at full speed in Neon. The old-time Bull Dog overalls are being turned out daily by the hundreds. More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A troubling situation takes a positive turn and moves toward a resolution that should please you and your supporters. Meanwhile, make time to deal with new domestic issues.  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

Born between 1945 and ’65 and live in Kentucky? You should be tested for Hep C

Kentucky has the highest rate of hepatitis C infection in the nation, and many who have it don’t know they are infected and could be at risk of dying from it, even though it is easily diagnosed through a simple blood test and medications to tre More...

Too much ‘D’

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 86-year-old woman with three doctors battling over my vitamin D level for many years. I am 59 inches tall and weigh 95 pounds. I play nine holes of golf three times a week. More...

Feds drop advice to floss

Flossing might help you have better oral health. But there’s no proof of it, despite decades of recommendations by dental experts, the federal government and, yes, manufacturers of floss.  More...

Entertainment

Sensible Snacks that Really go POP!

Next time you reach for a snack, go for a great-tasting option that delivers on both flavor and nutrition. Sensible snacks can be surprisingly delicious when you choose ingredients wisely. More...

Make your watermelon a ‘dinner’ melon

Watermelons are a delicious, fresh ingredient that shouldn’t be restricted to fruit platters and buffet tables. Its versatility is astounding. More...

Shortcut Jamaican jerk

We love this shortcut Jamaican jerk — made with thick, juicy pork and succulent grilled fruit. Try our jerk rub on chicken pieces or salmon steaks too.   More...

29 file to run for council, board seats

Twenty-eight candidates beat the 4 p.m. deadline Tuesday to file to run for nonpartisan city and local offices in the November 8 general election.  More...

On the hunt for marijuana

Officers with the Kentucky State Police Cannabis Suppression Program teamed with the Army National Guard last week to identify and destroy marijuana plants found growing illegally. More...

News

Neon to print late payers’ names

Taxes were the main topic at the August meeting of the Fleming-Neon City Council. More...

Opinions

Bevin, Beshears must call a truce

We don’t expect politicians from opposing political parties to get along, much less work together these days. What we should still demand is that they don’t conduct their squabbles on our dime.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Trump supporters need heard, not disrespected

Anyone with confidence in the American people (and I have quite a lot of it) had to believe that Donald Trump’s unpreparedness, instability and just plain meanness would catch up with him eventually. More...

Sports

Morris family has basketball in their blood

Vaught’s Views

When it comes to playing basketball, Maci Morris has to have it in her blood.  The Kentucky sophomore guard’s mother, Patti, was a standout at Harlan High School and played at Transylvania. More...

Road courses now popular

Only two road races are included on the Sprint Cup’s 36-race schedule, but with each passing season both races continue to draw more and more fans who love the kind of action that at one time was only reserved for the short tracks.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

A trip back home to McRoberts

I took a memory to lunch this past weekend. Well actually it was several memories, as I was invited to do some “MC” work at the McRoberts Reunion.  More...

Families & Friends

Book signing at Fleming-Neon Library

A book signing was held at Fleming-Neon Public Library on August 3 for “Ree’s Gate”, juvenile fiction written by Missy Torrey, of Seco. More...

Stuart Robinson reunion draws alumni

August has rolled in and schools will start this week. Everyone, be safe on the roads and watch for the school buses and children.  This past weekend was the Stuart Robinson School reunion. More...

Photo

Eleven-month-old Mya Wells was first runner-up in the Montgomery County Fair Pageant. More...

Obituaries

Gary Adams dies at home

Gary Neal Adams, 68, died August 2 at his home at Pert Creek.  A son of Loretta Vern Hall Adams of Pert Creek and the late Carl Buford Adams, he was the father of the late Carl Jason Adams.  Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, More...

Louie Meeks dies at 100

Funeral services Louie Francis Meeks, 100, of McRoberts, were held August 3, in Neon. More...

Services held for Lavenia Ham

Lavenia Wells Ham, 80, of Waynesburg, died August 3 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.  Born in Kingscreek to the late Arthur and Polly Victoria Cornett Wells, she was the widow of Denver Gambrel, and was later married to C More...