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News

Jenkins board leaves tax rate as is

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education voted to leave last year’s tax rates intact at its August meeting.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Miss Letcher County was Miss Kentucky. But then she wasn’t before she was again.

EDITOR’S NOTE — When comedian and TV and radio host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced the wrong winner at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant last December, it was seen as one of the all-time great failures in the world of entertainment, made More...

Salome's Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) As tensions ease on the home front, you can once more focus on changes in the workplace. Early difficulties are soon worked out. Stability returns as adjustments are made.  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

Shingles shot?

DEAR DR. ROACH: You have written many times about chickenpox, shingles and the shingles vaccine. My question concerns the age at which one should get the vaccine. More...

Forum focused on positive health efforts in mountains

Scientists, community leaders and researchers gathered at the Appalachian Health and Well-Being Forum at Whitesburg recently to share information about successful health and disease prevention programs in the region, to explore the role of community More...

Frequently Asked Questions: High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common but serious condition that often affects people with diabetes. Your doctor should be checking your blood pressure at every visit.  Why is it important to keep blood pressure under control?  More...

Entertainment

Show by ex-Deep Purple great proves that people will visit Letcher County

When Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Glenn Hughes visits Whitesburg tonight he will attract a sold-out audience of 150 at the Appalshop Theater, at least 120 of whom will be making their first visits to Letcher County.  More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ GLENN HUGHES (formerly of Deep Purple and Trapeze) with special guest JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR; Wed., August 24 at Appalshop  More...

Who penned the the song ‘Funny How Time Slips Away’?

1. Who was Stewball? 2. Who penned and recorded “Funny How Time Slips Away”? 3. Name the artist who released “Draggin’ the Line.”   More...

Meth-related cases on rise

9 of 15 new indictments are related to meth crimes

Nine of 15 people named in new felony indictments returned by the Letcher County Grand Jury face charges related to the manufacture or possession of the extremely addictive stimulant methamphetamine.  More...

Man charged with DUI after he was found driving with head out window

If you’re driving around a hospital parking lot with the hood of your car sticking through its windshield you are probably drunk.  More...

5 charged in just 3 days with making meth here

While many Letcher County residents hadn’t even awakened to their first cup of coffee early Tuesday morning, three people were gathered in a pickup truck in downtown Whitesburg starting their day — or continuing their night — by man More...

Opinions

Dirty politics, bankrupties hurt retired miners

A failing coal industry can no longer afford keep its promises to pay health and pension benefits to retired coal miners, who have toiled underground for 20 years or more and who may have emerged with significant health ailments. What now? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Better days already here

The annual cicadas have barely begun their end-of-summer evensong in the trees behind our house, but children in the neighborhood are already headed back to school.  Twice last week I had to pull my car to a stop and wait until the school bus do More...

Sports

Cougars hold on for win over Pike Co.

The Letcher County Central Cougars won their 2016 season opening game by a final score of 28-20 after a dramatic goal line stand as time expired. More...

Five questions

Five questions with Letcher County Central senior Preston Maggard Q: Discuss what it is like playing for Coach Matthews. A: I love playing for him and love him as a coach. More...

Talking with Coach Matthews

Following are comments from Letcher County Central head football coach Junior Matthews about his team’s opening performance against Pike County Central and what the Cougars will have to do to win against defending state champion Pikeville in th More...

Families & Friends

Richard Smith places in shooting competition

Sympathy to the family of Nancy Rogers Feltner, who recently died unexpectedly. More...

Air rescue employees speak at Rotary meeting

Tommy and Kristi Dingus from the AirMedCare Network, which operates the Wings Air Rescue helicopter ambulance service located in Jenkins, were guest speakers of the Rotary Club of Whitesburg on Aug. 6.  More...

Here’s a tip

* When kneading dough for bread or pizza crust, spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray.  • “ To avoid a dirtysmelling hamper, place a single sheet of fabricsoftener in the bottom of your laundry closet, or in the hamper itself.& More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Winston Johnson

Funeral services for Winston Johnson, 70, of Goose Creek, were held August 22 at the Hemphill Church of Christ. More...

Linda Sue Thompson dies at 50

Linda Sue Thompson, 50, of Whitesburg, died August 18 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Detroit, Mich., to the late Russell and Ruth Cook Thompson, she was a sister of the late Rusty Thompson, Johnny Thompson and Ruth Hogg.  More...

Easter Cantrell succumbs at 95

Funeral services for Easter Potter Cantrell, 95, of Indianapolis, Ind., were held August 21 in Jenkins. Burial was in Laurel Fork Cemetery in Jenkins.  Born in Pike County to the late Ira B. More...