September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Police in Neon now equipped with cameras

Officers with the Fleming-Neon Police Department are now equipped with body cameras and Police Chief Mike Dingus said he will be glad to show anyone who is interested how they work. More...

News

Financially-strapped Jenkins looking at cutting vehicle tax

The Jenkins City Council will be delayed in finishing the tax rates for the coming year until City Manager Benny McCall can determine how much a proposed one percent cut in the city’s motor vehicle tax rate will cost.  More...

Nursing graduate

April Fleming was graduated in August from Chamberlain College of Nursing with a master’s degree in science of nursing specializing in family nurse practitioner with distinction honor. More...

Special night planned for college students here

College Night will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept. 16, in Whitesburg. The event will include live music, street magic, a gallery hope, a dance party and Trivia.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Moments in Time

* On Sept. 22, 1598, famed playwright Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter after a duel. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Professor E.B. Hale

Prof. E.B. (Elijah) Hale, well known educator, dies after long illness  This morning, Thursday, February 29, 1940, Elijah B. Hale left his earthly work, and answered the call of God to higher labor.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

Surge in ER visits for injuries and concussions from soccer

CHICAGO  Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found.  More...

Can lazer zap nail fungus?

DEAR DR. ROACH: In discussing treatment of nail fungus, you did not mention newer laser treatments that I see advertised by podiatrists in my area. Are they effective? — J.F.  More...

More superbug-related cases

NEW YORK   A fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but researchers are expressing relief that so far these superbug precursors have not spread to others.  More...

Entertainment

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

September 14 — The Kentucky Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the KBC Bloodmobile at 226 Medical Plaza in Whitesburg. Donors will receive a non-fasting cholesterol test.   More...

Attorney claims murder suspect is ‘incompetent’ to be put on trial

The trial of the first of two defendants charged it the January 1, 2014 stabbing death of a Letcher County man was ordered delayed until at least November after a defense attorney said his defendant was mentally incompetent. More...

Whitesburg council keeps tax rate same; needs garbage truck

Following the second reading of Ordinance 2016-3, property and other city tax rates for the City of Whitesburg will remain the same as they were last year, at $.34 per $100 real property. This is the same rate as in 2007. More...

Opinions

UK sets a very poor example in open records flap

Kentucky’s open records and open meetings laws exist for a reason. They provide transparency by allowing the public to access information about how public money is spent and how public entities operate.  More...

Candidates are upside down

This is the inversion election, a contest in which so many of our familiar mental categories have been turned upside down.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

Volleyball team makes Jenkins history

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers Volleyball team made school history over the weekend, winning the 14th Region All-A Volleyball Tournament, the school’s first ever volleyball title. More...

Freddie Maggard’s love of UK football

If you are a Kentucky football fan, you either know Freddie Maggard or know about him. More...

Cougars improve to 2-2; host Breathitt Co. Friday

Nick Sergent threw four touchdowns and Avery Stamper led the defense with 14 tackles as the Letcher County Central Cougars (2-2) beat defending Virginia state champion Central High School by a final score of 39-20.  More...

Families & Friends

Bring Autumn Colors to Spiced Sweets

Cooler temperatures, beautiful chang- ing leaves and the familiar scent of pumpkin pie spice are all signs of fall. More...

A beef, cheese, poblano and beer burger

The ancestor of this recipe was a beloved burger on the menu of a bar where I was a cook back in my college days.  More...

Bike race will grow, organizers say

Organizers of a bicycle rally in Whitesburg and the surrounding part of the county expect it to double in size next year, attracting up to 100 riders to accept The Pine Mountain Summit Challenge.  Winston Lee, one of the organizers of the event More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Murray dies at 92

Funeral services for Alka June Murray, 92, of Owingsville, formerly of Jenkins, were held September 10 in Jenkins. More...

Rites held her for McPeeks

Christina Gay McPeeks, 49, died September 9 at her home at Redfox.  A daughter of Crystal Brock McPeeks of Knott County and the late Roy Arnold McPeeks, she was the mother of the late Keshia Stamper, and a sister of the late David McPeeks.  More...

Bowman dies at 82

Winfrey Kenny Bowman, 82, of Pert Creek, died September 7 at the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard.  A son of the late Delbert and Goldie Coots Bowman, he was a member of the Calvary Temple Church.  More...