September 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County faces huge shortfall in budget

Less than three full months into the budget for Fiscal Year 2016–2017, the Letcher County Fiscal Court is facing a $1.3 million shortfall and the necessity of taking drastic action.  More...

News

Mrs. Bentley reminds us why we shouldn’t forget the elderly

Editor’s Note: Many present and former Letcher County residents will remember Helen Bentley for her work as a reading teacher in the Letcher County School System in the Sixties and Seventies. She is now 102 years old, Mrs.  More...

The Linefork community center is badly missed

My hands are so sore I can hardly write. Greetings to all the readers of The Mountain Eagle.  Linefork   Sunday, Sept. 18, I was watching TV when the news came of an explosion in New York City and other states, and stalking, etc. More...

Bad winter is being predicted

Hello everyone!  Thanks to all who have inquired about my column not being in The Mountain Eagle. This should make up as I’ve tried to play catch up.  Southern Ohio   More...

Sports

Wildcat defenders are getting better?

Mark Stoops said he was taking over the Kentucky defense last week and almost everyone thought it could not hurt. More...

Struttin’ Time: Seeing harvest moon was a treat

As the days seem to keep getting hotter as the month of September disappears, the hunting season heats up for sure.  Although I haven’t been into the woods yet, I have seen some good pictures of deer that hunters have taken. More...

Cougars whip Bobcats, will visit Perry Central

Letcher County Central improved its record to 3-2 after a 42-28 win over visiting Breathitt County.  LCC sprinted to a 28-0 lead midway through the second quarter and coasted to the victory to build momentum into district play, which begins next More...

Families & Friends

Event honors late firemen

What started as a remembrance of a late Whitesburg firefighter has resulted in the first Fire Officers Memorial 3k/5k Walk/Run that will take place in Whitesburg on Saturday.  More...

Festival events

Friday, Sept. More...

Reunions, Heritage Festival are nice

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’ve had a pretty busy week. That’s the way I like it. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Dunn

Michael S. Dunn, 70, of Charlestown, Ind., died August 29 at the University of Louisville Hospital.  Born in Blackey to the late Hager and Lora Smith Dunn, he was a veteran of the U.S. More...

Services held for Cornett

Graveside memorial services for Brenda Sue Cornett, 68, of Arizona, were held September 21 at the Cornett Cemetery. More...

Roger Cook dies at 61

Roger Dale Cook 61, of Whitesburg, died September 16 at Pikeville Medical Center.  He was a son of Gyrtle June Cook and the late James Cook.  More...

READYING THE RIDES

— Workers with Derby City Attractions of Louisville worked in 90-plus degree temperatures Tuesday afternoon while setting up carnival rides for the annual Letcher County Mountain Heritage Festi More...

Parade leaders named

Opening ceremonies for the Mountain Heritage Festival Parade will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Moments and Memories of WHS

From 1941-42   Whitesburg Hi News- 1941-42: The Yellowjackets scored the first touchdown in the first quarter of the game. David Fields carried the ball for 55 yards.  More...

Salome's Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of Sept. 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

Treat or monitor early prostate cancer? 10-year survival same

LONDON  Men with early prostate cancer who choose to closely monitor their disease are just as likely to survive at least 10 years as those who have surgery or radiation, finds a major study that directly tested and compared these options.  More...

Can treatment slow ‘smoldering myeloma’?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the smoldering stage, based on a bone marrow biopsy and blood tests. More...

Antibiotic gel would tackle ear infections

WASHINGTON  Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt of special ear drops one day might replace that ordeal.  More...

Entertainment

Wonderful Weeknight Dining

Make any day taste like Sunday

With school, work and evening activities all spiraling in different directions, most families find that some things have to give. More...

Grandmother’s apple cake signals fall

My grandmother, who lived with us when I was growing up, had a serious sweet tooth and would bake something almost every day.  In the spring, it was coconut cream pie. In the summer, home-made ice cream and peach pie. More...

Trivia Test

1. GEOLOGY: What is pumice made of, and what is its most unusual characteristic?  2. ANATOMY: How much blood does the human body contain, on average?  3. MONEY: How many ridges does a dime have?  4. More...