October 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New ‘bookmobile’ here

After more than a year without a bookmobile, the Letcher County Public Library District’s new bookmobile has finally hit the road. More...

Opinions

Modern bullies use technology

There was a time, not long ago, when a parent’s concern about bullying was centered mostly on the schoolyard, playground or neighborhood.  Today, communication technology presents a new and seemingly limitless portal through which bullies More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Angie Hatton was among candidates at KFB forum

Candidates for the 92nd, 93rd and 94th district state House seats gathered in Pikeville late last week for a forum hosted by Kentucky Farm Bureau, in which they discussed issues facing eastern Kentucky, focusing on farming and agriculture. More...

Sports

Loss drops Cougars to 4-3; district foe N. Laurel here next

The Letcher County Central Cougars hope to regroup this week after their three-game winning streak was snapped by visiting Harlan County last Friday, 26-6.  The Cougars will remain home this coming Friday to take on North Laurel at 7:30 p.m.&nbs More...

So long to bear hunting in Maine

Struttin’ Time:

Isn’t Struttin’ Time, a welcome relief from all the nasty election talk going on right now?  More...

The road to Homestead

The Sprint Cup Series is a 10- race marathon that is broken up into three short sprints that are used to narrow down the field of drivers that will eventually get the opportunity to be one of the championship four that go to Homestead with a chance t More...

Families & Friends

It’s almost time to make molasses

I can’t believe I haven’t written in over a month! So most will be from the first of September, and most I have probably forgotten.  More...

Photo

Brandon Hicks, 21, and his father, Charles Henry Hicks, both of Lexington, along with Brandon’s grandfather, Charles Ronald Hicks of Burdine, went to see the Wall of the Walking Dead in Cynthia More...

Friday Nite Pickin’ October 7

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center.  Schedule of events:  The Senior Fellowship will continue for each week on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Alicia Combs

Alicia LyVonn Combs, 42, died September 27 at her home in Lexington.  She was a daughter of Matt McGee and Brenda Sue Frazier Combs of Kingscreek, and was co-owner of CarmAlicia Salon and Spa in Lexington.  More...

Rites held for Solomon Halcomb

Solomon H. Halcomb, 90, of Cowan, died September 24 at the East Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard.  A son of the late Emmit and Hettie Hampton Halcomb, he was the widower of Monia I. More...

Lillie Mullins buried at Ermine

Lillie Mae Mullins, 74, died September 24 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.  A daughter of the late Ernest Clyde and Della Mae Fleming Johnson, she was a sister of the late Raymond Johnson, Charlsie Gibson and Billie Meredith. More...

MURDER AT BURDINE

— Mountain Breeze Apartments at Ben’s Branch, Burdine, was the scene of a murder that is believed to have taken place very early Tuesday morning. (Photo by Chris Anderson) More...

Jenkins can’t start work on alcohol law for two months

It will be at least two months before the City of Jenkins can take action toward formally approving alcohol sales in the city after citizens voted overwhelmingly last week to approve liquor sales for the first time since Letcher County was voted dry More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, October 6, 1926 The entire town of Whitco — which consists of at least 50 lots, 36 homes, one store building and boarding house, and 275 acres of mineral &mdas More...

Back in his dad’s work truck

Raymond Lee Day, a Whitesburg native now living in Lexington, was back home recently to drive the fire truck his father, the late Remious Day, helped purchase for the Whitesburg Fire Department a sho More...

Walter Payton’s record run

* On Oct. 6, 1866, in Indiana, the Reno gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S., making off with over $10,000. Holding up moving trains in remote locations soon became popular in the American West.   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Yuor 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

Mother of twins uncovers lasting impact of son’s organ donation

In this frame grab from a video, are Sarah Gray with her son Callum, 6, and infant daughter Jocelyn in their Washington home. More...

Taking the next step in weight-loss journey

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been trying to lose weight, with no results. I have cut back on carbs and sugar. In general, I watch what I eat. I also go to the YMCA and work out — in the water mostly, because my legs hurt so much. I weigh 286 pounds. More...

Research finds talc doesn’t cause cancer

TRENTON, N.J.   Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn’t reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. More...

Entertainment

Delicious ‘onion cornbread’

Over the summer, I traveled to Wooster, Ohio, for a barbecue summit at the headquarters of Certified Angus Beef.  It was a trip filled with learning, camaraderie — and lots of smoked beef.  More...

Ditch the dairy for this flavorful cauliflower soup

This time of year, with the weather getting colder, I love to serve soup for supper. It’s an easy sell at my house, where The Husband is a soup-aholic. But with a soup this good, I firmly believe you can sell it to anyone. More...

Croustade will tempt even non-vegetarians

I love to talk about food. To me, food is the universal common denominator, because everyone has to eat. More...