October 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Service being planned for murder victim, 50

A memorial service is being planned for 50-yearold Michael Dean Lowe, who was murdered in his home at the Mountain Breeeze Apartment complex in Burdine on October 4.  More...

News

City to patrol Solomon

Speeders on Solomon Drive will soon see more police enforcement to protect children, pedestrians, and other motorists.  More...

Neon to get help with leaks

A nonprofit organization that assists small water utility companies like those in Letcher County will bring specialized equipment to the City of Fleming-Neon this week to help find water leaks that caused the city to lose 31 percent of the water it p More...

Low water at Bad Branch

Dry autumn weather has reduced the water feeding Bad Branch Falls to nearly a trickle. The falls are located at the headwaters of the Cumberland River near Oven Fork in Letcher County. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Speaking of Soaps

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Wyatt wrestled with the pros and cons of knowing that Quinn is Eric’s Power of Attorney instead of Ridge. Steffy begged Wyatt to keep quiet about the lie Ridge has been telling Quinn.  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

The Tigers are coming! No, this is not a circus, but a game of basketball at the Armory next Saturday night at 7 p.m. between the Hazard Baptist Institute Tigers and the Whitesburg High School that will be more exciting than a circus. 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...

Families & Friends

Calvary College holds 50th reunion

They say you can never go home again. They tell you it can never be the same. Yet, sometimes in life when you revisit the memories of youth, it is as if you had never left. That is what it was like.  More...

Blackey Days draws crowd

The recent spaghetti dinner fundraiser held to help with medical and travel expenses for Laura and Michael Adams was a huge success. More...

My heart and feet took over my thinking

Once again my heart and feet took over my thinking. Thursday morning, even though I was feeling bad, I started putting a few things in my worn-out bag. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Thursa Baker

Funeral services for Thursa Baker, 89, were held October 8 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery in Ermine.  Born at Campbranch, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Maudie Gibson Kiser and the widow of Kermit Baker. More...

Jim T. Whitaker dies at 71

Jim T. Whitaker, 71, of Ovenfork, died October 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  A son of the late Jim T. More...

Paul Gilliam, 65, succumbs

Paul Eugene Gilliam, 65, of Mayking, died October 6 at Pikeville Medical Center.  He was a son of the late Willard and Belvia Holbrook Gilliam, and was also preceded in death by a son, Chad Gilliam; a brother, Ronnie Gilliam; and a sister, Ruth More...

Alleged school threat had no basis, police say

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb said his deputies and other police officers investigated a report that a student had planned on carrying a gun to Letcher Central High School last Friday, but determined the report was not credible.  More...

Woolly worms differ whether winter will be awful or mild

The National Association of Woolly Worm Winter Weathers Watchers (NAWWWWW), after watching both the Republican and Democratic Conventions a few months back, has decided to forego its own convention this year. More...

Opinions

Coal’s role and politics

It’s been an odd, but fascinating couple of weeks for coal.  The once-leading provider of electricity in America is continuing its fall on the energy landscape. Where the freefall will end is anyone’s guess.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Second debate was vicious

It’s not an American habit for a presidential candidate to declare that he would imprison his opponent. More...

Sports

Does having Brad mean Dad stays?

Vaught’s Views

Having his son on the team could guarantee that Kentucky coach John Calipari will be at Kentucky the next four or five years. More...

Cavs notch first win!

Jenkins receiver Brady Addington didn’t have a catch all night long against South Floyd in regulation.  Addington hauled in a 15-yard pass from quarterback Darian Slone in overtime and then caught the conversion to help the Cavaliers to a More...

Struttin’ Time:

If it can go wrong it often will

Most of the time while on hunting trips, I can’t think of things going as crazy in my friends’ world as they do mine. More...

Health

Study: Good heart attack care could add a year to your life

Going to the right hospital for heart attack care could add a year to your life, a new study suggests.  Using Medicare records, researchers found that roughly 17 years after a heart attack, average life expectancy was 9 to 14 months longer for p More...

Testosterone therapy after prostate cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: I had my prostate removed for prostate cancer in 2009 at age 70. I waited until now to start taking testosterone to feel better, because I was feeling very listless, with no sex drive. More...

How request for new womb made history

STOCKHOLM  When the young Australian cervical cancer patient learned she had to lose her womb in order to survive, she proposed something audacious to the doctor who was treating her: She asked if she could have a womb transplant, so she could o More...

Entertainment

From Easy Art to a Sweet Treat

Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked watermelon carving, instead – but don’t stop there.  More...

Classic hamburger is an award winner

A contest is held in California’s Napa Valley every year about this time to “Build a Better Burger.” Contestants creatively cook a wide variety of “burgers” containing everything from pickled saffron pears and green curr More...