October 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Fatality near Isom Tuesday afternoon

Authorities hope to learn soon whether a medical emergency may have caused a traffic accident around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on KY Highway 7 near Isom. More...

Ward says court to soon address ‘massive’ deficit

While the numbers are uncertain, the Letcher County Fiscal Court still has a massive deficit that must be addressed. More...

More information needed right now on plan to switch health exchange

There has been little information disseminated to the public regarding Kentucky’s transition from kynect to the federal health insurance exchange.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Flat tire fix is spare on logic

Dear Car Talk:  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

Whitesburg High News,  1941-42  The Yellow Jackets scored the first touchdown in the first quarter of the game. David Fields carried the ball for 55 yards.  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

DEA halts kratom ban for now

It’s been a wild ride for kratom lately.  More...

Skin rash associated with many conditions

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 64-year-old male in good health. I had an outbreak of blisterlike sores on my upper torso, in my mouth and near my eyes. More...

Prostate cancer drug ups risk of dementia

CHICAGO  Hormone- blocking drugs for prostate cancer may increase men’s chances for developing dementia, a large study suggests, but researchers say the results aren’t conclusive enough to recommend avoiding a treatment that can impr More...

Entertainment

Oktoberfest: Music, other events Saturday

An Oktoberfest celebration will take place in Whitesburg Saturday (October 22) beginning at 4 p.m.  The Downtown Whitesburg Renaissance Initiative will host Oktoberfest on the Courthouse Square in front of the Letcher County Courthouse in Whites More...

Alpha says new owner will put miners to work

A Texas company has purchased the idled Enterprise Mining Corporation LLC assets, which include the EMC #9 mine in Knott County and the Roxana Preparation Plant in Letcher County, and has indicated it plans to restart operations.  More...

Jury says two from Va. stole from church here

Two Wise, Virginia residents have been indicted by the Letcher Grand Jury for stealing from a Letcher County church.  Donovan Mullins, 19, and Desirae Maggard, 18, both of 7337 Day Town Road, Wise, are each charged with criminal mischief (first More...

Opinions

Who is more Catholic?

To hear the many howls of protest from conservatives, you’d think that a handful of emails released by WikiLeaks demonstrates that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is a nest of anti-Catholics. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

As with attorneys, not every doctor is a good doctor

When I returned to practicing law full time 10 years ago, one of the biggest surprises was not the new technology of e-filing, or the new world of e-discovery, but the stunning number of bad lawyers I ran into on the other sides. More...

Sports

YOUNG HUNTER

— Nine-year-old Dakota Johnson bagged this six-point deer on the annual Kids Hunt. He is the son of Rook and Colleen Johnson of Payne Gap, and has an older brother, Austin Johnson, 18. More...

UK’s Fox is among ‘the most special’

Vaught’s Views

During his time as an assistant coach at Texas A&M, Rick Stansbury got to see Houston point guard De’Aaron Fox play often.  Stansbury, who was named head coach at Western Kentucky in the spring, says the Kentucky freshman reminds him o More...

Boy, 7, gets his first deer — a doe

Struttin’ Time:

I love to write about parents who still take their children out to hunt in these beautiful mountains God has given us. This is such a story.  More...

Families & Friends

Cowan Third graders receive dictionaries

Whitesburg Rotarians Evelyn Hensley, Margaret Hammonds and Keisha Eary recently presented dictionaries to Cowan Elementary School third-grade students taught by Hilda Burns and Melissa Caudill as part of an annual Whitesburg Rotary Club project to ad More...

Cross Country Bluegrass to perform

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center. More...

WED

— Erin Benson and Dustin Collins-Miles were married September 24 in Clear Lake, S.D. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Stephen Brown

Funeral services for Stephen Cyrus Brown, 71, were held October 16 at the Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church. More...

Services planned for Mary Sturgill

Funeral services for Mary Gaye Sturgill, 73, will be held at noon on Wednesday, October 19, at the Little Dove Primitive Baptist Church. More...

Services are held for Anna Belle Wright

Anna Belle Wright, 72, of Roxana, died October 16 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg. A daughter of the late Coy Ellis and Jessie Stewart Wright, she was a sister of the late Andy Wright. More...