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News

Plan to get water to Eolia-Partridge is a ‘high priority,’ KRADD proclaims

Building a water treatment plant to serve Letcher County residents in the Upper Cumberland River area has been given a ranking of “high priority” at the Kentucky River Area Development District’s (KRADD) water council meeting on Oct More...

A busy fall for JROTC cadets

When they weren’t busy marching or serving as the honor guard in one of the many fall festival parades held throughout Letcher County in September, members of Letcher County Central High School More...

Monarch butterflies stop in Letcher

Letcher County is lucky to have a large number of really good photographers who love capturing shots that show the rare beauty of a small area formed by the headwaters of the Cumberland, Big Sandy and Kentucky rivers. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Moments and Memories of WHS

Whitesburg Dramatic Club to perform  More...

Salome's Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of October 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...

Families & Friends

Trick or treat times listed

Trick-or-treating in Letcher County is set for 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. The cities of Whitesburg, Jenkins and Neon have also scheduled trick-ortreating from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, and Neon will host a Halloween Safe night from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

The big move

When I arrived at Hickam Field, Hawaii in March 1955, Hawaii was not yet a state. The military was getting overseas pay. More...

Time waits for no one

Happy Halloween everyone!  Time is passing so swiftly by. I’ve often heard that time waits for no one. More...

Entertainment

Performs here

Country music artist Elizabeth Cook performed before a nice-sized crowd at Summit City in Whitesburg Saturday night. More...

Feed Your Fitness

Whether you’re a competitive sprinter chasing a new record or an everyday gym hound looking to get the most from your workout, seafood is among the best foods to support an athletic lifestyle. More...

Chicken, spinach in creamy sauce

A while back, in honor of Julia’s Child’s birthday (she would have been 104 this year), I created a dish that embodies one of her many excellent sayings: “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to More...

Weather experts see a mild winter for our region, but …

winter storms and arctic outbreaks are still possible. While the seasonal outlook does not project snowfall amounts, there is a weak signal for above average snowfall across eastern Kentucky during La Nina winters.  More...

Judge orders man to pay $239,781 in timber case

A recent ruling in Letcher Circuit Court shows the perils of ignoring the timber anti-piracy laws in Kentucky.  More...

Opinions

Clinton, Trump on energy issue

WASHINGTON  THE ISSUE: Energy independence has been a goal of every president since Richard Nixon. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different ways to achieve it. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Two decades in the making

The lies and distortions that Donald Trump’s campaign messengers deploy to rationalize their candidate’s outrageousness are more typical of the last couple of decades of our politics than we’d like to admit.  More...

Sports

‘No one understands this back home’

Vaught’s Views

Rather than take a chance on delaying Isaac Humphries’s return from what has been described as a minor leg/knee issue, Kentucky coach John Calipari did not play his sophomore in last week’s Blue- White Game.  That is an indicator tha More...

Logano’s ‘jacked up’ win

Early in Sunday’s Hellman’s 500 from Talladega Superspeedway, Joey Logano pulled into what he thought would be nothing more than a routine pit stop. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Four-year-old hunts like he’s 30

This is one cool story about a four-year-old who acts and hunts like a 30-year-old man.  More...

Health

Cooled thermotherapy is prostate option

DEAR DR. ROACH: What’s your opinion on cooled thermotherapy for benign enlargement of the prostate? I recently was put on Flomax and finasteride, and was given the option of having this procedure to eliminate taking these two drugs.  More...

Preteens need only two HPV shots — not three, officials say

NEW YORK   It’s now easier for preteens to get the cervical cancer vaccine.  The government has quickly adopted a recommendation that preteens get two shots instead of three and space them further apart. More...

STDs on rise

Infections from three sexually spread diseases have hit another record high.  Chlamydia (kluh-MID’- ee-uh) was the most common. More than 1.5 million cases were reported in the U.S. last year, up 6 percent from the year before.  More...

Obituaries

Bobbie Morgan buried in Letcher

Bobbie Morgan, 72, died October 10 at her home in Taylor, Mich.  She was born in Jeremiah to the late John and Mamie Adams Engle.  Surviving are a daughter, Monica Ivey of Jenkins; a sister, Jean Smith of Miamisburg, Oh.; a brother, Harriso More...

Rites planned for Audrey Halcomb

Funeral services for Audrey Halcomb, 86, of Linefork, will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Services are held for Arvie Boggs

Funeral services for Arvie Lee Boggs, 94, were held October 21 in Whitesburg. More...