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CAMPAIGNING HERE

— Lexington Mayor Jim Gray spoke with Leonard Fleming of Kona during a Democrat Party rally at the Shriners’ building in Whitesburg October 29. More...

WHERE THEY STAND

A checklist of Clinton, Trump on the issues

By CALVIN WOODWARD The Associated Press  WASHINGTON   More...

Mayking area from the air

This photograph taken from a small airplane shows the Mayking area of Letcher County with U.S. Highway 119 splitting it in the middle. More...

Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

1945-46  Pvt. Arius Holbrook, somewhere in Belgium, is getting along fine according to recent news from him. He has been overseas for 21 month. He states that he misses the good old U.S.A. and all of his good friends in Kentucky.  More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, October 28, 1926 W.B. Larkin is a new jeweler doing business in Neon.   More...

Salome's Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of November More...

Health

Have a child with migraines? Drugs no better than sugar pills

CHICAGO  Sugar pills worked as well at preventing kids’ migraines as two commonly used headache medicines, but had fewer side effects, in a study that may lead doctors to rethink how they treat a common ailment in children and teens.  More...

Sneezing when eating? It is fairly common

DEAR DR. ROACH: All of us look forward to eating. However, in my case (age 79) it has become a chore. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner or a few snacks, after the first few bites I have to blow my nose. More...

Would you accept a kidney infected with hepatitis C?

WASHINGTON  A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drasticsounding option — getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.  More...

Obituaries

Rory Blair dies

Rory Blair, 59, of Redfox, died October 26 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  He was a son of Ivan Blair and the late Mary Lou Ison Blair.  More...

Roy ‘Sonny” Venters buried at Thornton

Roy Darrell “Sonny” Venters, 72, died October 29 at his residence at Thornton.  A son of the late Curtis and Lucie Adams Venters, he was a brother of the late Patricia Carl, and the stepfather of the late Moneaki Owana Hall and James More...

Services are held for Durward Narramore

Durward Edward Narramore, Jr., 64, of Jenkins, died October 28 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Jenkins to the late Durward E. More...

PROGRESS ON U.S. 119 IN LETCHER COUNTY —

Though it appears it might not meet its expected fall completion date, a 9.6-mile reconstruction of U.S. More...

Ballots crowded here but actual races are few

While there are races from president to city council to special taxing district boards on the ballot in Letcher County next Tuesday, several seats will go unfilled because of a lack of candidates, and several other candidates are running unopposed.&n More...

Opinions

Don’t be fooled by fake news on Facebook

One day at the grocery, a woman who recognized me from my work as a reporter smiled as we passed in an aisle and said she liked my “political views.”  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

For children, a holiday from divorce is needed

Jackie decided to be an icecream cone. And why not? Who doesn’t love ice cream?  Carolyn was a puppy. One of her favorite words so far is “woof,” so this made sense, totally.  More...

Sports

Should Stoops be SEC coach of year?

Vaught’s Views

Mark Stoops won’t be SEC Coach of the Year, but maybe he should be. More...

Top-seeded Southwestern hosting LCC in playoff tilt

The Letcher County Central High School Cougars hope to build on some positives gained from the first half of last Friday’s loss to Union, Va., when they travel to play top-seeded Southwestern in Somerset this Friday night in the first round of More...

Struttin’ Time:

Four-year-old hunts like he’s 30

As I sat down to write this Struttin’ Time, my friend Mathew Caudill, who likes to hunt as much as I do, contacted me. 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

Weatherman predicts a mild winter

Hello everyone, hope you are doing well and enjoying the pretty weather. I’m sure hoping it will last a while, but we are heading into November. The weathermen say we are going to have a mild winter and I hope it’s true.  More...

Compton chosen for trip to Germany

Dr. Renae Compton has returned from a 12-day trip to GarmischPartenkirchen, German.  She was selected to be part of an international group of music teachers to develop music standards for the Department of Defense Education Activity.  More...

KSP warns motorists of increased deer activity

With the changing of fall leaves comes the migration of wildlife, particularly deer. The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways this fall.  More...