November 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Driver injured in U.S. 23 crash

Jenkins Police Chief Jim Stephens examines the wreckage of a tanker truck that crashed Saturday on U.S. 23 at Jenkins. More...

Fires dominate Jenkins council meeting

Forest fires were understandably the main topic at the November meeting of the Jenkins City Council this week.  More...

‘Sesame Street’ debuted in 1969

History.com reports that on November 10, 1969, “Sesame Street,” the pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, made its broadcast deb More...

Sports

Killeya-Jones better than advertised?

Vaught’s Views

If a player comes to Kentucky, John Calipari has to have seen something special in that player to offer him a scholarship.  The Kentucky coach knew freshman Sacha Killeya-Jones was a good player. More...

Volleyball team falls in tourney

Letcher County Central’s successful 2016 volleyball campaign came to an end November 4 when the Lady Cougars fell to West Jessamine in the KHSAA Girls Volleyball State Tournament.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

A unique hunting experience

Hidden away in the Badlands of South Dakota, where time has passed over, lives a group of the poorest, yet friendliest people on earth. Their home is one million acres of the most barren lands God ever created. More...

Families & Friends

Southern Ohio has its first frost

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  As I look across the field in front of my house, there’s a tad bit of smoke lingering on the hillside. More...

Jenkins Middle School students Honor Roll

Jenkins Middle School students named to the Honor Roll for the second nine weeks of school are:  Sixth grade  4.0 Grade Point Average— Lynsey Anderson, Jae- leigh Bates, Haley Beauparlant, Kadence Branham, Madison Canter, Serenitee Do More...

Turkey dinner set at Hemphill Center

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 each week on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. More...

Voters pick Craft, Hatton, Campbell in local contests

With only five contested races countywide on Letcher County ballots, voters still stood in line Tuesday to mark their ballots.  More...

County must increase revenue or shut down services, Ward says

Faced with the choice of shutting down the county’s government services or coming up with more revenue, the Letcher County Fiscal Court is looking for ways to deal with a projected budget deficit of $1.3 million before the current fiscal year e More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Woman patents windshield wiper

On November 10, 1903, the patent office awarded U.S. Patent No. More...

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, November 4, 1926 A 50-year-old Whitesburg taxi driver was shot and killed by a 30-year-old Caudill Town man early Wednesday morning. John Combs was shot four times by Henry Holcomb. More...

Highlights of Fleming-Neon H.S.

1954  Money is rolling  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

Is counting calories ‘old school’ dieting?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 68-year-old man, 5-feet- 10-inches tall and weighing 223 pounds. Last January, my weight was up to 247, so I decided to diet and exercise in order to lose the excess. My goal is to get below 200.  More...

Young brains and anesthesia: Big study suggests token risks

CHICAGO  Anesthesia during early childhood surgery poses little risk for intelligence and academics later on, the largest study of its kind suggests.  More...

Scientists study if Pap smear could spot birth defects

WASHINGTON  A simple Pap smear may one day offer a way to screen for birth defects a little earlier in pregnancy than today’s prenatal tests.  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for David Welch

Memorial services for David O. Welch, 82, of Ashland, were held November 3. More...

Services are held for Elsie Marie Ratliff, 55

Elsie Marie Ratliff, 55, of Cromona, died October 31 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Pikeville to the late Bertley E. More...

Charlotte Potter dies at 94

Funeral services for Charlotte Louise Potter, 94, of Burdine, were held November 6 at the Burdine Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Potter family cemetery.  She died November 3 at the home of her daughter in Burdine.  More...