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News

Two robbery suspects among 7 indicted here

The Letcher Grand Jury has returned indictments charging two men with conspiracy to robbery (first degree).  Charles Scott Howard III, 33, of 73 Mill Branch, Roxana, is accused of using or threatening to use a dangerous instrument during a theft More...

Jury indicts bail jumpers

The Letcher Grand Jury has named a Whitesburg man in four indictments, charging him with bail jumping (first degree) and being a persistent felony offender.  Kevin Houston, 31, of 164 Bill Lewis Hollow, is charged with failure to appear at a dis More...

Attack didn’t affect ARH patient info

After a thorough investigation into the late August cyberattack on the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system, findings from independent computer forensic experts and federal authorities show that no ARH patient or employee health or financial More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Ford pulls plug on the Edsel

On November 19, 1959 — 57 years ago this coming Saturday — Ford Motor Company announced it was ending production of its ill-fated Edsel brand of cars. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1949-50  Whitesburg gets new assistant coach from  Kingdom Come  Venon E. Whitaker will be the assistant coach at W.H.S. this year. Mr. More...

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Families & Friends

Let’s talk about Thanksgiving turkey safety

It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and soon delicious, juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals. More...

Wagners celebrate anniversary at Smoky Mtns.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Winter has finally hit the Ohio Valley area. More...

Medicare help now available

Peggy Roll of the Kentucky River Area Development District will be at the Mountain Comprehensive Health Care’s Whitesburg Medical Clinic to assist patients who need to enroll or change Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plans from 9 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Give Thanks for the Slow Cooker

Want to spend more time with loved ones this Thanksgiving? Ditch the perfectly timed oven schedule and put your slow cooker to work. More...

Mini pies offer a great holiday dessert option

When I have a lot of people coming over, I love to make mini pies, or “pie cups.”  More...

Creamy cheesecake on top with fudgy brownie bottom

I decided to take my favorite brownie recipe, the one I published in “The Mom 100 Cookbook” a handful of years ago, and turn it into something that says, “Hi, pumpkin season, how’ve you been?”  More...

Don’t expect jobs mining coal soon, McConnell warns

President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to roll back environmental regulations and revive the coal industry shouldn’t be taken to mean that miners in eastern Kentucky will be returning to work anytime soon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McC More...

Firefighters still watching 1,200-acre blaze at Jenkins

A light rain on the night of No- vember 8 gave firefighters a brief respite from wildfires here, but as the ground dried out, fires rekindled. More...

Ermine couple facing 109 charges related to child pornography

A cold front is expected to pass through the area this weekend bringing light rain again, but Harp said not all of the news is good.  “The bad news is it’s going to bring some very high winds,” he said. More...

Opinions

Rubber, meet road

Many times during the campaign, candidate Donald Trump pledged to bring back coal and put thousands of unemployed miners back to work. More...

When squirrels attack!

A squirrel chomped the leg of a senior citizen sitting on the porch of a retirement home in Deltona, Florida, recently. More...

CAN TRUMP FULFILL HIS PROMISE TO MINERS?

We say the president-elect can, but only if he demands that Congress fund the cost of a clean-coal research and development project like none seen before. (AP Photo) More...

Sports

Others now seeing how good Snell is

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky fans understand how good freshman running back Benny Snell Jr. has been this year — but so do others.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Year’s final big hunt is in N.C.

As I ready myself to head to North Carolina for my final big hunt of this season I reflect on the hunts we have taken together in 2016.  More...

Championship field is set

It took 12 extra laps in Sunday’s Can-Am 500(k)Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway before the field of four drivers that will compete for the title this weekend in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami was set.  More...

Health

Chelation therapy: Tests can be flawed

DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you please comment on chelation therapy? A urine test for mercury, lead and arsenic was done that showed abnormal elevations after I was given DMSA. I also was prescribed a long list of vitamins and supplements. More...

Vitamin D deficiency widely overestimated, doctors warn

Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it’s not the “we need more” news you might expect. More...

Clean living really can cut heart failures

NEW ORLEANS   Clean living can slash your risk for heart disease even if your genes are heavily stacked against you. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Emmitt Adams

Emmitt P. Adams, 60, of Isom, died November 12 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  A son of the late Jody P. More...

Services held for Carolyn Lewis

Carolyn Lewis, 74, of Kingscreek died November 13, at Pikeville Medical Center.  She was a daughter of the late Melvin and Ima Crase Ingram.  Surviving are a son, Steve Lewis of Kingscreek; a brother, Lee Ingram and wife Jeanie of Frederick More...

Jewell Morgan succumbs at 71

Jewell Ann Morgan, 71, of Linefork, died November 5 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Charlie and Josie Cornett Ingram, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde Ingram, Claude Ingram and Kermit Ingram, and three More...