November 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Changes in prison plan have prolonged approval process

The Federal Bureau of Prisons will revise its environmental impact statement issued in March 2016 for the construction of a federal prison at Roxana.  More...

News

‘Like we were in hell’

“There was fire everywhere. It was like we were in hell. Hell opened up,” Linda Monholland said, describing her evacuation from Gatlinburg, Tenn, in the face of wildfires that have severely damaged the resort town.  More...

Water, sewer board working to get funds for prison projects

Applications have been submitted to the Division for Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for funding the water lines and sewage treatment facility to serve the proposed federal prison at Roxana.  More...

ROAD HAZARD —

A rotten tree is held in place by a cable on U.S. Highway 119 near Partridge. (Eagle photo) 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

Can too much walking wear out our knees?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a reasonably healthy 66-year-old male. I walk 5 miles a day. I have no knee problems. My doctor says I am walking too much and will wear out my knees. Do you agree? — M.D.  More...

One Alzheimer’s drug fails, but many others in testing

Another major Alzheimer’s drug study has failed, leaving patients and families wondering if there ever will be a treatment to slow or reverse the most common form of dementia, which afflicts more than 5 million in the United States alone.  More...

Dementia rate declines; future increase is seen

CHICAGO  New research documents another decline in dementia rates but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy.  More...

Entertainment

Entertaining with Ease

Bringing an element of elegance to your holiday celebration is easy when you start with party-pleasing ingredients, and great tasting food often starts with dairy. More...

This hot cocktail is soothing and comforting on a cold winter day

After a snowy walk or long day on the slopes, there’s nothing like curling up under a warm blanket. Maybe you have a fire going and the dog asleep at your feet, with a good book just within reach.  More...

Oven-Baked Omelets to rescue

Christmas brunch is a holiday tradition at our house, and eggs are always the star of the show. Year after year, eggs have been my choice for a healthy and inexpensive way to feed a crowd. More...

Breaking News - 12/1/2016 6:32 PM

Body of missing man is found - Free Access

Authorities believe he died in crash of all-terrain vehicle

Authorities believe a Kingscreek man who had been missing since November 22 was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash not far from his home. The body of Charles T. Fields, 35, was found around 9:30 a.m. More...

New panel will help fiscal court administer new Internet service

The Letcher Fiscal Court has officially adopted an ordinance creating a broadband commission to establish and administer high-speed Internet service in Letcher County.  The court voted unanimously to approve the second reading of the ordinance a More...

Columns

Two starters on UK’s 1956 football team hailed from Jenkins High

Senior end Roger Pack (top right) and junior guard Bob Collier (bottom photo) were among the 11 starters on offense when the University of Kentucky Wildcats met the Volunteers from the University of More...

The Way We Were

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

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg HS

By BENNETT WELCH  1982 Summer break   The Kat asked some of the students and staff how they spent their summer vacation. More...

Sports

Where will the Wildcats go bowling?

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky’s stunning 41-38 win over Louisville put the Cats in a whole different bowl conversation than it looked like they would be in this week. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Columnist says good-bye for now

What a sad day it is for me. This is our last Struttin’ Time of 2016, and although we will say goodbye for a while, keep in mind hunting season in Florida will open again in mid-March. You and I are planning on being there.  More...

Hendrick is still on top

When Jimmie Johnson claimed his seventh Sprint Cup title last weekend at Homestead-Miami, it was also the record–extending 12th title for owner Rick Hendrick’s Hendrick Motorsports. More...

Families & Friends

Music is more important than food

Merry Christmas!  I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving with plenty to eat. More...

LETCHER COUNTY CHAMPS —

The Whitesburg Middle School Lady Jackets recently took first place in the Letcher County Elementary Athletic Association girls’ A Team county basketball tournament. More...

Breakfast with Santa planned

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...

Obituaries

Don Bentley buried at Jackhorn

Funeral services for Don Bentley, 67, of Jackhorn, were held November 29 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Rites held for Mrs. Campbell

Hester Campbell, 82, died November 26 at her home at Cornettsville.  A daughter of the late Gordon and Mary Carter Eldridge, she was the widow of Evans Campbell.  She was the mother of the late Luther Campbell, Colin Campbell, Darrell Campb More...

Services held for Michael Day

Michael Dee “Dopey” Day, 54, died November 21 at his home at UZ.  He was a son of the late Henry Dee and June Elizabeth Gilley Day.  More...