December 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Features

Moments and Memories of WHS

1958  Alice “Noon” Collier b. 10/28/1939: Food - Shrimp and French Fries; Drink - Pepsi; Song - Don’t; Expression - Is That Right? More...

Opinions

School site-based decision-making councils work, so leave them alone

School councils have served the schools and students in Kentucky well since being formed after the 1990 enactment of the Kentucky Education Reform Act, and we don’t see any reason to change that now.  State Sen. More...

Political Cartoon

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A perfect holiday gift: Subscribe to the newspaper

If you’re stressing over what to give friends and loved ones during this holiday season, I’m here to help.  More...

Sports

UK at UofL: ‘Crazy things’ can happen

Vaught’s Views

It’s never too early in this state to speculate about the upcoming Kentucky-Louisville basketball game at the KFC Yum Center Dec. 21.  Both teams are nationally ranked — again. More...

LCC defeats winless Jenkins

Above, Letcher Central senior forward Torell Carter went up for two during his team’s 73-30 win at Jenkins last Friday night. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

More tips on wintertime fishing

This time of year it can be hard to decide where you want to go fishing, especially for a certain type of fish. It pays you to do your homework about different lakes and choose wisely.  More...

Families & Friends

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Airman First Class Timothy James Dalton Hayes is the son of Tim and Teresa Hayes of Whitesburg, and the late Mary Brock of Whitesburg. More...

Letcher County native is ABC Commissioner

In her first two months as Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), Letcher County native Christine Trout is already making an impact.  More...

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Luke in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Matthew 1:18, when Mary became pregnant, she and Joseph were ... ? Married, Engaged, Just friends, Strangers  3. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Mahaley Cress

Mahaley Louise Cress, 71, died December 2 at her home in Whitesburg.  She was a daughter of Myrtle Minnix of Norton, Va., and the late William Brock.  More...

Rites held for Samuel Potter

Samuel Potter, 87, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died December 3 at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Born in Potter Town to the late Isaac and Anna Little Potter, he was the widower of Frankie Little Potter.  More...

Marie ‘Mam’ Reed buried at Payne Gap

Funeral services for Marie “Mam” Reed, 84, of Payne Gap, were held December 12 at Carty Funeral Home. More...

Accused robber is ordered held in jail under $500,000 cash bond

A 24-year-old Letcher County man will appear in court Friday afternoon to answer charges filed against him after he allegedly tried to rob a Jenkins pharmacy of its entire supply of the highly addictive prescription drug Xanax.   More...

State agency says Neon has to raise its water rates 14%

The good news for residents of Fleming-Neon is that work to rebuild their city water plant could begin by March 2017 and be complete within a year. More...

News

Keep your balance this winter

Winter in Kentucky is often synonymous with inclement weather. Snow, ice and black ice not only make it hazardous for drivers, but such weather can also make it hazardous for pedestrians. More...

Child porn suspects, 4 others indicted

An Ermine couple have been named by the Letcher Grand Jury in indictments charging them with possessing child pornography. The two are also named in indictments charging them with drug and gun offenses.  More...

More art work ahead in the City of Jenkins

As part of the recent holiday events in Jenkins, Appalshop of Whitesburg hosted a celebration marking the completion and installation of a public art mural in the community. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Ex-UK great said he was a ‘mean boy’ in early letter to Santa

Editor’s note: When former University of Kentucky basketball great Johnny Cox was growing up in Neon, he wrote the following “Letter to Santa” for publication in the December 13, 1956 edition of The Mountain Eagle. More...

Temperature-sending unit is likely culprit in false overheating readings

Dear Car Talk:  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...

Health

OD’s kill 50,000-plus in U.S.

NEW YORK   More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever .  Th e disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids.&nbs More...

Chronic urticaria: The non-stop itch

DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past year, I have had hives on and off again, with the hives being more prominent in the morning than in the evening. More...

Life expectancy falls in U.S.

NEW YORK   A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.  In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. More...

Entertainment

Community calendar

December 14 — Two blood drives by the Kentucky Blood Center will be held in Whitesburg. The blood drives will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mountain Comprehensive Health, and from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. More...

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ ERIC MARTIN (singer for Mr. Big); Fri., Dec. 16 at Summit City in Whitesburg. www.summitcitylounge.com.  More...

Soul man Brian Owens to return for New Year’s Eve concert here

National recording artist Brian Owens will return to Summit City in Whitesburg to close out 2016 with his band The Deacons of Soul. Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets to the all ages New Year’s Eve show are $30 with an option for a dinner package. More...