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Fiscal court names board

The Letcher County Fiscal Court voted unanimously at its December meeting to approve six members to the newly created Letcher County Broadband Board.  Judge/ Executive Jim Ward told the court this has been one of those rare times when he actuall More...

STORE GIVES BOOST TO FOOD DRIVE

— Thanks to the help of the Isom IGA grocery, Letcher County again led — easily! — the Post 13 counties in the Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Crosby sang ‘White Christmas’ 1st time on Christmas Day 1941

“White Christmas,” written by the formidable composer and lyricist Irving Berlin receives its world premiere on Christmas Day in 1941 on Bing Crosby’s weekly NBC radio program, The Kraft Music Hall.  More...

Say goodbye to faithful truck

Dear Car Talk:  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

To all bus drivers going up Pine Creek and all around the area: Watch out. There’s a large eighties Chrysler, light blue on the bottom with a darker blue vinyl top, that is not just dangerous, but a catastrophe waiting to happen. More...

Health

Brain changes in pregnancy may help prepare for baby

NEW YORK   Pregnancy affects not only a woman’s body: It changes parts of her brain too, a new study says.  More...

Few kids outgrow tree-nut allergy

DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you tell me if there is any hope of a cure for tree-nut allergy, particularly for a child? — X.M.  More...

Hopeful sign in obesity fight? Chubby babies on the decline

CHICAGO  A decline in chubby babies and toddlers is providing a glimmer of good news in the fight against childhood obesity.  The trend was found in a study of children up to age 2 enrolled in a U.S. More...

Entertainment

Make the Holidays Better with Bacon

Add a Delicious Twist to Entertaining

The holidays are the ultimate time for connecting with friends and family, so treat them to something special this year with your own mouth watering take on a holiday feast. More...

Dig in to breaded cauliflower cutlets

Let’s say that one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier and lose some weight. Join the crowd, right?  More...

Easy breakfast recipe is holiday gift for you

Good Housekeeping’s holiday gift to you: easy make-ahead French toast! More...

Schools may lose $474,100 in taxes on unmined coal

Now might not be the time to joke with members of the Letcher County Board of Education and Superintendent Tony Sergent about getting a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings.  More...

3 to answer federal charges

A Sandlick man and woman and their daughter are summoned to appear in U.S. More...

Indictment itemizes coal theft allegations

Three Letcher County men have been ordered to appear in U.S. District Court in Pikeville next month to answer allegations they conspired to steal valuable coal shipments meant for plants in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.  More...

Opinions

Black Lung bombshell

Anyone who mines coal for a living — and, for that matter, anyone who cares about coal miners — will find this graphic deeply troubling. More...

Can Trump bring coal back as a major employer here?

During the last presidential election fewer districts in the U.S. more enthusiastically supported President-elect Trump than the coal country of eastern Kentucky. More...

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Sports

UK’s Jojo Kemp ‘is all about team’

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky senior running back Jojo Kemp gets to close his collegiate career back in Florida where he was a prep standout when UK plays Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl Dec. 31. More...

NASCAR’s letter to Santa

It’s a yearly event for me to be the one that gets to write the “official” letter to Santa on behalf of all of NASCAR. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

For the angler on your Christmas list

This is the time of year we all celebrate Christmas and count our many blessings. We also get gifts for the special ones in our life. More...

Families & Friends

Our family’s first Christmas tree

Merry Christmas everyone!  It is hard to believe this will be the last time I will be using those words to those who read my column. This year will soon come to a close as time doesn’t wait for anyone.  More...

Community diversity breakfast set for Jan. 14

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC), along with the Upward Bound Math Science Program and the Academic Advantage Program, will host the annual community diversity breakfast to honor the More...

Shape note singing to begin

Schedule of events:  Senior Fellowship, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Lunch and service provided by seniors for seniors. Hold on to your hat because this is a spunky crew! They don’t need no rocking chair.  Hemphill   More...

Obituaries

Stella Pedigo dies in Indiana

Stella D. More...

Services held for Junie Reed

Junie Faye Little Reed, 81, of Sandlick, died December 12 at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.  A daughter of the late Price and Mary Little, she was the stepmother of the late James Daniel Reed.  More...

Services held for Muriel Barger

Muriel Barger, 85, of Hallie, died December 15 in Vicco.  A daughter of the late Henry and Susie Smith Sumpter, she was the widow of William H. More...