December 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

News

A year-end remembrance Harry LaViers Jr.

1929-2016

When Tom Gish, the longtime editor of The Mountain Eagle, was accused of being anti-coal, he would firmly disagree. “This newspaper is pro-coal,” he would say. More...

Charter schools in eastern Kentucky?

President–elect Donald Trump has appointed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. She grew up in Michigan and still lives there. Her father built a fortune in the auto supply parts business. More...

Ky. had biggest drop in uninsured people

Kentucky had the largest drop in low-income, working-age people without health insurance, and the biggest decline in adults who passed up medical care due to cost, after the state embraced the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  More...

Sports

Players believe Cats can win bowl

Vaught’s Views

Instead of having to travel from Florida to Kentucky to see her son, Kentucky offensive lineman Nick Haynes, play as she usually does, DeDe Haynes will be able to stay in Florida to watch UK play in Saturday’s TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville.&nb More...

Series has a name

NASCAR announced during the week of the Champion’s Banquet in Las Vegas that it had come to an agreement with Monster Energy to become the entitlement sponsor of the sanctioning body’s premier series beginning in 2017.  More...

Families & Friends

Jackie Baltis is shotgun raffle winner

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/ Hemphill-Community-Center.  Thank you for your support of our efforts!  The winner of the raffle for the Mossberg 500, 20-gauge, pump a More...

Cancelled

The regular meeting of the Pine Mountain Regional Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors which was scheduled for January 5 has been cancelled.   More...

Community calendar

December 31 — The Benny Jones Band will perform at special hours for this New Year’s celebration, 8 p.m. to 12:01 a.m., at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. Finger foods appreciated for halftime refreshments. More...

Entertainment

Make Healthy; A Way of Life

Simply add watermelon to see resolution results

The start of a new year is the perfect time for new beginnings, including a fresh start on eating healthy. More...

Cast-iron cooking

I’ve joined the cast-iron cookware cult. We’re a small but passionate group with a common cause: the restoration of antique cast-iron cookware. More...

Gov. Bevin will choose from 7 to fill PVA term

The exam given by the Revenue Cabinet last week was based on verbal and mathematical skills. More...

New version of RECLAIM Act introduced in Senate

Coal county residents haven’t given up on seeing the passage of the RECLAIM Act — legislation meant to free a billion dollars from the federal Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund to help spur economic development in communities hurting from t More...

Opinions

Warrior gave generously to people of Letcher Co.

To the Editor:   This county lost another warrior on December 11, 2016.  My friend’s name was Willard Blankenship. He was an old Burdine, Ky., boy who served in WWII and Korea. He had 22 years in service. More...

Praise for Food City

To the Editor:   I would like to thank Food City of Whitesburg and my daughter Cindy Fleming and other employees, some who came in on their day off to help put together and gave a generous discount on 15 food baskets and 10 hot meals to help peo More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Moments in Time

• On Dec. 30, 1903, a fire in the Iroquois Theater in Chicago kills more than 600 people. More...

Pushbutton start doesn’t always start your vehicle

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. More...

Health

A novel approach: Fighting painkiller addiction at home

People hooked on prescription painkillers were able to use a drug at home to curb cravings and prevent abuse while waiting to get in a treatment program, finds a small study that gives hope for a new way to fight the opioid problem.  More...

Don’t cut the cord too fast: pause benefits most newborns

WASHINGTON Don’t cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen rich blood. More...

Zero-calorie drinks no match for water

DEAR DR. ROACH: I walk 30-60 minutes about four times a week and drink several times from a water bottle that I carry with me. Would it be OK to occasionally substitute caffeine-free diet soda for the water?  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Rodney Ison

Rodney Ison, 88, of Letcher, died December 23 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was a son of the late Tinsley and Lucinda Smith Ison.  More...

Services planned for Dow Sexton

Funeral services for Dow Sexton, 82, of Colson, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Avery Damron dies at 59

Avery Reid Damron, 59, of Chickamauga, Ga., died December 20.  Born in Clintwood, Va., he was the son of the late Avery and Shirley Rose Artrip Damron.  Mr. More...