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News

Some taxpayers could see refund delays

Taxpayers counting on their Earned Income or Additional Child Tax Credits shouldn’t expect to see their returns until Feb. 15 at the earliest, the Internal Revenue Service reports.  More...

Woman allegedly beat her grandpa for his pain pills

A Winchester woman is facing a felony assault charge after allegedly punching her grandfather and hitting him with a glass bottle.  Heather Rowe, 29, of 132 Winn Ave., was arrested Wednesday afternoon for second-degree assault by Winchester Poli More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Colt sells first revolvers to U.S.

On January 4, 1847, Samuel Colt rescued the future of his faltering gun company by winning a contract to provide the U.S. government with 1,000 of his .44 caliber revolvers.  More...

Moments in Time

• On Jan. 8, 1877, Crazy Horse and his warriors lose their final battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana. The Indians were resisting the U.S. government’s efforts to force them back to their reservations.  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

Cells dripped into the brain help man fight deadly cancer

A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease — another first in this promising field.  More...

Irritable bowel disease, syndrome very different

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please explain the difference between irritable bowel syndrome and irritable bowel disease? What is the treatment for each? I saw in a health magazine that there is a blood test to determine which one someone may have. More...

Fish oil pills for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in children

Children whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age 5, finds a study that suggests a possible way to help prevent this growing problem.&nbs More...

Entertainment

Warm Up with Comfort Foods

Enjoying warm comfort foods during winter months can serve as an exceptional way to defeat that icy chill. More...

Healhier quesadillas

Quesadilla is a Spanish word for “little cheese thing.” The recipe typically calls for mounds of cheese and pork chorizo between two corn tortillas. More...

Easy stroganoff

Family-Friendly Meatball Stroganoff 8 ounces wide egg noodles 1 pound lean (90 percent) ground beef 12 saltine crackers, crushed 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 large egg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon all More...

Family, community helping 3-year-old boy fight leukemia

Hunter Ashley of Jenkins was barely two years old when his parents, Kimberley and Robert Ashley, began noticing that he did not seem well. When Hunter awoke in the mornings they observed that he had dried blood in his mouth. More...

Three are first to face felony counts in 2017

Allegations of crimes involving cars represent two of the first felony cases recorded in Letcher County in 2017.  David Sturgill, 21, of Blackey was charged with first-degree criminal mischief on December 30 after an arrest warrant was served by More...

Opinions

Football finally means something again in the state of Kentucky

Longtime Frankfort State Journal sportswriter Brian Rickerd, whose perspective on University of Kentucky football is informed by decades of analysis and observation, finds the silver lining in the Wildcats’ TaxSlayer Bowl thumping by Georgia Te More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

The top task of 2017

The most important political task of 2017 transcends the normal run of issues and controversies. More...

Sports

UK signee Alexander ‘phenomenal’

Vaught’s Views

Nickeil Alexander-Walker has one word to describe what type of player his cousin, Kentucky signee Shai Alexander, is.  “Phenomenal. Phenomenal. Phenomenal. More...

Struttin’ Time:

He knows where the big bucks are

Happy New Year.  Struttin’ Time is back for the 2017 hunting season. More...

‘Monster’ resolutions

It’s that time of year where you feel an obligation to write down a few things that you are going to try and accomplish during the New Year.  More...

Families & Friends

New year brings memories of past

Happy New Year!  As I reflect back over the past, it is ironic how many changes have transpired through the years.  More...

Will Caudill, Rt. 7 to bring in Old Christmas

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center.  More...

Community calendar

January 6 — Carcassonne Community Center will host an Old Christmas celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will include carol singing, Old Christmas traditions and memories, and Old Christmas superstitions. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Opal Williams

Funeral services for Opal Jean Williams, 84, of McRoberts, will be held at 11 a.m., January 5, at Carty Funeral Home in Neon. More...

Clade Edward Potter dies at 79

Clabe Edward Potter, 79, of Neon, died December 28 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Hemphill to the late Morgan and Virgie Hunter Potter, he was the widower of Helen Niece Potter.  He was the father of the late LaDonna More...

Rites held for Phillip Davidson

Funeral services for Phillip Allen Davidson, 76, of Jenkins, will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Powell Valley Memorial Garden in Big Stone Gap, Va.  Born in Jenkins, he was a son of the late Denville C. More...