January 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Hogg defendant’s trial is still set for March 17

Special Letcher Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson has denied a request by murder defendant Patrick Smith that all charges against him be dismissed because his right to a speedy trial was violated.  “I find Smith has not been denied his consti More...

News

Students should take FAFSA verification process seriously

The federal government requires many students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to verify the information on the FAFSA.  Used to apply for most federal and many state student aid programs, the FAFSA asks detailed qu More...

City annexes 11-acre tract at Ermine

The City of Whitesburg will grow by approximately 11 acres, following a vote by the Whitesburg City Council at its January meeting. More...

Breeding is award finalist

A Letcher County doctor has been named a “Provisional Finalist” for the National 2017 Country Doctor of the Year Award.  Van Breeding, a physician who also serves as Director of Clinical Affairs at Mountain Comprehensive Health Care& More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Strange but True

• It was American linguist, philosopher, historian and social critic Noam Chomsky who made the following sage observation: “Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1954  Seniors take trip to  Washington D.C.  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...

Families & Friends

Mertie Caudill turning 90

I decided to take a little time to write a column and try to remember a few things.  Happy upcoming birthday to Mertie Caudill, of Blair Branch. She will celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 14. We hope she has a wonderful birthday.  More...

Appalshop receives grant from NEH

Appalshop, the Whitesburg media arts center, has received a $100,000 Humanities Access Challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  More...

Community calendar . . .

January 12 — Story hour for children will be held at 11:30 at the Jenkins Public Library, 1 p.m. at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg, and 4 p.m. at the Neon Public Library.   More...

Entertainment

A Starting Lineup

Rules may vary from one event to the next, but whether your favorite team kicks it, runs it or dunks it, sports fans and food always provide a winning combo. More...

Warm up winter

Chicken pie is one of the first dishes I successfully made as a newlywed. It has become one of my favorite comfort-food recipes. Savory pies date back to medieval times. More...

Jenkins includes Sunday alcohol sales in new law

The Jenkins City Council took an important step in making the city completely wet at its first meeting of 2017.  More...

Funerals set for young couple

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon for a young couple who died at Deane early Saturday morning in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide.  Tiffany Michelle Hatton, 23, and Mark Anthony Mullins, 27, were pronounced dead at th More...

Opinions

Rep. Angie Hatton details her first week in Frankfort

Whew! What a first week! More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Obama’s next role?

WASHINGTON Will Donald Trump deprive President Obama of what we have come to think of as a normal postpresidency, the relatively serene life of reflection, writing, philanthropy and high-minded speeches to friendly audiences? More...

Sports

Diallo was ready for UK, but not NBA

Vaught’s Views

Having Hamidou Diallo decide to start his college basketball career now was no surprise to Marc Allard, sports editor of the Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut.  More...

A family story well worth sharing

Struttin’ Time:

Wherever we are, we find good people. Although I like to think everyone in Letcher County is a fine person, I know they are not. More...

The next Cup winner

The start of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is only a few weeks away and when the green flag does wave to start the season opening Daytona 500, over half of the field will have at least one series win on their resumé.  More...

Health

New advice on peanut allergies in infants explained by experts

WASHINGTON New parents, get ready to feed your babies peanut containing foods — starting young lowers their chances of becoming allergic. More...

Is medication risk worth the benefit?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old woman with diabetes. My body, as I have been told, is bad with arthritis, for which I have been prescribed Celebrex. I have been taking it for a few months now, and am definitely moving around with a lot less pain. More...

Diet Res-Illusions: Tips from the pros on how to lose weight

We make ‘em, we break ‘em. New Year’s diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. More...

Obituaries

Bedwell dies at 63

J.D. Bedwell, 63, of Eolia, died January 8 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A son of the late John D. Bedwell Sr. and Maxie Ison Bedwell, he was the widower of Denise Bedwell and the father of the late Jai Devin Bedwell.  More...

Services planned for Joan Akers

Joan Lavon Akers, 42, died December 31 at her home in Jenkins.  Born in Pikeville, she was a daughter of Ruby Baker of Jenkins, and a granddaughter of the late Kernie and Ruth Vanhoose Stewart.  She was also preceded in death by her husband More...

Services held for Donna Craft

Donna Kayron Craft, 57, of McRoberts, died January 1 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.  She was a daughter of the late Robert and Essie Newsome Bentley, and a sister of the late Darryl Polly, Gary Polly and Sonji Polly C More...