January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New MSHA rule

ARLINGTON, Va.   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced this week it would issue its Final Rule for Examination of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines. More...

Kingscreek man tortured dog, jury says

The Letcher Grand Jury has named a Kingscreek man in a seven-count indictment that includes a charge of torturing and killing a male Yorkie dog.  The accused, Donny Ratliff, 65, of 510 Ratliff Branch, is also charged with third-degree assault fo More...

Safety tips for heating your home

As winter gets into full swing, remember fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are real concerns that come with staying warm.  More...

Columns

Heres a Tip

• If you have a linoleum floor and get scuff marks a lot, try this trick from the pros: Take a regular tennis ball and cut a small “X” into one side. More...

The Way We Were

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

Moments and Memories of WHS

Whitesburg Band votes for uniforms  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

Ohio weather keeps changing

Hello everyone! More...

Will Caudill, RT 7 to play at Hemphill Ctr.

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  We had a great group of singers who gathered for our very first shape note sing. More...

Many fond memories of the Ison store

By BONNIE INGRAM   So many things have been going on since I wrote last. It’s hard to keep up with it all.  I have lost another dear friend, Doris Sparkman from Turkey Creek. I loved her so much. More...

Entertainment

Community calendar

January 25 — The Blackey Library Book Club will discuss “Re Jane” by Patricia Park at 6 p.m.  . January 25 — Appalachian Strings will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. More...

Winter Weather Warm-up

Sweaters and scarves aren’t the only ways to brace yourself against blustery weather. More...

Baked Black Bean Dip is a gameday favorite

A good appetizer brings everyone together whether you’ve just come in out of the chill from an afternoon of sledding or you’re gathering around the TV for a raucous Super Bowl party. This Baked Black Bean dip definitely fit More...

New MRI machine is included in $3.8 million project at ARH

How big is the Whitesburg hospital’s new MRI machine?  Big enough that it had to be delivered through a hole in the roof instead of through a door!  More...

Suspect arrested after he’s found hiding in Seco closet

A Whitesburg man who had been on the Letcher County Sheriff Department’s most wanted list since running from an “active meth lab” last week was arrested Tuesday after he was found hiding in the closet of a Seco home. More...

Opinions

State officials let AEP do ‘anything they want’ when raising our rates

To the Editor:   Is anyone listening?  Does anyone hear the voices of eastern Kentucky?  Does anyone care?  Where are the politicians who took an oath to uphold “all” the people, not just some of the people?  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Blair Branch School had merry-go-round. Did yours?

It’s not unusual, especially on the Letcher County Genealogy Facebook page, for someone to post an old photograph of a small rural school similar in appearance to the one I attended at Blair Branch from 1955 until I finished eighth grade in 196 More...

Sports

UK fans are ‘going to love’ this player

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky signee P.J. Washington will be in western Kentucky to play games Feb. 17-18 as part of The Grind Session at Marshall County High School.  Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) was not originally scheduled to play in Kentucky this year. More...

LCC boys improve to 12-6, girls looking to halt streak

With less than a month to go in regular-season play, the Letcher County Central Cougars entered this week’s action with a won-loss record of 12-6 after defeating the visiting Estill County Engineers last Saturday, 71-48.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Why is it always about the money?

As they used to say on Superman, here it is hot off the presses ...  Last week, I put everyone on notice that something is going on with our Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, and as we say in the mountains, “It ain’t good&rdq More...

Health

How to improve your sex life without declaring bankruptcy

TRENTON, N.J.   For many older couples, fun in the bedroom requires help from prescription drugs, but prices of popular brand-name sexual dysfunction drugs have tripled since 2010 and insurance coverage is spotty.  More...

Clean-freak dad turns into hoarder

DEAR DR. ROACH: I know you’re not a psychiatrist, but I hope you can help. My dad was a single parent raising us kids, and he was always clean when it came to housework. Every room in our house was almost spotless. More...

Smart Dieting

“Lose 20 pounds in a week!” “Set you metabolism on fire with Metabo-Inferno!” “Lose while you snooze!” These sorts of crazy diet claims are all over the Internet, TV and magazines. More...

Obituaries

Jerry Lee Lucas II dies at 36

Jerry Lee Lucas II, 36, of Dry Fork, died January 19 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  He was a son of Jerry and Juanita Lucas.  More...

Thomas Roark dies at 43

Thomas Sullivan Grant Roark, 43, of Kingscreek, died January 17 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of Norma Jean Smith Roark of Kingscreek and the late Thomas Edward Roark, he was an uncle of the late Amy Ison and a brother-in-l More...

Card of Thanks

The wife and family of Rodney Ison would like to thank all of the many friends, family and neighbors for their unyielding support during this difficult time we have endured. More...