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News

Court fires dog warden

Letcher County is again without an animal control officer.  Jessie Fox was fired from the position, referred to by many as “dog warden,” this week after the Letcher County Fiscal Court met in a closed session to discuss a “pers More...

Hand washing worth hand-ringing?

One day last summer, we were at some outdoor event when the “urge to go” came upon me and I sauntered over to the porta-john just in time to hear a young fellow muttering about the fact that there “ought to be a law requiring that a More...

Impact on area doctors after Trump order still not known

Hospitals across the region are evaluating what an executive order issued by President Donald Trump curtailing immigration from seven countries means for their medical staffs, many of whom are Muslim or other foreign-born permanent residents or citiz More...

Sports

Rivalry ending as Jenkins swaps regions

We witnessed history over the weekend.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

‘That smell’ brings back memories

It is that time of year again. If you don’t believe me, just stick your nose out the door, and take a deep breath... Yep the fresh smell of skunk.  They have been hit by cars along the roads trying to cross. It is mating season. More...

Points-a-plenty in 2017

Changes continue to be announced for the 2017 Monster Energy Cup season with the sanctioning body taking another step to ensure that every stop on the schedule will feature competitive racing from green flag to checkered flag.  More...

Families & Friends

Flowers coming up in southern Ohio

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Would you believe there are buds on my lilac tree beside my window? My poppies are up about an inch. They are close to my front porch. More...

TURNING SEVEN —

Aiden Jaylynn Nicole Fields will celebrate her seventh birthday on February 3. She is in the first grade at Cowan Elementary School. Her parents are Terry Fields Jr. and Jessica Fields of Cowan. More...

Fundraising show Feb. 10 at Hemphill

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  Schedule of events:  Senior Fellowship Tuesdays at 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for man found in store

Funeral services were held Sunday in Whitesburg for a 44-year-old Floyd County man whose body was found late last Thursday afternoon in the bathroom of a store at Neon Junction.  Ricky Collins appears to have hanged himself in the bathroom of th More...

Paul Prince dies at 59

Paul Ronnie “Rodney” Prince, 59, died January 23 at his home in Deane.  Born in Whitesburg, he was the son of Paul and Etta Delph Prince and a brother of the late Carolyn Tackett.  More...

Rites held for Archie Ray Fields

Archie Ray Fields, 71, of Cowan, died January 30 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Jasper and Mary Fields, he was the father of the late Marty Allen Fields and a brother of the late Roger Dale Fields.  More...

Petition against AEP’s high rates carries more than 10,500 names

An online petition targeting American Electric Power rates has gained more than 10,500 signatures in a little over a week.  The petition, placed on ipetitions.com, has a goal of 12,000 signatures. As of 3 p.m. More...

Brown takes office

Letcher County’s new property valuation administrator was sworn into office this week.  Richard Brown, of Little Dry Fork, was to be given the oath of office at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday by Letcher Circuit Judge James W. Craft II.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, February 3, 1927 Two men, believed to be Hungarians, were charged with possessing 15 gallons of moonshine in Fleming after authorities conducted a two-hour search. More...

Nows Heres a Tip

• The best time to shop for your 4th of July and Christmas tableware is after Valentine’s Day. Red is abundant and very well-priced.  • “Clean, shiny china is easy with this simple recipe! More...

Do smog test before you buy the vehicle

Dear Car Talk:  I am about to buy a 1998 Volvo S90 with 133,000 miles on it. The smog sticker is expired. The seller tells me it’s only $40 to get a new one. Is it possible that it won’t pass the test? 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

Does living in E. Kentucky mean bigger risk of cancer?

CHICAGO  Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found.  More...

Reducing the risk of breast cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: You have written about screening for breast cancer, but are there any ways to prevent breast cancer in the first place? — T.C.  More...

Needle exchanges starting to spread across Kentucky

LOUISVILLE One woman relied on old needles used by her friend’s diabetic husband. Another settled for whatever syringes she could find. More...

Entertainment

‘No bake’ s’mores great for Super Bowl

These sweet treats are a riff on the very popular summer campfire s’mores. More...

A little beer adds a lot of flavor to beef sliders

Big provisions are required to watch the big game, and nothing’s more substantial than a burger, even in its mini-form — the slider.  More...

Cheesy beer dip with hot pretzels

It is easy enough to put out bag after bag of chips during a Sunday football-watching party, or any other gathering for that matter. And it’s not much harder to go the extra step and put those chips into an actual bowl ... More...