February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

New steakhouse will offer ‘prime’ cuts, says owner

Ten years after opening Letcher County’s first Mexican restaurant, Charles Colwell is now establishing the county’s first “prime” steakhouse.  Prime 606 Steakhouse is scheduled to open March 1 in the Parkway Plaza Shoppin More...

PSC cuts rate hike asked for by RECC

The Kentucky Public Service Commission this week granted Cumberland Valley Electric a rate hike but reduced the amount requested by the electric distribution cooperative.  More...

‘Farmacy’ gives big boost to W’burg farmers market

The Farmers Market in Whitesburg is paying dividends in the local economy.  What started as a few tents in a downtown parking lot, has grown to 43 farmers, as many as 29 in a single day, according the Janet Kincer, manager of the market.  More...

Sports

The journey from Nigeria to Kentucky

Vaught’s Views

One of the more unique football recruiting stories has to be Abule Abadi-Fitzgerald and his journey from Nigeria to the University of Kentucky.  Steve Fitzgerald has been a high school basketball coach in Florida for 20 plus years. More...

Cavaliers win two

Hunter Adams bumped his way around a June Buchanan defender during the Jenkins Cavaliers’ 75-69 win Monday night over the visiting Crusaders. More...

Struttin’ Time:

There’s no quitting for Hoss Collins

I love it when stories come to me about our people — the people of eastern Kentucky.  I am especially thrilled to write about people I have been a friend with for a lifetime. This is such a story. More...

Families & Friends

Shape note singing at Hemphill

Schedule of Events  Senior Fellowship Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Lunch and service provided by seniors for seniors. Hold on to your hat because this is a spunky crew. They don’t need no rocking chair.  More...

A conversation with Michael Burl Combs

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. Before the warmer weather arrived earlier this week, we had some cold days, but it is winter and it’s not been bad.  It was nice meeting Michael Burl Combs the other day. More...

Visiting with Oma Hatton

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. I hope you all get a special box of candy, flowers, or are able to just enjoy a good day with your special someone.  More...

Obituaries

Mrs. Holbrook dies in Hazard

Rachel Holbrook, 83, of Craft’s Colly, died February 1, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  A daughter of the late John and Mandy Couch Hendrix, she was the widow of Archie Holbrook.  More...

Funeral set for Goldie Gariety

Goldie Marie Watkins Gariety, 49, of Sidney, Ohio, died January 28.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Chalmer and Ollie Gillenwater Watkins, she was the widow of Brett “Joe” Gariety, and was later married to Kevin Lukehart who also pre More...

Mrs. Boggs, 67, was school employee

Brenda Sue Boggs, 67, of Whitesburg, died January 6 at Pikeville Medical Center.  Born in Hazard to the late Johnnie Rachiel and Henrietta Ritchie Raichel, she was the widow of Ronnie Davidson, and later married Daryl Boggs, who survives her.&nb More...

County would lose at least 100 jobs if health act is killed

Repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly called ObamaCare, without replacing it could cost more than 45,000 jobs in Kentucky, according to one study, and at least 100 from a single health care company in eastern Kentucky, the CEO of the company sa More...

Jenkins stores could sell alcohol next week

Alcohol sales could start in the City of Jenkins as early as next Wednesday following action this week by the Jenkins City Council. More...

Opinions

Upset with post office

I am a 78- year- old woman who is disabled and in a wheelchair. Recently, the postmaster at the Jenkins Post Office put a stop to carriers bringing my mail to my house, which they have been doing for 26 years. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

The Beatles invade America

On February 7, 1964, Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight 101 from London Heathrow lands at New York’s Kennedy Airport–and “Beatlemania” arrives. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Quinn and Ridge were put on the spot when Brooke confronted them about what secret they have been hiding from her. Ridge confessed to Brooke about his latest dealings with Quinn. 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

Cracked fingertips? Try a home remedy

DR. ROACH WRITES: I wrote a column on cracked fingertips, and received a wealth of suggestions from readers. More...

Allen Fugate CARES about us, ARH says

Allen Fugate has been named the winner of Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare’s 2016 CARES award.  Fugate, a 19-year employee of Whitesburg ARH, is a Radiologic Technologist II in the hospital’s Radiology Department.  More...

Vegetarian Diets and Diabetes

Is a vegetarian diet good for people with diabetes? More...

Entertainment

Sweet Tips for Sweet Treats

You might have a favorite cookie or brownie recipe — but did you know you could make it even better by adding a simple, familiar ingredient? More...

Grapefruit tea among new uses for old fruit

It’s grapefruit season, and my home state of Texas has a bountiful crop of the bittersweet fruit featuring white, pink and red varieties. Pink and red grapefruit get their rosy blush from lycopene, the same antioxidant found in tomatoes. More...