March 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Black lung victims hope ‘ObamaCare’ stays

The room is filled with mostly men, all with gray hair, many with portable oxygen tanks under their arms.  They’re sick, they’re scared, and they’re mad.  More...

Opinions

Hail to The New York Times

On the verge of irrelevancy in an age where people are used to getting their news for free, The New York Times, pay wall and all, is on a roll. And thank God for that. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Tourism won’t fix all, but will help greatly

If you know my family you know we have been active in the coal business. Our trucks moved coal all throughout this region and financially sustained us, just as it sustained our coal miners and eastern Kentucky for more than 100 years.  More...

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Health

Pre-existing ailments muddle replacement of health care act

CHICAGO As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. More...

‘I took an aspirin’

DEAR DR. ROACH: I took an aspirin for a seeming heart attack and went to the hospital, where I was asked if I had taken any meds. More...

Trump: ‘Nobody knew health care could be so complicated’

WASHINGTON   President Donald Trump warned this week that the nation’s health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor.  More...

Entertainment

Community calendar

March 2 — A Harlan County Farmer’s Market will be introduced at Pine Mountain Settlement School followed by a soup bean supper at 6 p.m. Representatives from MCHC, WellCare, CFA and NRCS will discuss their programs. More...

Eat Healthy at Home

Even if you’ve mastered the art of a smart workday lunch and can pick the most nutritious items on a restaurant menu like a pro, eating healthy at home is an unexpected downfall many people face. More...

Toaster ovens make best ‘hard-boiled’ eggs

My husband often teases me because even though I can cook complex dishes perfectly, I sometimes burn the toast! Recently, we received a convection/toaster oven from Sears Kenmore. More...

County will now look at 1 percent occupational tax

The defeat this week of a proposed six-percent Letcher County tax on certain insurance policies has given rise to consideration of a one-percent occupational tax on all employees who work inside the county, including those who already pay such a tax More...

Cost going up for jail booking fees, warrants and summonses

The cost of going to jail will soon go up, as will the cost of getting court summonses and arrest warrants served.  At a special meeting this week, the cash-strapped Letcher Fiscal Court approved the first reading of two new ordinances designed More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg HS

1930  Hi-Y Retreat  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

Recaps: Feb. 27 - March 3   More...

Sports

Monk UK’s ‘most explosive’ player ever?

Vaught’s Views

Playing at Kentucky is the dream for many high school basketball players. Recently even Hillcrest Prep (Arizona) sophomore Josh Green, who only came to the United States two years ago from Australia, said he had that same thought growing up.  More...

Lady Cougars advance in regional

Letcher Central’s Shelby Hall drove to the basket to score two of her 18 points in Friday’s 61-55 53rd District championship loss to Knott Central in Hindman. More...

One inspiring hunting trip

Struttin’ Time:

As we finish our adventure with Letcher County native Hoss Collins and his fight to overcome multiple sclerosis so he can do the things he use to do, the pleasure has been all mine.  The messages about this Struttin’ Time series have made More...

Families & Friends

Christine Fields returns for brother’s funeral

Hello everyone! Missed talking to you all. Finally got settled in Greensburg, Ind., the city I lived in most of my life and a town I truly love. Miss all of you folks.  The transition of moving has been very stressful for this old gal. More...

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

— Charlene Walker, Vice President of Multiculturalism and Inclusion at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, presented a program, Diversity: Growing Up in Eastern Kentucky, at Southeast Ke More...

Rotary marks five years of Imagination Library

January 2017 marked the fifth year that the Rotary Club of Whitesburg has been providing free books to children under five years old in Letcher County through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program.  More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Bobby Stamper

Bobby Gene Stamper, 80, of Millstone, died February 24 at Pikeville Medical Center.  He was a son of the late William and Mandy Caudill Stamper, and was also preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Stamper and Elcie Stamper, and two sisters, Rub More...

Joy Ruth Adams dies at 77

Joy Ruth Adams, 77 of Pikeville, Tenn., died February 22.  She was a daughter of the late Paul William and Irene Juanita Bailey Kinneer.  More...

Services are held for Naomi Pingle

Naomi Faye Dingus Pingle died February 15.  A daughter of the late Frank and Grethel Dingus, she was the widow of Harold Lloyd Pingle, the grandmother of the late Mindie Pingle, and a sister of the late Patricia Burtrum and Sherry Dingus.  More...