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News

April is National Social Security month

For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with information, tools, and resources to meet our customers’ changing needs and lifestyles.  More...

Charter schools would hurt county, supt. says

A bill that would allow the creation of charter schools paid for by tax dollars could still be passed by the Kentucky General Assembly, and if it is, it could cause major damage to the financing of public schools in Letcher County, the county school More...

Ratings program may end

Consumers who rely on Energy Star ratings to shop for household appliances that are cheaper to operate, won’t have that option if the preliminary budget being proposed by the Trump administration is approved by Congress.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke was taken aback by Katie’s accusation of Ridge and Quinn possibly having an affair and suggested that the claim’s purely revenge for stealing Bill months earlier.  More...

Moments and Memories of Whitesburg High School

(The Whitesburg High School graduates in the single photos accompanying this column were some of the members of the senior class of 2004.)  2004  Senior favorites  Actor – Vin Diesel. Actress   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

Fewer heavy Americans are trying to lose weight

CHICAGO  Fewer overweight Americans have been trying to lose weight in recent years, and researchers wonder if fat acceptance could be among the reasons.  The trend found in a new study occurred at the same time obesity rates climbed.  More...

Are dermatologists ‘zapping’ for dollars?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 73 years old and lived on a boat in my 40s. More...

Bacon, soda & too few nuts tied to big portion of deaths

CHICAGO  Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? More...

Entertainment

Community calendar . . .

March 17 — The Smile- Faith Jenkins Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. at the Recreation Center, 9599 Hwy. 805, Jenkins The event will include live music, games and more. Those attending should bring a donation of $5 or a canned good.   More...

Exploring A Culinary Classic: Endless Possibilities with Potatoes

Delicious and nutritious, it’s no wonder potatoes are a menu staple for many. Everyone craves meal variety, and potatoes offer a perfect canvas to inspire new flavor exploration so you can enjoy something different every day. More...

Breakfast bar none!

I must admit, I love breakfast foods. Typically, I make breakfast for myself and my husband every morning. He’s always in a rush, and sometimes he says he doesn’t have time to sit down and eat. More...

Many here could lose insurance under new plan

Thousands of eastern Kentucky residents could lose health coverage under the GOP’s American Health Care Act, which Democrats have dubbed “TrumpCare.” More...

Work on old hotel may begin soon, mayor says

The City of Whitesburg should be able to begin work on stabilizing the old Daniel Boone Hotel building on Main Street sometime in May.  More...

Fire victims identified; memorial services set

Police and medical examiners are still trying to positively identify the victims found in a burned house at Flat Gap, but the funeral home responsible for burial has identified them as the residents of the home, Joseph E. More...

Opinions

Says Congress must help retired UMWA miners

I proudly joined my colleagues in the Kentucky House last week as we approved a resolution urging our congressional leaders to find a permanent solution that ensures our retired union coal miners and their families receive the pension and health care More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

What can you do if you lose insurance? Be well.

If President Trump and his party have their way, you’d better be well. Or have a lifetime employment contract with a company large enough to negotiate reasonable group insurance. Or have never been sick in your life.  More...

Sports

Hawkins is UK’s most energetic, reliable

Vaught’s Views

Dominique Hawkins is not Kentucky’s star player going into this week’s NCAA Tournament play. However, he could turn out to be UK’s most important player.  More...

LCC grad shines at Centre College

Jordan Short played a pivotal role in a pair of Centre College victories over Whitman at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. More...

Kyle Busch-Joey Logano brawl brings buzz to NASCAR Cup

LAS VEGAS   The introduction of stage racing has so far provided the intended effect of spicing up the NASCAR Cup Series.  But nothing beats a good oldfashioned brawl to get everyone buzzing.  More...

Families & Friends

Cram Creek Church revival draws crowd

Hello everyone, hope everyone is doing well. I’m surprised with the pretty weather we had on Saturday. It could change in a minute, but I hope not.  I thought I would be turning my heat up, but I’ve turned it way down. More...

Colorectal cancer rates rise in young adults

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Cancers of the colon and/or rectum have long been associated with individuals over 50. More...

Volunteers visit Jenkins

A team of nine young volunteers arrived in Jenkins Sunday to participate in the Construction/Ministry Project, Discovery Church Team.  Their schedule for the week included attending a school assembly at Jenkins Elementary; a prayer walk to promo More...

Obituaries

Dan Rose Caudill dies at 87

Dan Rose Caudill, 87, of Cornettsville, died March 11 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Harlan and Artie Dixon Caudill, he was the widower of Nella Faye Brown Caudill.  More...

Rites held for Derriel Castle

Derriel Pearce Castle, 81, died March 5 in Lexington.  Born in Thornton, he was a son of the late J.W. and Maude Short Castle.  Mr. Castle was a frequent blood donor, and gave more than 20 gallons of blood during his lifetime.  More...

Rites held for Eddie Lowe

Eddie Lowe, 72, of Belfry, died March 6 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.  He was a son of the late Orison and Maryland Maynard Lowe.  Surviving are his wife, Paula Boggs Lowe, and a number of relatives and friends.  More...