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News

Firm announces closing of Jenkins facility by letter

Almost two years ago now, Healthcare National Marketing, Inc. took a chance to open a call center in Jenkins in Letcher County. This was the first expansion project ever for the company. More...

A look at how Trump’s moves on coal will affect the industry across U.S.

BILLINGS, Mont. More...

PSC terms hearing ‘routine’

A public hearing in Frankfort on April 18 to review Kentucky Power Company’s fuel adjustment is a “routine two-year review” of the company’s fuel adjustment, Public Service Commission Spokesman Andrew Melnykovich said.  More...

Sports

Future UK star Diallo shares insights

Vaught’s Views

At times he might have wondered what it would be like to be playing at Kentucky now, but Hamidou Diallo insists he never lost track of his plan.  He enrolled at Kentucky in January intending to redshirt the rest of this season and then have a he More...

Coach’s ties to Jenkins gives us reason to cheer

Thank goodness we basketball fans in Letcher County still have an SEC team to get behind in the NCAA Tournament. More...

Young hunter’s encouraging words

Struttin’ Time:

The coolest thing happened to me this past week in Letcher County.  I had been doing what I normally do this time of year, scouting for turkeys on some of my finest friends’ property. More...

Families & Friends

One April snow is still remembered many years later

I’m not sure whether it was April 1987 or ‘88, but I’m thinking it was ’87, 30 years ago come April 17, when we had a late snow that dumped more than a foot of the heavy, white stuff on Harmon’s Lick, here in Garrard Cou More...

Jenkins board talks charter schools

Last day of school could be May 11, with senior graduation set May 12

At Monday evening’s meeting of the Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Mike Genton discussed recent developments that include the passage of legislation allowing for charter schools in Kentucky.  More...

Reunion is for all classes from WHS

A reunion of all classes of Whitesburg High School will be held August 11-13 at the Hilton in Lexington. The cost of $65 per person will include a Friday evening reception and Saturday night banquet. More...

Obituaries

Larry Dean Hall dies at 59

Funeral services for Larry Dean Hall, 59, of Mayking, will be held today, March 29, at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

Rites held for George Burke

George Jerry Burke, 63, of Kona, died March 21 at his daughter’s home in Neon.  Born in Pike County to the late Jack and Mary Lou Bentley Burke, he was the widower of Madonna Burke.  He was a brother of the late Raymond Burke, Jimmy B More...

Services held for Dennis Ison

Dennis Ison, 84, of Isom, died March 21, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Gid and Gracie Combs Ison, he was a brother of the late Mabel Ison Fowler, Viola “Buggy: Adams, Robert Ison, John D. More...

Trump says order will put coal miners back on the job

WASHINGTON  Declaring an end to what he’s called “the war on coal,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the gl More...

Man who beat murder charge is indicted here for ‘importing heroin’

A Georgia man who was acquitted here in 2013 of murder has been indicted on a felony charge again in Letcher County, this time on counts of transporting and selling heroin.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• “A convenient way to measure oil and not have to wash out the measuring cup: Mark a glass jar with kitchen labels for 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 1 cup quantities. So easy.” — J.K. in Vermont  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS MARCH 27 - 31   More...

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Health

New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare set to ‘explode’

ATLANTA  Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that “ObamaCare will explode.&rd More...

Irritable bowel syndrome vanishes after 35 years

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 77-year-old man in good health except for irritable bowel syndrome for 35 years. Six months ago, I started taking two low-dose aspirins daily as a preventive, and since then all IBS symptoms have disappeared. More...

FDA links very rare cancer, 9 deaths to breast implants

Nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants, indicating a very low but increased risk in women with implants, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  More...

Entertainment

FIX UP A FLAVORFUL SpringTable

Finding the perfect recipe to share with loved ones can prove to be a year-round challenge. More...

Crispy potato chips made in microwave

When you hear “farm to table,” potato chips probably aren’t the first thing to come to mind as a natural food you can prepare from your local grower.  Say “potato chips” to kids, and they no doubt associate them wit More...