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News

Jenkins looks for flowerpot help, funds

It’s spring-cleaning time in Jenkins, and although it is faced with budget shortfalls, one council member proposed a clever way to beautify the city without adding to its costs.  More...

2 face meth charges

A Neon couple charged with possessing crystal methamphetamine in the Pikeville City Park in early March has been indicted by a Pike County Grand Jury.  Court documents show 35-year-old Jody Rose was arrested after his wife, 24-year-old Laken Car More...

Columns

U.S. enters World War I

A documentary on World War I entitled “The Great War: American Experience” is scheduled to be shown in three parts on KET next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (April 10-12) from 9 to 11 p.m. More...

The Way We Were

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

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS APRIL 3 - 7   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

Defeat of health care bill has some worried about ’18 races

WASHINGTON   The crash of the House Republican health care bill may well have transformed an issue the party has long used to bash Democrats into the GOP’s own political nightmare.  More...

Does fresh cilantro help cure psoriasis?

DEAR DR.ROACH: I am writing to you regarding your recent column about psoriasis. My husband spent most of his life suffering from severe psoriasis, until he was told of an all-natural solution: cilantro. More...

Poll: Americans dislike GOP’s work on our health care

WASHINGTON   Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don’t like your approach to overhauling America’s health care. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for John Shepherd

John Henry Shepherd, 76, of Neon, died March 28 at Baptist Health Lexington Hospital in Lexington.  A son of the late Robert “Bob” and Ollie Adams Shepherd, he was a brother of the late Albert Shepherd, Jackie Shepherd, Dock Shepherd More...

Garland Colley dies at 67

Garland Colley, 67, of Jeremiah, died March 28 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. More...

Services held for Earl Keel

Funeral services for Earl Jackson Keel, 74, of Thornton, were held April 1 at the Millstone Methodist Church. More...

Numbers show gas companies can afford fee county may ask

Wells in Letcher County producing between $47 and $60 million a year

A proposed business license on nonrenewable resource extraction that is expected to raise nearly $4 million in revenue for Letcher County is a fraction of the estimated $47 million to $60 million in natural gas produced annually in the county, estima More...

Opinions

Hatton pledges to keep watch on the ‘good and bad’

Last November’s election provided me with the privilege of a lifetime — the honor of serving as your voice in Frankfort as the state representative for the 94th House District in Letcher and Pike counties.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Phone addiction has unleashed a deadly toll

It was a horrific scene. The pickup truck had smashed headon into a bus taking elderly church members on an outing. Thirteen died. More...

Sports

Tips on choosing the best shot shells

Struttin’ Time:

Turkey season is here again. Wow. I want to talk about one of the most important and most overlooked tools we can have in taking a turkey once we find it — the shotshells we use.  More...

The ‘new’ Texas Speedway

The Monster Energy Cup Series heads to the Lone Star state this weekend for the first of two races this season at Texas Motor Speedway with the running of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Watching the ‘signs’ at Carr Creek

By GREG ‘GABBY’ CAUDILL   I recently went by Carr Creek Lake In Knott County and saw the lake is still low but slowly rising. The good part is that the water had a real good healthy green color and looked nice and stable.  More...

Families & Friends

Enjoying my puppy ‘Susie’

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  This is “April Fools Day” and I’m not fooling, I’m a very serious person. I try to be, but I’m sure you can tell I’m not. I’m just me.  More...

Appalachian Roots Project to begin in May

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.Facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  We are very pleased to announce that we will be receiving $10,000 to implement a program beginning in May of this More...

Community calendar

April 5-9 — A revival will be held at the Pine Creek Free Pentecostal Church. More...