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News

Magistrates explain votes against coal, gas well fees

A week after the Letcher Fiscal Court deadlocked on an ordinance to create a business license for industries extracting non-renewable resources, magistrates defended their “no” votes by indicating the county attorney had advised them to v More...

A SPRING BEAUTY

— The unique bloom of trillium dotting Letcher County hillsides is a sure sign that spring is well underway. More...

If offer sounds ‘too good,’ then pass it up

If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  And lately, Kentuckians have been receiving a lot of too-goodto be-true offers on the telephone, through the mail, and through email and text messaging.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS APRIL 17 - 21   More...

Highlights of Fleming-Neon Hi

1941  Senior Will: We, the seniors of Fleming High, in the year ’41, being of sound mind and body, do hereby, before entering a new phase of life, wish to leave our most valuable possessions to those less fortunate than we.  More...

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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...

Families & Friends

Community calendar

April 19 — Tryouts for the Letcher Central High School cheerleading squad will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the old Vocational School Building. Tryouts will also be held at 2 p.m. on April 23. More...

THANK YOU

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Dinner, rose for mothers

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/pages/Hemphill Community-Center.  More...

Entertainment

Childers show was standing room only

Rising star Tyler Childers of Lawrence County, Kentucky brought his brand of rocking country and Americana music to Whitesburg Saturday night for a sold-out show at Appalshop Theater. More...

Get Foiled

Learn why foil-packet cooking is hot, hot, hot

A s the saying goes, big things come in small packages and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes. More...

Homemade mayo adds zip

Sandwiches today range from slices of beef, turkey or chicken on whole-wheat bread to roasted vegetables stuffed in a pita. Dressings, spreads and sauces can add a delicious depth of flavor to a typical sandwich. More...

Layoffs, furloughs of county workers to take place soon

Letcher Judge/Executive Jim Ward is being left to proceed on his own in taking actions necessary to bring the county’s budget into balance by June 30.  More...

Opinions

A pledge to fight hike on food tax

It’s hard to imagine how anyone could prey upon the elderly, how a con artist could hurt our parents or grandparents — the very people who helped raise and nurture us growing up. More...

Political Cartoon

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Why it’s called ‘Patriots’ Day’

BOSTON  More...

Sports

Struttin’ Time: $47.50 per year for seniors to hunt?

As the years fly by like the white lines on a highway, I often sit and ponder of things that were, things that could have been, and things that may yet come.  More...

‘I root for him,’ documentarian says of Calipari. ‘I didn’t used to.’

Vaught’s Views

It took Emmy-winning director Jonathan Hock almost 20 months to put together the documentary, “One And Not Done,” on Kentucky coach John Calipari that aired on ESPN last week.  Like many Kentucky fans have come to believe, Hock admit More...

Setting up the summer run

The Easter weekend has always been an open date on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and this season the open date is the last breather that teams will have before the long and unforgiving summer stretch of the schedule.  More...

Health

Can diabetes meds cause leg weakness?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have peripheral neuropathy symptoms in my feet. I am borderline diabetic and keep it under control by eating right. Also, my legs are weak, and I am doing exercises. I was taking the drug Reglan for a couple of months. More...

How Trump insurance changes could affect coverage next year

AP Health Writer   A much tighter sign-up deadline and coverage delays will be waiting for some health insurance customers now that President Donald Trump’s administration has finished a plan designed to stabilize shaky insurance markets.& More...

The newest advice on prostate cancer test for men 55-plus

CHICAGO  Should middle- aged men get routine blood tests for prostate cancer? An influential health panel that once said no now says maybe. More...

Obituaries

Angella McFall succumbs at 76

Angella Evone Mullins McFall, 76, died April 7 in Armada, Mich.  A daughter of the late Hobert and Hazel V. Mullins, she was a grandmother of the late Jesse Lyle Salle.  More...

Services held for Chuck Blair

Chuck Blair, 55, of Sandlick, died April 11 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was a son of the late Carl Douglas and Betty Gail Whitaker Blair.  More...

Services set for Carol Johnson

Carol Sue Meade Johnson, age 63 of Deane, died Sunday, April 16, at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Jackhorn to the late Quiller and Zelma Florence Church Meade, she was a sister of the late Lou Meade.  More...