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Pound mayor apologizes after Letcher residents threaten to boycott town

The mayor of Pound is apologizing after his observation about traffic fines helping to pay for a needed police vehicle drew outrage in Kentucky and threats to boycott businesses in town, Wise County and Virginia.  More...

News

Two of ARH Hospitals receive nursing award

Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital and Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center have received the Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing from Hurst Review Services, one of the largest providers of nursing analytics in the nation. More...

Despite fears, no violence at Pikeville event

PIKEVILLE   For weeks, fears had been spreading throughout the community as several white nationalist groups, including the Traditionalist Worker Party and National Socialist Movement, planned a rally in downtown Pikeville which was expected to More...

Columns

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS MAY 1 - 5 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Just as Sally was about to be handcuffed, Thomas asked for a moment alone with her to find out why she asked him for assistance when her company was failing. More...

Nows a Tip

• “Use a large hair clip to hold your dish towel on the oven door handle.” -- M.W. in Iowa  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1966 WHS students to hear US  Senate official, former mayor of Whitesburg  Emery L. 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

Patients, doctors fear losing pre-existing conditions rule

From cancer to addiction, doctors and patient groups are warning that the latest Republican health care bill would gut hardwon protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. More...

Botox can ease blepharospasm

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been contending with blepharospasm for years. I got some relief from Botox for around four years, but then it stopped working and my doctor moved me to Dysport, which was horrible. More...

How meth drives users crazy

LOS ANGELES  Over the past seven years, Los Angeles jail officials have seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of mentally ill inmates, a rise the sheriff attributes to methamphetamine use.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Earl King

Earl King, 77, of Sandlick, died April 30 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard.  He was a son of the late Willie and Polly Banks King.  More...

Joyce Ann Caudill dies at 76

Joyce Ann Caudill, 76, died April 30 at her home in Whitesburg.  She was a daughter of the late William Marion and Ollie Halcomb Collier.  More...

Rites held for Wilma Holbrook

Wilma Caudill Holbrook, 80, died April 23 at her home at Deane.  A daughter of the late Fess and Maxie Cole Caudill of Deane, she was a sister of the late Bonell “Barney” Caudill, Ralph Caudill, and Norma Jean Hall.  Wilma worke More...

Drop in unmined minerals tax bills is ‘unbelievable’

Unmined minerals tax bills for Letcher County properties are down $2.5 million this year, threatening to bankrupt the county, the school district and the special districts in the county, officials said.  More...

Expect high power bills to stay, Jenkins officials told this week

High power bills are here to stay and the only thing you can really do about them is to try to save on costs by using electricity more efficiently. That was the message the Jenkins City Council got from representatives of Kentucky Power Co. More...

Opinions

Don’t be fooled, the USPO is a public jewel

Journalism, which is supposed to help make sense of our turbulent world, can’t seem to make sense of itself.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Hearing millennials

On college campuses across America, spring semester is coming to an end. This can be an emotional time, I’ve discovered, for those of us who relish the company of these millennials.  No one warned me about this.  More...

Sports

A dreamer picks her horse for the Derby

Vaught’s Views

Former Miss Kentucky Nancy Cox will again help anchor WLEXTV’s Kentucky Derby coverage Saturday starting at 8 a.m. More...

Not hit limit? Time is on your side!

Struttin’ Time:

Got your long beard yet? It has been a great wild turkey hunting season for my friends and for me. I got two long beards in Kansas and Kentucky. The only state where I failed to connect was North Carolina, where hunting is always a mess. More...

JGR’s struggles continue

Last season at this time, Joe Gibbs Racing was the organization all other teams were chasing after the organization’s four teams won five of the first nine races.  More...

Families & Friends

Twin cousins celebrate birthday

On Saturday night, April 28, I had a good day. I went to a big birthday party for my cousin, Bruce Jones, and his first cousin, Lavene Jones. They were born on the same day, making them twin cousins.  More...

Appalachian Roots Project begins May 6

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

Swooping owl startles driver

Hello again everyone!  I am still reliving the memory of my recent trip to the mountains I call home in my heart. Once again the rain kept me away from Hillbilly Days.  More...

Entertainment

Bring Brunch Home

There’s no denying that brunch is a popular favorite, but you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to enjoy a delicious spread with family and friends. More...

Microwave Fudge

The arrival of May means Mother’s Day is coming soon, this year on May 14. Like many women, including my sweet mother, I love chocolate. More...