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News

Whitesburg City Council clears way for work to begin on project to fix up old Daniel Boone Hotel

At its May meeting, the Whitesburg City Council passed several resolutions and ordinances that are necessary to accept the $1 million grant the city received from the Appalachian Regional Commission to begin the process of renovation of the Daniel Bo 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 — In front of Bill, Ridge bluntly asked Brooke to confirm that she’s completely over him and able to forget their love for each other. More...

Now Here a Tip

• DIY glass cleaner recipe: Mix equal parts water, white vinegar and vodka in a spray bottle. This works as a deodorizing spray as well as a glass cleaner.  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. More...

Health

Don’t keep secrets from your doctor

DEAR DR. ROACH: About three years ago, I was walking from the parking lot to church (not a long distance) and was overcome with a feeling of warmth and weakness throughout my body. I almost dropped my purse, but it stopped almost immediately. More...

Americans with severe illness anxious over GOP health plan

As Republicans move closer to dismantling Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law, Americans with serious illnesses are feeling uneasy.  The GOP health care bill pushed through the House late last week leaves those with pre-existing condit More...

How sick may lose coverage

The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived last week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with preexisting health problems.   More...

Entertainment

Coming events

LETCHER COUNTY ROCK, POP, BLUES, RAP, CHRISTIAN, JAZZ STATION (New rock band from New York City); Fri., May 12 at Summit City in Whitesburg. Tickets, $15, at www.summitcitylounge.com or 1-606-434-8648.  More...

NYC band to play at Summit City on Friday

Admission to Friday’s show is $15. For information, visit www.summitcitylounge.com or phone 1-606-434-8648.   More...

Rentals

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Shopping center ordered sold at auction to settle large debt

Letcher County’s largest shopping center will be sold at public auction later this month.  More...

Fleming-Neon workers to get 3 percent pay hike

Fleming-Neon city employees will receive a three-percent pay increase when the city’s budget for fiscal year 2017-18 is adopted into law.  More...

Opinions

A disappointing vote from our representative

For years, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers has been known for bringing what we have often considered very needed projects and money to eastern Kentucky.  More...

The Anti-Health-Care Bill

We should never forget May 4, 2017.  It should forever be marked as the day when the House of Representatives descended to a new level of cruelty, irresponsibility and social meanness.  More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

UK’s latest top recruit fooled many analysts

Vaught’s Views

Kevin Knox fooled most of the recruiting analysts when he announced that he would play college basketball at UK — not North Carolina, Duke or Florida State as the analysts expected.  More...

Hunters take 205 wild turkeys here

Wild turkey hunters in Letcher County killed 205 birds during the 2017 spring season that ended May 7, all of them males.  The number of turkeys killed in Letcher County was the 22nd highest in the 29-county southeast region as identified by the More...

Applying for Kentucky’s elk hunt

Struttin’ Time:

Did you apply for the coming drawing for elk hunts in Kentucky? If so, did you think you were watching a Keystone Cops movie?  More...

Families & Friends

Old timers knew when to plant

As I write this we have a threat of a frosty morning. Lots have their tender plants and flowers covered over to protect them and I carried my flowerpots into the basement and Shoppe to protect them. More...

Was this blackberry winter?

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  I guess we are having blackberry winter; someone told me that. I thought it was dogwood. Anyway, we are having some kind and it won’t last long.  Whitesburg   More...

Reunions

To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. More...

Obituaries

Services set for Elsie Mae Ryan

Funeral services for Elsie Mae Ryan, 86, will be held at 1 p.m., May 12, at the Seco Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Whitaker Cemetery at Seco.  More...

Rites held for Christopher Stewart

Christopher L. More...

Floyd Meade Jr. dies in Texas

Floyd Meade Jr., 81, died October 15, 2016 at his home in Orange, Tex.  Born in Whitesburg to the late James J. and Nancy Sexton Mason, he was adopted as an infant by the late Floyd and Callie Hawkins Meade.  More...