May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Grand jury indicts 12

The Letcher County Grand Jury has charged an Isom woman with promoting contraband in the first degree while she was confined in the Letcher County Jail.  More...

Foundation raises money for nonprofits

• Don’t let your keys sink in the pool, lake or ocean this summer. If you’re taking them with you, make sure you add a flotation device. They sell keychains just for this purpose.  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...

Sports

Malik Monk to be Top 10 NBA pick, but …

Vaught’s Views

Malik Monk is considered a lock to be a top 10 pick in the June NBA Draft, but that doesn’t mean everyone feels he is destined to be a NBA star.   More...

He doesn’t want to say it, but …

Struttin’ Time:

I hate to say I told you so, but …  Last week’s Struttin’ Time came out on Wednesday and the Kentucky elk hunt draw results were released on Saturday night, somewhere around. More...

Another ‘Hot Night’ here

It has been 25 years since Bruton Smith’s Charlotte Motor Speedway decided to host the sport’s annual All-Star Race at night. More...

Health

Study: Side effects emerge after approval for many U.S. drugs

CHICAGO  Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found.  More...

Drinking mercury from thermometer?

DEAR DR. ROACH: You probably have never gotten a question like this. How much mercury is in an old thermometer? A month ago, I wasn’t feeling well, so I took my temperature with an old thermometer that seemed to be taking too long to work. More...

Boy, 8, kills self after bullying

NEW YORK   The death was startling even to the coroner: a boy only 8 years old apparently killing himself in his Cincinnati bedroom.  Now Gabriel Taye’s January death is being re-examined, after it emerged that he was bullied and knoc More...

Obituaries

Chester Lee Hatton, 78, dies

Funeral services for the Rev. Chester Lee Hatton, 78, of Russell Springs, will be held at 1 p.m. today (May 17) in Whitesburg. Burial will be in the R.B. Caudill Cemetery in Whitco.  He died May 14 after a long illness.  More...

Rites held for Lisa Ann Bates

Lisa Ann Bates, 41, died May 13 at her home in Colson.  She was a daughter of Hannah Couch Wells of Colson and the late Bill Wells, and a sister of the late Arnold Wells.  More...

Robert Ison dies at 96

Robert B. Ison, 96, of New Castle, died May 13.  A son of the late George B. and Ardelia Caudill Ison, he was a 1940 graduate of Kingdom Come Settlement High School in Linefork.  Mr. More...

EQT’s late tax payment helps court, schools

By SAM ADAMS   County government, county schools and Jenkins Independent Schools and special taxing districts, all strapped by sharp decreases in unmined minerals taxes and severance taxes, got a windfall last week after an apparent change in th More...

2 drug suspects accused of having sex in public

A Whitco couple was arrested on drug charges after allegedly being caught having sex in a car in the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital parking lot.  Whitesburg Police Officer Jordon Clemons on May 12 charged Jennifer Patricia Brown, 30, a More...

Opinions

This wake-up call applies here, too

Southwest Virginia got a wake-up call recently.  More...

‘Please stop the insults,’ Trump supporter requests

During an interview last June in his New York office, I asked Donald Trump about his use of language that many considered insulting and divisive. “Will there be a pivot for you from the primaries to the general election campaign?”  More...

Political Cartoon

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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 — Thomas went on the defensive after Ridge unleashed his anger regarding Sally getting a second chance. More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

By BENNETT WELCH   1988  Secret Angels  The French Club met Nov. 18. They drew for secret angels and planned for a Christmas party.  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...

Families & Friends

Four receive scholarships

Dr. J.V. Chandarana, M.D. More...

Community calendar

May 17 — The National Black Lung Association will meet at 2 p.m. at the Letcher County Extension Office. The featured speaker is Dr. More...

Rash of weddings happening now

Hello everyone! Here we go again on the rollercoaster ride with the weather. More...

Entertainment

Bible trivia

1. Is the book of Nahum in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. In Acts 7, who recounts the story of Abraham along with the captivity and freedom of the children of Israel? Paul, Peter, Stephen, Andrew  3. More...

Delicious,Nutritious Outdoor Dining

LUNCH ON THE GO A healthy combination of plantbased foods and turkey easily turns into a quick lunch. This wrap bringstogether a variety of textures withcrunchiness from the apples andspinach, substance from the turkeyand creamy, simple dressing. More...

Fire up your grill!

As the days get warmer and the Memorial Day holiday (and relatives) descends upon us, it’s time to grill outdoors. Memorial Day is a federal holiday that was created to remember those who died while serving our country. More...