May 31, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Feeling lucky; here’s why

Points East

I didn’t record the conversation and I’m reasonably sure what I remember hearing was couched in more articulate, gentler, bedside phraseology when the doctor set me down to explain what condition my condition was in. More...

As bear population grows, more are being killed on roads while seeking food

Drivers in eastern Kentucky by this time are all too familiar with the sight of deer carcasses and mangled auto parts lying on the roadside after unhappy encounters between whitetail deer and speeding cars.  But if things keep going the way they More...

Everett Vanover’s classic car days

When I returned from my tour overseas in 1955, I was assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Calif. It was during the jet age in the Air Force.  My new job was noncommissioned officer of all Military Air Transport Service (MATS) bases. More...

Sports

UK’s Vanderbilt, Washington are longtime pals

Vaught’s Views

Jarred Vanderbilt will be reporting to Kentucky June 6 as scheduled and apparently is fine after injuring his lower right leg/ankle late in the Jordan Brand Classic in April.  “Everything is going well,” said Robert Vanderbilt, Jarre More...

Struttin’ Time:

Wanted: Rematch with Mr. Moose

Well, I am looking forward to my name being drawn for the moose hunt in Maine. Probably won’t happen, but I can tell you what my chances would have been, had I not applied — zero. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Clear water can offer fishing hotspot

This past weekend marked what most consider the kickoff to the summer camping and fishing season. More...

Health

Science says: Medications prevent addiction relapse

CHICAGO Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another? More...

Colonoscopy is best test for colon cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband, who is 73 and otherwise in good health, had a colonoscopy in the summer of 2012 and was told that because no polyps or any problems were found, he did not need another test for 10 years. More...

10-word answers (or less) to life insurance questions

If you’re thinking about buying life insurance, it helps to know some basics. More...

Entertainment

New play at Appalshop this Saturday

Roadside Theater/Appalshop will present a reading of a new play script, “The Future of Letcher County,” on Saturday, June 3, at 12 p.m. in the Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg. Admission is free. More...

Museum showcases relics from Hatfield & McCoy feud

Hatfields and McCoys mingle peacefully in the mountainous region where their families waged one of America’s most famous feuds. More...

Go Ahead...Eat the Whole Watermelon

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Black bear population is up in Letcher County

A black bear looks down out of a tree in Letcher County. More...

Magistrates give early approval to $7,237,189 budget for ’17-18

At a special called meeting of the Letcher County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, the court voted unanimously to pass the first reading of the budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18. More...

Opinions

Bevin blasts journalists

Kentucky Gov. More...

Political Cartoon

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JFK, 100 years on

We cannot imagine John F. Kennedy on his 100th birthday. For all of us, he will always be a man in his 40s, exuding the vigor that became one of his trademark words, pronounced in his distinctively New England way.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

REC APS MAY 2 9 THROUGH JUNE 2   More...

Strange but True

• It was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes, who made the following sage observation: “I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence.  More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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

Hattons, Trents visit cemeteries

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.  I’ve had a good week. More...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes

Good morning everyone!  It is morning as I start this column. It is rather a cool, rainy morning in the Ohio Valley area. I’ve turned my furnace on for a little while to take the chill out of the house  More...

Scholarship provides free tuition

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner spoke about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship (WRKS), which will help thousands of Kentuckians become more marketable in the workplace. More...

Obituaries

Rites held for Barbara Works

Funeral services for Barbara Lynn Works, 45, of Latonia, were held May 28 at the Carty Funeral Home in Neon. More...

Card of Thanks

We, the family of Wilma Holbrook, would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all our family and friends for your thoughtfulness and kindness during our devastating loss of our precious wife, mom and mammaw. More...

Frazier, Vernon Phillip (Pete) Passed Away 16th May, 2017

The family of Pete Frazier wish to extend our sincere thanks for your many kindnesses and for the condolences and support that we received during the difficult time of his passing. More...