June 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

UZ man faces meth and weapons counts

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s office has charged a UZ man with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana, manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of meth precursors after serving an arrest warrant for misdemeanor fourthde More...

New law affects visitation rights in Kentucky

A new law passed this year by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by the governor will allow separated parents and “de facto custodians,” to have equal parenting time with their children, if the parents agree to a temporary custody a More...

Rock City?

People walking around Whitesburg should be on the lookout for rocks. Not falling rocks, just rocks. The Farmers Market hosted its annual Feedtime on the Cumberlands dinner June 1 to kick off its 2017 season. More...

Sports

Dad tells why Kevin Knox Jr. chose Kentucky

Vaught’s Views

Kevin Knox Sr. was a football player at Florida State University and thought for many years that his son, Kevin Jr., might be an even better college football player than he was.  Kevin Knox Jr. More...

Playing the percentages in fishing

Gabby’s fishing fever

This is the time of year when most of the fish like crappie will start moving in and out of the shallow water areas and going toward deeper water. More...

HE’S NEXT ON JIMMIE JOHNSON’S LIST

— Union Oil (Unical) “Race Stopper” Ann Romeo, left, made eyes at Cale Yarborough of Timmonsville, S.C., winner of the first Motor State 500 at Cambridge Junction, Michigan on June More...

Health

Study: Treating sepsis aggressively save lives

WASHINGTON  Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans probably have never heard of, and new research shows it’s time they learn.  Sepsis is the body’s outof control reaction to an More...

Swallowing pills just got much easier

DR. ROACH WRITES: A while back, I asked readers for suggestions on swallowing pills, and I got many helpful answers. I particularly liked this pharmacist’s advice, since it combines physics and common sense:  More...

Gun-rights group fears regulation from unlikely place: Hearing aids

A proposal designed to make hearing aids more affordable has generated resistance from an unlikely quarter: a gun rights group.  Gun Owners of America is organizing opposition against the bill, because it believes the measure would change the wa More...

Obituaries

Service set for Burke

Funeral services for Tony “Pooch” Burke, 62, will be held today (June 7) at 6 p.m., at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. A son of Lois Burke and the late Bennett Burke, he died June 3 at his home in Jenkins. More...

Print Sturgill was 82

Print Sturgill, 82, of Craft Colley, died June 4 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Edison Dillard and Nannie Bentley Sturgill, he was the father of the late Barry Lynn Sturgill.  He was a More...

Altia Thomas dies at 75

Funeral services for Altia Thomas, 75, were to be held Wednesday (June 7) at 11 a.m., at the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church. More...

New trial date is set in Hogg case

A new trial date of December 4 has been set for James R. Huffman IV, nearly four years after the stabbing death of Michael Hogg on January 1, 2014. More...

Jury indicts eight

The Letcher County Grand Jury has handed up indictments of eight people on a variety of charges. Those indicted and the charges against them are:  More...

City of Jenkins will advertise and then sell delinquent taxes

The City of Jenkins will advertise a list of delinquent taxpayers soon and will then offer their tax bills for sale to third party purchasers on June 28.  More...

Opinions

Pondering state’s 225th birthday

Kentucky’s 225th birthday — Happy quasquibicentennial anyone?! — has been a time filled with toasts and reminiscing about the many things we’ve gotten right.  That’s as it should be. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Going it alone is not easy

The problem with “America First” is that it describes an attitude, not a purpose. It substitutes selfishness for realism.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Here's a Tip

• If you have trouble telling black slacks from navy, here’s a tip from L.B in Iowa: “Put one small safety pin inside the front waistband of the black, and two small safety pins in the navy pair. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JUNE 5 - 9   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Families & Friends

Memorial services are drawing fewer people

Hope this week’s column finds all well and enjoying the first week of June.  Recently, the Letcher Area Homemakers held their monthly meeting and had a ladies’ tea party. More...

The next six months will go fast

It seems that we just said goodbye and it is already time for another bit of ramblings from my little corner of the world.  I love the warm weather that spring and summer bring. More...

PRESENTED WITH SCHOLARSHIP —

During the Letcher County Extension Homemaker Annual Meeting on May 22 at the Letcher County Extension Office, Luke Little was presented a scholarship from the Homemaker’s Association by Vernel More...

Entertainment

Smart Summer Snacks

A busy summer schedule requires plenty of energy, and while relaxation is sure to help, what you eat is your essential source of fuel. Just like filling up your gas tank, food is what makes your body go.  More...

An untraditional Father’s Day dinner

Father’s Day is growing nearer, and that means we’ll be feeding a crowd and firing up the grill! More...