June 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Road checks set

Kentucky State Police will be conducting road checks and “moving patrols” throughout the Post 13 area this month focused on speeding, seat belt and child restraint usage, impaired driving, motor vehicle equipment safety, and lawful regist More...

News

W’burg council OK’s state plan for road

A new entrance from the KY 15 bypass into downtown Whitesburg can be constructed without having to give up space at the city parking lot that fronts the Letcher County Veterans Museum and serves as home to the Mountain Heritage Festival, the Whitesbu More...

Bean farming on Blair Branch

When I was growing up in the head of Blair Branch there in Letcher County back in the 1950s and ‘60s, my mom always had at least a couple varieties of fast-growing green beans coming in by or before the middle of June.  More...

Looking back on 50 years in the bourbon business

Insider Louisville   It wasn’t technically Al Young’s decision to submit an application at the Louisville Seagram Distillery in 1967. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JUNE 11 - 16   More...

Heres a Tip

• “When packing for the kids to go to camp, here’s a tip we’ve used over and over again: Put all elements of each outfit (top, bottom, undergarments, socks, etc.) folded into a gallon-size zipper-close bag. 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. More...

Entertainment

High Knob Music Festival set

On Saturday, June 17, from noon to 8:30 p.m. at the High Knob Recreation Area, The High Knob Music Festival Group, a subcommittee of the High Knob Enhancement Corporation, will present regional bands and musicians.  More...

LPN program returns to SKCTC

Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKCTC) will once again offer the licensed practical nursing (LPN) program. More...

Vanover’s Seniors Softball League

I was a member of the Suisun Valley Golden Seniors Slow Pitch Softball club for 35 years after 27 years of military service. More...

CNN special to air Sunday

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State says only 1 person OD’d here in 2016; 0 in 2017

While the rest of the United States reels under what has been termed an epidemic of opioid drug abuse, state records show only one drug overdose in Letcher County for all of 2016, and none for 2017.  More...

Opinions

Free? From healthcare?

When I think of freedom, I think of it in positive, aspirational terms — our First Amendment freedoms, for example, or FDR’s “Four freedoms” or the uplifting songs of freedom sung by oppressed people around the globe.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Where British right went wrong

Britain’s election was a catastrophe for Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and a personal vindication for Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party’s left-wing leader.  It was also the revenge of the young, whose voices go unheard becaus More...

Sports

UK Olympian is seen as ‘future of the sport’

It was almost 25 years ago that Kevin Young became the first person to run the 400-meter hurdles in less than 47 seconds. His time of 46.78 seconds set a world record — and 25 years later it still stands.  More...

Blaney’s big breakthrough

CHARLOTTE, N.C.   NASCAR’s newest winner arrived home in North Carolina to coolers filled by Dale Earnhardt Jr. with ice cold beer.  He partied until 4 a.m. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Enjoy the calm of night fishing

It is now time to start fishing after dark for crappie.  I have seen several boats at Carr Creek Lake fishing on crappie holes late at night recently. More...

Families & Friends

Larry Hatton is out of hospital

By OMA HATTON   Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and not working too hard if you have a garden. I wish I had one, especially since I look across the road and see Jr. and Robin Sexton’s. More...

Blacksmithing workshop set for June 24

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

June weather goes from cold to hot

Hello everyone. How’s the world treating you in your little corner of the world?  Once again I’ve encountered a bout of nausea, but at least I am not in the hospital as of yet. That is more than I can say for lots of people.  More...

Obituaries

Dianna Baker succumbs at 58

Dianna Lynn Baker, 58, of Brodhead, died June 11 at her residence.  A daughter of the late Elijah W. More...

Services planned for Donna Matz

Donna Faye Matz, 38, died June 9 at her residence in Louisville.  She was a daughter of the late Charles “Pete” and Eunice Faye Hall Hill.  Surviving are her husband, Martin Matz; two daughters, Angie Joyce Matz and Casey Faye M More...

Sabrina Bishop dies at 48

Sabrina Hiatt Bishop, 48, of Lenox, Iowa, died June 5 after a hard fought battle with cancer.  A daughter of Vernon Hiatt of New Market, Iowa, and the late Gladius Hiatt, she was also preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Delores Hi More...