June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

New Jenkins grid coach was top assistant at LCC

Matthew Chandler is the new head football coach at Jenkins High School.  Chandler, originally from Whitesburg, is the nephew of former Whitesburg coach Doug Chandler. More...

News

Court agrees on $7.2 million budget

Letcher Fiscal Court has approved the second reading of the county’s proposed $7,237,189 operating budget for fiscal year 2017-18.  The court voted unanimously to approve the budget in a special meeting June 23 after Judge/Executive Jim Wa More...

City of Cumberland may help Letcher County area get water

The City of Cumberland is taking under consideration the possibility of an “interconnect” that would allow the Harlan County city to supply water to Letcher County residents who live along the Cumberland River. More...

More than 20 bands will play at festival atop Pine Mountain July 6-9

Supermoon, an annual music and arts festival at the summit of Pine Mountain, will be held July 6-9.  The event at Wiley’s Last Resort will begin at 7 p.m. that Thursday and run through 7 p.m. that Saturday. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Heres a Tip

• “A go-green and lose weight tip: Shut off your car and walk inside banks, restaurants, etc. You’ll burn less gas than sitting in the drive-thru, and the walk will flatten your figure.” — S.S. in South Carolina  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: JUNE 26 - 30   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

Brother always brings delicious apple pies

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I hope you are enjoying this pretty weather.  I heard we were supposed to get bad weather, but if we did, I didn’t know it. I slept right through it. More...

Pine Mountain Chapter of DAR meets at Letcher Manor

The Pine Mountain Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met June 20 in the visitors’ room of Letcher Manor, where two of the longtime members are now full-time residents.   More...

Photo

Fiona Banks, 15, of Sandlick, daughter of Dr. Billy James Banks and granddaughter of Billy K. More...

Obituaries

Rickey Hatton dies in Florida

Funeral services for Rickey Lane Hatton, 38, of Inverness, Fla., were held June 25 at Manatee Lanes in Crystal River, Fla.  Born in Whitesburg to Brenda Watts Hatton and the late Rickey G. More...

Rites held for Luther Hall

Luther Hall, 78, of Thornton, died June 20 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A son of the late Alex and Ruby Sergent Hall, he was the father of the late Duane Hall and Tammy Hall Adams.  He was a grandfather of the late Dustin A More...

Roger Blair dies at 72

Funeral services for Roger Delane Blair, 72, of Whitesburg, were held June 25 at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Estill and Golda Addington Blair, he died June 10 at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Cen More...

Kentucky Power’s proposed rate hike drawing opposition

Kentucky Power Company is seeking broad increases in its rates and riders from the Kentucky Public Service Commission, a move that if approved would raise residential power bills by a company estimate of 16.84 percent.  More...

Fireworks shows set for Whitesburg, Isom

Independence Day celebrations including fireworks will be held next week in the City of Whitesburg and in the community of Isom. Isom will celebrate the Fourth of July on Monday, July 3 with a truck and tractor pull and More...

Opinions

Be well

The message of the Republican health care bill is clear. You have nothing to worry about — as long as you can be sure that you will always be well. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

3 big lies about health care

To succeed in gutting health coverage for millions of Americans, Senate Republican leaders need to get a series of lies accepted as truth. More...

Sports

UK legend Pat Riley ‘blown away’ by Bam

Vaught’s Views

Remember not long ago when some wondered if Bam Adebayo had made the right choice by leaving Kentucky after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft?   Even as the draft approached, some mock drafts had him in the second round. More...

Summertime blues

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the running of the Coke Zero 400.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Non-hunters like this column, too

I am heading to Letcher County after I finish writing this edition of Struttin’ Time to be with the family of a lifelong friend, Millard Bates, who has crossed the Silent River.  As I reflect I am delighted to know that many of my friends More...

Entertainment

Summer treat: Strawberry-rhubarb crisp

The crisp, cobbler, crumble, grunt, slump or buckle. What do these all have in common? They are all fruit desserts baked with a sweet “pastry” topping.  More...

Take ‘bowl’ of cereal with you

The savior of anyone who sometimes oversleeps is this recipe for On-the-Go Cereal Balls and here’s why: One, they are yummy. Two, they are easy to make (no cooking!). And three, you can make them as healthy — or not — as you like. More...

Summer of Slime: Goo is fun and easy

Call this The Summer of Slime. The slime trend is probably happening right now in your home, if you live with a tween girl. Or maybe it’s on your phone, in endless video loops that crackle and pop on Instagram and You- Tube. More...