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News

Needle exchange may begin here in October

A plan to curtail the spread of hepatitis C, HIV and other blood borne diseases is expected to begin actively exchanging IV drug needles here by October.  More...

Still the King: Petty reaches 80, still at the track

Richard Petty heard someone shout for the King to stop as his golf cart sped past rows of RVs parked at the Pocono Raceway infield.  More...

Mine inspection cuts subject of concern

LOUISVILLE  Kathy Bartlett watched helplessly this spring as Kentucky lawmakers cut back on mine safety inspections and replaced them with coaching sessions on miners’ safety habits.  She knows more than most what’s at stake.&nb More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 3 THROUGH JULY 7   More...

Nows Heres a Tip

• If the clinking and clacking your dog’s tags are driving you crazy, wrap one of them in clear packing tape. Cut off excess and the tags can hit each other all night without making a sound.  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...

Obituaries

Billie Pridemore Smith dies at 85

Funeral services for Billie Jean Pridemore Smith, 85, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, were held June 26 at the Union Freewill Baptist Church.  Born on Walters Branch in Isom to the late Hiram and Ella Caudill Pridemore, she was the widow of Virgil &ldquo More...

Vinson Cornett Jr. dies in Irvine

Vinson Cornett Jr., 75, of Irvine, died June 27 at Marcum and Wallace Hospital in Irvine.  A son of the late Vinson and Delma Cornett, he was a brother of the late Roger Cornett.  More...

Rites held for Roger Caudill

Funeral services for Roger Wayne Caudill, 57, were held June 29 in Whitesburg. More...

Fiscal court OK’s a new treasurer

The Letcher County Fiscal Court officially appointed County Finance Officer Doris Jean Frazier to replace Phillip Hampton as Letcher County Treasurer at a special called meeting held last Wednesday in the District Courtroom. More...

Dog rescued from crevice

A Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter employee crawled into a narrow crevice in a cliff at Dry Fork Saturday, and came out with a dog nearly as big as him.  More...

Opinions

A one-sided relationship

A lot of Kentuckians and West Virginians plaster their vehicles and bodies with “Friends of Coal.” But the friendship is not mutual, as an industry group is proving by trying to sabotage U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers’s RECLAIM Act.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

No recess from opioid crisis

On June 27, public outrage forced the Republicans to postpone their vote to gut the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.  Two hours later, I stood with a loved one in an emergency room in small-town Ohio and got an earful from the nurse taking care More...

Sports

Struttin’ Time:

Why travel to hunt black bears?   More...

Daytona not kind to Dale Jr.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Bluegill: Small in size, large in fight

This is the time of summer when a lot of anglers are bluegill fishing. There is good reason for this, as bluegill are plentiful, easy to catch, and aggressive when taking a bait.  More...

Families & Friends

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...

Outdoor games, dances to be held

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

Cancelled

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Pine Mountain Regional Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors set for July 6 has been cancelled.   More...