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News

Whitesburg council told audits are nearly done; grants may come easier

After four years without a city audit, the City of Whitesburg is nearly caught up. More...

Work on old hotel will begin this fall

The project to renovate the Daniel Boone Hotel, which was to begin this month, probably won’t begin until fall.  “We’re going to do the hotel, but the first thing you need to do is get a chair and sit down, because it’s g More...

John Prine still hippest songwriter in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.   The first time a new country songwriter named Kacey Musgraves saw one of her songwriting heroes, John Prine, she had an unusual proposition when she approached.  More...

Sports

Who deserves credit when players become NBA picks?

This year’s NBA draft produced three more lottery picks for Kentucky and coach John Calipari. In eight years at UK, he’s had three No. 1 overall picks, 24 first-round picks and 31 players drafted overall. More...

A surprise trip to South Dakota

Struttin’ Time:

As many of you know, my draw for a Maine moose hunt didn’t go so well. More...

Kenseth out at Gibbs Racing

After months of speculation about the future of Matt Kenseth at Joe Gibbs Racing, the driver announced at Kentucky Speedway that he doesn’t expect to be back at JGR in 2018. More...

Entertainment

Home-baked soft pretzels is family fun

You know pretzels and have probably eaten them in many different forms, but do you know how they’re made? More...

Upside-down cake a summer treat

This recipe for Stone Fruit Almond Upside-Down Cake works equally well using any kind of stone fruit or a mix of every kind of stone fruit, including plums, apricots, nectarines, peaches and plumcots.  More...

Pepperoni rolls are tied to coal mining

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Few foods, if any, tell the story of Appalachia the way the pepperoni roll does. Italian immigrants invented the beloved snack because it could be easily eaten underground in coal mines. More...

Jenkins (pop. 2095) still has no grocery store for its citizens

It’s a waiting game for the City of Jenkins as consumers anxious for a new grocery store wait for construction to begin on the planned Save-a- Lot grocery that is set to replace the former Edwards Food Center by the “end of 2017.”&n More...

Service set for Friday for drowning victim

Funeral services are scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. Friday for Richard Mullins Jr. More...

Opinions

Remembering our governors, past and present

Every Kentuckian who has paid attention to politics has his or her own first memory of a governor.  For those of a certain age, that memory might be Happy Chandler proudly singing My Old Kentucky Home, or taking his place as Baseball Commissione More...

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Health care as a right

Do Americans have a right to health care? Some people, more and more as of late, honestly believe that everyone has a right to health care.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907  Thursday, July 14, 1927 S.F. Dawahare, well known merchant of Neon, is advertising a big reduction sale on all of his merchandise beginning Saturday. Mr. More...

Now Heres a Tip

• “A great use for an old purse is to hold the basic tools you need around the house, such as a hammer, pliers, a set of screwdrivers, etc. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 10 -14 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

Storms bring down tree limbs

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and joyful Fourth of July. I am sorry I let it pass before I realized what day it was.  More...

Births

Charlotte Kay Sexton turned two years old on June 25, and welcomed her new baby sister on June 21. Charlotte and Rosalee are the daughters of Shawn and Kayla Sexton of Isom. More...

Learn to put food up for the winter

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

Obituaries

Musician Sonny Houston dies

Well known musician Sonny ( Martin Wayne) Houston, 67, died July 5 after a brief illness.  Born in Fleming to the late Denton and Sophia Houston, he was graduated from Fleming-Neon High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in recording e More...

Services held for Gary McKinley

Graveside services for Gary McKinley, formerly Shelby Gibson, were held July 9 at the Gibson & Combs Cemetery at Sexton Branch.  A son of the late Ralph and Maxine Hensley Gibson, he died July 5 at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Center More...

Services held for Zelma Sumpter

Funeral services for Zelma June Sumpter, 63, were held July 11 at the Payne Gap Cemetery.  A daughter of the late Cody and Etta Little Mullins, she died July 8 at her home at McRoberts.  She was the widow of Ray Sumpter, and a sister of the More...