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State agency denies allegations in suit involving rental of judge’s office here

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News

County, KRADD seek money to bring water lines from Cumberland

The long wait for treated water on the Cumberland River side of Pine Mountain has gotten a bit closer an end.  More...

Cell phone use is out at Jenkins schools

Students in the Jenkins Independent School System will not be allowed to use cellular telephones in classrooms this school year, a school official said this week.  The new cell phone rule is included in the 2017 Student Handbook presented to the More...

Police say man took $1,293 out of store’s safe

A Letcher County man wanted in connection with the burglary of more than $1,200 in cash from an Isom store was still at large at Mountain Eagle press time Tuesday night.  Police are looking for a man they have identified as Dakota Bates, who is More...

Columns

Now Heres a Tip

• “To loosen grime in the shower, run the shower hot for a few minutes and then use a cleaner. The heat and steam make it easier to clean. Or you can clean up the shower just before you clean up yourself.” — T.G. in Texas  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 24 - 28   More...

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   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

Getting even

Want to get even with all those people who have been forcing you to take bags and baskets full of summer squash and cucumbers off their hands over the last couple of weeks and will continue to do so until mid August?  Points East   More...

Family gathers for hospital visit

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and keeping cool. It’s sure been hot.  I haven’t done much or gone out much it’s been so hot! More...

JUNE BABY

— River Elias Mayse was born June 29 to Larry and Cindy Tyree Mayse. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19¾ inches long. More...

Obituaries

Ricky Halcomb dies at 56

Ricky Halcomb, 56, died July 22 at his home at Linefork.  He was a son of Letta Roark Halcomb Schebler and the late Jay Halcomb.  More...

Services set for Terry Griffie

Visitation for Terry Griffie, 65, will be held at 6 p.m., July 26 (today), at the Mount Olivet Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., July 27, at the church. More...

Louise Addington dies at 95

Louise Addington, 95, of Ermine, died July 20 at Pikeville Medical Center.  A daughter of the late Isom Bert and Martha Haynes Webb, she was the widow of Langley E. Addington.  More...

Breaking News - 7/28/2017 9:50 AM

No charges expected in crash that killed 8-year-old - Free Access

Sister, brother, mother also injured in 3-vehicle wreck

An 8-year-old girl was killed and a 14-year old girl, a 2-year-old boy and their mother were seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash at Ermine Thursday. More...

Citizens may take power company rate-hike protest to state’s capital

Letcher County residents may expand their protest against a proposed Kentucky Power Company rate increase to Frankfort.  More...

THEY’VE HAD ENOUGH

– Protestors gathered outside AEP’s Whitesburg office Monday and chanted, “We’ve had enough.” (Photo by Sam Adams) More...

Opinions

‘Obamacare’ debate opens in Senate, but outcome is in doubt

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Do-it-yourselfers unite!

Planned obsolescence has long been a consumer expense and irritation. Now brand-name profiteers are pushing a new abuse: Repair prevention. This treacherous corporate scheme does more than gouge buyers on the original purchase.  More...

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Sports

Big things expected of UK’s Snell

Vaught’s Views

At this time last year, few UK football fans knew that much about the freshman running back Benny Snell from Ohio. More...

Kahne tames Brickyard

Hendrick Motorsports’ Kasey Kahne will finally get to read and hear some positive comments about himself this week after winning his first ever Brickyard 400 at the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

Are you ready for archery season?

In less than 40 days, come hell or high water, our 2017-18 archery season for deer opens in the Commonwealth. More...

Health

Age and surgery

DEAR DR. ROACH: An MRI shows that I have spinal stenosis. I have not improved with chiropractic care, electrical stimulation, medication (including hydrocodone, tramadol and a pain patch), physical therapy or three spinal injections. More...

Entertainment

POP-ular Summer Snacks

From casual gatherings with friends to outdoor athletic activities and leisurely time at home, all of the best summer pastimes have one thing in common: tasty snacks make them more enjoyable.  More...

Add ‘pop’ to plain popcorn

On a recent movie date night with my husband, I spent a small fortune on a bag of popcorn at the snack bar. More...

Slow-cooker yogurt is the best by far

We’re a yogurt-loving family. We wake up to it topped with crunchy granola and fruit, or it’s whirled with other good stuff in the blender for energy-packed smoothies to go. More...