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Visitation at school Friday for victim of Ermine wreck; funeral to be held Sunday

Visitation will be held Friday at West Whitesburg Elementary School and funeral services will be held Sunday in Pike County for eightyear old Breanna Khris Hall, who was killed in a three-vehicle crash at Ermine on July 27.  Breanna’s 14-y More...

News

Huffman to be tried first in Hogg case

A ruling handed down in Letcher Circuit Court this week insures that James R. Huffman IV of Pikeville will be the first suspect tried in the January 1, 2014 stabbing death of Michael Hogg in downtown Whitesburg.  More...

5K road race in Appalachia

The 34th annual Appalachia Railroad Days 5K Road Race will be held Saturday (Aug. 5) in Appalachia, Va.  More...

McRoberts Festival planned

The McRoberts Days Festival will be held Saturday, August 5, with opening ceremonies beginning at noon.  The event will include cornhole and horseshoe tournaments and other activities. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• When decluttering, use this tried and true tip: Set up four boxes with labels for Keep, Donate/ Sell, Trash and Recycle. It’s amazing how much you can take care of quickly.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS JULY 31 - AUG. 4   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...

Health

Strange dreams?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 90 years old and take many medications. I am having many different dreams at night. Can medications cause this? — A.C.  More...

Entertainment

Community calendar

August 3 — The Letcher County Interagency Council will host the Community Health and Resource Fair from 1 to 6 p.m. at Letcher County Central High School. More...

Good Eats With Grapes: Make a Heart-Healthy Menu with Flavorful Fruit

eart-healthy foods can play a role in healthy aging. More...

Satisfying a ‘snack attack’

Snacks can help children get the nutrients needed to grow and maintain a healthy weight. For younger children, prepare singleserving snacks to help them get just enough to satisfy their hunger. More...

Could casinos lift county, region out of economic woes?

Could a well-regulated casino bring much needed revenue to Letcher County and other border counties in central Appalachia while helping the residents of those counties make a decent living?  That question is being asked more frequently as discus More...

Faster Internet coming soon

A tower being erected next to the old Sandlick Cemetery in West Whitesburg could spell the birth of true broadband Internet service in Letcher County, and the death of wired Internet services, at least in hard-to-serve areas.  More...

Opinions

Virginia attorney says casinos may be the best answer to coalfield crisis

Now is the time for Virginia to look seriously at allowing tightly regulated casinos into its poorest jurisdictions. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A Deere in the spotlight

When I was a boy, I loved spending time with my Uncle Ernest and Aunt Eula on their small northeast Texas farm. They pulled a frugal living from their 50 acres, raising a little bit of everything. More...

Sports

‘Smarter’ underclassmen to boost UK

Experience normally proves invaluable for Southeastern Conference football players at any school. Kentucky certainly is no exception.  Just ask junior cornerback Derrick Baity, a three-star prospect from Florida. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Set fishing ‘pattern’ and stick with it

Many basic things about fishing that will never change, and good fisherman know these things and use them to catch fish when others seem to not do as well.  More...

NASCAR cuts weekend schedule to save money, ease up travel on teams

LONG POND, Pa.   Kyle Busch usually wakes up around 8 a.m. or so on race day and just waits until he’s needed for a meet-and-greet before he slips into the No. 18 Toyota.  But if he’s up, he may as well as qualify before lunch. More...

Families & Friends

Quilting to be featured in Back to Roots

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event at www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill-Community- Center.  We continue with the Back to Our Appalachian Roots Project. More...

Veterans can shop in military Exchanges

In an article I wrote in The Mountain Eagle a short time ago, I mentioned that our veterans should have privileges to shop in our military Exchanges.  Beginning on Nov. More...

Cheerleaders to host pageant

The Letcher County Central High School cheerleaders will host the Miss Mountain Heritage Pageant. Sign-up will be held until Sept. 6 by Emily Kincer at 606-821-5802, or emily. More...

Obituaries

Frank Boggs succumbs at 81

Frank D. Boggs, 81, of Clinton, Tenn., died May 23.  He was a son of the late Harrison and Ora Boggs, formerly of Kingscreek.  Mr. Boggs was graduated from Whitesburg High School, and served in the U.S. Navy, where he traveled the world. More...

Tara Couch dies at 34

Funeral services for Tara Candia Couch, 34, will be held today (August 2) at Cedar Grove Old Regular Baptist Church. More...

Rites held for Richard Collins

Funeral services for Richard Allen “Hippie” Collins, 55, were held July 27 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home in Jenkins. More...