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News

Jenkins getting grocery, pizza firm

Jenkins residents are closer to once again having a full-service grocery store after several months of living without one.  More...

Imagination Library offering free books

Three-year-old Nadia Wyatt, daughter of Darrell Wyatt of Jenkins, was registered for the Imagination Library Program during the Jenkins Back to School Bash July 27. More...

City of Jenkins pushing for casino/hotel plans

Editor’s Note: As was reported in the August 2 edition of The Mountain Eagle, legalized casino gambling is being seen by some an answer to the economic problems that trouble coal counties in eastern Kentucky and southwestern Virginia, particula More...

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Families & Friends

Enjoy nice weather while it’s here

Hello everyone and hope you are all doing well and enjoying the nice weather before it gets cold. Time seems to be changing so fast, and the winter seems to last a long time, or is it just me?  More...

Calihans mark 70th anniversary

Hello everyone! How’s everything in your little corner of the world? I wish I could say things are great in mine, and then once again I take a look and find there are those far worse than me.  More...

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...

Obituaries

Services held for Roy J. Ables

Funeral services for Roy J. Ables, 80, were held August 7 in Whitesburg. More...

Rites planned for Abbie Allen

Abbie Jean Cornett Allen, 92, died August 6 in Florence, Ala.  Formerly of Whitesburg and Dry Fork, she was a daughter of the late Linville and Belle Roark Cornett.  She was the widow of Ben Allen, the mother of the late Gregory McCreight, More...

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank Whitesburg ARH, Dr. Van Breeding, Dr. Mahmood Alam and each nurse who took care of our mother. Also thank you to Letcher Manor for making our mother feel at home. To each nurse aid who helped take care of her, thank you. More...

Power company reduces rate hike request

Kentucky Power Company announced Tuesday it is lowering its proposed increase by about two percent for residential customers and about one percent for businesses.  More...

Letcher mines employ only 28, state report says

Coal jobs continued to fall in Letcher County in the second quarter of 2017, as only 28 men and women held mining-related jobs here June 30, state government statistics show. More...

Health board approves needle exchange

The Letcher County Board of Health has approved a needle exchange program in an attempt to curb the spread of hepatitis C and HIV.  Under state law, the local health department has to approve the program before it can be started. More...

Columns

Moments and Memories of WHS

1963 Welcome new teachers Mrs. Gardner Bates, the former Miss Barbara Holstein, was graduated from Whitesburg High School in 1957, where she was an honor student, a participant in many school activities, and Drum Majorette in her senior year. More...

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• Moving? Stick a foam plate between your regular plates to cushion them. Bonus is that they are reusable at the new place.  More...

Sports

LCC busy preparing for Knox Central

The Letcher County Central Cougars, under second-year coach Charles Matthews Jr., will open their new season at home Friday, August 18, against a very respectable Class 4A power in the Knox Central Panthers from Barbourville. More...

UK transfer Price hailed as ‘physical’

Vaught’s Views

Derek Willis has had a hectic summer that culminated with him signing a one-year free agent deal with the Detroit Pistons that will have him reporting to training camp September 26.  More...

Jenkins won’t compete for district title this year; will open at Shelby Valley

The Jenkins Cavaliers, under new coach Matthew Chandler, open their season on the road at Shelby Valley on August 18. The Cavs were 1-10 last season.  More...

Entertainment

‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ dies at 81

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Glen Campbell, the affable superstar singer of “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman” whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 81. More...

Admirers speak

NEW YORK   Reaction to the death of superstar entertainer Glen Campbell:  “I’m very broken up to hear about my friend Glen Campbell. An incredible musician and an even better person. I’m at a loss. More...

Spice Up School Days

Busy school days demand meals that can match the pace of life. More...