August 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Military officials end search for Jenkins soldier, others

A massive ocean search for five soldiers — including one from Letcher County — who disappeared after a nighttime helicopter crash last week ended earlier this week after no signs of life were spotted among the debris.  More...

News

Two options for getting water to Eolia-Partridge

Two options have emerged that should boost the hopes of Cumberland River area residents for getting treated water soon.  More...

Consultant to present results of tourism assessment here

A consultant with ForeSite Consulting, LLC will present findings of a recent heritage tourism assessment of Letcher County during a public forum from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, at the Harry M. More...

TVS says faster Internet coming

TVS Cable announced it will soon be adding new choices and faster speeds to its current lineup of Internet and broadband packages. Offerings expected to be available in the coming months from the Hindman-based firm include: More...

Sports

Late touchdowns seal fate for LCC

Knox Central scored two late touchdowns to defeat the Letcher Central Cougars, 27 to 20, in a hard-fought seasonopening game at Ermine.  The Cougars controlled much of the first half and held a 20-14 lead late in the third quarter before Knox Ce More...

Expectations high at UK this season

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky opens the football season Sept. 2 at Southern Mississippi with high expectations after a 7-6 season and bowl bid last year. More...

Writer, LCC coach teaming up for new weekly column here

It’s football time in the mountains and it’s year number two for Letcher Centrals head coach Junior Matthews.  More...

Entertainment

Simply Timeless Meals

Italian cuisine has influenced food culture around the world, and is often viewed as an art form that includes the freshest, most authentic ingredients, prepared with passion and served with love to family and friends. More...

A Culinary Journey

As part of its 150th anniversary celebration this summer, a Filippo Berio Food Truck will make a culinary journey from coast to coast. More...

Kids and adults love Pizza Pasta Salad

This recipe for Pizza Pasta Salad with Chocolate Surprise Pudding for dessert is a great lunch (or dinner) for both children and adults. You can add any number of your favorite pizza ingredients to this salad. More...

Fiscal court votes 5-0 to okay needle exchange program

Letcher County is now one step closer to participating in a needle exchange program through the Department of Health following a unanimous vote of support at Monday’s fiscal court meeting. More...

Mrs. Hatton, 86, was Eagle correspondent many years

Funeral services for longtime Mountain Eagle correspondent Oma Hatton were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg.  Mrs. Hatton, 86, died unexpectedly early Saturday (August 19) at Pikeville Medical Center.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   Thursday, August 25, 1927  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: AUG. 21 - 25   More...

Now Here's a Tip

• Here’s a great recipe for DIY dishwasher pods for use in your automatic dishwasher: Mix 2 cups of baking soda, 2 cups of borax, a half cup of salt and 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil. 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

Community calendar

August 26 — The Fishpond Paddle Battle, a day of kayak fun and racing, will begin at noon at Fishpond Lake. Events will include a kids’ race, a one-lap race around the lake, and a three-lap race around the lake. More...

Judge Ward wants library to share its space

Letcher County is looking for space to house a computer training center and provide workers with office space, if they don’t have a suitable Internet connection at home.  More...

‘Letcher County has lost beautiful person’

Hello again everyone! Oh my how times flies when you are having fun. Are we having fun yet?  Southern Ohio   We are having fall in August as the nights have turned cool enough for a blanket for me, and the fan is turned off.  More...

Obituaries

Service set for Stansberry

Memorial services for Jerry W. Stansberry, 72, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., will be held at 2 p.m., August 26, at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Corbin.  Born in Harlan to the late Robert. W. More...

Carl Parrott dies; was 94 years old

Funeral services for Carl Parrott, 94, were held August 19 in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery in Whitesburg.  A son of the late Silas and Callie Bentley Parrott, he born in Whitesburg. More...

Alma Bolling succumbs at 100; Deane burial is set

Funeral services for Alma Meade Bolling, 100, of Deane, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (August 24) at Carty Funeral Home in Neon. More...