August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Neon man sentenced to 10 years in pharmacy robbery

A Neon man charged with robbing the Jenkins Rite Aid of pills and threatening to shoot the employees pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Dustin C. More...

News

Coal operators, Trump in dispute over alleged promise that is unmet

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him. More...

Neon shelter burglarized

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department is looking for someone who broke into the homeless shelter at Goose Creek in Neon early Tuesday morning. More...

Sheriff ’s department says woman falsified records, stole drugs from pharmacy where she was working

An investigation into allegations of theft of prescription drugs has resulted in a 30-year-old Jenkins woman being charged with six felonies and one misdemeanor.  More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, August 30, 1917 More...

Cloudy windshield often means bad heater core

Dear Car Talk:  More...

Moments and Memories of WHS

1966  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...

Entertainment

Think Outside the Lunchbox

FAMILY FEATURES Eating the same thing every day can make lunch seem so “blah.” Now’s the perfect time to break out of the lunch rut and add some excitement to your meals. More...

Labor Day the ‘Rosie’ way

By ANGELA SHELF MEDEARIS Labor Day is a celebration held on the first Monday in September to recognize American workers, their contributions to the prosperity of our country, and the products that they produce. More...

Obituaries

Lillie June Ellis buried in Virginia

Lillie June Ellis, 80, died August 22 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  Born in Pound, Va., to the late Willard Francis and Lillie Victoria Bolling Hubbard, she was the widow of William Charles Ellis.  She was a member of the Du More...

Chester Rayburn dies at 81

Chester B. More...

Rites held for Jeanette Dollarhide

Funeral services for Jeanette Dollarhide, 84, were held August 27 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...

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One flown to hospital after fiery crash - Free Access

One car involved in Redfox wreck

Passersby pulled the driver from his car after it crashed into a guardrail and caught fire. More...

Jenkins needs more teachers, but paying them would be hard

Money will be tight in Jenkins Independent Schools this year and the budget may contribute to some overcrowding in grades one and two at Burdine Elementary School. More...

‘Tone down rhetoric,’ Bevin told

FRANKFORT  Kentucky’s GOP House speaker criticized the state’s Republican governor on Tuesday for his comments about public school teachers, saying everyone has to “tone down the rhetoric” if they are to come together and More...

Opinions

Political Cartoon

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State’s pension crisis: What you need to know

For hundreds of thousands of Kentucky public employees and retirees, and for the elected officials responsible for dealing with the state’s pension crisis, the moment is nearly at hand.  More...

The cure to some VA waits has created several new ills

We who oppose calls to privatize the work of the Veterans Affairs Department are sorely tested at times. Complaints two years ago of unreasonably long waits for care at VA health facilities led to “reforms” in several VA programs.  More...

Sports

Golden Eagles to host UK

HATTIESBURG, Miss. More...

Smithsonian sports exhibit at Hazard

In honor of the outstanding impact sports has had in the region, a Smithsonian Institute display of sports photographs, trophies, and other memorabilia will be at Hazard Community and Technical College now through Thursday, Sept. More...

Bringing in the kick

Jenkins High School’s Jordan Bates hauls in a kickoff in the Cavs’ 54-0 loss to Twin Valley High School from Virginia on August 25. More...

Families & Friends

Oma Hatton will be greatly missed

Well, we really don’t know where to begin with this but we are going to give it a shot.  I am Jeanette Tacket Yonts. I am one of the five children of Marshel and Dorothy Tacket. Oma Hatton was my mom’s best friend. More...

Scenes from Jenkins Homecoming Days

Letcher County’s festival season began once again over the weekend with the arrival of the Jenkins Homecoming Days Festival. More...

Photo

The Letcher County Central JROTC performed in the Jenkins Homecoming Days parade Saturday. Twenty cadets participated. More...