September 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-Va. teacher sentenced here after meth conviction

Five days short of a year after being arrested during a Labor Day traffic stop, a former Virginia school teacher was sentenced in Letcher Circuit Court last week to eight years in prison on a plethora of drug and traffic offenses.  More...

News

Distillery expanding to Myrtle Beach, Lexington

The only legal distillery ever in Whitesburg is about to branch out to Lexington and Myrtle Beach.  And Kentucky Mist Moonshine has already branched out from just moonshine to three premium vodkas that are getting noticed at national tastings.&n More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   Thursday, September 8, 1927  More...

Now Here's a Tip

• If you haven’t already, plant your spring flowering bulbs now before the first frosts!  More...

Strange but True

• It was 20th-century American pediatrician and author Benjamin Spock who made the following sage observation: “All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. 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

Searching for Neon World War II soldier

Hello again everyone! It is very hard to comprehend we are already into the month of September, although the month of August felt more like fall to me than summer.  I read where the Almanac is predicting a very bad winter. More...

Pro-Art — For all the arts

Up Payne Gap and over Pine Mountain into Wise County, Virginia, there is another world that few Letcher Countians seem to know about or enjoy.  For over 40 years Pro- Art Association has offered close by, wonderful, free or inexpensive, artistic More...

Community calendar

September 9 — The Carcassonne Square Dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Carcassonne Community Center. Adults -$5, Students 6-18 - $3, and children 5 and under free with paying adult. Playground, concessions and souvenirs available. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Vera Caudill

Vera Sue Raleigh Caudill, 79, died August 31 at her home on Cowan.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Silas and Ora V. More...

David Johnson rites planned

David Brian Johnson, 43, of Abingdon, Va., died September 2 at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon.  He was the son of David and Pamela Johnson.  Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Jennifer   Johnson; a daughter, Ka More...

Services held for Cleo Holbrook

Funeral services for Cleo Wampler Cates Holbrook, 81, of Craft’s Colly, were held September 1 in Whitesburg. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.  Mrs. Holbrook died August 30.  More...

GigaBeam to have launch party Saturday - Free Access

New high-speed Internet service ready to connect

On Sept. 9, at Whitesburg’s Riverside Park, FiSci Technologies and Gigabeam Networks will be throwing a party entitled Empowering the Future, to launch a new, low-cost, high-speed internet service for the residents of Whitesburg. More...

Disease is killing white tail deer by the hundreds

An outbreak of the disease commonly called bluetongue is killing hundreds of white tail deer throughout eastern Kentucky, and some cases have been reported in southwest Virginia.  Bluetongue is a “vector-borne” disease, meaning it is More...

Opinions

Hatton and Turner address constituents about pension crisis

‘Assault on working men and women’

To the Editor:   Over the past several days I have received dozens of phone calls and emails regarding the recommendations for the state’s pension systems offered by the governor’s team of consultants. More...

‘I will actively oppose any change’

To the Editor:   With all of the headlines regarding public employees’ pensions lately, I know that many of you are understandably concerned about the future of your retirement.  The Kentucky Supreme Court has held that the pension sy More...

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Sports

Transfer Panton helping Wildcats

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky’s defensive line was a major concern going into the season. But so was punting.  After one game, punting worries seem to have been alleviated with the arrival of Columbia graduate transfer Matt Panton.  More...

Struttin’ Time:

The importance of making friends

I am back to the main road, the road to recovery. I have been sick, it seems for the longest time. I would get one thing under control, another would pop up.  More...

LCC will try to regroup against tough opponent

Letcher County Central remains winless on the season after a 42-12 defeat to the Hazard Bulldogs and the Cougars’ schedule doesn’t get any easier this week when they welcome Union High School to Cougar field Friday night. More...

Entertainment

5 Tips to Avoid Binge-Watching Guilt

Dozens of streaming video providers are making it easier than ever to watch the TV programming you want when you want it, and exclusive programming released an entire season at a time is transforming the way Americans watch TV. More...

Science tricks to amaze preschoolers

Amaze your preschoolers and young school-age kids with the exciting world of science with these three simple science tricks. They are safe and fun to do at home when you’re looking for something new to share together. More...

LIGHTING UP THE TOWN

— This fireworks blast and many more like it lit up the early September sky over Whitesburg Monday night as the city government sponsored a Labor Day celebration. (Photo by Thomas Biggs) More...