September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Needle exchange clears final hurdle with vote

Letcher County and the City of Whitesburg are on the verge of seeing a fully developed needle exchange program.  At its September meeting, the Whitesburg City Council approved the city’s participation in the program.   More...

News

Seven are sentenced

A Pistol City man has been sentenced to five years in prison on 26 charges related to a high-speed police chase in February, and two more charges related to a car theft. More...

Know about ‘sneezeweed?’

Points East

Don’t tell Sarah Culbreth, Jeff Enge or David Enge I said this, but if you are a wildflower lover, it’s well worth a long drive to visit their place of business, Tater Knob Pottery, this time of year, even if you don’t set foot insi More...

Beshear: cuts care illegal

FRANKFORT  Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general says the Republican governor’s plan to cut state spending by more than 17 percent would be illegal, prompting a rebuke from Gov. More...

Sports

Big numbers for future Wildcat QB

Kentucky quarterback commit Jarren Williams just continues to produce big numbers and gather more honors.  Recently the Georgia quarterback was picked to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. More...

Cougars’s needed more than a good first half

The Letcher County Central Cougars played their best half of football of the entire season in the first half against Union High School, but unfortunately could not sustain it in the second half and fell by a score of 55-27.  More...

Coach Matthews looks ahead to Game No. 5

It’s week five and the Letcher County Central Cougars are still in search of that elusive first win.  More...

Families & Friends

Local teachers react to pension crisis

Some teachers are predicting dire consequences if the state legislature approves pension plan changes suggested two weeks ago by a private accounting company hired by Governor Matt Bevin.  “All this with the budget and the pensions has the 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...

Bringing seniors to rec center was a good thing

Mom and I have had a very busy and good schedule. Her health is a blessing from God. She is still able to run around with us girls and we surely enjoy being with her too.  More...

Obituaries

Services held for Jo Ann Polly

Funeral services for Jo Ann Polly, 67, of Gibsonville, N.C., were held September 11 in Whitesburg. More...

Martha Trent dies at 81

Martha Sue Trent, 81, of Jeremiah, died September 9 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  The daughter of the late Emmitt and Bertie Adams, she was the widow of Roland Trent and was also preceded in death by three brothers, Shel More...

Cordell Caudill succumbs at 56

Cordell Caudill, 56, of Neon, died September 4 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was a son of Carl Caudill and the late Mary Lee Caudill.  Surviving in addition to his father are two sons, Allen Caudill of Jenkins and Christo More...

Letcher Schools facing additional loss of $806,000 after tax decision

Letcher County Schools are facing more budget cuts after the county board of education had to choose Tuesday night between losing $806,000 and raising the property tax rate by 48 percent. More...

NEON DAYS

— Fleming-Neon Middle School basketball team member Cooper Bailey tossed candy from a firetruck during Saturday’s parade at the annual Neon Days Festival. More...

Opinions

Now is not time for cutting funds

Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey thrashed Texas and with Hurricane Irma barreling down on Florida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was reportedly within a day of running out of money before Congress finally gritted its teeth and voted for mor More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Nows Heres a Tip

• Stuffed peppers bake nicely when put into the wells of a greased muffin tin.  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — While warning Liam of the consequences and attempting to be supportive of her husband, Steffy questions if he really wants to ruin his relationship with Bill forever. More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Health

Does flushing toilets really spread germs?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have seen articles in several publications over the years that talk about the dangers of flushing a toilet with the seat up, and all the nasty, germy things that come floating up on droplets of water.  More...

Entertainment

Neon Days helped by good weather

While Mother Nature was preparing to wreak havoc on Florida and much of the rest of the South, she smiled on Letcher County again over the weekend as warm temperatures and clear skies were the order of the day Saturday for the the annual Neon Days Fe More...

Show sparks interest

While the organizers of the Heritage 2K truck and car show billed this year’s version as “Heritage 2K Lite,” it was anything but that as nearly every inch of land on the old campus of Whitesburg High School was occupied Saturday aft More...

Farm-Fresh Festivities

Farm-fresh is what many families desire. Straight from the farm to your table is one of the best ways you can ensure you’re delivering a nutritious and delicious meal for family or friends.  More...