November 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Living longer has benefits with grandchildren and grandparents

One of the many benefits of living longer is grandparents get to see their grandchildren become adults. More...

Just wanted to talk to the Pentagon

When I was assigned to the Pentagon and was in charge of the largest communication center in the world, one of my first calls was from my old boss in Germany. He said he just wanted to tell everyone he had just talked to the Pentagon.  More...

County tax bills out soon, can be paid via Internet

Letcher County residents will be able to pay their property tax bill online this year for the first time. But they might have to wait a week. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• “I have a great idea for cleaning skylights. Attach an old T-shirt to the broom end of a long- handled broom, then just mist with a cleaner. You can hold it up and scrub gently. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 3   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

Seniors go trick-or-treating at rec center

Well, who all saw the snow on Sunday? After church my husband and I had to go and see if we could get some pictures of the snow on those beautiful fall leaves. More...

Community calendar

November 4 — Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va., from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.   More...

Veterans program set at LCCHS

Letcher County Central High School will hold its annual Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 10. All area veterans are invited for a free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. A program recognizing veterans will follow at 9:30 a.m. More...

Water rates will jump to $34.07 if plan approved

The Board of Directors of the Letcher County Water and Sewer District voted unanimously to start the process of its first-ever rate increase for Letcher County water customers.  More...

Tourism commission offering guided tours of Pine Mountain

Letcher County’s push to jumpstart the tourism industry here will pick up steam this weekend with the debut of publicly-run guided tours on Pine Mountain.  The Letcher County Convention and Tourism Commission expects to begin taking online More...

Police looking for man who fired shot outside Walmart

Whitesburg Police are looking for an Ermine man who allegedly fired a shot during a fight in the Walmart parking lot.  Assistant Police Chief Justin Hunsucker said he obtained a warrant for first-degree wanton endangerment on Larry Baker, 32, of More...

Opinions

Pension change proposal and its effect on children

You may be asking yourself, “Should I worry about proposed pension changes for teachers?” Well, the answer is a resounding YES! More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

War with N. Korea looms

I have looked at the issues between North Korea and the United states for several years now and I believe there is at least an 80 percent chance we will be at war with North Korea within two years. Why do I say this?  More...

Sports

Pratt still favors Kentucky, but …

Vaught’s Views

Hamidou Diallo almost left Kentucky after one semester for the NBA before deciding to stay at UK. More...

Cougars fall just short, but offense finds gear

Letcher Central lost a shootout to Floyd Central in the season fi- nale by a score of 68-55. LCC overcame a 25-point second-quarter deficit to get the ball in the fourth quarter with a chance to take the lead. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Use a live minnow to find crappie

Now is the time of cooler weather and milder temperatures on the water. More...

Health

Disease or choice?

Not everyone agrees on this topic, not even professionals. One thing that can be agreed on is the fact that no one that suffers from addiction sets out to become addicted. More...

Entertainment

Excellent Entertaining: Elegant Ideas for a Meal Worth Celebrating

Delighting guests in unexpected ways is the hallmark of exceptional entertaining. With a little creative flair, you can elevate your menu to impress guests with every course.  More...

Dish features superstar vegetables

This recipe for Sweet Potato, Apple, Broccoli and Green Bean Bake uses these superstar fall vegetables in an interesting and delicious new way!   More...

Obituaries

Services set for Freda Campbell

Freda Kay Campbell, 62, of Dry Fork, died October 29 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.  A daughter of Glenn Brown of Whitesburg and the late Mattie Fern Brown, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Wendell.  More...

Services held for Willard Rudd

Willard “Daddy Rabbit” Rudd, 87, of Neon, died October 27 at the Johnson City Medical Center.  A son of the late Herman and Jane Rowe Rudd, he was the widower of Gwendolyn Terry Rudd. More...

Junior Campbell succumbs at 86

Junior Campbell, 86, died October 24 at his home at Cornettsville.  A son of the late Rankin and Sarah Ison Campbell, he was the father of the late Virginia Halcomb and Patrick Campbell.  More...