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News

State police raid Little Colley home

Kentucky State Police have charged an Isom man with multiple drug trafficking charges after a raid on Saturday.  More...

Two hurt

BRANDENBURG, Ky.   The National Weather Service says two people were hurt in two moderate tornados in Kentucky.  The weather service says both tornados touched down Saturday and were rated EF-1.  More...

Theft, child porn suspects indicted here

A Neon man has been indicted on charges of sexual abuse and child pornography involving 5-year-old and 6-year-old girls.  Terry Baker, 44, of Fairview Lane, Neon, is among five people indicted by a Letcher County grand jury this week. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: NOV. 20 - 24   More...

Now Here's a Tip

• Run out of wrapping paper? Here are some potential alternatives: plain brown shopping bags, cut open and decorated with stickers or markers; several layers of tissue paper; fabric and a nice bow.  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

Deliver Holiday Flavor with Pecans

FAMILY FEATURES The holiday season is ripe with opportunities to gather around the table with loved ones and enjoy a delicious meal. More...

Thanksgiving for breakfast

Since I was a child, my day-after-Thanksgiving breakfast has always been the same. I pick out a bowl and place a layer of moist, vegetable-studded dressing, green beans or cabbage, corn, a slice of turkey and a dollop of cranberry sauce. More...

Whip up a pumpkin cheesecake with ginger

Pumpkin is so popular today that there is hardly anything that hasn’t had a pumpkin variation. Some of them are no-brainers, others are so far-fetched that I don’t understand who is buying them, much less eating them.  More...

County water and broadband, too?

If the state Division of Abandoned Mine Lands and other agencies that provide funding to the Letcher County Water and Sewer District agree, broadband Internet service could be provided to underserved areas of Letcher County when water lines are being More...

Man involved in chase is suspect in burglaries

A Premium man suspected in a string of burglaries is one of two people arrested after he allegedly hit a Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department cruiser during a traffic stop and led police on a high speed pursuit on winding back roads near Isom.& More...

Opinions

No, turkey doesn’t make you sleepy

‘Tis the season for giblets, wattles and snoods – oh my. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans consume about 68 million turkeys – one for about every five of us. In fact, 29 percent of all turkeys gobbled down in the U.S. More...

The same old arguments

Sometimes, the Democratic Party amazes me. And not in a good way.  Here is a party fresh off a series of big election triumphs all over the country. More...

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Sports

Star Bol Bol will play twice in Kentucky

Vaught’s Views

Bol Bol not picking a college during the early signing period had to a positive for Kentucky basketball.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crank baits imitate baitfish

By GREG ‘GABBY’ CAUDILL   Smallmouth and largemouth bass and crappie are now following schools of baitfish and fattening up on them for winter. This makes fishing with baits that look and swim like real baitfish a good lure choice. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Hunting plans were ‘siderailed’

Well, my plans almost got really siderailed.  I had to have surgery, and never knew if I would recover enough to hunt for my “bighorn ram” or not.  I could see a $2,000, once-in-alifetime tag flying out the window. More...

Families & Friends

Food pantry helping 175 families a month

When David Little started God’s Food Pantry four or five years ago, he began with nothing except faith. He emptied his little 12’x16’ storage building in his yard and installed lighting, heating and shelving. More...

Hemphill gearing up for holidays

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  We are getting geared up for the holidays. Come and be with us when you can. More...

Community calendar

November 25 — Christmas on Leatherwood will be held at 3 p.m. at the Civil War battleground at Cornettsville. Events include reenactment of the first Christmas, live Nativity, and hayrides. More...

Obituaries

Services are held for Helen Kathryn Pace

Helen Kathryn Pace, 86, died November 17 at her residence in Whitesburg.  A daughter of the late Tom and Elizabeth Boatwright Williams, she was the widow of Robert Pace and a sister of the late Ruth Banks.  More...

Actress Della Reese dies

LOS ANGELES   Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the longrunning television drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86.  More...

Rites held for Eugene Collins

Funeral services for Eugene Collins, 64, of Whitesburg, were held November 20 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. More...