November 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Brad Paisley to perform

Tickets for country music star Brad Paisley’s February appearance in Pikeville are scheduled to go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 1, at 10 a.m.  More...

News

The view from up on Raven Rock

Jenny Collins caught this breathtaking view from Raven Rock near the Pound Gap of Pine Mountain. More...

Jenkins Band being rebuilt

Although Jenkins schools had one of the top band programs in the eastern part of the state at one time, the program has shrunk in recent years due to the decline in enrollment and now finds itself short of instruments. More...

Volunteers serve 300 meals from Whitesburg restaurant

A community Thanksgiving dinner at The 5th District on Main Street in Whitesburg served more than 300 meals. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   Thursday, December 1, 1927  More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: Nov. 27 – Dec. 1   More...

Moments in Time

• On Nov. 27, 1095, Pope Urban II calls on all Christians in Europe to war against Muslims in order to reclaim the Holy Land. Urban’s war cry caught fire, and all told, between 60,000 and 100,000 people responded to his call.  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

Helpful Holiday Recipes for the Home Chef

With everything that goes into creating a full holiday menu for guests of different ages and palates, taking on that task can be a challenge for any host. However, simple recipes that please the masses can help make life easier for home chefs.  More...

Countdown to Christmas with old holiday cards

It’s fun to figure out what the coming festive weeks of family life will look like with this countdown-to-Christmas activity. Get started right now to give meaning, structure and surprise to the busy month.  More...

Breaking News - 12/4/2017 5:29 PM

Jury selection begins in Hogg murder trial - Free Access

Huffman accused in New Year's 2014 stabbing

Jury selection will continue Tuesday in the trial of James R. Huffman IV in Letcher Circuit Court. More...

Murder trial will begin with jury selection, rulings

“Bring the gun.”  That was the text message from Caleb Hogg to his brother after two men stepped out of a carport on Church Street in Whitesburg in the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 1, 2014.  More...

Opinions

Needle exchange program will help slow HIV, hepatitis

We are all familiar with the drug epidemic Letcher County is now facing. We may have dealt with addiction ourselves, or through a loved one or peer. We all know we need more treatment options, resources and prevention techniques. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Will McCain, others step in?

Does our country face a big problem with deficits? Is it a mistake to add to them? More...

Sports

Will UK fans travel to bowl game?

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky’s play was so bad in last week’s 44-17 loss to Louisville that there is little to say other than the Cats definitely now will play either in the Music City Bowl Dec. 29th in Nashville or the Liberty Bowl Dec. 30th in Memphis. More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Carp put up a fight, are fun to catch

The big plus about coming to Georgia is that my family members live right on the banks of a good-sized lake. More...

Struttin’ Time:

It’s all about our ‘principles’

No one will be happier to see the 2017 hunting season close than me. This year has been a mix of good luck, bad luck, blessings or curses.  More...

Families & Friends

Let seed catalogs cure winter blahs

I recall the days when seed catalogs came in the mail nearly every postal day during the month of February. More...

He deserves our thanks for his effort on mountain

The new overlooks on Pine Mountain are terrific. It’s a good time to recognize the time, effort, and expense Jim Webb has spent over many years to provide picnic tables and clean areas for sightseers to enjoy.  A tip of the hat to him. More...

Hemphill Center to go carolling

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center.  More...

Obituaries

Jimie Fay Caudill dies at 86

Jimie Fay Caudill, 86, of Whitesburg, died November 26 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital.  A daughter of the late James and Jane Whitaker Bellis, she was the widow of Hansford Caudill.  More...

Joseph Eversole succumbs at 76

Funeral services for Joseph Edwin “Joe Eddie” Eversole, 76, were held November 25, at Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.  Born in Jenkins to the late Joe C. More...

Services held for Emma Wacks

Funeral services for Emma Faye Wacks, 62, of Loyall were held November 28 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Lansford J. Fields Cemetery at Cowan.  A daughter of the late Lansford J. More...