December 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HITCHIN’ A RIDE —

Santa Claus made an early visit to Letcher County on Saturday to make sure everything is in order for his return visit here early Christmas morning. More...

Trial may not end before the weekend

The trial of a Pike County man accused in the New Year’s 2014 stabbing death of Michael Hogg in downtown Whitesburg will likely last until at least Christmas weekend.  Today, Wednesday, is the 13th day of the trial, and the 10th day of te More...

News

Panel takes early step to fix Kentucky’s adoption system

FRANKFORT  A panel of state representatives took an early step forward this week in efforts to improve Kentucky’s struggling adoption and foster care system, but a key lawmaker acknowledged that the state’s bleak budget outlook will More...

Keep warm this winter

As the mercury drops on the thermometer, remember to stay warm both indoors and outdoors for your health. This is particularly true for older adults, as they tend to lose body heat faster than younger adults.  More...

Tax bills can now be paid online here

A web site created to let Letcher County residents pay their property tax bills online is finally up and running.  More...

Sports

‘Touchdown Terry’ loves the UK ‘vibe’

Vaught’s Views

Once the student section started calling him “Terry Touchdown” in high school, quarterback Terry Wilson was all-in with the nickname.  “I was balling out and the name just stuck. I thought it was a good nickname, too. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Writer gets his first Axis deer

Our last journey for 2017. It has been a year of ups and downs, the face of victory, the agony of defeat. We have traveled the United States over, you and me, hunting this year, you and I together, we have thought outside the box.  More...

Gabby’s fishing fever

Crappie will jigs during the winter

This is the time of year that crappie will be following shad schools and feeding. They will school in groups and look for struggling baitfish around the school.  More...

Families & Friends

Is help coming to schools here and elsewhere in mountains?

In August, Knott County Schools Superintendent Kim King said there was “no fixing” her district’s dire financial situation after taking hits of $1 million or more from a combination of economic and demographic factors.  The Ken More...

Potluck supper set

Plan on coming to the Campbell’s Branch Community Center on Friday, Dec. 29, the last Friday in 2017.  They will be having a potluck supper starting at 6 p.m. More...

Bible trivia

1. The main Christmas story is paraphrased from what two New Testament books? Mark/John, Acts/ Romans, Matthew/Luke, Jude/Revelation  2. What group received the angels’ announcement of the birth of Jesus? More...

Obituaries

Herb Caudill dies here at 88

Funeral services for Herbert Clay Caudill, 88, of Whitesburg, were scheduled for 2 p.m. More...

Phillip Adams succumbs at 84

Phillip Quinton Adams, 84, of Hillview, died Thursday, December 14.  Mr. Adams was born December 3, 1933 in Letcher County and was a U.S. Navy veteran. More...

Rites set for Paul Meade

Paul Meade, 94, died December 17 at his home in Jackhorn.  A son of the late Marion and Ellen Wright Meade, he was the widower of Aileen Tackett Meade and a brother of the late Hazel Quillen, Myrtle Bentley, and Rosa Tackett.  More...

Breaking News - 12/23/2017 9:13 PM

Jury recommends life plus 45 years for Huffman - Free Access

He will be 89 before he is eligible for parole, if judge follows jury's recommendation

A Letcher Circuit Court jury has sentenced James R. More...

Breaking News - 12/22/2017 2:09 PM

GUILTY! - Free Access

Jury convicts Huffman

A jury has found James R. Huffman IV guilty. More...

Breaking News - 12/21/2017 11:30 PM

Jury to begin deliberations Friday - Free Access

The jury in the James R. Huffman IV complicity to murder trial will begin deliberations Friday morning. More...

Courthouse to close Dec. 25-26

County loses its bid for money to get fast Internet to Linefork

Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward announced this week that Letcher County government offices and the county courthouse will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26, to celebrate Christmas. More...

Opinions

Some in GOP explore restoring Hoover as Ky. House speaker

LEXINGTON  The former Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives who resigned last month after acknowledging he secretly settled a sexual harassment claim could get his job back under a plan crafted by some allies in the state legislature. More...

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Columns

The Way We Were

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

Now Here's a Tip

• It’s worth doing: As you are finishing up your year and gathering all your necessary tax information, take the time to refigure (or figure out!) your general household budget, and decide how you will live within your means. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: DEC. 18 - 22   More...

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Entertainment

Spice Up the Season: Flavorful Holiday Dishes for Every Course

Whether this holiday marks your culinary debut or you’re a seasoned chef looking for a fresh take on seasonal favorites, you can take some notes from the pros. More...

Missing an ingredient? Try out these substitutes

• No eggs? If it’s for baking, substitute 1/4 cup applesauce for 1 egg.  • No cornstarch? More...

Eggnog has no sugar, fat

For diabetics who think they have to miss out on eggnog during this holiday season — well, they don’t. This recipe has a great eggnog flavor, and you don’t have to give up anything else just to enjoy a glass. More...