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News

How much your electric bill will rise still up in air

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has asked Kentucky Power to determine how much money it will save from the corporate tax cut passed by Congress just before Christmas, and it will set a hearing at a later date to determine whether the company s More...

President Richard Milhous Nixon

During the 14 months I was assigned to the Pentagon, I saw and talked to the president three times.  The first time was when the secretary of the Chief of Staff called me to her office when her copy machine had a jam. More...

More candidates file to run for offices

As the new year begins and time starts to run out for candidates to announce for the May primary election, more people have been picking up papers and filing them in the Letcher County Clerk’s office.  All county offices are up for electio More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907

Thursday, January 5, 1928  More...

Now Here's a Tip

• If you’re redecorating, take this tip into consideration: To make a space feel more modern, mix metal accents — for instance, brass hardware with stainless steel appliances! More...

Strange but True

• The unknown soul who made the following sage observation must have been a keen observer of events: “A politician can appear to have his nose to the grindstone while straddling a fence and keeping both ears to the ground.”  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

New or returning to your TV

to watch on ABC!

CHILD SUPPORT   More...

CBS ON THESE!

After his run on “The Good Wife,” Alan Cumming resumes series work as an ex-CIA turned college professor and author. More...

Fox

In a season that already has reaffirmed how potent and popular a drama series about doctors can be, this addition follows several young medics as they train for their careers. More...

Breaking News - 1/4/2018 3:10 PM

One shot at Jeremiah - Free Access

One man was shot Wednesday night at Jeremiah and police are still searching for the shooter. More...

Losing attorney in Hogg murder case lashes out at local court system, media

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an interview conducted by the Appalachian News-Express of Pikeville with attorney Robbie Wright, who defended James R. Huffman IV of Pikeville in Huffman’s murder trial in Whitesburg last month. More...

Opinions

Inequality now feeds the U.S.

Inequality doesn’t just come out of the blue; it’s intentionally created by decisions that elites make — usually behind closed doors, so those knocked down don’t know what (or who) hit them. More...

Political Cartoon

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The word for 2018: Enough

With New Year’s resolutions and almost everything else in life, it’s essential — and often extremely difficult — to set priorities. More...

Sports

UK signee Keldon Johnson draws raves

Vaught’s Views

Kentucky recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow says 2019 is going to be a “strong” recruiting year in Michigan and he hopes adding Michigan prep standouts Marquan McCall and Deandre Square to this year’s recruiting class will help UK More...

LCC boys run into tough luck in Lexington tourney

After last week’s holiday action in the Central Bank Classic in Lexington, the Letcher Central High School Cougars will play at home for the first time in nearly three weeks when they host 6-5 Leslie County tomorrow night, Jan. 4. More...

LCC girls return home

The Letcher Central High School Lady Cougars were in Orlando, Fla., last week, participating in the KSA Events Holiday Tournament. The Cougars defeated Gulf Breeze (Fla.) 50-25 Dec. More...

Families & Friends

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The family of Joyce and Charlie Whitaker got together to celebrate Christmas and family. More...

To perform

Bluegrass Circle will perform on Jan. 6 at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The show will be from 8 p.m. to 12:01 a.m.   More...

Christmas brought family gatherings

By JEANETTE TACKET YONTS With DOROTHY PENNINGTON TACKET and JOY YONTS HAMPTON   We sure had a blessed Christmas and our church services were wonderful, too. More...

Obituaries

Services held for Joan Sparks

Joan Brown Sparks, 71, of Nancy, died December 24 of injuries received in an automobile accident.  Born in Hardburly, she was the daughter of Mildred Brown of Nancy and the late Lawson Brown, and the widow of Ronnie Sparks. More...

Rites held for Mildred Eldridge

Mildred Faye Eldridge, 74, died December 26 at her home in Hallie.  A daughter of the late Eddie and Iona Murphy, she was the widow of Claude Eldridge and a grandmother of the late Michelle Collins.  More...

Ready for spring to come

Happy New Year everyone! Are you staying warm?  The Ohio Valley is caught in a deep freeze, as the temperature has reached below zero. More...