January 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

What happened to all those recruits?

The Korean War broke out in June 1949. Sampson Air Base was opened to train recruits from the eastern parts of the United States. Sampson was a Navy base during World War II.  I was asked to open the base as the first printer. More...

Hatton: Fight over high power bills to continue

For our region, there was both good news and bad to come out of the Capitol last week.  The good news, of course, was the Public Service Commission’s decision on Kentucky Power’s requested rate increase. More...

2 dead, 17 injured in Ky. school shooting

BENTON, Ky.   A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at his rural Kentucky high school.  More...

Columns

Inventor turned pie tins into Frisbees and introduced them 61 years ago

On this week in 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs– now known to millions of fans all over the world as Frisbees.  More...

The Way We Were

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

Nows Heres a Tip

• Keep makeup brushes in tip-top shape: Wash with a good brush cleaner weekly, and store upright in a jar (bristles up). Don’t toss them in a box, bag or drawer with your makeup! 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

Chow Down on Championship Snacks

When the clock ticks down toward game day and you’re putting together a snacking plan of attack, turn to recipes like these that you and your guests can savor for all four quarters of action.  More...

Families love this ‘hotdish’

Here’s our tasty, family-friendly version of a “Minnesota Hotdish.” Hotdish, you say? More...

Community calendar

January 25 — ‘One Size Does Not Fit All: Understanding Dementia Signs’ will take place at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and registration is required. More...

Truck wrecks, strews trash

County workers are cleaning up a mess out of Millstone Creek after a tractor-trailer dump truck loaded with garbage overturned beside Millstone Road shortly before noon Tuesday.  More...

More candidates file as deadline date nears

With a week left until the filing deadline, candidates are slowly adding their names to the list for the May Primary Ballot.  All county offices are up for election this year. The deadline for filing for races in the primary is January 30. More...

Opinions

Prosecutor wants attorney’s apology

On behalf of the citizens of Letcher County, and in particular on behalf of the family of Michael Hogg, as well as on behalf of Christopher Puckett, Stacy Phillips, Samantha Mullins and their families, I want to thank the men and women who served on More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Corporate-rigged politics

Last June, after Democratic candidates had lost four straight special Congressional elections (Rob Quist in Montana, James Thompson in Kansas, Archie Parnell in South Carolina, and Jon Ossoff in Georgia), America’s purveyors of conventional pol More...

Sports

Is UK in danger of missing NCAA’s?

Vaught’s Views

Could Kentucky be in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament, something that no one even thought was a possibility when the season started?  More...

Letcher Central loses two games ending in overtime

The Letcher Central Cougars, who have suffered through a pair of tough overtime losses in the past week, are at home this weekend. More...

LCC girls sport 10-8 mark

The Letcher Central Lady Cougars (10-8) host Central (Va.) tonight (Wednesday) in a game rescheduled from January 17. LCCHS will visit Perry County Central tomorrow evening, Jan. 25. The Lady Cougars will host Floyd Central Jan. More...

Families & Friends

Memories of growing up in Marlowe

By JEANETTE TACKET YONTS With DOROTHY PENNINGTON TACKET   One of the people in my life that I admired greatly passed away last week, Virginia Brown. More...

Two boys, a rabbit and tale to tell

One cold, snow-covered Saturday day in January 1987 or ‘88 when we were living on Harmon’s Lick here in Garrard County, I glanced out our kitchen window and saw two young boys about 10 or 11 years old studiously meandering across the fiel More...

Brick Sheep bakery to open

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

Obituaries

Jeremy Cook dies at 39

Funeral services were held earlier this month for Jeremy Reid Cook, 39, of Stanford, who died January 1 in Cincinnati after a long illness.  Born in Whitesburg to Jerry and Diane Cook of Thornton, he worked as a physical therapy assistant at Sig More...

Margaret Blair dies at 82

Margaret Tolliver Blair, 82, died January 18 at her home in Morehead.  A daughter of the late Johnie D. More...

Virginia Brown, 98, dies

Virginia Dale Gibson Brown, 98, died January 20 at her home in Whitesburg.  Born in Whitesburg to the late Joseph “Hop” Gibson and Minerva Adams Gibson, she was the widow of Myrel Brown.  She was the mother of the late Stephen B More...