January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Smallwood to be sworn in Feb. 9 to fill vacant seat on Appeals Court

Longtime Whitesburg attorney Gene Smallwood Jr. will be sworn into office February 9 as a judge in the Kentucky Court of Appeals after being appointed by the governor to the seat left vacant by the resignation of Judge Janet Stumbo.  More...

Letcher avoids water woes others have suffered

Municipal water systems in counties and cities all around Letcher County, especially the cities of Whitesburg and Hazard, have been hit hard by water problems that were mostly caused by the recent bout of freezing weather.  More...

Smallwood will also be candidate for full term on state court

Smallwood, 65, is a native of Jenkins, but grew up in Detroit, Mich. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in 1973, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky in 1977. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

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

When the old depot was still around

The photos above and below were taken in the late 1960s and show the old L&N Railroad Depot that once dominated the east end of Whitesburg’s Main Street. More...

More from the old Whitesburg L&N depot

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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

Big Flavor for the Big Game

When hosting a game-day party, you’d think the focus would be on the score or the award-winning commercials, but it’s actually a great reason to indulge in flavor-filled bites. More...

This soup may cure your ills

Chicken soup is an old remedy for fighting respiratory illnesses such as colds and flu; however, some recent scientific tests show that it actually may have medicinal value. More...

Obituaries

Viola Williams succumbs at 87

Viola Williams, 87, of Jenkins, died January 23 at Letcher Manor Nursing Home in Whitesburg.  Born at Marsha l l’s Branch to the late Emit Hassel Johnson and Bessie Johnson, she was the widow of Arnold Edward Williams.  More...

Mrs. Wilson dies at 55; her life will be celebrated on Saturday

Jennifer Molley Wilson, 55, of Blackey, died January 17.  More...

William Cole buried at Blackey

William Douglas Cole, 82, of Blackey, died January 27 at the Veterans Center in Hazard.  A son of the late Rex and Thelma Dunn Cole, he was a brother of the late Sherman Cole, Freddy Cole, Buddy Cole and Jackie Butcher.  More...

63 are running for local offices in May primary

Sixty-three candidates have filed to run for county offices in the May primary election. The filing deadline for partisan races was Tuesday. More...

Grand jury names 17 on list of indictments

A former Letcher County man found passed out in a car has been indicted on drug and gun charges.  More...

Opinions

Says support for bill to let voters decide gambling issue is a ‘no-brainer’ here

To the Editor:   “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” — Lao Tzu  More...

Political Cartoon

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A second wave of reflection

For decades, an old metal sign used to hang over the toolshed at the coal-fired plant where my father worked. More...

Sports

Experts like Kentucky’s three recruits

Vaught’s Views

Now that Zion Williamson is definitely not coming to Kentucky, maybe it’s time to focus more on the three players that UK coach John Calipari has already signed in his 2018 recruiting class.  More...

LCC boys salvage week with wins over Buckhorn, Jenkins

The Letcher Central Cougars posted a 2-2 record last week to raise their overall mark to 6-16. The Cougars started the week with a 64-48 loss at home to Knott County Central on January 23. More...

Proof we are never too old to learn

Struttin’ Time:

We never, I repeat, never get too old to learn.  More...

Families & Friends

It’s hard to let go of loved one

As I write this on Monday, Jan. 29, my mother-inlaw, Evelyn Mullins Yonts, is in the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. She was admitted there Saturday from ICU at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  More...

Community calendar

February 3 — Bluegrass Circle will play at Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The show will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 11 years old.   .  More...

Warm days were spring teaser

By ROSE BALLARD   Hello everyone! Are you ready for spring? We had a couple of days that were sort of a teaser. I actually sat on my porch for a few minutes, enjoying the brief warmth of the sun and the fresh air.  More...