February 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

BIRTHDAY

— Maggie Little celebrated her eighth birthday on Jan. 22 with a spa party. Maggie is the daughter of Beth and Phillip Little of Cowan. More...

Opinions

Hundreds visited Capitol to support money for schools, health and services

If legislators ever needed a reminder of just how important it is to fund public education and health and human services, we got it last week when hundreds of Kentuckians visited the Capitol.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

‘Career obssessed banshee’

Thanks to recent national coverage of Missouri Senate candidate Courtland Sykes and his selfdeclared expertise on “nail-biting manophobic hell-bent feminist she devils,” we’re all getting a glimpse into the darker recesses of his mi More...

Sports

Ex-UK great says players should stay

It’s not going to happen, but John Calipari’s players should pay attention to some advice from former Wildcat Patrick Patterson about the 2018 draft.  More...

LCC boys to host tourney

The Letcher Central Cougars’ recent schedule has been greatly affected by the weather. The Cougars’ game at Harlan on Jan. 30 was cancelled, Perry County Central’s scheduled visit to LCCHS on Feb. 3 was rescheduled for Feb. More...

Struttin’ Time:

Get ready now for opening day

With the snow flying and the cold wind blowing it is hard to think of turkey hunting, that is unless you are a Struttin’ Time reader.  Early February has given us the type of days that make us sure we are ready for the big day, April 14. More...

Families & Friends

First few nights were hard

We left Jenkins during Christmas break in 1945 for the old Army Air Corps. I was with other young teenagers. More...

Community calendar

February 9 — A Valentine’s show and potluck dinner will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Hemphill Community Center. Music will be by The Country Troubadours. Admission is $5 with children 12 and under admitted free with paying adult. More...

Tales of growing up in Marlowe

Well, we are all still numb over Evelyn’s death. It just doesn’t seem real, kind of like we are walking around in a dream. She had been in my life for almost 39 years.  She passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. More...

Obituaries

Suzanne Howard dies at 81

Funeral services for Suzanne “Sue” Howard, 81, were held February 2 at the Mayking Baptist Church. More...

Ulyse Goode, 72, dies in Michigan

Ulyse W. Goode, 72, of Fraser, Mich., died February 1.  He was the husband of Janice Goode.  Mr. More...

Services held for Karleigh Bates

Karleigh Michelle Bates, 2, of Haymond, died January 24.  A daughter of Anthony and Courtney Bates of Haymond, she was a niece of the late Bridget Mullins.  More...

New liquor rules open up licenses in Jenkins, W’burg

Changes in state liquor laws passed by the Kentucky General Assembly last year have opened up two licenses for bars in Whitesburg, and two licenses for bars in Jenkins for the first time since the cities voted wet.  More...

Wait for grocery store nearly over in Jenkins

Valentines Day will be extra special for residents of Jenkins this year, with the grand opening of the new Save-A-Lot Grocery Store. More...

Columns

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907   Thursday, February 9, 1928  More...

Now Here's a Tip

• What’s on sale in February? Get great deals on electronics — including computers — and mattresses, carpet/tile/laminates and other flooring, used cars, catalog closeouts and exercise equipment. More...

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: FEBR. 5 – 9   More...

Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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Health

From dope to HOPE

Editor’s note: This interview with Matt Brown, a recovering drug addict, is the first in a series of interviews conducted by Addiction Recovery Care for its FACES OF HOPE: WE DO RECOVER series.   An interview with Matt Brown:  More...

What’s inside your medicine cabinet?

According to the state Office of Drug Control, 1,404 Kentuckians died in 2016 from a drug-related overdose. That number continues to steadily rise each year. More...

Black lung problem worsens

“Epidemiologists at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health say they’ve identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung disease ever reported, a cluster that was first uncovered by NPR 14 months ago,” Howard More...

Entertainment

Better, Healthier Baking

Olive oil is a flavorful and versatile cooking oil that is often trusted in popular cooking methods such as sauteing, stir-frying, dressing, marinating and grilling. It can also earn your trust when it comes to baking.  More...

A chocolate cake for true lovers of chocolate

Recent health research supports the benefits of eating dark chocolate in moderation, including helping to lower high blood pressure. More...