Man stabbed to death over $19, police say



An elderly Partridge man was robbed of $19 before he was stabbed to death by a much younger assailant who “needed money for a pill,” a Kentucky State Police detective has testified. Det. Randy Combs said during a preliminary hearing last week that 22-year-old Jonathan Keith Marlow murdered Hobert Elkins by stabbing him between 15 and 20 times after he […]

McRoberts man back in jail



trouble with the law again, nearly 20 years after he was charged with operating one of the largest chop-shops east of the Mississippi River. Vernon Andrew Mullins, who police say is in his seventies, was arrested last week after a search of his home at Wintergreen Drive netted nearly six ounces of cocaine, a large amount of dynamite, and cash. […]

Miners afraid they’ll lose jobs if screened for black lung disease



Despite free government programs, only about 16 percent of Kentucky miners get screened for black lung – about half the national average for coal-mining states. Many miners avoid screenings out of fear of losing their jobs, The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported this week. Miners must share their blacklung diagnosis with their bosses almost immediately if they want to receive state […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

June 27, 1957 Beware Jenkins motorists! The town has a new red light. The red light is not located in the center of the street but is over to the side near the post office. Police Chief Toby Hall said the light is not visible to all motorists and could be dangerous. Officials at Whitesburg Memorial Hospital want the State […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS



RECAPS – 6/25 – 6/29 ONE LIFE TO LIVE – Marty confesses her blackmail “deal” with Miles to John, who wishes she had confided in him before making such a drastic move. Together, they try to lay out a chronology of events that lead up to Spencer’s murder. When vital details of the night of the murder still remain fuzzy […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Information you need might be coming in sporadically, but at least what you’re getting is valuable. Continue to wait until more is available before acting on that career move. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You continue on an upbeat cycle, and with that strong Taurean energy you should see favorable results from your […]

Now here’s a tip



+ If you are in the market for furniture and you have some time, extend your budget by asking sales associates to let you know when their stores will hold floor-sample sales. These can be a wonderful opportunity to get a gently used piece of good-quality furniture at a great price. + B.M. in New Jersey writes: “I find that […]

When Feeling Bad Is Good



For the last several articles, I’ve been writing about the seriousness of human sin. I realize that most of us are not comfortable thinking of ourselves as bad people. But feeling bad about your sin is something you should thank God for, not avoid. A deep sense of sin and unworthiness is the best condition to lead us to Christ. […]

‘Halo 3’ previewed



If you’ve never played the video game Halo or Halo 2, you’ve probably at least heard of it. This is one of the most popular on-line games out there and a lot of fans are excited about the next project by Bungie – Halo 3 (for the X-Box 360). This game is like the other Halo games (a first-person shooter […]

Top Toys of Summer



What’s old is new in summer toys. Our testers in this year’s annual review of the season’s new outdoor games found that their favorite toys are actually old favorites with a new twist. Water toys (we tested them on a super-hot and humid day) got the top grades, but these had something new. The Aquashock Arctic Blast, below, is a […]


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