We saw history

Last week The Eagle found itself with a press pass for the 56th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. While we will spare you the boredom of making you look at all of the photographs we took which show that we had one of the best seats in the house (or one of the best cold metal slabs on the frozen […]


It’s all about getting power back

WASHINGTON Beneath the warm pledges of bipartisanship and the earnest calls for cooperation in the midst of a grave crisis lurks an unpleasant fact: From the moment it loses power, the opposition par ty tur ns immediately to the task of getting it back. Party politics has not been suspended. It has just become more subtle. Republicans are already busy […]

Williams wants to be remembered for what?

If, as the political rumor mill has it, Senate President David Williams still harbors ambitions of being elected to statewide office, he might consider the record on which he would have to run. Let’s begin with Franklin Circuit Court’s decision in the “stop the clock” road plan case, involving a suit filed by Mr. Williams against Gov. S teve Beshear. […]

Buy Jim Cornett’s new book

As you know if you frequent this column, I have basically given up on using my television for anything other than the evening news or an occasional show on KET that I have not previously seen. You also know that reading, always my favorite form of entertainment, has almost become my exclusive way to spend idle time or relax before […]

Reader worried about the future of Letcher County

To the Editor “You can’t go home again.” I have heard that familiar phrase many times. Until recently I never realized how profound and true those five little words could be. During a recent visit to my beloved Letcher County, these words really hit home for me. I am appalled and angry at the rampant prescription drug abuse and the […]

Post office boxes online

Need a post office box? Want to pay for an existing post office box? Post office boxes online is a convenient option for consumers and small businesses to find a post office box or to manage your existing post office box(es). Four simple steps to find and pay for a new post office box online: 1) Find your post office […]

Car Talk

Turning car-buying trip into an adventure

Dear Tom and Ray: I just turned 40, ughhhh, so I guess I have hit my “midlife crisis.” Unlike my friends, I don’t want a Porsche or a Ferrari. I want a late-’50s to early-’60s VW Bug. That’s right, a VW Bug. I live in Kentucky, and you are more likely to find a vintage Camaro or Mustang than an […]

The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years

January 29, 1959 Another school study apparently will get under way in Letcher County soon. A spokesman for the recently organized Letcher County Council for Education said today the council has decided that committees from five Letcher County areas should be appointed to study existing school problems in the county and to make recommendations for improvement. The Court of Appeals […]


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking some time out of your usually busy social life could be just what you need to help you focus on putting those finishing touches on your plans for a possible career change. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A misunderstanding about a colleague’s suggestions could create a delay in moving on with your […]

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