Lady Cavs close with three wins



The regular season came to a close for the Jenkins High School Lady Cav softball team with a home game against the Pikeville Lady Panthers on May 16. They also played games against Letcher County Central and Sheldon Clark during the week. The Lady Cavs won all three of these games to finish the regular season with a record of […]

NASCAR stars did shine



The 25th edition of NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star race from Lowe’s Motor Speedway will go down as one of the best moments in the history of the sport. The talk of empty seats, boring racing and declining TV numbers definitely took a back seat to what we saw on Saturday night as NASCAR, Sprint, Lowe’s Motor Speedway and the Speed Channel […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Fishing for scattered bass

Recent heavy rains caused many lakes to rise several feet above summer pool, but most of our area lakes are pretty well at or close to normal. From what I have seen, the color of the water at Carr Creek Lake is very good and the lake should produce some good fishing. Some bass have been on the nest and […]

LCC girls take 2 of 3 contests



After losing to Jenkins 5-0, the Lady Cougars softball team bounced back with a 4-2 win at Harlan County Central the next day. HCCHS got an early lead in the bottom of the first when Harlan’s Pennington started things off with a double and scored off a single by Carruba to take a 1-0 lead. The score stayed that way […]

Teams advance



The Letcher County Central High School tennis teams have won two regional titles. Justin Pridemore and Josh Profit teamed up to take the 14th Regional doubles title, with Tyler Bailey and Jake Raleigh finished in second place. These players along with Tyler Smith and Ethan Raleigh will play in the state tennis tournament tomorrow (Thursday). The Cougars finished the year […]

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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: mteagle@tgtel.com Here’s a song people should check out. I would tell you what it’s about but it would ruin it. It’s called ‘Happy Birthday’ by a band called Flipsyde. I’m replying to the comment […]

Exercise won’t make arthritis any worse



DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have osteoarthritis of the hands, and my fingers have bony knobs on the knuckles. They look bad and hurt part of the time. I was a registered nurse and did lots of lifting of patients. Is the arthritis genetic or from the lifting? I go to the gym two to three times a week and have […]

Study links lower tar to cancer



WASHINGTON It may be riskier on the lungs to smoke cigarettes today than it was a few decades ago — at least in the U.S., says new research that blames changes in cigarette design for fueling a certain type of lung cancer. Up to half of the nation’s lung cancer cases may be due to those changes, Dr. David Burns […]

Study: Ginger eases chemo nausea



MILWAUKEE Ginger, long used as a folk remedy for soothing tummyaches, helped tame one of the most dreaded side effects of cancer treatment — nausea from chemotherapy, the first large study to test the herb for this has found. People who started taking ginger capsules several days before a chemo infusion had fewer and less severe bouts of nausea afterward […]

Testing and Diabetes Control



Keeping blood glucose at near-normal levels helps people with diabetes avoid long-term complications, which can affect the eyes, nerves and kidneys. Testing blood glucose lets you see how well your medications, eating plan and exercise routine are working to achieve this goal. Self-Monitoring Self-monitoring using a blood glucose monitor should be performed each day, at scheduled times determined by your […]


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