Molasses stir-off held



The Boggs-Dollarhide molasses stir-off was held Sept. 17 at the Combs residence at Ice. Everyone seemed to have a good time. Dustin and Jenna Crawford of Indianapolis were here with his mother, Regina. Bennett and Linda Combs and Regina Crawford attended the Firefighters Memorial in Frankfort on Sept. 28 in memory of his nephew, Kenneth H. Combs, who died in […]

Why the nation needs health care laws



“Home-Health Firms Blasted.” The headline refers to a Senate Finance Committee finding that major providers of home-based services to Medicare patients were bilking the government program. Big time. Paying for nurse and therapist visits to patients’ homes was supposed to cut down on high hospital charges. But the three biggest home-health giants have been abusing the system by gaming the […]

Cartoon



Car Talk

Should get air conditioning in the car

Dear Tom and Ray: I do not have an air conditioner. “So what?” you say. “ There are many cars on the streets without any air conditioning, most of them old, rusted- out beaters.” But I have a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, base model XFE. My boss bought it for me because he couldn’t pass up a $6,000 brand-new car. So […]

The way we were



Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years October 12, 1961 The nation’s first arts and crafts train — the Kentucky Guild Train — is to arrive in Whitesburg this week for a week-long stay. Whitesburg is the third stop for the train, which includes an arts and crafts gallery and a workshop and many examples of […]

Are the Tea Party, Libertarian and Koch brothers the same?



Could it be that the basic tenets of the Tea Party, Libertarian, and billionaire oil rich Koch brothers are nearly the same? How might this have happened? Fact is that the Koch brothers have a foundation that has trained thousands of Tea Party activists and their unlimited monies flow to the Tea Party candidates. According to a Bloomberg report, when […]

Consolidation causes exodus



A few days ago I drove by one of the schools which is scheduled to be closed. Everything was peaceful and kids were having a good time. It brought back a lot of memories of times gone by. But the fun is almost over for these kids, at least during school hours. Unfortunately the children or parents have no say-so […]

Salome stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Mars, your ruling planet, begins a journey that will open up a growing number of possibilities. Put that surging Arian energy to good use and explore it to your heart’s content. TAURUS ( April 20 to May 20) This is the time to prepare for a career move coming up next month. Update your […]

Speaking of soaps



RECAPS – 10/10-14 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL . Taylor tried to convince Brooke that Steffy’s love for Liam was the real thing. Hope enlisted Rick’s help to get a message to Liam. Justin and Bill came up with a brilliant scheme to keep Hope away from Liam. Katie was appalled by Bill’s efforts to get Steffy and Liam together […]

Howard reunion planned for Oct. 22



Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. I want to wish a belated happy birthday to Glen Miles, Scott Howard and Daisy Collins. I met her awhile back at Childers Oil while we were waiting for an oil change, and I enjoyed talking to her. I think that was the only time I’ve seen her. Also, I need […]


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