Child care is in crisis

At a time when Kentucky children are in greater need than ever of sound, early childhood education, the bottom keeps dropping out. Now we learn that — thanks to some harsh budget cuts earlier this year — Kentucky is the toughest place in the nation for poor parents to get help paying for child care. To qualify for help in […]

First, admit the problem

Here’s the mistake made by President Obama and the Democrats that nobody is talking about: They have been too fearful of confronting our country’s threeyear obsession with the wrong problem. And here is the tea party’s greatest victory: It has made the wrong problem the center of policymaking. The wrong problem is the defi- cit. The right problem is sluggish […]

Why sugars prices are so high

Ever notice how some government programs draw the ire of almost everyone? Conservatives, liberals, environmentalists, libertarians, business, labor, consumers and grouchy taxpayers are all opposed. Yet these programs go on as though directed by an unstoppable particle beam from a neighboring galaxy. The public rarely sees who in Washington keeps the outrage in motion, and that’s how “they” get away […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, October 28, 1943 The murder trial of a 35-year-old ex-convict from Logan, W.Va., has been moved from Letcher County to Pike County and will begin Nov. 8. Letcher Circuit Judge R. Monroe Fields ordered the change of venue after a conference between Commonwealth’s Attorney J.E. Childers and murder suspect Tommy Nelson’s court-appointed attorneys, French Hawk and H. Monroe Blair, […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The high standards you set for yourself don’t always translate into the behavior you expect of others. That relationship problem can be resolved if you’re more flexible and less judgmental. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Not enough party bids to satisfy the Bovine’s fun-loving side this week? Go ahead and throw one of […]


RECAPS – OCT. 28 – NOV. 1

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Liam goes to Hope to tell her that his marriage to Steffy is officially over and that Quinn was the one who sent the video. Rick and Caroline break the good news of their engagement to Eric and Brooke. Knowing that Liam knows the truth about the video, Quinn and Wyatt prepare themselves to […]

Cold weather not kind to flowers

Blair Branch

Hello all! I hope this finds each of you doing well. Michael, the boys, and I are doing wonderful. Thank goodness! I know a lot of people have been sick with colds, flu, and stomach flu lately. We’ve sure been blessed to have it miss us. We do our best to wash our hands a lot and avoid being around […]


Abdoo named Alumnus of the Year

Fleming-Neon native Lloyd Abdoo has been named Cumberland College’s Alumnus of the Year. He is the son of the late Frank and Jenny Abdoo, and earned a bachelor of science degree from the college. His studies also included a degree in public services administration with concentration in business administration and accounting. While working at the Holiday Inn in Williamsburg, Abdoo […]

Food City conducts Race Against Hunger

Since 1992, Food City has conducted its annual campaign to raise funds for local non-profit hunger relief organizations. The holiday promotion, entitled Race Against Hunger, is cosponsored by Miller Brewing Company and Kellogg’s. “Hunger is a serious problem throughout our region. Food City and our co-sponsors are proud to be a part of the Race Against Hunger,” says Steve Smith, […]

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