Political Cartoon

Her apology is not enough


So it’s perfectly OK to say vile stereotypical remarks about your fellow human beings as long as those you are making fun of are from Appalachia? That’s the only lesson we can draw from a Detroit newspaper’s refusal to suspend, much less fire, a reporter who offended the entire central Appalachian region when she “Tweeted” that West Virginia residents should […]

Meanwhile, in West Virginia …

Morgan Paul’s evening last January 9 began as it usually does after a full day as director of Boone-Madison Public Library in West Virginia. First, she changed out of her work clothes. Then she made a little dinner. She doesn’t remember whether she used any tap water to do that. After that, Paul clicked onto her computer to check out […]

… Major changes are needed

After decades of suffering environmental torture at the hands of polluting industries, West Virginians might regard a chemical spill that poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 residents — and is still scaring folks after the dangers have presumably passed — as a last straw. But there never seems to be a last straw for them. Though some state legislators have […]

Make the judges mine the coal

A Court of Appeals blames a coal miner who died of black lung for his lack of legal skills. If miners need to be lawyers, maybe it’s time to make judges work in the mines. I am shocked and disappointed at comments from the panel of judges in the decision handed down by the 4th District Court of Appeals in […]

103 years ago this week:

Many were predicting fire that destroyed block

Page 3 of the January 19, 1911 edition of The Mountain Eagle carried the story of a fire that destroyed a block of buildings in downtown Whitesburg, including the post office and telephone office.

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, January 20, 1944 Virgil Smith, the Georgia farmer who predicted the correct date for the end of World War I, says the present war will end on Easter Sunday, 1944. Smith, who makes his predictions from dreams, said three months before the end of the First World War that it would be over on November 11, 1918. He even […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Seeing the silly side of some really ridiculous situations helps give the Lamb a new perspective on how to handle them. Some important contacts can be made this weekend. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Try to complete your outstanding tasks by midweek. This leaves you free to take advantage of new possibilities — […]


RECAPS – JAN. 20 - 24

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Ridge comforts a visibly upset Katie following her upsetting conversation with Brooke. Pam becomes concerned by the sudden change in Charlie’s attitude when she brings up the topic of the jewelry heist. Knowing how close that she is getting with Wyatt and Quinn, Liam humbly expresses his concern for Hope’s wellbeing. Wyatt has a […]

Hunker down, Mother Nature is at it again

Southern Ohio

Hello again! How is everything in your little corner of the world? I hope everyone is warm and your belly is full of something good to eat. Buckle your seats belts or hunker down as we are in for another ride with Mother Nature! Last year we had such a mild winter and I really believe we are paying for […]

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