Struttin’ Time:

Season’s off to a good start already

Well, my 2014 turkey season has started off with a bang. I hunted with the Rosebud Indians in South Dakota this past week, on a “Draw” hunt. Although I killed the prettiest Merriam turkey of my life, also my prettiest turkey period, see picture I sent, it did have its moments. I hope it has my rookie mistakes over with […]

Political Cartoon



Higher fees unfair to KCTCS students



Public higher education keeps defying the laws of supply and demand, relentlessly raising prices without depressing enrollment. How? By shifting costs once borne by taxpayers onto students, who then shift the costs back onto taxpayers by taking out federally guaranteed student loans: $1.2 trillion in student debt at last count — a tripling over the last decade and now exceeded […]

Health care’s real stakes




You never get a second chance to make a first impression. But at the end of this month, the new health care law will get a third chance to make a decent impression — finally. Everyone who believes that reducing economic insecurity requires a strong government role in guaranteeing health insurance to all Americans should take advantage of this opportunity. […]

OK casinos in Ky., but do it properly



One by one, states surrounding Kentucky have legalized casino gambling, leaving the commonwealth one of only 10 states that haven’t yet authorized casino gaming within their borders. Not that casino backers haven’t tried. For six years running, bills to permit gambling have been introduced in the General Assembly. This year was thought to be the year it finally passed, but, […]

Rep. Combs says news reports of Parkway delay are not true



To the Editor: When the Kentucky House of Representatives voted on its road plan recently, there were some in the media saying that we had “delayed” the planned Mountain Parkway expansion. Nothing could be further from the truth. The reality is that the $755 million project would move forward immediately under the House proposal; our approach just offers a more […]

Tied to Mom’s apron strings

Points East

I can’t remember ever seeing my mother without an apron on, but I’m reasonably sure she didn’t wear one when she made infrequent trips to town or to a church service or maybe to a funeral. Mom’s apron was the last item of clothing she donned every morning and she wore it until she went to bed, seven days a […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, March 22, 1934 Authorities are searching for two men who commandeered two engines and a train a few evenings ago at Martin in Floyd County. While the engines sat empty while building up steam, the two men entered the engineer’s cabin and started moving the train down the track toward Allen at a high rate of speed. “There was […]

Salome’s Stars



ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A suggestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An associate might seek your counsel on a workplace dispute with another […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS – MARCH 24 - 28

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Rick found Brooke passed out in Eric’s living room and became livid when he realized why his mother had been drinking. Thorne returned from Paris and became concerned when Aly confi ded in him that she’s speaking to her dead mother, Darla. Thorne cautiously attempted to convince Aly to become more accepting of Wyatt […]


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