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The money primary

Will she or won’t she? She will. And by the time she does, she will have raised more money than any primary contender in history. Just a guess. In theory, under the new rules, the fact that Hillary Clinton has locked up 99 percent of the big Democratic money (OK, maybe just a tiny bit less) would end the conversation. […]

One tacky ad campaign

McDonald’s is scrambling, and I’m not talking about eggs. You know your business has what image consultants call “quality perception issues” when you have to launch a PR initiative that publicly addresses such questions as: “Does McDonald’s beef contain worms?” Thornier yet for the world’s largest burger machine is its boneheaded response to the remarkable, ongoing rebellion by fastfood workers, […]

They’re rioters by any other name

Various members of my family have roots at Ohio State University, from college degrees to employment, so my husband and I were plenty happy to watch the Buckeyes defeat the Oregon Ducks for the national championship. O-H. I-O. Yes, we’re those people. I state this upfront because I don’t want anyone misunderstanding my motives here. This column is driven by […]

Stop making excuses for nonvoting millennials

The recent economic crisis hit the American middle class hard. But for the youngest adults trying to gain a foothold in the good life, it’s been devastating. So why did so few millennials, the huge cohort of 18- to 29-yearolds, vote last November? Only 21 percent bothered. Let’s dispense with the excuse that they don’t feel their elected government cares […]

No. 1 for 24 weeks

Thirty-seven years ago this week — on January 21, 1978 — “Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack” entered No. 1 on the Billboard Album Charts and remained there for 24 weeks. The album, starring the Bee Gees (pictured above, from left Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb and Maurice Gibb), went on to sell more than 15 million copies as it […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, January 22, 1925 The new highway from Eolia across Pine Mountain to Whitesburg is expected to be open to the public soon. “This will be one of the most romantic highways in Kentucky and will no doubt attract tourists from all over the country,” writes Mountain Eagle editor N.M. Webb. . Bascomb Slemp, first cousin to P.W. Slemp and […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You need to be certain that all the right conditions are in place before you take that first step. It can’t hurt to listen to good advice from those who have your best interests at heart. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be careful not to get involved in other people’s disputes unless you […]


RECAPS: 1/19 – 1/23

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Bill announced two major changes to the management of Spencer Publications that put his loved ones in positions of power. Nicole paid a visit to Maya and had a strong opinion about the lifestyle her sister’s leading. Katie had a few requirements and stipulations that must be met before she accepts the generous offer […]

Maxson accepts job with N.C. foundation

Former Whitesburg resident Justin Maxson, president of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Berea, has accepted the position of executive director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation in Winston-Salem, N.C. He will begin work in his new role in March. Under Maxson’s tenure which began in 2002, the MACED staff increased from eight staffers to 32 and assets […]

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