Gabby’s fishing fever

Lakes are undergoing ‘turnover’

If you look at most of the lakes right now you will notice an odd color to them. This is from the lakes “turning over” for the winter season. This occurs when the warmer surface temperatures go deeper and the colder water comes to the surface. In the spring, when the water warms back up, the lake will turn back […]

Jenkins star signs with UPike



Alexis Stambaugh signed November 11th with the University of Pikeville to play golf for the Lady Bears. Alexis has played for Jenkins High School for 7 years, had 5 trips to the All A State Tournament and 2 trips to the KHSAA State Tournament. Pictured with Alexis is UPike coach Nelson Scott, her parents Paul and Lori Stambaugh, and Jenkins […]

Cats defeat Duke, 74-63; Ulis impresses Coach K




CHICAGO Tyler Ulis scampered up and down the court. Jamal Murray muscled his way to the basket. Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress finished with authority. Another year, another impressive bunch of Kentucky Wildcats. Ulis had 18 points and six assists, and No. 2 Kentucky used its speed and athleticism to pull away from No. 5 Duke for a 74-63 victory […]

FIVE YEAR OLD GETS FIRST DEER



ISIL is winning; U.S. must lead global response



A cautious President Obama told an increasingly anxious world earlier this week that in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, “a strategy has to be one that can be sustained.” On that point most would agree. The problem, however, is that the current U.S. strategy isn’t sustainable, because it’s not winning. And winning is essential […]

Political Cartoon



Serious discussions ahead?




WASHINGTON The 2016 presidential campaign has been peculiarly disconnected from the real world of problems, crises and governing. It took the catastrophe in Paris to narrow the gap — and even a monstrous terrorist attack may not shake the trajectory of a contest that operates within a logic of its own. The inevitable distance between politicking and the business of […]

41% of us drive while drowsy

Is cause of 1 in 6 fatal wrecks

Driving while intoxicated gets the most attention, but about one in every six fatal auto accidents in the United States is due to driving while drowsy, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Even worse: 41 percent of us are guilty of driving while drowsy. Falling asleep at the wheel is scary and unsafe, but […]

Changes must come after Paris




Many French people referred to the January attacks on the offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and other sites as their 9/11. As awful as that time was, it was not a 9/11. Seventeen people died that day. The September 11, 2001, assaults on New York and Washington left nearly 3,000 dead, having demolished two skyscraping towers, part of […]

Former Letcher surgeon pleased with recent tribute



To the Editor: It was a pleasant surprise to receive from the Mountain Heritage Festival Committee and Leeanna Mullins the package containing the certificate of recognition as one of the Grand Marshals of Mountain Heritage Festival for our services as physicians. The newspaper The Mountain Eagle with the article delineating all the recipients and their backgrounds, most of whom we […]


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