Doctors seeing ‘5 to 10 patients’ a day with flu



Widespread illness forced the cancellation of classes for two days at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College campuses across the region this week. According to medical personnel, cases of the flu are increasing in this area and across the nation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says flu is widespread in 41 states and Puerto Rico, and regional in […]

Letcher man was ‘wide awake’ while brain tumor was taken



Brandon Robinson’s first alarm goes off at 8 a.m., and he takes an anti-nausea pill. Most people take the medicine only on occasion, when they feel they need to throw up. Robinson takes it every day, not because he feels like throwing up, but because he knows he will after his second alarm rings at 9 a.m. That’s when he […]

Cops still seeking man who ran over KSP officer’s foot



Police are still looking for a Whitesburg man who police say led them on a pursuit from Isom to Elk Creek on Friday night. Trooper Jody Sims, public affairs officer for Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard, said the incident began Friday night near Isom IGA, when Troopers Scott Caudill and Michael Burton stopped a black Jeep Cherokee for […]

Draft expert comments on UK players

Vaught’s Views

Players often come to play basketball at Kentucky now to enhance their NBA Draft status. It’s something coach John Calipari sells to players as he points to the draft picks he’s had and how well many of them are doing in the NBA. A player can play himself into a higher spot in the draft — Eric Bledsoe, Jamal Murray, […]

Watts’s triple-double leads Lady Cavs



He wants his rifle and bow back

Struttin’ Time:

Struttin’ Time readers really like the story of Letcher County native “Hoss” Collins, whom we are following as he battles multiple sclerosis. I got several responses from last week’s first edition. During the spring of 2015, a friend of Hoss shared an article with him about a gentleman in Winchester who had just finished a new MS treatment — so […]

Kicking off Speedweeks



NASCAR’s short off-season comes to an end this Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway when the track’s Speedweeks activities kick off with the running of the Advance Auto Parts Clash. It’s not one of the 36 point races that make up the Monster Energy Cup Series, but it does feature some of the biggest names in the series and has […]

LCC’s Carter scores 44 in win over Union (Va.)



We’ve never liked taxes and fees



As the following column indicates, we Americans have for many years balked at having to pay taxes and license fees. This humorous look at the situation appeared 70 years ago this week in The Mountain Eagle, on February 20, 1947. The Eagle picked it up after it appeared in The Decatur Republican in Decatur, Michigan and was featured in the […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, February 17, 1927 Jenkins police shot and killed a 26-year-od Breathitt County man Monday during an incident that began in Pound, Virginia. The dead man is John Combs, who had been to Pound with John Spencer and William Stidham. As the three were entering Kentucky, Combs hit Stidham […]


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