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What can you do if you lose insurance? Be well.

If President Trump and his party have their way, you’d better be well. Or have a lifetime employment contract with a company large enough to negotiate reasonable group insurance. Or have never been sick in your life. In the bad old days, I tried to buy health insurance for the woman who helped me raise my children, maybe the most […]

Blue America getting richer

“Trumpcare is really a tax break for the rich, not a health care program,” Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said about the Republican House bill to decimate the Affordable Care Act. He was right. Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, panned the bill for not cutting those taxes fast enough. “It keeps the Obamacare taxes for a year,” the Kentucky Republican […]

Is Tennessee better than Kentucky? No!

Well, well, well. The good folks down at the Tennessean in Nashville seem to think their state is better than ours. They asked their readers what they thought recently and, lo and behold, these poor misguided souls south of the 36°30’ parallel don’t understand that Kentucky is superior to Tennessee not just in latitude, but in just about everything else. […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, March 17, 1927 The Letcher County Board of Education has awarded eight bids for construction of the new graded school building. Construction, heating and plumbing and other companies have 120 working days to complete the project, which is expected to cost $325,000. . How’s this for a dog-goes-visiting […]

Oh where, oh where did my letter go?

There was a time when we first moved here to Charlie Brown Road that we never knew whose mail we were apt to find in our mailbox, nor did we have any idea what happened to the birthday or Christmas cards our relatives swore they’d sent to one of us. Oftentimes we’d get them a week or so later with […]

Rites held for Edith Davis

Edith Wright Davis, 97, died March 4 at her residence at Tanbark/Signature Health in Lexington. Born in Jenkins to the late William Henry Wright and Nannie Lou Wright, she was the widow of Carl Stanton Davis. She was a sister of the late Naomi Quick, Martha Schatz, Sam Wright, Willard Wright, Mack Wright, Creighton Wright, William “Hoolie” Wright, and infant […]

April is National Social Security month

For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with information, tools, and resources to meet our customers’ changing needs and lifestyles. In April, we celebrate National Social Security Month and encourage you to know your Social Security by exploring what you can do online at www.socialsecurity. gov. Social Security is collaborating with groups and organizations […]


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke was taken aback by Katie’s accusation of Ridge and Quinn possibly having an affair and suggested that the claim’s purely revenge for stealing Bill months earlier. Witnessing the love and appreciation that Ridge and Eric have for each other convinced Brooke even more that Katie’s allegation is false. Quinn had a difficult time […]

Extension Board to meet March 28

The Letcher County Extension District Board will meet Tuesday, March 28, at the Letcher County Extension Office, 478 Extension Drive in Whitesburg. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m.

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