Students should take FAFSA verification process seriously



The federal government requires many students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to verify the information on the FAFSA. The students are chosen by the U.S. Department of Education. Used to apply for most federal and many state student aid programs, the FAFSA asks detailed questions about the income and resources of students. Parents are required […]

Rites held for Earnest Holbrook



Earnest Allen “Boots” Holbrook, 70, of Isom, died January 2 at Pikeville Medical Center. A son of the late Henry and Nannie Collins Holbrook, he was a brother of the late Vaughn Holbrook, John Holbrook and Terry Holbrook. Surviving are his wife, Faye Combs Holbrook; a daughter, Myra Holbrook of Isom; and three sisters, Vedith Martin of Whitesburg, and Velma […]

Hatton in first budget session




In the year since I first began serving in the Kentucky House of Representatives, I have had numerous people ask me exactly what a legislative session is like. The first thing I tell them is that it is hectic. But I also tell them that, at its core, these meetings are still the best way to make sure everyone — […]

Political Cartoon



What’s killing middle class?



It is said that the rich and poor will always be among us — but nowhere is it written that the middle class is a sure thing. Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations — where the common yeoman (neither rich nor poor) has been hailed from 1776 forward as America’s greatest strength — the U.S. actually had no […]

He’ll shop online for certain ‘things’



Imagine Festus Haggen of the old TV show, Gunsmoke, 40 years older than he was in the show, in the lingerie department of a modern-day, big-box, clothing store shopping for Miss Kitty some new bloomers for Christmas. And while you have that in mind, imagine him having consumed a pint or so of 100 proof moonshine before he wobbled into […]

Breaking bipartisan hearts



Sen. Lindsey Graham’s reputation as an honorable conservative lies like a ripped-up banana peel at the bottom of the baboon cage. What happened? What turned the principled voice from South Carolina, respected by Republicans and Democrats alike, into one of Donald Trump’s dancing monkeys? During the 2016 primaries, Graham warned about Trump: “I think he’s a kook. I think he’s […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, January 12, 1928 The criminal court system moved quickly against Homer Mitchell, a black man charged with the late December murder of 38-year-old Malcolm Slone in the coal town of Wolfpit in southern Pike County. Mitchell, 42, was sentenced to death by the electric chair seven days after […]

Now Here’s a Tip



• Freeze cool whip in a thick layer and use cookie cutters to make shapes for hot chocolate … perfect for these cold winter nights! • “Use squeeze bottles to do cookie decorating or cake piping. They also can be used to color pancake batter and make designs. It’s so much fun for the kiddos (and the parents too!)” — […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS



RECAPS: JAN. 8 – 12 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Ridge surprises Brooke by bringing her daughter Hope back to Los Angeles. A beautiful mother daughter reunion ensues. Katie feels badly about keeping Wyatt in the dark about what she knows about Liam, Steffy, Bill and Sally. Inconsolable at not being able to reach Liam, Steffy is shocked to […]


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