Nurturing womanly ambition


A few days before my mother died, at age 62, she sat tethered to oxygen in her crowded hospital room and expressed two regrets about her life. “If I had it to do over, I’d dye my hair red,” she said, “and I would own cats.” Some of us laughed nervously. Her voice was uncharacteristically angry, and the target of […]

Are that many of us truly just one paycheck from disaster?


The partial government shutdown has forced some federal workers to move money around to pay for food and rent. No surprise there. What’s shocking is the many who don’t have the money to move. They have no financial cushion to cover even one month’s worth of ordinary expenses. Don’t they have any savings, any savings at all? Consider, a government […]

New director explains work at law center here

To the Editor: After 14 years working at Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, it is my honor and privilege to step into the role of Director. Throughout my time at ACLC, it has been meaningful to work in an area of law so closely linked to my family and community. I come from a family of coalminers, and I grew up […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1909 A disagreement Monday between two brothers over a game of “hard knucks” ended with one brother stabbing and critically injuring the other on Boone Fork, near Baker. James Bentley is accused of “inflicting serious and perhaps fatal injury” upon Wiley Bentley. No arrest has been […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS


RECAPS: JAN. 14 – 18 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Sonny was torn. Jason made a promise. Ryan added another name to his list. Sam agreed to support Kristina. Nina received a veiled threat. Josslyn was grateful to Cameron. Alexis ran into Oscar. Monica worried about Drew. Finn was anxious. Julian questioned Willow’s motives. Carly felt guarded. Mike’s condition worsened. Laura made […]

HCTC to celebrate life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The public is invited to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual community breakfast at Hazard Community and Technical College. The breakfast will be held at the First Federal Center, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Maria Braman, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for […]

Moments in Time

• On Jan. 18, 1882, A.A. Milne, creator of Winniethe Pooh, is born in England. In 1920, his only son, Christopher Robin, was born. In 1925, the family bought Cotchford Farm in Sussex. A nearby forest inspired the 100-Acre Wood where Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures would be set. “Winnie-the-Pooh” was published in 1926. • On Jan. 14, 1943, during World War II, […]

Community calendar

January 21 — Cowan Community Center’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. and the program at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church on Madison Avenue in Whitesburg. Guest speakers will be Pastor James Butler and Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields. The event is partnered by Whitesburg First Baptist Church, Cowan Community Center and […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• Create a spa-like soap dish by adding a handful of pebbles to a deep saucer. Place your bar soap on top of it so that the water (and associated goop) runs off. • “Add a solar-powered, motion-activated light to your patio, porch, garden, front door, etc., or anywhere you do not want animals to hang out at night. This […]

Granny lost her featherbed



Hello everyone! Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone, and only memories are left with us. For some, a lot of debt to pay for things that kids really didn’t need. I am not being mean because I have been there and done that. I know one thing, Christmas may be over but it sure looks like Christmas in […]


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