Local official says road help promised at Frankfort meeting

Letter to the Editor:

To the Editor: During my visit to Frankfort last week for “Legislative Day,” I was honored to be able to sit down and have a meeting with Kentucky Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas and Deputy Secretary Paul Looney. We were able to discuss the tremendous concern our citizens have expressed about the poor road conditions throughout Letcher County. I took several […]

Seeks Help With Roads

SEEKS HELP WITH ROADS — Fifth District Letcher County Magistrate Bennie McCall (standing center in photo at right) said he was able to meet with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas (far right) and Deputy Secretary Paul Looney in Frankfort last week and was promised by both state officials that they would address the poor condition of state-maintained highways in […]

What is coal’s future in our Appalachia?


For whatever reason, Trump has been obsessed with the fortunes of Appalachian coal mines which has resulted in a series of proposals intended to bail out a foundering fossil-fuel industry. In taking these action, Trump incorrectly blamed the industry’s problems on overregulation and, because of this, the president is scrapping the Clean Power Plan, rolling back the regulation on the […]

Don’t punish doctors who truly care for those in pain


I know. I know the heartache of mothers who lose their sons, children who lose themselves. I’m as enraged as anyone by the pain peddlers who hand out pills that get sold on the street, popped with abandon, shared among friends. It seems to me that if you sell guns, you have an obligation to make sure that they are […]

It’s time for Democrats to push back on radical few


Outsize attention has been paid to outlier Democrats making outrageous remarks. They are a small handful of House Democrats, though you’d never know it, given all their headlines. The dominant names — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — are newly elected “women of color.” Fine, but they also ran in districts […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1909 Under the headline “Gentle Spring!” the following appears on this week’s front page of The Mountain Eagle: “On my way to town the other day I met a mountaineer who told me another man told him that his boy knew a boy whose father told […]

The Way We Were

Cale Yarborough takes fourth 500

Driver Cale Yarborough won his fourth Daytona 500 this week in 1984. In the history of the 200-lap, 500-mile race, which was first run at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway in 1959 and is considered one of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)’s premiere events, only one driver topped Yarborough’s record—Richard Petty, who took home seven victories (1964, […]

SPEAKING OF SOAPS

RECAPS: FEB. 18 – 22 GENERAL HOSPITAL — Franco was reluctant. Charlotte guilted Spencer about the election tampering. Nina made an announcement. Willow was distracted by Brad. Alexis and Kim talked. Sam was intrigued. Margaux overshared. Carly got the proof that she needs. Stella ran into Marcus. Kristina invited Michael to lunch. Ryan made a move. Lulu got a call. […]

Aftermarket chips aren’t always good


Dear Car Talk: I recently purchased a GMC 3500 with a Duramax diesel engine. Friends with diesel engine trucks are telling me of increased power and gas mileage obtained by adding aftermarket chips or tuners. My first thought was that if they are that great, why don’t the manufacturers install them as standard equipment? My second thought was, you don’t […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• Corral kids’ books in a traveling library by repurposing an old wagon. All you need to do is store the books spine side up for easy selection. This also makes it a snap to move it to just the right place to encourage reading, whether it’s the garden path or a blanket fort. If you don’t have a wagon […]


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