State failing kids

If the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team placed 34th out of 50 in the final poll of the season, Kentuckians would be appalled — especially if the team was consistently awful for the next seven years. So we should be equally flabbergasted that the 30th annual Kids Count Data Book ranked the Bluegrass State in the bottom tier for […]

In eastern Kentucky, paying bills much different between the little people and bigshots

Imagine if you got behind on your credit card payments. A couple of months later, and the interest plus the original debt has gotten a bit out of hand. No problem, you tell the Visa or Mastercard payment department. I’ll pay what I first owed now, as long as you forget the interest and late fees. How’s that? Exactly. Now […]

Many Democrats happy to see Bernie Sanders fading away

History will best remember Bernie Sanders for his role in helping elect Donald Trump. Happily for many (if not most) Democrats, Sanders is now fading big time. The earlier assumption was that the 2020 Democratic race would boil down to a brawl between Sanders and Joe Biden. Now we see Elizabeth Warren edging Sanders out for second place in a […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1909 Advocates of public education scored a major victory a few days ago when the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a state law authorizing a school tax to be set by county boards of education. The ruling also upholds the law requiring fiscal courts to collect […]


RECAPS: JUNE 17 – 21 GENERALHOSPITAL— Peter turned to Mac for help. Laura was more than happy to share her point of view. Jax declined an interesting offer. Julian was propositioned. Nina stopped by the hospital to see Curtis. Josslyn was unsettled. Robert was upset. Maxie got a lead on Dante’s whereabouts. Lulu misread a situation. Kim made a desperate […]

Strange But True

• It was American pastor, politician and activist Andrew Young who made the following sage observation: “Nothing is illegal if a hundred businessmen decide to do it.” • Tony Curtis, who co-starred with Marilyn Monroe in the famous film “Some Like It Hot,” once said that kissing Ms. Monroe was “like kissing Hitler.” Makes you wonder how he knew what […]

Moments in Time

• On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land. Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, and Connecticut were the first to sign. • On June 22, 1937, in Chicago’s Comiskey Park, Joe Louis wins the world heavyweight boxing title […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• “ Line a flowerpot with a coffee filter to keep the soil from washing out the drain hole.” — R.L. in Georgia . • To dust baseboards and to help them resist dust in the future, try cleaning them with a dryer sheet. The residue left behind will repel dust better than if you were to use simply a […]

UK signee Brooks draws high praise from ex-teammate

If McDonald’s All-American and Washington signee Isaiah Stewart is right about high school teammate Keion Brooks Jr., Kentucky basketball fans are really going to like what the 6-7 freshman does this season. “To me he is definitely one of the best players in the (2019 recruiting) class. He can do it all,” Stewart said. They were teammates at La Lumiere […]

Golf event helps fund scholarships

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