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Don’t blame the turkey meat if you feel tired

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 27, 2019

Every Thanksgiving, myths of the quasi-magical powers of tryptophan rise again. There’s the turkey/ drowsiness myth: Eating lots of juicy turkey meat supposedly makes people feel tired because it contains an amino acid called tryptophan. This molecule travels into the brain, where it’s converted into a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which in turn is converted into a hormone called melatonin. Voila! […]

Master’s Harmony group performed at Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 27, 2019

Hello everyone – I hope you have a Thanksgiving celebration planned with family and/ or friends. Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. I know that’s rather cliché but sometimes a reminder is needed to be thankful for whom one has in one’s life. Other than family and friends, I’m thankful to live in Letcher County. My sister-in-law, Faye Campbell, […]

Weather took us from summer into winter

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It is so hard to believe that it is Thanksgiving again, as just a few days ago it was Halloween. With the weather being nice so long, we went from the wonderful warmth of summer temperatures straight into winter, with just a couple of days of fall. I wish I could say getting older is hard for […]

Know your school’s satisfactory academic progress standards

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 27, 2019

One important phrase in the language of student aid is satisfactory academic progress, or SAP, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). All colleges that award federal student aid must have SAP standards. Those standards are based on three key areas: your GPA, your pace and a maximum time frame. The GPA you’re required to have may vary […]

Performance planned

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 27, 2019

Symphony of the Mountains’ “By the Fireside” with local choir students will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 at the Wise County Performing Arts Center at J.W. Adams Combined School in Pound, Va. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and all students and children are free. Pro-Art season tickets will also be honored for this […]

Doug Wright succumbs at 63

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 27, 2019

Doug Wright, 63, of Jeremiah, died November 21 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. He was the son of the late Delbert Mitchell and Belvis Irene Gullet Wright. Surviving are his wife, Regina Banks Wright; two daughters, Felicia Dinsmore and husband Jonathan of Whitesburg, and Whitney Wright of Jeremiah; four brothers, Larry Wright, Barry Wright, Tim Wright and Doyle Wright; […]

Rites held for Brenda Bentley

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 27, 2019

Brenda Gail Bentley, 76, of Jenkins, died November 21 at Pikeville Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rosanna Sturgill Baker. Surviving are her husband Henry Bentley; two sons, Henry Bentley Jr. of Jenkins, and Brian Bentley of Payne Gap; a daughter, Kim Bentley of Whitesburg; a brother, Jimmy Hayes of Kenton County; two grandchildren, and […]

Test your knowledge

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 27, 2019

1. ANATOMY: What is a common name for the “digitus annularis”? 2. MOVIES: Which 1980s movie featured the song “Up Where We Belong”? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: In which year did Harper’s print its first magazine? 4. U. S. PRESIDENT: Which president invented the swivel chair? 5. GAMES: What is the name of the male mascot in the “Monopoly” board game? […]

Thanksgiving is hard on some

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 27, 2019

It’s unbelievable to me that this week is Thanksgiving week, but here it is upon us. These two months are really hard on people that have family members that aren’t with us anymore, but as our pastor preached last Sunday night, we must find strength in God’s word to keep on going and let the world know about Jesus Christ […]

Rites held for Luanne Ison

By Mountain Eagle Staff | November 27, 2019

Luanne Ison, 50, of Isom, died November 21 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. She was a daughter of the late Arnold Lee Watson and Betty Joe Caudill Fields, and was a secretary at Letcher Elementary School for more than 20 years. Surviving are her husband, Billy Ison; a son, Dustin Joel Ison of Isom; a sister, Diane Anderson of […]