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No rush to join the ‘little old lady’ club



Dear Car Talk: I have a 2011 Toyota Corolla with 45,000 miles. The service adviser at my car dealership has recommended replacement of transmission fluid ($160), coolant ($145), brake fluid ($110) and power steering fluid ($110). Are all of these necessary — all at the same time? I’d appreciate your expert advice. Thank you. — Evelyn Well, they’re all necessary […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of August 26 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Despite your Aries penchant for wanting to tackle a problem head-on, you might want to take a little more time to see how a current situation develops. It could surprise you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Taking on the role of peacemaker in a disruptive environment is a […]

Salome’s Stars

For week of August 19 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A chaotic atmosphere taxes the patience of the Aries Lamb, who prefers to deal with a more orderly environment. Best advice: Stay out of the situation until things settle. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Tension runs high in both personal and workplace relationships. This can make it difficult […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1909 W.E. Wright of Baker reports sowing five bushels of goose wheat seed that will “thrash out” about 50 bushels. “It cost me about seven dollars to get it in shock and I think it is worth $65 now,” Wright says in a letter to The […]

The Way We Were

Letcher County’s strawberry industry lasted about three years in the 1950s. One who helped recalls the hard work.

In the mid 1950’s, the University of Kentucky, through its Cooperative Extension Service, organized a strawberry growing industry in Letcher and other counties of southeastern Kentucky. Local farmers grew strawberry patches, some an acre or more in size. The berries were shipped by truck to markets in large cities. At the advice of Letcher County’s then-UK Extension Agent Bob Fike, […]

Soap Updates


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Brooke and Ridge discussed Thomas’s lies and Steffy’s enormous loss. Wyatt apologized to Sally. Brooke reassured Douglas that he did the right thing by telling the truth. Hope revealed that she never stopped loving Liam. In hiding, Thomas obsessively looked at pictures on his phone. Quinn felt sorry for Flo. Bill and Liam shared […]

Trivia test


1. GEOGRAPHY: Which U.S. state has the most miles of rivers? 2. LITERATURE: Who was the author of “The Hundred and One Dalmatians”? 3. ANATOMY: What is the common term for the axilla? 4. LANGUAGE: What is the international radio code word for the letter “P”? 5. MUSIC: How many symphonies did Beethoven compose? 6. SPORTS: How many players are […]

Social isolation linked to bone loss in women


If you ever wanted a compelling reason to join a group or get out more, here it is: A new study shows that poor social relationships contribute to bone loss in senior women. This wasn’t a small, brief study. In this Women’s Health Initiative, researchers studied the bone health of 11,000 women over six years and included information about social […]

Moments in Time

• On Aug. 17, 1877, though only a teenager, Billy the Kid kills his first victim, an Arizona blacksmith. Just how many men the outlaw killed is uncertain. Billy himself reportedly once claimed he had killed 21 men. • On Aug. 13, 1902, German engineer Felix Wankel, inventor of a rotary engine, is born in Germany. Wankel reportedly came up […]

Now Here’s a Tip!

• “I found some really cool curtain tie-backs on a clearance rack. I bought several and mounted them as hooks (I used an extra anchor), and they work perfectly.” — S.L. in Ohio • Mount a tension bar high up in your closet, and you can use shower hooks to hang pocketbooks and small bags, utilizing the dead space and […]


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