Whitesburg fourth graders are thankful for…

West Whitesburg Elementary School’s fourth graders have written essays on the things for which they are thankful. Here is what the children wrote: Melody Lewis’s class: I am thankful for: A mom, a dad, a brother, a cat, the food I eat, the clothes I wear, a good school, a good home, a church, good technology. Cruz Adams My loving […]

More nickel and diming

A house bill that would cut the U.S. Mint’s cost of making pennies, a bothersome form of exchange, also would allow an Ohio company to resume melting down older pennies for their increasingly valuable copper content. The very existence of this bill is a testament to the idiotic frittering away of taxpayers’ money just to feed what seems a national […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what's on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday.

Tell us what’s on your mind. No need to give your name. Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mteagle@tgtel.com This is to inform all the ladies of Letcher County that […]

Tubs were used for washing clothes and bodies

Southern Ohio

Hello again, everyone! Happy Thanksgiving to each and every one of you! It really doesn’t seem possible that it is time for the holidays once again. I thought all the beautiful colors of the leaves had gone, however as I travel on some country roads, there are several trees that have turned the most beautiful scarlet colors, along with the […]

Donour named year’s best science teacher

Regina Donour, a science teacher at Letcher County Central High School, was named 2007 High School Science Teacher of the Year on November 2 at the Kentucky Science Teachers Association annual awards program in Lexington. Donour received a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Alabama, a master of art degree in secondary education from Morehead State University […]

Get a head start on your disability application

If you or someone you know recently became disabled and have been thinking about applying for Social Security disability benefits, there’s something you can do to get the process off to a good start. Visit the “Disability Starter Kit” at www.socialsecurity.gov/ disability. It will help you prepare for your disability interview and guide you through the application process. The starter […]

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Chlamydia, other STD’s on rise

ATLANTA More than 1 million cases of chlamydia were reported in the United States last year – the most ever reported for a sexually transmitted disease, federal health officials have reported. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they think better and more intensive screening accounts for much of the increase, but added that chlamydia was not […]


Abuse risk higher in homes without 2 biological parents

NEW YORK Six-year-old Oscar Jimenez Jr. was beaten to death in California, then buried under fertilizer and cement. Two-year-old Devon Shackleford was drowned in an Arizona swimming pool. Jayden Cangro, also 2, died after being thrown across a room in Utah. In each case, as in many others every year, the alleged or convicted perpetrator had been the boyfriend of […]