McCain would be denied insurance under own plan

There’s a lot of talk lately about how John McCain might just be the luckiest guy in America, what with the Democrats still fighting among each other, the Rev. Wright proving that friends can be worse than enemies, and Republicans swallowing their doubts about their about-to-be nominee and giving their support to a guy many conservatives can barely stomach. No […]

Basketball camp set for May 20-23

The fourth annual Lady Cougar Camp of Champions basketball camp will be held at Letcher County Central High School gym May 20-23. Camp will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. each day. The cost is $50 and the Lady Cougar staff will provide instruction, competition, camp T-shirt, awards, and snacks. All girls entering first grade through ninth […]


Mr. and Mrs. Mark Walsh of Williston, N.D., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer, to Shawn Damron, son of Jackie Damron of Jenkins and the late Douglas Damron of McRoberts. The wedding will take place on June 28 at Zion Lutheran Church in Minot, N.D. The bridegroom-elect is a 1985 graduate of Jenkins High School and […]


Emily Fields, daughter of Greg and Debbie Fields of Ashland, will be graduated from Georgetown College May 10 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in women’s studies. She is the granddaughter of Jean Fields of Whitesburg and the late Raleigh Fields, and Bobbie Cornett of Ashland.

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will perform at 7:30 p.m., May 10, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541. The group will also play at the Apple Blossom Festival in Elkhorn City on Friday, May […]

New OxyContin harder to abuse? FDA doubts it

WASHINGTON Government advisers voiced skepticism this week that a new version of the potent painkiller OxyContin would live up to its maker’s claim of being harder to abuse. Purdue Pharma LP contends that adding a plastic-like coating to the tablets makes the drug sometimes called “hillbilly heroin” harder to crush and snort or inject. But advisers to the Food and […]

Act of kindness made impression on youngster

Human nature being what it is, we experience things as a child which never seem to be forgotten. These things may fade into the background but are never completely forgotten. Once they are remembered they can be as vivid as if they happened only a few days ago. One incident happened when I was a little sprout about school age. […]

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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 Somebody needs to visit all of these senior citizens buildings to check out what is going on inside of them. People are still smoking in them even though there are ‘no smoking’ signs […]

Help offered to veterans

A field representative of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will be at the Letcher County Courthouse in Whitesburg from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 12 to assist veterans and their dependents filing for federal and state veterans benefits. There is no charge for this service. For more information, call (877) 856-0004.


Brady Boggs celebrated his third birthday April 26 with a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse party at the Cowan Community Center. He is the son of Eric and Jamie Boggs of Kingscreek, and the grandson of Clell and Vanda Combs of Linefork and Harrison and Vickie Boggs of Kingscreek. He is the great-grandson of Mae Boggs of Kingscreek, Ruth Combs of Linefork, […]