HCTC to hold career fair

Hazard Community and Technical College will host a career fair on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the First Federal Center in Hazard. Those participating in the event include Army National Guard, Sapphire Coal, Mary Kay, Kentucky State Police, U.S. Navy, Buckhorn Children and Family Services, Sykes, UCM and Partners, and HCTC programs and departments.

Auto show set

The Student Government Association of Hazard Community and Technical College will hold an automotive show on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Technical Campus. The show will feature trucks, classics, street rods, and motorcycles. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with an entry fee of $20. The event will include a live DJ, concessions, trophies, and a prize awarded for best sound […]

Strange But True

• It was Ogden Nash, well-loved American author of humorous poetry, who made the following sage observation: “The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly.” • The modern dishwasher was invented all the way back in 1889, and it’s no surprise that […]

Speak Your Piece

Tell us what's on your mind. No need to give your name.

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 Hats off to Chuck Johnson of WMMT-FM, one of the best singers that eastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia has ever known and will ever know. If someone calls you a pal that’s not […]

Appearance tips for cancer patients

For Michele VonGerichten, hearing that she needed chemotherapy was almost as devastating as the diagnosis of breast cancer itself. She didn’t know exactly what the side effects would be, but she knew that they would drastically change her appearance. VonGerichten participated in a program called Look Good, Feel Better, a national public service program for cancer patients that addresses the […]

Crowd shows Tommie Baker was well loved


Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. How about this weather change? It has sure gotten cold and according to the forecast, we may have seen snow flurries this weekend and 30-degree temperatures in the next few days. So you had better be rounding up your long handles and coats. I have some flowers (touch me nots) getting their […]

Coming events

This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN In Whitesburg J.P. HARRIS & THE TOUGH CHOICES; Fri., Oct. 23 in Whitesburg […]

Coal Week

Peabody expects coal business to improve as recession eases

ST. LOUIS Peabody Energy Corp. said Tuesday its profits plunged 71 percent with both Europe and the U.S. using much less coal-fired power in the recession. But the performance still easily topped Wall Street’s expectations as the company raised its production outlook, confident its choppy ride over the past year may be easing. The company is now moving aggressively into […]


It usually takes 4 weeks to get at baby’s Social Security Card

Question: I applied for my baby’s Social Security number in the hospital but have not received it. How long does it take? Answer: In many states, where the birth registration process is electronic, the average wait is four weeks. But in other states, the wait can be twice or three times as long. Here’s why. When a parent requests a […]