Shooters look to get on track for No. 3 Cats

LEXINGTON While his Kentucky team was losing one battle to Tennessee, coach John Calipari was losing another to a clipboard. Calipari was still sporting a bandage on his right hand Tuesday, an injury he said happened when he punched the board during a timeout in the first half of the No. 3 Wildcats’ loss Saturday in Knoxville. “The other one […]

Lady Cougars take down top-seeded Knott Central

Despite entering last week’s 53rd District Tournament as the second seed, the host Lady Cougars, led by a career-high 37 points from freshman guard Kelah Eldridge, held off top-seeded Knott County Central 66-57 Friday night to notch their second consecutive district championship. “This was a big win for us,” said coach Dickie Adams, “no question about it. We struggled in […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Here are cures for fishing fever

After a long, cold, rough winter, a lot of fisherman are ready to get the fishing season started. I have been ready for some time to go fishing for the first time of the new season. To some people, being all cooped up all winter and getting restless is known as cabin fever. But fishermen refer to it as fishing […]

Early season success stories

The Sprint Cup point system is structured so as to reward those teams that show consistency throughout the season. Yes, it is a long season with plenty of races that gives teams the opportunity to make up for a bad start, but with the large number of competitive teams now in the sport, a bad start can be very difficult […]

Struttin’ Time

The black bear bill needed to die

Here we go again. Snow everywhere, and freezing cold. Well, at least I don’t have a cold. I talked with State Representative Leslie Combs, and she assured me the black bear bill we have been working to defeat is dead. Getting rid of that bill was great, but who joined with us to help out leaves a very bitter taste […]


Kentucky Afield provides a guide to common fishing terms

The staff at Kentucky Afield Outdoors sometimes receive questions from newspaper editors and readers about common fishing terms used in a column or in a photo caption. We’ve been asked, “What is a point?” in regard to a column about fall reservoir fishing. We’ve also been asked, “What is a flat?” stemming from a piece about spring fishing. It is […]

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: mtneagle@bellsouth.com A certain woman has the sorriest kids and grandkids, and she’s about as sorry as them for taking them all in. Nobody feels sorry for her. • This to a certain person: If […]

My Toyota

It was a great car. A 1981 Toyota Corolla, white with blue interior, and no extras. Exactly $5,000 — $1,000 down, the rest financed. To be honest, I really wanted a Honda Accord. My mother had one, and what a dream that car was. But it was also $1,000 more, and while that might not sound like so much, believe […]

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