The way we were

Clips from Mountain Eagle front pages over the past 50 years August 18, 1960 A three-member commission has completed division of Letcher County into three magisterial districts instead of the present eight. The change will take place at the next election for magistrates, which will be held in 1961.  A&P Food Stores has started construction of a new modern […]

Campers, seniors celebrate ‘Christmas in July’

Elsie Banks enjoyed two nice phone calls from Tennessee Sunday from her niece Christine Gatton and Charles Pitts Jr. It’s always good to hear from those who live away. Cowan Community Center day camp participants held “Christmas in July”. Students made ornaments and packaged fruit and candy to give out. They visited with the seniors at Kingscreek-Cowan Senior Center, and […]


Study: 1 in 5 U.S. teenagers suffers slight hearing loss

CHICAGO A stunning one in five teens has lost a little bit of hearing, and the problem has increased substantially in recent years, a new national study has found. Some experts are urging teenagers to turn down the volume on their digital music players, suggesting loud music through earbuds may be to blame — although hard evidence is lacking. They […]

Sports in Kentucky

UK, UofL both need Governor’s Cup

This week, an opening glimpse at Governor’s Cup 23. Kentucky is a slight favorite at Louisville. Which team needs a win most? Kentucky. Reasons. 1. Rookie head coach needs to establish Joker Ball and recruiting brag rights in Charlie Strong’s front yard in a year when Jeff erson County high school talent is attracting big dogs including Alabama, Florida and […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This could be the time to try soothing whatever bad feelings might be lingering ‘twixt and among colleagues, friends or family members. But be sure you do so without favoring any side. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An idea is only an idea until you put that clever Bovine mind to work to […]

Historical Society hears Reynolds family history

I hope everyone is staying in as much as they can. The weather is taking a toll on me! I even think about going outside and I began to sweat. Birthday wishes to my brother-in-law Charles Isaacs and our niece Denise Reeves, Amy Baker, Tommye Banks, Marsha Hall, Nettie Nelson, Billy Hatton, Chris Frazier, Sheila Swisher, Angie Cates, Della Johnson, […]

Ear infection can cause dizziness

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I got a sudden attack of dizziness that landed me in bed. I couldn’t stand. Finally, with the help of my husband, I got to the doctor, who said I had a viral infection called vestibular neuritis. I am taking medicine and am somewhat better, but the dizziness isn’t completely gone. Will it go? When? — L.T. […]

MSHA says Massey didn’t report mishaps at Upper Big Branch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. Government investigators have cited Massey Energy for failing to report more than 20 accidents at its Upper Big Branch coal mine in the two years before an April explosion killed 29 miners there, according to documents released by the Mine Safety and Health Administration on Tuesday. Just four of the alleged violations directly involve the explosion. The rest […]

Time for another shake-up?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. With a nondescript 19th-place finish at Michigan International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. all but ensured he’ll miss the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for the third time in four years. That wasn’t supposed to happen. Not with all the resources Hendrick Motorsports poured into rebuilding Earnhardt’s team in an effort to turn NASCAR’s most popular driver if […]