Services held for Mavis Morgan

Memorial services for former Jenkins resident Mavis Banks Morgan, 88, of Prestonsburg, were held April 27 at Polly & Craft Funeral Home. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, Va. Born in McRoberts, she was a daughter of the late Leonard H. and Mattie Lou Collins Banks and the widow of George Morgan. She was also […]

Garrard Norwood to speak May 14

Garrard Norwood of Lexington, will speak at the McRoberts Community Center at 7 p.m. May 14 and 15. The topic will be “Believe a prophet and prosper”. For more information, call 335-0053.

Special session may come

Pressure is beginning to mount on Gov. Steve Beshear to call lawmakers back to Frankfort this year for a special legislative session on political redistricting. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said in a letter to Beshear on Tuesday that his chamber “stands ready to act” if called into special session. Beshear said he is considering doing just that. “I hope to […]


If you’re trying to eat less fat to help lower your cholesterol levels, here’s a twist: Switching the type of fats you eat may be even more important than how much you eat, according to a recent study reported in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In the study, researchers asked a group of 71 young adults to go on […]

Moments in time

• On May 16, 1717, French writer Francois-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, is imprisoned in the Bastille. His satirical attack on politics and religion had infuriated the government, and Voltaire was arrested. Several times in his life, Voltaire was forced to flee one step ahead of arrest. • On May 14, 1916, a lead article in the Times of […]

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. 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.net I wanted to agree with the person who commented that it’s not fair that Arlie Boggs Elementary School staff are allowed to bring iPods and […]

Bread is so good a loaf brought $25

Points East

Do you ever sit around and wish you could do stuff like the masters do or did them? Write a novel Ernest Hemmingway? Pick a flattop guitar like Doc Watson? Drive a race car like Dale Jr.? Hit a golf ball like Tiger Woods? Bake a loaf of sourdough bread like Charlie Gruen? At my age, and given my physical […]

Fleetwood Mac relive Rumors

“It’s been three years since we’ve been onstage together, (and) after all that time apart we come together and it’s different. Somehow we’ve grown. The context has changed and it’s kind of amazing that, with all this time, we would still be evolving on that level as a band.” Lindsey Buckingham spoke the words above as he, Stevie Nicks (with […]

Political Cartoon

Dixons celebrate 50th anniversary

Bach Court

Happy 50th anniversary to Noble and Gaynell Dixon of Turkey Creek, Hallie. Fifty years and still going strong, something you very seldom hear about anymore. Congratulations and hope you have another 50 together. Our Lay Renewal that took place at First Baptist Church of Whitesburg this weekend was really a great success. There were activities starting Thursday until Sunday night. […]