Watch for deer on roads

The cool weather caused by the longer nights of November have deer feeling frisky. Mating activity peaks in mid-November and increases deer movement. Data from the Kentucky State Police shows deer and vehicle collisions are highest in November. Motorists must pay attention while driving during this time of year, especially those traveling rural and outer suburban roads at night. Slow […]

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 It must be nice to be big buddies with the game warden and live right beside of him, work and get a disabled hunting license […]

The beauty of autumn is still around

Southern Ohio

Happy Thanksgiving! The beauty of autumn is still around. A friend of mine has the most beautiful petunias, zinnias and marigolds still blooming, though the air is sort of cool. One morning I had so much ice on my car I could hardly get the doors open. I hate winter. My propane gas tank just cost me over $700 to […]

Early detection of colon cancer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: The thought of colon cancer makes me cringe. My father died of it. Colonoscopy wasn’t done in those days. I’m interested in learning all the ways to diagnose colon cancer in its early stages. Can you give me the rundown? — N.C. ANSWER: Colon cancer makes everyone cringe. It’s the third most common cancer in men, being […]

Political Cartoon

Jenkins board talks about test scores, state finances

The Jenkins Independent Schools Board of Education held a special meeting November 7 to receive information from several state reports, including the budget and the all important test scores. Overall, the report showed improvement, but the elementary school has dropped off to some degree and a slight gain at the middle school was not enough to place it in a […]

Our traveling baseball team

During school break in ’44 and ’45, I played on the Bud Blizzard traveling baseball team that played all over Letcher and Wise counties. We had a very good team that won most of our games. Dill Berry Miller, a classmate of mine at Burdine School, was one of the best teenager pitchers in Letcher County. I played left field, […]

Vegetarian Diets and Diabetes

Is a vegetarian diet good for people with diabetes? Since vegetarian diets generally contain less fat (including saturated fat) and cholesterol, and include more dietary fiber, they certainly have some advantages over non-vegetarian diets. A vegetarian diet can: • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes • Contribute to weight loss, which can improve type 2 diabetes in […]

Political pundits finally must tell the truth or face fact checkers’ ire

The land of punditry, of which I am a resident, has grown from a relatively small group of people expected to research their opinions to a vast number of humans willing to share whatever’s on their minds. To a large extent, this is a good thing. More voices, more ways to look at the world. However, as the definition of […]

Learn about essential oils

An introduction to essential oils class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 19, at the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg. Participants will sample the oils and learn how they can be used. There is no charge for the class.