Never doubt Reds with Frazier around

During a time in which multi-million dollar contracts and poor off-the-field behavior seem to always dominate the nation’s sporting headlines, it was a pleasure to watch Monday night as Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier reminded all who were tuned into ESPN that Major League Baseball and other professional sports really are games meant to be enjoyed by players and […]

Swap and Trade Day planned

Letcher County Farmers Swap and Trade Day will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the July 19 at the Letcher County Extension Office. This is a time for people to buy, swap and sell agriculture related items to include goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, pheasants, rabbits, geese, calves, quail, chicks, laying hens, guineas, turkeys, sheep, eggs, trees, shrubs, […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Plastic worms can bring big bass

During this hot and humid weather many bass anglers have turned to night fishing. This is one way to beat the heat, but it can still be muggy. Just like all other forms of fishing, night fishing has lures and baits that work best. I have done a whole lot of night fishing in my time and have been blessed […]

Now here’s a tip

• Potato salad will have more flavor if you whisk together all the dressing ingredients and add it to the potatoes when they are warm. The potatoes will absorb the ingredients better, and the flavor will develop even more during refrigeration. • Dill planted near tomatoes will draw caterpillars away from the fruits. And it’s delicious. • “I love to […]

Acting like ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ is not what we need in E. Ky.

To the Editor: Good sound ideas for the growth of our economy in eastern Kentucky seem to get further from reality each week. I read that SOAR held another meeting July 15 to focus on the strengths, weakness, opportunities and challenges for eastern Kentucky agriculture. SOAR needs to come back to earth. Have I misunderstood the economical and workforce problems […]

Happy with Kynect, happy with Grimes

To the Editor: If you are one of the 413,000 Kentuckians who signed up for and now have “Kynect” get out and vote for Alison Grimes in November. Mitch McConnell wants to take away your health care! Mitch won’t tell you that “Kynect” is the same thing as the “Affordable Care Act” most often referred to as “Obama Care.” It […]

Struttin’ Time:

The thrill of hunting a wild boar

The telephone rings. I look at the caller ID and I know something good is about to happen in my life. It is my friends from DD Ranch, Donnie and Nina Carte. It has been a while since I hunted with them, so before I answer I take a deep breath, hoping they are inviting me for a hunt. My […]


Brent Vance and Briana Holbrook will be married at 2 p.m. on August 23 at the Fleming-Neon Church of God. The custom of an open wedding will be observed. He is the son of Lisa and Andy Maggard of Neon, and Rodney Fouts of Haymond. He is the grandson of Billy and Cindy Vance of Neon, and Jabo and Nancy […]

Coming soon: Fancy Farm

Alison Grimes ought to remind the crowd at Fancy Farm that Mitch McConnell is choking the U.S. Senate with blackdamp. Given what McConnell knows about coal mining, aides may have to explain to him that blackdamp is a mixture of debilitating gases — as one dictionary puts it, a miasma “incapable of supporting life or flame.” Fancy Farm is, 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 This is my opinion. What a wonderful country the USA would be if Senator Mitch McConnell could be elected to the office of President of […]