At what age can colonoscopy stop?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 75-plus-year-old female in excellent health. My doctor’s comment on my most recent annual physical test results was: “Great results on all tests. Excellent report.” My question: Is it necessary to have another colonoscopy at my age and with my good health. My mother died of colon/rectal cancer at age 85 in 2002, and all family […]

Cornhole match planned Aug. 24

A cornhole tournament will be held at 2 p.m., Aug. 24, at the American Legion Post in Whitesburg. The match is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call 634-1459 or 633-2834.

Village Post Office now open at Deane

The Grand Opening of the Deane Village Post Office was held August 14 at the Deane Mini Mart, located directly across the street from the Deane Post Office. Pictured, from left, are Whitesburg Postmaster Mickey Cornett, Deane Mini Mart owner Julie Tyree, and Nick C. Walker, VPO Coordinator for the Kentuckiana District. The Village Post Office will not replace the […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. ROARK — The George and Louise Roark family reunion will be held Sept. 13 at the Kingscreek Fire Department. Those attending […]

Kentucky voters like Obamacare, but only when it’s called ‘Kynect’

A new poll again indicates that Kentuckians marginally approve of the state health-insurance exchange created under the federal health-reform law, but clearly disapprove of the law itself. The poll, taken Aug. 7-10, surveyed Kentuckians who said they were likely to vote in the Nov. 4 election for the U.S. Senate. After questions about the Senate race, President Obama and the […]

Blackey Day set


Blackey Day is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 and 11. Friday, starting at 2 p.m., craft and food booths will be open by 2 p.m. Music will start by 5 p.m., and go through 7 p.m. Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., and going through 7 p.m., will be backto back music. Violet Watts does an exceptional job scheduling the entertainment. […]

Students gain from School Bucks Progam

As students across the tri-state area of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee head back to school, Food City is gearing up for the kick-off of its 2014-2015 School Bucks Program. “We’re committed to giving back to the communities we operate in and we take the education of our youth very seriously,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive […]

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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 The best thing to happen for Jenkins is all of the different people running for mayor and seats on the city council. It’s obvious that […]