Kansas became wild card

Kansas became the wild card The Contender Round of races at Kansas, Charlotte and Talladega got underway on Sunday at the mile-and-a-half track of Kansas Speedway and the results now have many of the favorites to win the title scrambling with just two races left before the Chase field is reduced to eight. Kansas and Charlotte were expected to keep […]

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, October 11, 1934 A Letcher Circuit Court jury was unable to reach a verdict in the murder trial of Jim Hughes, who is charged with killing Joe Drew. The jury spent a number of hours trying to reach a verdict before declaring it was hung. A new trial will be held in January. Hughes allegedly shot Drew in Haymond […]

Wal-Mart cuts health benefits for some part-time workers

NEW YORK Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation’s largest private employer. Starting Jan. 1, Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than an average of 30 […]

Community center to mark 50th year

The Cowan Community Action Group, Inc. will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cowan Community Center beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the center. The event will honor individuals and the community who established the organization and the center. Included will be a short history, recognition of those who played a part in development of the organization, comments […]

Stoops, Cats earn signature victory

Sports in Kentucky

Five games in, Kentucky owns its most significant football win in decades. Happened on a Saturday when SEC powers scrambled the standings, left us to see Tennessee and Vanderbilt at the bottom and, ahem, that basketball school near the top. In Lexington there is revelry in the land this week. Mid-October and Kentucky folk are abuzz with Air Raid … […]



THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Quinn makes a serious threat against Hope when she learns that she will not be welcome into her grandchild’s life. Having to shift the focus of his affection, Deacon makes his move on an unsuspecting target. Charlie is less than thrilled when he senses that he has competition for Pam’s attention. Carter warns Maya […]

Judge: Suit naming EPA is filed too early

OMAHA, Neb. A federal judge dismissed Nebraska’s lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency over greenhouse gas standards for new power plants, saying the lawsuit “jumped the gun.” The EPA’s proposed rule would set limits on the amount of carbon dioxide new plants will be allowed to emit, essentially requiring any new coal plants to install expensive carboncapture technology. The […]

R.C. and Frances Day mark 61st anniversary

Big Cowan

Hello everyone! How is everyone? Really been nice cool weather lately. I have been enjoying these nice cold days and the colors of fall. Went to a yard sale in Upper Bottom on Friday. I met Joyce Niece, Maxine Banks and Dean Halcomb and had a nice little chat with them. They were all really nice. I called R.C. Day […]