High school finale

Letcher County Central High School won its regular season finale at Breathitt County last Friday. Above, quarterback Zane Blair discussed strategy with Coach Mike Holcomb. Below, Blair, who also serves as kicker, battled the elements. More information appears in Section B. (Photos by Brandon Meyer)

Game of ‘Monopoly’ launched in 1935

On this date 79 years ago — November 5, 1935 — the Parker Brothers company launched the game of Monopoly. Shown above left is a photo provided by The Strong children’s museum in Rochester, New York showing the oldest known version of Monopoly handmade by inventor Charles Darrow, pictured above right enjoying his game in 1958. In 2010, The Strong’s […]

‘White-coat syndrome’ or high blood pressure?

DEAR DR. ROACH: My 21-year-old son is a college athlete, a sprinter, but he has had recurrent high systolic blood pressure readings since he was a senior in high school. He’s generally easygoing and not stressed. Doctors always attribute the elevated results to “whitecoat syndrome,” since he is otherwise in excellent health and doesn’t drink, smoke or use drugs. The […]


Letcher County Central High School Volleyball Team members Kelly Adams (20), Brittany Day (7), Sara Baker, and Shelbi Kincaid (13) posed for a photo after being named to the all-tourney team. Baker was named the tourney’s MVP. (Photo by Brandon Meyer/B. Meyer Images)

Can Wildcats get elusive sixth win?

For all those folks across the Commonwealth who thought Mark Stoops and his Wildcat football team were set to win their sixth game of the season and become bowl eligible at Columbia, Missouri, well, evidently you hadn’t seen the Tigers play. Missouri was clearly a better football team than UK, especially when the UK offense was matched up against the […]


The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1908

Thursday, November 6, 1924 The Republican ticket of Calvin Coolidge, former governor of Massachusetts and Vice President to Warren G. Harding, and former Brigadier General Charles G. Dawes were elected President and Vice President of the United States Tuesday. In heavily Republican Letcher County, the vote was 3,131 for Coolidge-Dawes and 1,847 for Democrats John W. Davis and Charles W. […]

Anthem rates to fall, others to rise

Most premiums for private health insurance purchased through Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, Kynect, will increase in 2015. Most of the people who have used Kynect have been added to Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Only about 85,000 Kentuckians used the site to purchase private plans. Health insurance companies have filed their rate requests for […]

A physics question for Tom and Ray

Car Talk

Dear Tom and Ray: I was involved in a car accident. My car was thrown 83 feet. The guy who hit me was driving a 2002 Thunderbird, weighing 3,775 pounds. My car was a 2006 Toyota Matrix, weighing 2,679 pounds. Is there any way that I can calculate how fast his car was going at the point of impact? I […]

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