State hospitals getting overdose reversal kits

EDGEWOOD, Ky. A hospital system on the front lines of treating heroin overdoses in hard-hit northern Kentucky will be supplied with hundreds of naloxone kits to send home with overdose patients in an effort to combat the deadly toll from the drug scourge. An emergency nurse manager said Tuesday the overdose reversal kits will save lives and provide a starting […]


Hemphill Community Center/Fleming-Neon Senior Citizens Center is located at the old Hemphill Grade School building at 2514 Hwy 317, Jackhorn, KY 41825. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:21-23

Kicking Butts

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. However, as a person with diabetes, smoking carries special risks. You greatly increase the danger of diabetes-related complications. Smoking interferes with the timing and effects of insulin, making it difficult to control blood glucose levels. In addition, it raises blood glucose levels and further contributes to poor blood glucose control. In […]

Letcher sheriff ’s office says at least 82 citizens had their tax info stolen

The Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department has opened 82 cases since 2013 from taxpayers who are victims of identity theft. “2013 was the year we took a step back and said whoa, this is getting to be a pattern,” said Letcher County Sheriff ’s Deputy Eugene Slone. “Before that identity theft was just credit card theft. Now, a large percentage […]

Free Baby Fair June 2

On Tuesday, June 2, there will be a free Baby Fair at the Letcher County Extension Office, 478 Extension Dr., off the Whitesburg Bypass and Stone Avenue. It will be from noon until 3 p.m. The event is for expectant parents and parents and caregivers of children up to and including 2 years of age. The Baby Fair will include […]

History of ‘Glacier Girl’

After Pearl Harbor, we began a phase in history that saw a massive buildup and moving of allied aircraft into Europe. The flights were in stages; Greenland was one of the refueling stops. This second of many flights to come would become known as “The Lost Squadron”. Two Boeing B-17s and two squads of P-38s, the fastest aircraft in the […]

Region reeling from new coal layoffs

More than 2,000 coal mine workers are being laid off or are at risk of losing their jobs because of the ongoing downturn in the markets and increased government scrutiny of power plants. In recent days, several subsidiaries of Murray Energy Corp., the country’s largest privately held coal mining company, said they were laying off more than 1,000 workers in […]

Lady Cougars plan camp

The Letcher County Central High School Lady Cougars’ basketball camp will be held at the LCCHS gymnasium June 18-20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $50 and the camp is open to girls in kindergarten through ninth grade. Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, in the gym lobby or players can pre-register by calling […]

Moments and Memories of WHS

1964 Some of the members of the senior class of 1964 were: Barbara Adams b. 5-17- 46. Sweetheart, Danny Wilson; Song, “P.S. I Love You”; Parting Advice, Eat, drink, and be merry because tomorrow you may have to pay all your senior debts; From the Senior Popularity Poll, Best in Voice. Robert Brown b. 2-12-46; Song, “Crooked Little Man” Monell […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, May 28, 1925 The Letcher County Grand Jury says the county’s jailer should stop keeping hogs in a lot adjoining the jail in downtown Whitesburg, calling the practice unsanitary. “We recommend the removal of these hogs to the back end of the lot next to the river,” the […]