Busch celebrates Kentucky win

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. E-m@il address 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 Looking at the Letcher County 2014 Delinquent Property Tax List can be interesting. Three different properties, three different cities, same exact delinquent tax […]

‘Sandwich generation’ worries over own long-term care needs

WASHINGTON Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they’ll afford their own care as they grow older, a new poll shows. But most aren’t doing much to get ready. Nearly 1 in 10 people age 40 and over are “sandwiched” — they’re supporting a child while providing regular care […]

In Memory

Don’t forget about groundhog hunts

Struttin’ Time:

With each passing hour we get closer to the day we can hunt again, at daylight on August 15. As I was taking a trip down Memory Lane I remembered something that made this old hunter’s heart skip a beat — the days of groundhog hunting. Although we hunted with dogs, my neighbor and friend Ervin Puckett would take me […]


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. STAMPER — The annual Stamper family reunion of Kelly and Lavina “Sis” will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 11 […]

Breakfast, lunch leave man dazed

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 71, with high blood pressure, COPD, diabetes and spinal stenosis. I smoke. After I eat breakfast or lunch, I rapidly fall into a daze during which I can hardly hold my head up. Sleep seems to be the only solution, but I still feel tired and listless the rest of the day. I have had […]

Card of Thanks

The family of Elizabeth Anderson would like to thank everyone who was there for us during this time of great loss. Thank you, Preacher Bill Craft and the members of the Millstone Missionary Baptist Church, for the wonderful service, beautiful singing, and comforting words. Thank you to Millstone Missionary Baptist Church members and the members of the Colson Fire Department […]

Now chasing ‘The Chase’

One way to look at NASCAR’s Sprint Cup season is that it is definitely a marathon that runs from February to March, but when you take a closer look it’s a short sprint preceded by regular season that for most teams is not long enough to get the job done. When the checkered flag waved Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway, […]

Days to mark 65th anniversary

Hello everyone! How are you all? I have been to Indiana again. Took Mike up there so he could go to the county fair this week. They have truck races, tractor pulls and demolition derby. He always enjoys it. Sorry to hear that Starling “Apple Man” Roark and Velma Slone dued while I was gone, and then Taft Boggs who […]