Can hotel help bring visitors? Study will ask

Proclaiming “doing nothing with the Daniel Boone Hotel is no longer an option,” Whitesburg Mayor James Wiley Craft announced the beginning of work on a federally-funded study that will determine what can be done with the 100-year-old hotel building on Main Street. Craft told the Whitesburg City Council at its September meeting Tuesday night that he and a number of […]

Burglar stuck on elevator, has to phone 911

LAUREL, Del. Authorities say a burglar who broke into a middle school got stuck on an elevator and was forced to call 911 for help. Local media outlets report that police say 19-year-old Michael Claude of Laurel broke into the school Monday. Officials say he was riding down the hallways on a buffing machine before he got on the elevator. […]

Services held for Robert Meade

Robert Meade, 77, of Millstone, died September 2 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Meade; two sons, Robert Meade Jr. and Brett Meade, both of Millstone; two daughters, Cynthia Damron, and Sandy Webb, both of Jenkins; a brother, Steve Meade of Millstone; a sister, Janet Johnson of Waco; four grandchildren, Clint, Cretia, April and Chad; and […]

For high cholesterol, statins are way to go

DEAR DR. ROACH: Last year, I told my doctor that I no longer wanted to take a statin drug. I had read so much about statins and am on meds for cholesterol and high blood pressure. I am 73, and other than having arthritis in my knees, I am not having problems. My doctor put me on fenofibrate. I am […]

Fowler is new coroner

Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward appointed Perry Fowler coroner after Marty Baker resigned from his elected position. In Baker’s resignation letter dated September 1, Baker said his stepping down is in the best interests of him and his loved ones. “I’ve enjoyed serving the people of Letcher County and will always appreciate the opportunity that I was given to do […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Personal matters claim a good deal of the Lamb’s time in the early part of the week. But by midweek, pragmatic considerations (work, school, job-seeking, etc.) begin to take priority. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The seasonal shift ignites the Bovine’s creative aspects. You could do well if you try to combine your […]


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. WHS CLASS OF ‘ 63 — The Whitesburg High School Class of 1963 will have a meeting at Pine Mountain Grill […]

Bold move saves man’s hand

AP Chief Medical Writer Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the “sci-fi” surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather’s badly burned hand. “They’re gonna put your hand inside your stomach, kind of like a hoodie,” she told him. Frank Reyes agreed to the strange operation at Houston Methodist Hospital, and spent three weeks with his left […]

Prison review ends, process goes forward

The 30-day review period has ended for the Federal Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) regarding the construction of a proposed federal correctional facility to be built in Roxana. The record of decision has been given to the BOP director. As of Tuesday afternoon, Tom Webber, BOP chief of Capacity Planning and Construction Branch, said the record […]


RECAPS SEPT. 7 – 11 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — Wyatt feels overwhelming pressure from Ivy and Steffy as they excitedly give him opposite instructions about what to do with the video. Thomas has mixed emotions about his much-wanted promotion and working closely with Caroline. Ivy reveals her back-up plan in the event that Wyatt and Steffy actually delete […]