Ex-workers say call center cuts weren’t proper

Several former employees of a Jenkins call center that opened in September said they are picketing the facility to protest what they call “unlawful practices” by the center’s management. Former National Healthcare Marketing employee Amber Fugate said she and a number of other former employees and their friends and supporters will begin picketing the Jenkins call center this week to […]

‘That’s’ not related to ‘this’

Traumatic national events often lead promoters of various causes to attempt a product tie-in. The terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, was no exception. The agendas may be worthy of support, but trying to Scotch-tape them onto only vaguely related circumstances comes off as phony. This is done across the political spectrum, but in the recent tragedy, the left has […]

Pay attention to deadlines for college financial aid

High school seniors should keep track of deadlines for applying for college financial aid. Here are some tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA): Check with the financial aid offices of the schools to which you’ve applied to determine if they require any forms other than the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Familiarize yourself with the […]

In a surprise finding, adult diabetes cases falling in U.S.

NEW YORK Fewer cases of diabetes are being diagnosed in U.S. adults, startling new federal statistics show. Diabetes had been climbing for decades, driven by surging obesity rates. In 2009, the number of new cases reached 1.7 million. By last year, it had dropped to 1.4 million. “After so many years of seeing increases, it is surprising,” said Edward Gregg, […]

Ray Mullins buried at Mayking

Ray Malloy “Mossy” Mullins, 76, died December 3 at his home in McRoberts. He was a son of the late Virgil and Elma Duty Mullins, and the father-in-law of the late Sharon D. Burke Mullins. Surviving are his wife, Janet “Grannie” Collins Mullins; three sons, Sammy Ray Mullins and Elaine Hardin Mullins and Melissa, Mark D. Mullins and wife Diana, […]


The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, December 10, 1925 Letcher County Sheriff-elect Morgan T. Reynolds has executed the bond required before he takes office. Reynolds also announced publicly that no deputy will be hired by him if the deputy is “absolutely not a teetotaler and wholeheartedly in favor of law enforcement, especially the prohibition […]

Is Ike’s rabbit hole still at Blair Branch?

When I was a schoolboy in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, December weekends usually found me in the woods and in the shadow of my cousin, the late “Little” Steve Craft, so-called because his father was my Uncle Stevie who didn’t believe in calling anybody Junior. Once “ Little” Steve reached adult status, he became plain Steve to everybody […]

Taking Control Of Your Cholesterol

For people with diabetes, high cholesterol can also be a big problem. The longer that a person with diabetes has out-of-control blood sugar levels, the more likely that the person will have narrowing of the arteries, the blood vessels that carry blood all over the body. Narrow arteries can lead to high cholesterol, which can contribute to strokes and heart […]

Services held for David Caudill

David Neal Caudill, 58, died November 8 at Pikeville Medical Center. A son of Alma Boggs Caudill and the late Coy Caudill, he was preceded in death by his goddaughter, Samantha Hope Coots. He was a member and past master in the Whitesburg Masonic Lodge #754 F. & A.M., and was a part of Sexton’s Flowers in Wise, Va., for […]