Former star still high on UK football

Vaught’s Views

Former University of Kentucky standout Craig Yeast is returning to the college coaching ranks. He’s the new offensive coordinator at Division III Franklin College, which is located just south of Indianapolis. He had been head coach at Freemont Ross High School in Ohio after previously coaching wide receivers at Tiffin College in Ohio. Franklin runs a spread offense that Yeast […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Single Lambs looking for romance could find Cupid especially accommodating this week. Paired partners also find their relationships benefiting from the chubby cherub’s attention. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep your keen Bull’s eye focused on your target, and shake off any attempt to turn your attention elsewhere. You should get some news […]

Mock spelling bee

A mock spelling bee will be held today (Wednesday) from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Letcher County School Bus Garage. The training session is hosted by former county winner and fourth-place Kentucky Derby Spelling Bee Festival state winner Brooke Saurer. The mock spelling bee is open to the public. All current school bee winners and runnersup are urged to […]


Big Blue Nation speculation

Sports in Kentucky

Speculation and suspense stoke the scuttlebutt fires in wintertime around rumor-loving Big Blue Nation, don’t they? Part of the entertainment. On Monday an Internet headline blared: Calipari tells Nets he wants $120 million to return to NBA. In spite of Calipari denials, Yahoo columnist Adrian Wojnarowski’s piece was an intriguing chain-of-events. Though it amounted to more Monday morning what-if than […]


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — On his way back to Los Angeles, Liam makes acquaintance with a fellow passenger who is forced to hear all about Steffy. Commiserating with Steffy over their respective flawed and failed relationships, Wyatt realizes who the perfect girl has been for him all along. Seeing how Zende’s recent success is due to his chemistry […]

‘Funeral home boards’ are tradition here

Even though the two funeral homes in downtown Whitesburg provide obituary information on their websites as well as in The Mountain Eagle and on the radio, Letcher County residents still want to see names of the deceased and arrangement details on the marquees located on the funeral home lawns. The late Ray Collins, who previously owned Everidge and Hatton Funeral […]

Sept. 11, 2001 9/11 attacks

I would be going to the Travis Air Force Base commissary that morning when I watched an airliner strike the World Trade Center on my TV set. After being assigned to Travis 13 years of my military career and being one of the first airmen called on during the Cuban Missile Crisis, I knew no one would be allowed on […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Smaller tackle can bring results

There are several times during the year you will do better fishing with lighter lures and tackle. Several things can affect the need to use lighter tackle — major weather changes like cold fronts, fishing pressure, heavy boat traffic on the water, and real clear water. Light penetrating into the water can also make fish skittish and move deeper water. […]

Distilleries could serve cocktails under new bill moving through Senate

FRANKFORT Bourbon tourists taking in the sights and smells of Kentucky distilleries could start sipping cocktails as part of the experience if a bill that cleared a legislative panel this week becomes state law. The measure would allow distilleries in wet territories to offer by-the-drink sales to visitors. It also would let the distilleries sell more of their whiskey and […]