Political Cartoon

Speak your Piece

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 This is the old cat killer talking to the holler honey: I’m sure you are a fine young lady and I’m glad you love your cat. Listen, where I live people set out […]

Vegetarian Diets and Diabetes

Is a vegetarian diet good for people with diabetes? Since vegetarian diets generally contain less fat (including saturated fat) and cholesterol, and include more dietary fiber, they certainly have some advantages over non-vegetarian diets. A vegetarian diet can: • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes • Contribute to weight loss, which can improve type 2 diabetes in […]

Let 18-year-olds drink

In America, alleged land of freedom, a 19-year-old soldier just back from Afghanistan can’t sidle up to a bar and legally order a beer. In supposedly regulation crazed Europe, meanwhile, an 18-year-old can order a martini. In the beer-drinking cultures of Belgium and Germany, a 16-year-old can ask for beer or wine. Do you detect a flaw in this story? […]

Apply now for college scholarships

Letcher County residents can now apply for the 2016-2017 Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship. The scholarship helps residents of the state’s coalproducing counties complete a bachelor’s degree. A student must: • Be a U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of a Kentucky coal-producing county. • Have earned at least 60 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree. • Be enrolled […]

Hens were source of meat, eggs

Hello again! How is everything in your little corner of the world? Grab a beverage as it sure is wintertime around here. It seems the mountains I love so dearly are covered with a beautiful snow. The pictures are beautiful that have been posted on this contraption called Facebook. I sure hope everyone who is miles from a store has […]