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Here’s a tip

• “Shower hooks, the rings used to hang your shower curtain, also can be used in the coat closet to hang bags and such. You can install a sturdy bar toward the back of the closet and hang the bags by their handles, hooked onto the shower curtain rings.” — T.I. in Michigan • Too much paper? Here is an […]

Letcher students at UK

12 from county named to school’s Dean’s List

Students from Letcher County have different reasons for choosing the University of Kentucky but every reason relates back to their home in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. “I decided to come to UK because I always thought Lexington was a nice city and it was a good distance away from home to where I had to be independent and on […]

Talking 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 […]

Reality tempers optimism after Court’s EPA ruling

MADISON, W.Va. The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hope. Hope that by blocking a new federal rule cutting power-plant emissions, the court has turned the tide after years of regulations and declining production. Hope that the jobs that once brought good wages to people who desperately needed them will […]

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 To the Kentucky State Police and Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office: Is a person who lives on Daniel’s Branch still on the cops’ […]


each student learns but they also want to know you personally too. “People told me that when going to the University of Kentucky that I would be just a number,” said Breeding. “I know that I’m not just a number. The professors here really genuinely care about their students and really try to get to know each of us.” Twelve […]

The second catalytic converter isn’t extra

Dear Car Talk: I have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma SR5 with about 85,000 miles. My check-engine light came on at about 75,000 miles, and it was a bad catalytic converter. The dealer said to let it go because they are so expensive to change. The light came on again as I was driving out of the dealership, but as any […]

Why we nominate candidates this way

Who in the world, one of my friends asked, could ever have come up with such a ridiculous way to nominate a president? I looked to my left. I looked to my right. I looked in the mirror. Mea culpa. I used to be a “rules junkie” along with such wellknown fellow addicts as Tom Donilon, Harold Ickes, Elaine Kamarck […]

Follow these tips to do better on the ACT

Juniors in Kentucky public high schools will take the ACT on March 1, with March 15 set for a make-up day. These tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) may help students do better on the test. • Read, read, read. Most of the ACT is based on reading. The more you read, the better you’ll do. • […]