Clinton, Trump each mention help for coal, miners

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the two presumptive candidates for president in November, each paid lip service to out-of-work coal miners this week. Speaking before a large crowd in Louisville Tuesday afternoon, billionaire businessman Trump criticized President Barack Obama for having “decimated” the coal industry. Trump drew cheers by saying he loves “clean coal.” “Obama has decimated the coal industry, […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, March 4, 1926 The Letcher Fiscal Court has authorized the building of county roads from Eolia to the Harlan County line; from the mouth of Garner to the Knott County line, and from Jenkins to the Pike County line. Total mileage for all three projects is 15. . […]

Rites held for William Barger

William “Bill” Barger, 92, of Hallie, died February 25 at Hazard Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center. He was the son of the late William and Rebecca Hensley Barger, and the father of the late John Mark Barger. Surviving are his wife, Muriel Campbell Sumpter Barger; daughter-in-law, Judy Barger; and two grandchildren, Preston Edwards Barger and Hilary Baisden. Funeral services were held […]

Day Care, Babysitters and Diabetes

For parents, the thought of leaving their child in someone else’s care — especially for the first time — can be nerveracking. When the child has diabetes, it can be especially stressful to find child care that you feel comfortable with. Consider these tips when looking for dependable care. Babysitters When family or trusted friends are not available, consider: • […]

Summit City will reopen in six weeks

What has become one of Letcher County’s top tourist attractions will reopen this spring, Whitesburg Mayor James W. Craft said this week. According to Craft, Summit City Coffee owner Joel Beverly has committed to reopening the Main Street bar and restaurant, which has attracted music fans from 41 states, within six weeks. Craft said Beverly made the commitment during a […]

Scotia blast worst ever here

Services held for Margaret Caudill

Margaret Elinda Caudill, 66, of Somerset, died February 25 at Cumberland Nursing Home in Somerset. She was a daughter of the late Geneveral Caudill and Patsy Nadine Raleigh Craft. Surviving are a son, Anthony Gene Hall of Eubank; a grandson, Mason Andrew Hall of Eubank; three sisters, Marcia Caudill and husband Mike of Carcassonne, Raymona Bell and husband Fred of […]

Will Caudill to play at Hemphill

Check out our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event, www.facebook.com/ pages/ Hemphill- Community-Center. Friday Nite Pickin’ on March 4 at 7:30 p.m., Will Caudill and RT 7 will be with us to start our month out right. This band is among the best for bluegrass ballads, clawhammer banjo tunes, and originals. Extraordinary pickers and singers all, […]

Naming of circuit judge delayed six more weeks

The Judicial Nominating Commission will have to wait at least six more weeks before it can meet to select three Letcher County attorneys for Gov. Matt Bevin to consider appointing as the new Letcher Circuit Judge. Katie Shepherd, chief of staff and legal counsel for the Office of Kentucky Supreme Court chief justice, said the delay is necessary while a […]

Salome’s Stars

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Consider moving beyond the usual methods to find a more creative means of handling a difficult on-the-job situation. Avoid confrontation and, instead, aim for cooperation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Seasonal change creates a new look for the outdoors. It also inspires Taureans to redo their own environments, and this is a good […]