Ward says court to soon address ‘massive’ deficit

While the numbers are uncertain, the Letcher County Fiscal Court still has a massive deficit that must be addressed. At the October court meeting, Judge/Executive Jim Ward told The Mountain Eagle that a special called meeting to address the defi- cit is still in his plans, but County Treasurer Phillip Hampton said that the actual amount is uncertain. He said […]

Blame it on Conway Twitty

I was sitting in one of the big rocking chairs at the Cracker Barrel in Berea the other day playing checkers with myself on one of those big boards with checkers nearly as big as saucers. If you’ve ever been to a Cracker Barrel restaurant, you’ve seen both the chairs and the checkerboards. The big rockers are actually for sale, […]

Prostate cancer drug ups risk of dementia

CHICAGO Hormone- blocking drugs for prostate cancer may increase men’s chances for developing dementia, a large study suggests, but researchers say the results aren’t conclusive enough to recommend avoiding a treatment that can improve survival. Cancer patients who used the drugs faced about double the chances of being diagnosed with dementia over five years, compared with nonusers. The actual risk […]

More information needed right now on plan to switch health exchange

There has been little information disseminated to the public regarding Kentucky’s transition from kynect to the federal health insurance exchange. That is troubling since the transition is reportedly set to occur on November 1. This month, the federal government approved Kentucky’s plans to dissolve its health exchange. The exchange has been held up as a model of success to the […]

Ohio Valley area having nice weather

Happy Halloween everyone! We are still having nice weather in the Ohio Valley area, and once again I wish it would stay this way until spring. On the hillside across from my house, the trees have already shed their leaves without changing colors. It makes me want to head back for the mountains to see if the trees are changing […]

Secrets To Surviving Halloween

With candy looming everywhere, Halloween can be a troublesome holiday for someone with diabetes. Here are some tips to help you make it through the holiday. At Home Instead of buying candy to give out to trick-ortreaters, pick healthier choices. You are less likely to be tempted by leftovers. Many good choices are available in individually wrapped bags, including: • […]

Who is more Catholic?

To hear the many howls of protest from conservatives, you’d think that a handful of emails released by WikiLeaks demonstrates that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is a nest of anti-Catholics. Fortunately for her, the emails, which are 4 to 5 years old, tell a far more interesting tale about the struggles inside the Catholic Church in the period before the ascendancy […]


Kudzu vines are taking over

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well and getting ready for winter. I’m never ready, but I do like to watch it snow. I don’t like to have it on the roads and I’ve never found a way to keep it off. I’m sure enjoying this pretty weather. I love working outside and I’ve been fighting the kudzu vines […]

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