Hatton, Justice discuss issues, exchange barbs

The two candidates seeking to replace 94th District State Rep. Leslie Combs in Frankfort met at the office of the Appalachian News-Express newspaper in Pikeville Tuesday evening to discuss the issues important to the region. And, despite the two candidates being from opposing parties, they agreed on many topics, especially the need for jobs to be brought to the region. […]

KSP warns motorists of increased deer activity

With the changing of fall leaves comes the migration of wildlife, particularly deer. The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways this fall. “Drivers should be engaged, alert and on the lookout for deer this time of year. Deer mating season leads to higher roaming activity all […]

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 I called TVS Cable a few days ago to have CNN and MSNBC removed from my cable TV lineup. Since then I have recruited 23 more subscribers that feel the same way I […]



Have a child with migraines? Drugs no better than sugar pills

CHICAGO Sugar pills worked as well at preventing kids’ migraines as two commonly used headache medicines, but had fewer side effects, in a study that may lead doctors to rethink how they treat a common ailment in children and teens. It’s the first rigorous head-to-head test in kids of two generic prescription drugs also used for adults’ migraines: topiramate, an […]

Ballots crowded here but actual races are few

While there are races from president to city council to special taxing district boards on the ballot in Letcher County next Tuesday, several seats will go unfilled because of a lack of candidates, and several other candidates are running unopposed. No one filed to run for the two open seats in the Jenkins Independent Board of Education election, meaning the […]

Rory Blair dies

Rory Blair, 59, of Redfox, died October 26 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center in Hazard. He was a son of Ivan Blair and the late Mary Lou Ison Blair. Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Belinda Blair; a son, Rory Dustin Blair and wife Whitney of Norton, Va.; two daughters, Laura Beth Keys […]

Sneezing when eating? It is fairly common

DEAR DR. ROACH: All of us look forward to eating. However, in my case (age 79) it has become a chore. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner or a few snacks, after the first few bites I have to blow my nose. This goes on throughout the eating period, and at the end, my handkerchief is soaked. At breakfast time, […]

Should Stoops be SEC coach of year?

Vaught’s Views

Mark Stoops won’t be SEC Coach of the Year, but maybe he should be. No one could really have believed UK would be 5-3 after it lost its first two games and had to rally just to beat New Mexico State in game three. Yet Kentucky has rebounded to win four out of five games, all SEC games. The one […]