Series has a name

NASCAR announced during the week of the Champion’s Banquet in Las Vegas that it had come to an agreement with Monster Energy to become the entitlement sponsor of the sanctioning body’s premier series beginning in 2017. That was about all of the information that either side would give during the announcement, but this week the two not only announced the […]

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 think it’s time for the Democrats to get their guns and the Republicans to get their guns and let’s get this all straightened up. . With the Christmas and New Year holidays […]

Rites held for Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall, 84, died December 18 at his home on Little Cowan. A son of the late Archie and Polly Davis Hall, he was the widower of Nellie Johnson Hall. He was a grandfather of the late Terrianna Hall, and was also preceded in death by six siblings, Letcher Hall, Tom Hall, Joe Hall, Hubert Hall, Joyce Hall and Lillie […]

A year-end remembrance Harry LaViers Jr.


When Tom Gish, the longtime editor of The Mountain Eagle, was accused of being anti-coal, he would firmly disagree. “This newspaper is pro-coal,” he would say. “We just want it done right.” When he said that, he had Harry LaViers Jr., in mind. Four generations of the LaViers family — Henry, Harry, Harry Jr., and two of Harry Jr.’s sons […]

Now Here’s a Tip

• “I installed a fulllength mirror on the back side my closet door. All around it I made a border of corkboard (the selfsticking sheets available at office-supply stores). I use the corkboard to hold all my frequently used jewelry. I put earrings right in the cork, and hang necklaces and bracelets from pushpins. I’m thinking of installing hooks for […]


RECAPS DEC. 26 – 30 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL — As they discuss the date of their future wedding, Ridge suggests to Brooke the scenario of when he would like for it to be. Wyatt gives Steffy several examples of how his love for her greatly differs from Liam’s. Ridge finds an ally in Liam as they talk about […]

The Way We Were

Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, December 30, 1926 Christmas Eve was the occasion of a shooting in Whitesburg between police officers and two men they sought to arrest. The officers are Letcher County Deputy Sheriff J.D. Blair, U.S. Prohibition Officer Clark Day, and Whitesburg Police Officer Fred Chancy. The suspects are Crit Morgan […]

Make Healthy; A Way of Life

Simply add watermelon to see resolution results

The start of a new year is the perfect time for new beginnings, including a fresh start on eating healthy. The trick to making this year’s resolution stick is introducing smart eating habits so tasty and easy that your eating plan becomes more a way of life than a short-lived commitment. One easy way to achieve that habit is by […]

Salome’s Stars

Your 7-day horoscope for week of December 26 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The New Year brings challenges that can change many things in your life. You need to be prepared not only to confront them, but also to deal with what happens afterward. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You have what it takes to set your goals […]

Charter schools in eastern Kentucky?

President–elect Donald Trump has appointed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. She grew up in Michigan and still lives there. Her father built a fortune in the auto supply parts business. She is a Michigan philanthropist, political activist, and Republican fund-raiser, who is married to Dick DeVos, heir to the Amway fortune. DeVos was educated at Holland Christian High School […]