2017-03-15

It’s all in the points



Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski on the last lap of the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday and in the process made some history in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He became the first driver to win both the first and second stages of a race and then go on and grab the checkered flag. […]

The Way We Were



Clips from available Mountain Eagle pages since our founding in 1907 Thursday, March 17, 1927 The Letcher County Board of Education has awarded eight bids for construction of the new graded school building. Construction, heating and plumbing and other companies have 120 working days to complete the project, which is expected to cost $325,000. . How’s this for a dog-goes-visiting […]

Ratings program may end



Consumers who rely on Energy Star ratings to shop for household appliances that are cheaper to operate, won’t have that option if the preliminary budget being proposed by the Trump administration is approved by Congress. According to Cli- matewire, the proposed budget would cut Energy Star and its related programs to just $5 million “for the closeout or transfer of […]

Gabby’s fishing fever

Cold front will change patterns

This time of year — with most all the lakes still very low and at winter pool — the fishing may be good for several days and an overnight cold front can shut it all down, as has happened just this week. When this happens you have to slow down and go to smaller baits and lighter tackle and fish […]

Oh where, oh where did my letter go?



There was a time when we first moved here to Charlie Brown Road that we never knew whose mail we were apt to find in our mailbox, nor did we have any idea what happened to the birthday or Christmas cards our relatives swore they’d sent to one of us. Oftentimes we’d get them a week or so later with […]

Benefit planned for Dixons



The Blackey Community Center will host a benefit on Saturday, March 18, starting at 5 p.m. to raise funds for the family of John and Jenny Dixon, who lost their home to a fire. Long Shot, a band from Prestonsburg, will play oldtime rock and roll music. Admission is $10 for couples and $7 for singles. A soup bean dinner […]

Cram Creek Church revival draws crowd



Hello everyone, hope everyone is doing well. I’m surprised with the pretty weather we had on Saturday. It could change in a minute, but I hope not. I thought I would be turning my heat up, but I’ve turned it way down. We may get snow soon the way it changes, but we hope not. I enjoyed a call the […]

Rites held for Edith Davis



Edith Wright Davis, 97, died March 4 at her residence at Tanbark/Signature Health in Lexington. Born in Jenkins to the late William Henry Wright and Nannie Lou Wright, she was the widow of Carl Stanton Davis. She was a sister of the late Naomi Quick, Martha Schatz, Sam Wright, Willard Wright, Mack Wright, Creighton Wright, William “Hoolie” Wright, and infant […]

Exploring A Culinary Classic: Endless Possibilities with Potatoes



Delicious and nutritious, it’s no wonder potatoes are a menu staple for many. Everyone craves meal variety, and potatoes offer a perfect canvas to inspire new flavor exploration so you can enjoy something different every day. From russets, reds, yellows, whites and purples to petites, fingerlings and more, there are multiple varieties to keep dishes interesting. You might be used […]

Colorectal cancer rates rise in young adults




March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Cancers of the colon and/or rectum have long been associated with individuals over 50. While that age group still accounts for the majority of cases, they are declining thanks to increased disease awareness and preventative screenings. But diagnoses among adults in their 20s and 30s are on the rise, according to a recent study […]