Children just don’t play outside anymore

Oh, I woke up the morning of April 9 to a beautiful, sunny day. So bright and so peaceful out with no cars passing and no children playing. They have all grown older, those near me. It doesn’t seem possible that no children want to get outside and play anymore. They like to play video games and Facebook, watch TV […]

Speak Your Piece

Call 633-7508 from 9 am Tuesday to 9 am Friday. 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 feel like a political system that lets 50 people come in from out of town, take over our space, harass our community […]

Asparagus is perfect for spring recipes

Nothing says “spring is here” like a beautiful bunch of crisp asparagus. While asparagus is available year-round, it’s much better when purchased locally. Asparagus is easy to select and prepare, and comes in a variety of vibrant colors including green, violet, purple and white. It also grows wild and is commercially available fresh, frozen and canned. The stalks range in […]

Big coal firms ask Trump to stick with climate pact

Some big American coal companies have advised President Donald Trump’s administration to break his promise to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement — arguing that the accord could provide their best forum for protecting their global interests. Remaining in the global deal to combat climate change will give U.S. negotiators a chance to advocate for coal […]


Jeffrey Breeding, 56, dies

Funeral services for Jeffrey Dean Breeding, 56, of Neon, will be held at 1 p.m. today, April 12, in Whitesburg. Burial will follow in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine. Born in Jenkins to the late Vester and Gladys Quillen Breeding, he died April 7 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. He was a brother of the […]

Weight swings may be risky for overweight heart patients

CHICAGO Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests. Heart attacks, strokes and death were more common in patients whose weight changed the most over four years. For some, weight changes might have reflected yo-yo dieting, which some previous studies have suggested may be unhealthy for people without heart problems. That means a […]

2017-04-12 E-Edition

Beekeeping is subject of workshop

Go to our Facebook page for announcements and pictures posted after each event. www.facebook.com/ pages/Hemphill-Community Center. A schedule of workshops for the “Back to our Appalachian Roots Project” will be published in this column each week and on our Facebook page. Please register for workshops. This will ensure there is a place for you and free materials for you to […]

Services held for Larry Brown

Larry Dean Brown, 62, died April 7 at Pikeville Medical Center. Born in Neon to the late John H. and Pauline Smith Brown, he was the widower of Donna Faye Estep. He was the father of the late Scotty Brown, and a brother of the late Thomas Alford Brown and Mary Katherine Baker. Mr. Brown enjoyed listening to music and […]