2017-04-26

WWES students win at 4-H contest



Sixteen fifth grade students from West Whitesburg Elementary School participated in 4-H Speech and Demonstrations April 18 at Robinson Center in Jackson. The students worked with Letcher County 4-H Agent Crystal Smith and 4-H Assistant Lee Adams, practicing and preparing for the district speech and demonstrations. Fifth grade teacher Sonya Breeding from West Whitesburg Elementary worked with them as well. […]

Thomas Jordan dies at 62



Thomas Eugene Jordan, 62, of Cawood, died April 13 at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. Born in Lynch to the late Roy and Ethel Blanton Jordan, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and enjoyed fishing, hunting and car racing. Surviving are his wife, Diana Lynn Jordan; two sons, Tommy Dwayne Jordan and wife Lisa, and Wesley Eugene […]

Add salsa to snapper



If you’re looking for a way to change up your favorite fish recipe, try adding salsa. The word “salsa” really just means “sauce” in Spanish. There are many different kinds of salsa. Salsa roja is a red sauce meant to be served warm, usually over enchiladas. Salsa verde is a green sauce made with tomatillos. Salsa ranchera means “ranch style” […]

2017-04-26 E-Edition

Conference to be held



The East Kentucky Leadership Conference will be held April 27 and 28 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The theme is Transitioning Eastern Kentucky: Economy, Workforce, Demographics. Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chairman Earl Gohl will be the keynote speaker at the annual awards ceremony. Registration will begin at noon on April 27. The awards ceremony will take place Thursday evening. […]

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 Editor’s Note: An unusually large number of comments were telephoned into the Speak Your Piece answering machine after the deadline for submission. Those […]

Overcoming opioids: The quest for less addictive pain medicine




Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards. Patients often need strong painkillers for days or even weeks, but Mary Hernandez went home on just over-the-counter ibuprofen. The reason may be the yellowish goo smeared on her 18-inch wound as she lay on the operating table. The Houston woman was […]

Kentucky residents have chance to win an iPad in KHEAA drawing



Kentucky residents have another chance to win a new iPad from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) in a sweepstakes being held through Facebook in May. The contest runs from 12 a.m. on May 1 through 12 a.m. on June 1. To enter, a Kentuckian must visit the KHEAA Facebook page, click on the “Giveaway” tab on the left […]

Hogg murder trial still awaiting reset



The Letcher Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office will contact defense attorneys for James R. Huffman IV of Pikeville on or before May 18 to reschedule the murder trial that was postponed last week, under an order from Special Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson. Huffman, accused in the New Year’s 2014 murder of Michael Hogg of Kingscreek, was set to go to trial April […]

Stretching helps ease spinal stenosis pain



DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife suffered from spinal stenosis. She had a cortisone shot, which helped for 90 days. She had regular physical therapy meetings. She was in constant pain, but insisted on playing tennis (against her doctor’s wishes). Then, we happened to vacation for a month in Florida, and one of the offered activities was a “stretch” workout. She […]