Jennifer Breeding, 70, dies

Jennifer Breeding, 70, of Whitesburg, died May 27 at Pikeville Medical Center. A daughter of the late Walter and Nannie King Burke, she was the widow of Varrien “Bud” Breeding. She was a sister of the late Roland Burke and Eloise Newsome. Surviving are a daughter, Melissa Ballou of Sandlick; a son, Christopher Hill of Ft. Mills, S.C.; a brother, […]

Colonoscopy is best test for colon cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband, who is 73 and otherwise in good health, had a colonoscopy in the summer of 2012 and was told that because no polyps or any problems were found, he did not need another test for 10 years. This October, he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, which has spread to the abdomen and omentum. […]

Science says: Medications prevent addiction relapse

CHICAGO Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another? Health Secretary Tom Price’s recent comments — one replying to a reporter’s question, the other in a newspaper op-ed — waver between two strongly held […]

More from Ike Adams

prevent more strokes than the volume of nutrients some people feed their pet guinea pigs there are any number of risks associated with potentially unpleasant drug interactions, not to mention a far greater than “ordinary” risk of simply bleeding to death. So, before I do anything more drastic than sleep loss, I intend to talk to my family doctor this […]

New play at Appalshop this Saturday

Roadside Theater/Appalshop will present a reading of a new play script, “The Future of Letcher County,” on Saturday, June 3, at 12 p.m. in the Appalshop Theater in Whitesburg. Admission is free. Directly following the performance there will be an exchange with the audience — an opportunity to tell personal stories. Roadside’s Donna Porterfield says, “As we know, Letcher County […]

Can Meade succumbs at 90

Can Martin Meade, 90, died May 26 at his home at Jackhorn. Born in Letcher County to the late William Henry and Martha Bentley Meade, he was a brother of the late William Henry Meade, Grover Meade, Quiller Meade, Chandis Meade, Buford Meade, Conley Meade, Ruth Strange, Beulah Tackett and Florida White. He was a coal miner and a member […]


To list reunions in The Mountain Eagle’s weekly reunion column, send information in writing to Reunions, The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858. Information must be received by Friday to be included in the following week’s issue. FIELDS —The Willie and Susan Fields family and friends reunion will begin at 10 a.m., July 1, at Upper Shelter #2 […]

Frazier, Vernon Phillip (Pete) Passed Away 16th May, 2017

The family of Pete Frazier wish to extend our sincere thanks for your many kindnesses and for the condolences and support that we received during the difficult time of his passing. We also send our gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Whitesburg ARH for the wonderful care and friendship during Pete’s time with you. “Frazier Family”

Three Letcher County middle school students named Rogers Explorers

Three middle school students from Letcher County have been selected to attend The Center for Rural Development’s 2017 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program. Emma Bates, daughter of Danny and Dionne Bates of Blackey, and Meggan Smith, daughter of Mark and Shanna Smith of Whitesburg, attend Letcher County Middle School. Emily White, daughter of Candi Banks of Jackhorn, is a student […]

10-word answers (or less) to life insurance questions

If you’re thinking about buying life insurance, it helps to know some basics. Here are fast answers to common life insurance questions. Q: What is life insurance? A: It’s insurance that pays someone after you die. Q: Who gets the payout? A: The person(s) you name as beneficiary on the policy. Q: Do I need life insurance? A: Yes, if […]